As a seasoned actor, writer, and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. In addition to co-creating and starring in the critically acclaimed NBC series, “Mad About You,” which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, his successes also include his book Couplehood, which sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on “The New York Times” best seller list and Babyhood, his follow-up book which features his trademark humorous take on the adventures of being a first-time father, which also made “The New York Times” bestseller list. His newest follow-up, Familyhood, was just released in May.
In 2010, Paul made his theatrical debut in Woody Allen’s “Writer’s Block.” The evening of one-act comedies marked Mr. Allen’s first time out as a director for the stage.
Born and raised in New York City, Reiser went to college at the State University of New York at Binghamton where he majored in Music – Piano and Composition. (He co-wrote “The Final Frontier” – the theme song from “Mad About You” with Grammy-winning producer Don Was).
Remembered for notable performances in films such as “Diner,” “Bye, Bye Love,” “The Marrying Man,” “Aliens,” “One Night at McCool’s” and “Beverly Hills Cop” (“I” and “II”), Reiser more recently starred in two original movies for Showtime – “Strange Relations,” opposite Julie Walters, and Chazz Palminteri’s “Men vs. Women,” opposite Joe Mantegna and Christine Lahti.
His next film project, “The Thing About My Folks” – also his first original screenplay – will be released later this year. Starring along with Reiser is Peter Falk, Olympia Dukakis and Elizabeth Perkins.
Reiser’s development company, Nuance Productions, is currently producing several projects for NBC television including, “My 11:30” starring Jeff Goldblum and Donna Murphy – which Reiser co-wrote with Steven Sater. Also in the works – for the Showtime cable network – is a mock-documentary about the Smothers Brothers and their battles with television network censorship in the late 1960s.
Reiser is bringing his trademark perspective on the universal truths of life, love and relationships to a live audience. In his speaking engagements, Reiser’s unique point of view that is so evident in his writing and comedy are brought to life as he shares his insights on the highs and lows of marriage, parenting and mid-life with the wit, warmth and humor that he’s so well-known for.