COMEDIAN, ACTOR, WRITER PAUL REISER
Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Central's “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.”
Reiser created and produced the seven-episode series ‘There’s…. Johnny!’ The series, which Reiser co-created with filmmaker David Steven Simon and co-produced with David Gordon Green, intertwines authentic footage from “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” with a fictional story taking place behind the scenes at the iconic show in the early 1970’s. ‘There’s…. Johnny!’ premiered on Hulu in November 2017, to critical praise.
Reiser joined the cast of Netflix's “Stranger Things” for the series' highly anticipated second season, which was released in October 2017 and renewed for a third season. In a role created by the Duffer brothers with him specifically in mind, Reiser played Dr. Owens, a high-ranking member of the Department of Energy who is brought to the small town to investigate the supernatural situations at play.
Reiser collaborated once again with David Gordon Green ('Pineapple Express,' 'Prince Avalanche’), as well as with Steven Soderbergh on the critically-acclaimed hit Amazon series 'Red Oaks.’ The actor also co-stars alongside Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon in the new action-comedy, ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me,’ which debuted on August 3rd, 2018. Additionally, Reiser has been cast in the latest project of ‘Mad Men’ showrunner Matthew Weiner, ‘The Romanoffs.’ The Amazon mini-series is centered around the modern-day descendants of the mysterious Romanov dynasty. It is the first-ever anthology series that Amazon Prime will roll out on a weekly basis. In his episode, Reiser co-stars alongside Christina Hendricks, Isabelle Huppert and Jack Huston. The show premiered on October 12th, 2018.
Paul will also be involved in an upcoming eight-part series that tells the story of the romantic and creative partnership between Fosse and Verdon, exploring the hidden corners of the show business, the price of pursuing greatness and suffering inflicted in the name of art, set to launch in 2019.