Paul Reiser Biography


Paul Reiser is an American actor who started off as a standup comedian. Since then he has expanded his career to both within and has also become an author. Most recently, he followed his musical talents and is also known as a musician. Paul’s lengthy career includes various TV shows and movies he is famous for. Viewers probably know him for his appearance in the series “Mad About You” which aired from 1992 to 1999. Since he also co-created the sitcom, Paul received various awards for it. He won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, an American Comedy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Paul Reiser started his stand up comedy career very early. His first movie role was in 1982’s “Diner” where he played a closet stand-up comedian. The breakout performance that he had here earned him some new roles which expanded his career. Thus in the 80s and 90s he stared in such movies as “The Beverly Hills Cop” (1984) and “The Beverly Hills Cop II” (1987) alongside Eddie Murphy. He also stared in James Cameron’s “Aliens” (1986), “The Marrying Man” (1991) and “Bye, Bye Love” (1995).


Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt in “Mad About You”

Paul’s career actually take a big swing with comedy shows and sitcoms that he stared in during the 90s. His most prolific performances include main roles in “My Two Dads” and “Mad About You”. Paul co-created the latter one and stared as a married couple alongside Hellen Hunt as his wife. The show was immensely popular which cultivated in both Paul and Hellen earning 1 million dollars per episode for the final season.

Currently, Paul Reiser is starting in various movie and TV roles. He is in his late ages so he is mostly cast as a guest star or in a minor role. Some of the most recent appearances include a 2002 movie “My Beautiful Son”, and shows like “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Paul Reiser Show”. He also found success with starting on Amazon’s “Red Oaks” as Doug Getty and on Netflix’s “Stranger Things” as Dr. Sam Owens.


Paul Reiser and Matt Duffer in “Stranger Things”

Paul Reiser Net Worth and Salary

Paul Reiser is probably one of the wealthier comedians out there. He started off early and set the standard for most to come in the industry. He earned himself a lot of money while staring in movies during the 90. He furthered his career with various sitcoms and is still going strong. Despite his late age he does not mind taking in new projects. This justifies his immense net worth which stands at 40 million dollars.

Paul Reiser Partner and Family

Paul Reiser is a happily married man and has been for quite some time now. His wife is Paula Ravets and they got married way back in 1988. This is their first marriage for both of them and did not have any problems since then. They enjoy spending time together and there have been no affairs specified. They also have two children, actually two sons together. The elder is Ezra Samuel, born in 1995, and the younger is named Leon, born in 2000.


Paul Reiser and his wife Paula Ravets

Paul Reiser Age

Paul Reiser is now 60 years old and he was born on 30 March, 1957. He was born and raised in New York City by his father Sam and mother Helen. In his youth, he attended the East Side Hebrew Institute. Paul graduated from Stuyvesant High School and also attended and graduated from Binghamton University, where he majored in music.

Height and Weight

Paul Reiser has been in his late years for a while now. He does not have the same fitness that he had once, but still manages to continue his acting career. Paul still manages comedic roles but does not take any which require physical acting. He is 178 cm tall and weighs about 75 kg.


Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser’s other Projects

Paul Reiser is so much more than a mere comedian who became an actor. He has many other talents which he exemplified along the years and turned his hobbies into profitable endeavors for himself. He studied music when he was young and plays the piano. Paul Reiser actually composed the main theme song for “Mad About You”, called “The Final Frontier”. He has also released a few albums, “Unusual Suspects” in 2010 with Julia Fordham. He also collaborated with Melissa Manchester on her album and also had a comedy act to open her show.

Besides music, Paul Reiser is also a famed author now. He wrote a total of three books, “Couplehood”, “Babyhood” and “Familyhood”.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Paul Reiser is American by nationality as he was born there. But his family background is Romanian-Jewish. He is also Caucasian by ethnic group.

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Born:,March 30 1957
Net Worth:,$40 million
Hair Color:,Whiteness
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,178 cm
Weight:,75 kg
Married to:,Paula Ravets
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,2 sons (Ezra Samuel and Leon)
Birth Sign:,Aries
Education:,Stuyvesant High School – East Side Hebrew Institute – Binghamton University

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