Paul Reiser as Shepard | Married on FX

Paul Reiser


The more relaxed and experienced parent in his marriage, "Shep," portrayed by Paul Reiser, is starting to think his younger wife may never grow up.

Career Highlights

A seasoned actor, writer, producer and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments, having recently garnered many notable film achievements beginning with his supporting role in the Golden Globe® winning movie Whiplash, which chronicles a promising young drummer’s journey in the cutthroat music business and stars J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller. Whiplash also received an Oscar® nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year.

Due for release later this year is the independent film 6 Miranda Drive, where Reiser plays opposite Kevin Bacon and Lucy Fry. His movie momentum continues as he lends his talents yet again playing alongside Will Smith and Alec Baldwin in the 2016 movie Concussion, a drama based on the GQ article “Game Brain,” a timely film about the dangers of playing in the NFL.

Having co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series Mad About You, which garnered him multiple Emmy®, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations, Reiser returned to TV last year in FX ’s Married.

In 2013 Reiser played the role of “Mr. Felder” opposite Matt Damon and Michael Douglas in the Steven Soderbergh-directed HBO movie Behind the Candelabra, a film that won eleven primetime Emmys. Reiser has again paired up with Steven Soderbergh and will star in David Gordon Green’s new series for Amazon, Red Oaks. He was also seen in the highly acclaimed Sundance Film Festival award winner, Life After Beth, a horror-comedy starring Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick and John C. Reilly.

2005 saw the release of The Thing About My Folks, Reiser’s first original screenplay in which he starred alongside Oscar-winning actors Peter Falk and Olympia Dukakis.

In 2003 Reiser made his theatrical debut in Woody Allen’s Writer’s Block. The evening of one-act comedies marked Mr. Allen’s first time out as a director for the stage.

Reiser’s successes also include his book Couplehood, which sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on The New York Times Bestseller List and Babyhood, his follow-up book which features his trademark humorous take on the adventures of being a first- time father, which also made The New York Times Bestseller List. His third bestseller, Familyhood, hit the shelves in 2011.

Born and raised in New York City, Reiser attended the State University of New York at Binghamton where he majored in Music – Piano and Composition. Reiser co-wrote “The Final Frontier” – the theme song from Mad About You with Grammy- winning producer Don Was, and in 2011 he released an album of original songs with British singer/songwriter Julia Fordham called Unusual Suspects.

Reiser is also remembered for notable performances in films such as Diner ; Bye, Bye Love; The Marrying Man; Aliens; One Night at mccool’s and Beverly Hills Cop (“I” and “II”).

Reiser and his family currently reside in Los Angeles.

John Hodgman

as Bernie

Travels through life without a care or a clue of how he’s perceived.