March 30, 1956 (67)
Paul Reiser is an American comedian, actor, writer, and musician. He is best known for his role as Paul Buchman in the hit television series “Mad About You,” which he co-created and starred in alongside Helen Hunt.
Reiser’s breakout role was in the 1982 film “Diner,” directed by Barry Levinson. He went on to star in other hit films such as “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Aliens,” and “The Marrying Man.” However, it was his work on “Mad About You” that became his most popular series. The show ran for seven seasons and earned Reiser multiple award nominations, including multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
One of the milestones in Reiser’s career was his comedy album “Unusual Suspects,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1995. He has also written several books, including “Couplehood” and “Babyhood,” which became best-sellers.
In the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” Paul Reiser played the character of Dr. Owens, a government scientist who is tasked with investigating the supernatural occurrences in Hawkins, Indiana. Alongside Reiser, “Stranger Things” features a talented ensemble cast that includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, and Gaten Matarazzo, among others. The show has become a cultural phenomenon since its debut in 2016.
Reiser has worked with Mel Brooks, Eddie Murphy, Tom Hanks, and Kevin Pollak. He has also worked with some of the most prominent directors in Hollywood, including James Cameron, Ivan Reitman, and Ron Howard.
Reiser has been an outspoken advocate for animal welfare and has supported several animal non-profit organizations. He has been a vocal supporter of the Humane Society of the United States and has worked with the organization on various campaigns to raise awareness about animal cruelty and the importance of adoption.