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Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 30, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: comedian, actor, writer, producer, songwriter

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After establishing himself as a sharp-witted presence on the New York comedy scene, Paul Reiser dove headlong into features, playing fast-talking comic relief in films like "Diner" (1982), "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) and "Aliens" (1987). He earned his first television series with the harmless "My Two Dads" (NBC, 1987-1990), but hit his stride as a performer, writer and producer with "Mad About You" (NBC, 1992-99). The savvy, extremely likable comedy teamed Reiser with Helen Hunt as married New Yorkers who navigated the joys and perils of adulthood while contending with a never-ending parade of eccentric friends and relatives. The show brought Reiser considerable fame and award nominations, but in the years following its departure, he remained relatively inactive, save for writing and starring in "The Thing About My Folks" (2005), a mild family comedy-drama. His return to television with "The Paul Reiser Show" (NBC, 2011- ) was a welcome reminder of his popularity with TV viewers.

After establishing himself as a sharp-witted presence on the New York comedy scene, Paul Reiser dove headlong into features, playing fast-talking comic relief in films like "Diner" (1982), "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) and "Aliens" (1987). He earned his first television series with the harmless "My Two Dads" (NBC, 1987-1990), but hit his stride as a performer, writer and producer with "Mad About You" (NBC, 1992-99). The savvy, extremely likable comedy teamed Reiser with Helen Hunt as married New Yorkers who navigated the joys and perils of adulthood while contending with a never-ending parade of eccentric friends and relatives. The show brought Reiser considerable fame and award nominations, but in the years following its departure, he remained relatively inactive, save for writing and starring in "The Thing About My Folks" (2005), a mild family comedy-drama. His return to television with "The Paul Reiser Show" (NBC, 2011- ) was a welcome reminder of his popularity with TV viewers.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Life After Beth (2014)
2.
3.
 Funny People (2009)
4.
 Aristocrats, The (2005)
5.
6.
 Strange Relations (2002) Dr Jerry Lipman
7.
 WOMEN vs. MEN (2002) Bruce
8.
 One Night At Mccool's (2001) Carl
9.
 Get Bruce (1999) Himself
10.
 Story of Us, The (1999) Dave
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Milestones close milestones

1977:
Began performing stand up at age 20
1982:
Made feature acting debut in "Diner"
1983:
Made TV debut in the pilot for "Diner", reprising his role from the film
1983:
Made TV-movie debut with "Sunset Limousine"
1985:
Starred in busted ABC sitcom pilot "Just Married"
1987:
Made TV series debut with the sitcom, "My Two Dads"
1987:
First HBO comedy special "Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim"
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Founded Nuance Productions
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Starred, co-created and produced the series "Mad About You"; also wrote theme song
1993:
Starred in dramatic TV-movie "The Tower" (Fox)
1995:
Played a divorced man coping with raising his daughter and dating in the film comedy "Bye, Bye Love"
1999:
Signed development deal with Columbia TriStar Television
1999:
Had supporting role in the Rob Reiner-directed feature "The Story of Us"
2002:
Starred in the Showtime movie "Strange Relations"
2005:
Wrote and starred in "The Thing About My Folks," which is based loosely on his life
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Education

Stuyvesant High School: New York , New York - 1973
State University of New York, Binghamton: Binghamton , New York - 1977

Notes

Reiser is active in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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wife:
Paula Reiser. Psychotherapist. Married August 21, 1988.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Sam Reiser. Health-food chain owner. Died 1989.
son:
Ezra Samuel Reiser. Born prematurely in September 1995.

Bibliography close complete biography

"Couplehood" Bantam Books
"Babyhood"

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