Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser

Highest Rated: 99% Aliens (1986)

Lowest Rated: 3% The Darkness (2016)

Birthday: Mar 30, 1957

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

One of the salutary byproducts of the TV series Seinfeld is that it created a market in the '90s for sitcoms built around the comedy routines of young, hip New York comics. One of the best of these programs was Mad About You, created by and starring Manhattan-born Paul Reiser. Reiser and Seinfeld share more than a similarity of sitcoms; together with comedians Larry Miller and Mark Schiff, they comprise what has been unofficially dubbed the Four Funniest Men in the World Club, which has met for lunch each New Year's Day for the past several years. Reiser's credentials include a degree from S.U.N.Y.-Binghamton, a short stint as a health food distributor, and a 1982 film debut in Diner. Most of his film roles have been in comedies, though he was effectively cast as a greedy space traveler (who comes to a well-deserved bad end) in 1986's Aliens. Reiser has noted that his weekly series Mad About You, in which he co-starred with Helen Hunt, was based on his relationship with his wife, Paula. In 1995, Paul Reiser took a brief respite from Mad About You to star in the "single dad" comedy Bye Bye Love.As the new decade began, and Mad About You came to a close, Resier appeared in One Night at McCool's, and four years later realized a personal dream by co-starring with Peter Falk in The Thing About My Folks, a film Resier co-wrote as well. He was interviewed in The Aristocrats, and appeared as himself in Funny People. In 2011 he masterminded the very short-lived NBC sitcom The Paul Reiser Show.


Highest Rated Movies



70% Horse Girl Gary 2020
No Score Yet L'espion qui m'a dompée Arnie 2018
27% I Do... Until I Don't Harvey $0.3M 2017
78% The Little Hours Actor $1.7M 2017
70% Miles Lloyd Bryant $2.6K 2017
61% War on Everyone Lt. Gerry Stanton $0.2M 2017
8% The Book Of Love Wendell 2017
3% The Darkness Simon Richards $10.8M 2016
59% Concussion Dr. Elliot Pellman $23.3M 2015
93% Whiplash Jim 2014
44% Life After Beth Noah Orfman 2014
69% Funny People Himself $51.9M 2009
45% The Thing About My Folks Ben Kleinman Screenwriter Producer $0.8M 2005
79% The Aristocrats Actor $6.2M 2005
No Score Yet Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy Screenwriter Executive Producer 2004
No Score Yet Women vs. Men Bruce 2002
No Score Yet Strange Relations Dr. Jerry Lipman 2002
No Score Yet Purpose Ben 2002
No Score Yet My Beautiful Son Actor 2001
No Score Yet Pros and Cons Actor 2001
33% One Night at McCool's Carl $5.7M 2001
No Score Yet The Directors Interviewee 2000
28% The Story of Us Dave 1999
71% Get Bruce Actor 1999
No Score Yet Mr. Write Charlie 1994
19% Bye Bye, Love Donny 1994
No Score Yet The Tower Tony Minot 1993
No Score Yet Family Prayers Dan Linder 1992
10% The Marrying Man Phil Golden 1991
37% Crazy People Stephen Bachman 1990
No Score Yet Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim Actor 1988
40% Cross My Heart Bruce Gaynor 1987
43% Beverly Hills Cop II Jeffrey Friedman 1987
No Score Yet You Ruined My Life Dexter Bunche 1987
99% Aliens Burke 1986
No Score Yet Odd Jobs Max 1986
No Score Yet Aliens (Special Edition) Actor Director 1986
No Score Yet From Here to Maternity Actor 1985
82% Beverly Hills Cop Jeffrey 1984
No Score Yet Sunset Limousine Jay Neilson 1983
92% Diner Modell 1982


39% Mad About You
Paul Buchman Paul 2109
90% The Kominsky Method
Martin 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Conan
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Today
Guest 2017
93% Red Oaks
Getty 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2015
56% Married
Shepard 2015
No Score Yet The Paul Reiser Show
Creator Himself Executive Producer Producer 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest Performer 2011
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
Himself 2002
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
Himself 2002
No Score Yet Mad About You
Creator Executive Producer Paul Buchman Paul Producer 1999
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Guest 1995
No Score Yet Remington Steele
Ivan 1983
81% Fosse/Verdon
83% There's... Johnny!
Screenwriter Executive Producer


Simon Richards says: Sometimes the answer you're looking for is in the place you're not looking.

Jim says: Dying broke and drunk and full of heroin at the age of 34 is not exactly my idea of success.

Andrew Neyman says: I'd rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and sober at 90 and nobody remember who I was.

Carter Burke says: I made a bad call.

Carter Burke says: How about we make a campfire, sing a couple of songs?

Esther Lipman says: Jerry: Toxteth, Mother, Toxteth. Sort of a combination of toxic and death. Esther: so it's a slum? Jerry: It aspires to be a slum.

Dr. Jerry Lipman says: Toxteth, Mother, Toxteth. Sort of a combination of toxic and death.

Esther Lipman says: So it's a slum?

Dr. Jerry Lipman says: It aspires to be a slum.

Ellen Ripley says: You're going out there to destroy them, right? Not to study. Not to bring back, but to wipe them out?

Carter Burke says: That's the plan.

Pvt. Hudson says: Game over man! Game over! What the fuck are we going to do now? What are we gonna do?

Carter Burke says: Maybe we can build a fire, sing a couple of songs, huh?

Carter Burke says: Ripley...! You know, I... I expected more from you. I thought you'd be smarter than this.

Carter Burke says: Ripley! You know, I... I expected more from you. I thought you'd be smarter than this.

Ellen Ripley says: I'm happy to disappoint you.

Carter Burke says: Maybe we could build a fire and sing couple of songs, huh? Why don't we try that?!