Paul Reiser





3/30/1957 , New York, New York, USA

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Paul Reiser stars as the charming (though not without his faults) and always-loving husband Paul Buchman, a first-time father and multi-talented documentary maker, in the comedy series "Mad About You". The role has brought Reiser several nominations for Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and American Comedy Awards. Reiser also co-created the award-winning series and serves as an executive producer. "Mad About You" airs Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on NBC-TV. Born and raised in New York City, Reiser earned a bachelor of arts degree in music, concentrating on piano and composition, from the State University of New York at Binghamton. During his summers, he performed at the local New York comedy clubs Catch a Rising Star, The Comic Strip and The Improv. Reiser made his feature film debut in Barry Levinson's acclaimed "Diner," and soon was cast in a small part in "Beverly Hills Cop" and as the double-crossing company man in "Aliens." Reiser's other feature film credits include "Beverly Hills Cop II," "The Marrying Man," "Crazy People," "Cross My Heart," "Family Prayers," "Mr. Write" and "Bye Bye, Love." From 1987-1990, Reiser starred in the NBC sitcom "My Two Dads." He has also starred in the telefilm "The Tower," and in two comedy specials, HBO's "Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim" and Showtime's "3 1/2 Blocks from Home," both of which he wrote and produced. Reiser, who co-wrote "Mad About You"'s theme song, includes his latest musical accomplishment on the series' recently released CD "Mad About You" -- The Final Frontier." He wrote the lyrics for the CD's "Lullabye For You," with music by Billy Joel and sung by BeBe Winans. His writing talents have extended into the literary world. In his first book, 1994's "Couplehood," he shared his thoughts about married life and love, reaching the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Reiser's follow-up "Babyhood," exploring the joys and woes of parenting, was released in August. Resier was most recently seen in the feature film "One Night At McCool's", alongside Michael Douglas, John Goodman and Liv Tyler. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Paula, a psychotherapist and their son Ezra Samuel.