Paul Reiser Biography (1957-)

Born March 30, 1957, in New York, NY; son of Sam (a wholesale health food distributor) and Helen (a homemaker) Reiser; married Paula Ravets (a psychotherapist), August 21, 1988; children: Ezra Samuel. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; William Morris Agency, 151 S. El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Spivak Entertainment, 11845 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 1125, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, writer, producer
Birth Details
March 30, 1957
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Michael Taylor, My Two Dads (also known as Who's Dad), NBC,1987-1990
  • Paul Buchman, Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1992-1999
  • Movies
  • Jay Neilson, Sunset Limousine, 1983
  • Dexter Bunche, "You Ruined My Life," Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1987
  • Tony Minot, The Tower, Fox, 1993
  • Dr. Jerry Lipman, My Beautiful Son, Showtime and ITV, 2001
  • Strange Relations, Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • "Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim," On Location, HBO, 1987
  • Comic Relief II, HBO, 1987
  • "Just for Laughs," Showtime Comedy Spotlight, Showtime, 1987
  • Host and commentator, The 18th Annual Sunkist Fiesta Bowl Parade,NBC, 1989
  • Comic Relief III, HBO, 1989
  • Paul Reiser: 3 ½ Blocks from Home, Showtime, 1991
  • Host, Hard Rock Cafe New Year's Eve Special, CBS, 1991
  • Host, Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years, NBC, 1993
  • NBC Super Special All-Star Comedy Hour, NBC, 1993
  • Together for Our Children: M.U.S.I.C., syndicated, 1993
  • A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre, ABC, 1994
  • Comic Relief VI, HBO, 1994
  • Host, Jackie Gleason's Cavalcade of Characters, The Disney Channel, 1994
  • Montreal International Comedy Festival '94, Showtime, 1994
  • Host, The Honeymooners Really Lost Debut Episodes, The Disney Channel, 1994
  • Host, The Honeymooners' First Christmas, The Disney Channel, 1994
  • Sinatra: 80 Years My Way, ABC, 1995
  • Comedy Club Superstars (also known as Comedy Club All-Stars), ABC, 1996
  • Happy Birthday Elizabeth--A Celebration of Life, ABC, 1997
  • Also appeared in The Investigator, HBO.
  • Awards Presentations
  • Host, US Magazine--Live at the Emmys!, Fox, 1989
  • Host, The 11th Annual CableACE Awards (also known as The GoldenACE Awards), syndicated, 1990
  • Host of creative arts presentation broadcast in New York City and Los Angeles, CA, The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1990
  • Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992
  • Host, The 9th Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1993
  • Presenter, The 14th Annual CableACE Awards, Lifetime, 1993
  • Presenter, The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1993
  • Presenter, The 1st Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, 1993
  • Presenter, The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1994
  • Host, The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1994
  • Presenter, The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1995
  • Host, The 37th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1995
  • Host, The 1996 Emmy Awards, ABC, 1996
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1996
  • Presenter, The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards, 1997
  • Presenter, The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1997
  • Presenter, The 12th Annual American Comedy Awards, 1998
  • The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Ivan Turbell, "A Good Night's Steele," Remington Steele, NBC, 1982
  • Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind, Comedy Central, 1991
  • Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1995
  • Appeared in episodes of Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, all NBC; also appeared in episodes of Comedy Zone and The LateShow with David Letterman, both CBS; and in episodes of The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated.
  • Pilots
  • Modell, Diner, CBS, 1983
  • Michael "Mickey" Altobello, Just Married, ABC, 1985
  • Other
  • From Here to Maternity, 1985
  • Bruce, Oooph!, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator, Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1992
  • Producer, Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC,1995-1996
  • Executive producer, Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1996-1999
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, Paul Reiser: 3 ½ Blocks from Home, Showtime, 1991
  • Film Appearances
  • Modell, Diner, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Jeffrey Friedman, Beverly Hills Cop, Paramount, 1984
  • Carter J. Burke, Aliens (also known as Alien II), TwentiethCentury-Fox, 1986
  • Max, Odd Jobs (also known as Summer Jobs and This End Up), TriStar, 1986
  • Detective Jeffrey Friedman, Beverly Hills Cop II, Paramount, 1987
  • Bruce, Cross My Heart, Universal, 1987
  • Stephen Bachman, Crazy People, Paramount, 1990
  • Phil, The Marrying Man (also known as Too Hot to Handle), Buena Vista, 1991
  • Dan Linder, Family Prayers, Arrow Releasing, 1993
  • Charlie, Mr. Write, SGE/RS Entertainment, 1994
  • Donny, Bye Bye, Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • (Uncredited) Dave, Ben's literary agent, The Story of Us, PolyGramFilmed Entertainment, 1999
  • Himself, Get Bruce (documentary), Miramax, 1999
  • First prison man, Pros and Cons, New Line Home Video, 1999
  • Carl, One Night at McCool's, USA Films, 2001
  • Ben Fisher, Purpose, Lakeshore Entertainment, 2002
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • "The Funeral," Jerry Seinfeld Live on Broadway: I'm Telling You for the Last Time, 1998
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in the Muppets music video She Drives Me Crazy.
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • (With others) Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1992-1999
  • Themes for Television Series
  • "Final Frontier," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1992
  • Teleplays
  • Specials
  • "Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim," On Location, HBO, 1987
  • Paul Reiser: 3 ½ Blocks from Home, Showtime, 1991
  • Television Pilots
  • Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1992
  • Nonfiction
  • Couplehood, Bantam (New York), 1994
  • Babyhood, Rob Weisbach Books (New York), 1997
  • Contributor to magazines, including Ladies Home Journal.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 153, Gale, 1997
    • Newsmakers 1995, Issue 4, Gale, 1995
    Periodicals
    • Good Housekeeping, September, 1997, p. 32
    • Hollywood Reporter, April 4, 1988, pp. 12, 14
    • Ladies Home Journal, October, 1996, p. 78
    • Playboy, November, 1994, p. 90
    • TV Guide, January 16, 1988, p. 12

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