Five Roles You Forgot Paul Reiser Played


Paul Reiser
Paul Reiser

Mad About You may have defined stand-up comedian turned actor Paul Reiser’s acting career, but there were a number of other roles you might have forgotten that Paul Buchman’s real-life alter-ego played.



Diner (1982)
Reiser’s role as Modell in this Barry Levinson’s dramedy was also the young stand-up comedian’s film debut.








Beverly Hills Cop I & II (1984 and 1987)
The Manhattan native gets a badge and gun to play Eddie Murphy Detroit cop buddy Detective Paul Friedman.







Aliens (1986)
Scummy corporate exec Carter Burke wound up being the straw Reiser drew for this sci-fi blockbuster.






My Two Dads Paul Reiser (Michael Taylor), Greg Evigan (Joey Harris), Staci Keanan (Nicole Bradford)
My Two Dads
Paul Reiser (Michael Taylor), Greg Evigan (Joey Harris), Staci Keanan (Nicole Bradford)

My Two Dads (1987 to 1990)
Cobilled alongside Greg Evigan (BJ and the Bear), Reiser’s character Michael Taylor was a successful financial advisor who raised a teenage girl together with Evigan’s struggling artist Joey Harris.







Bye Bye Love (1995)
Reiser plays real estate agent Donny Carson who along with fellow dads Matthew Modine and Randy Quaid, deal with post-divor

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Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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