Paul Reiser

  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Started a rock band called the Upper Deck in the late '60s; they stayed together for four years.
  • Made his film debut in Barry Levinson's Diner (1982).
  • Cowrote the Mad About You theme song and played the piano in the recording.
  • Is an accomplished pianist and has performed with philharmonic orchestras.
  • Published a book about married life called Couplehood in 1994, and one about parenting, Babyhood, in 1997.
  • Made his theatrical debut in Woody Allen's Writer's Block in 2003; the show was Allen's theatrical directorial debut.
  • Premiered the semi-autobiographical sitcom The Paul Reiser Show in 2011, but the show was dropped by NBC after just 2 episodes.

Awards

  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Sam Reiser — Father
  • Paula Ravets — Wife
  • Ezra Samuel Reiser — Son
  • Helen Reiser — Mother
  • Leon Reiser — Son
  • Carol Leifer — Ex-significant Other

College

  • State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, United States (BA in Music, 1977)
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MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
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