Paul Christian Scheer (born January 31, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and podcaster.
Scheer in 2016
Paul Christian Scheer|
January 31, 1976
Huntington, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, podcaster, writer, director, producer|
|Spouse(s)||June Diane Raphael (m. 2009)|
Scheer is most known as a star of the FX/FXX series The League and as the co-creator and one of the stars of the cult MTV sketch series Human Giant, as well as the Adult Swim comedy-action-parody series NTSF:SD:SUV::. He co-hosts the popular film discussion podcast How Did This Get Made? alongside his wife June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas. He is a recurring actor on the HBO comedy Veep and the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat. In September 2017, it was announced Scheer will helm a TV reboot of Galaxy Quest for Amazon. In 2018, Scheer won a SAG award for his work on Veep.
Early life and educationEdit
Scheer was born in Huntington, New York, to Gail Ann and William Paul Scheer. He graduated from St. Anthony's High School (New York) and attended New York University, where he majored in communication and education.
Around the summer of 2005, Scheer began collaborating with fellow comedians Rob Huebel and Aziz Ansari as well as director Jason Woliner to make short films. The first video created by the group was Shutterbugs, about Huebel and Ansari as cut-throat child talent agents. This was followed by the sketch Illusionators, which starred Ansari and Scheer as Criss Angel-style goth magicians. In mid-2006, MTV gave the green light for a sketch series from the group, called Human Giant, which debuted April 5, 2007.
The League premiered on FX on October 29, 2009 and ran for seven seasons. The series is a semi-scripted comedy from Jeff and Jackie Marcus Schaffer about a group of friends in a fantasy football league. Scheer plays Dr. Andre Nowzick, a rich plastic surgeon whose naivete makes him the butt of many jokes. Scheer has co-scripted a handful of episodes: "The Anniversary Party", "Expert Witness", "Sober Buddy", "The Out of Towner" and "Tailgate" with co-star Nick Kroll; he co-wrote the episode "Bringer Show" with Stephen Rannazzisi and was the sole credited writer of "The Block".
NTSF:SD:SUV:: is a live action 15 minute action television show parody, which premiered on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim on July 21, 2011, and ran for over forty episodes. The series was created by Scheer, who also served as executive producer, writer, director, and star. It is produced by Abominable Pictures, Inc. and Scheer's 2nd Man on the Moon Productions.
Yo Gabba GabbaEdit
Paul Scheer and Jack McBrayer made semi-regular appearances on the Nick Jr. series Yo Gabba Gabba!, during a segment called "Knock Knock Joke of the Day". Scheer and McBrayer were featured as themselves in the Yo Gabba Gabba! comic book, and made appearances on the Yo Gabba Gabba! live tour. In 2012, Scheer appeared as a villainous Cowboy Android in an episode of The Aquabats! Super Show!, another series from the creators of Yo Gabba Gabba!
In 2013, upon the return of The Arsenio Hall Show, Scheer launched a web series for JASH called The ArScheerio Paul Show. In each episode, Scheer re-creates interviews from Arsenio Hall's original show, including the famous Bill Clinton episode, with Will Arnett playing Clinton. Scheer sports a comically enlarged flat-top haircut to resemble Hall.
In 2015, Scheer launched a follow up web series with JASH to Arscheerio Paul called, ScheeRL, which recreates interviews from MTV's Total Request Live hosted by Carson Daly, with Scheer playing the role of Daly and various comedians playing the musician guests.
In 2016, Scheer created, executive produced, and directed segments for the late-night sketch comedy series, Party Over Here, for Fox with The Lonely Island which starred Nicole Byer, Alison Rich, and Jessica McKenna.
How Did This Get Made? is a podcast on Earwolf hosted by Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas. Each episode has a celebrity guest/comedian and features the deconstruction and mockery of terrible films. In 2011, iTunes selected How Did this Get Made? as its favorite comedy podcast of the year. In 2012, LA Weekly named the show "The Best Comedy Podcast". Guests have included Kevin Smith, Damon Lindelof, "Weird" Al Yankovic, Danny Trejo, Vanilla Ice, Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, and Amy Schumer.
Scheer also is a co-founder of Wolfpop, which was a sister network of the Earwolf podcast network and has since merged with Earwolf.
Scheer ventured into comics with writing partner Nick Giovannetti to create a 5-part Boom mini-series, ALIENS vs. PARKER. He also appeared in The Astonishing Ant-Man #4 by Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas.
In 1995, Scheer became a member of New York City's longest running Off-Broadway comedy show, Chicago City Limits. As a member of their touring company, Scheer extensively traveled throughout the United States as well as overseas.
In 1998, he joined the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City where he performed Sketch and Improvisation with Respecto Montalban, winners of the 2003 ECNY Award for "Best Improv Show". The group included Rob Riggle, Rob Huebel, Jack McBrayer and Dannah Feinglass. They performed their brand of long-form improvisation to sold out crowds every Saturday night for over five years and collaborated with Adam McKay on a political sketch comedy show called George Bush is a Motherfucker.
Scheer moved to Los Angeles in 2006 and is a regular performer at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles (UCBTLA). He performs an improvised show based on audience members' Facebook profiles called FACEBOOK. The show was named the "Best Improv Show" by Los Angeles magazine and has been profiled on Good Morning America. Cast members include McBrayer, Riggle, and Huebel.
Scheer co-hosts Crash Test with Human Giant alumnus Huebel. Los Angeles called the show "Extremely funny ... Several thumbs up" and MetroMix said, "Sketch comedy doesn't get much funnier." He also occasionally performs in a two-person improv show, Scheer/McBrayer with McBrayer.
In 2010, Scheer organized a charity event with Ben Stiller called A Night of 140 Tweets in which he got 140 comedians and actors to appear on stage at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles, each of them reading a single tweet. The performers included Stiller, Will Ferrell, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Aziz Ansari, the cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dane Cook, Wilmer Valderrama, John Cho, Mindy Kaling, and Sasha Grey. The event, released as a charity DVD and online download, raised over $500,000 dollars for Haiti.
In 1998 Scheer went to see the film Spice world for his 22nd birthday. Scheer lives in Los Angeles and is married to actress-writer June Diane Raphael. They first met in January 2004, after the artistic director of Manhattan's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre brought Scheer in to offer tips to Raphael and her comedy partner Casey Wilson on making improvements to their UCB two-woman sketch show, and started dating shortly afterwards. They moved from New York to Los Angeles in 2005. In October 2009, Scheer and Raphael married at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Scheer's best man was a Jack Nicholson impersonator. They have two sons, Gus, born in April 2014, and Sam, born in August 2016.
|2004||Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story||Lenny Pear|
|2006||School for Scoundrels||Little Pete|
|2007||Watching the Detectives||Annoying Customer|
|Slice||Tucker Taylor||Short film|
|2008||The Onion Movie||Bates Computer Salesman Dirk|
|Meet Dave||Lieutenant Kneecap|
|2009||Bride Wars||Ricky Coo|
|The Smallest Co%k in Porn||Ryan French||Video short|
|2010||Weird: The Al Yankovic Story||Club MC||Video short|
|Piranha 3D||Andrew Cunningham|
|2011||The Valet||The Valet||Video short|
|Ass Backwards||Strip Club Owner|
|Escape from Planet Earth||Cameraman||Voice|
|OJ: The Musical||Dr. Love|
|2014||Jason Nash Is Married||Bill Morrison|
|Repeat Stuff||Agent||Video short|
|2015||Hell & Back||Paul the Demon||Voice|
|Daddy's Home||The Whip|
|2016||Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie||Roy Cohn|
|Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Wolf Handler|
|Army of One||Pickles|
|2017||The Disaster Artist||Raphael Smadja|
|2018||A Futile and Stupid Gesture||Paul Shaffer|
|1998–2000||Upright Citizens Brigade||Multiple Roles||6 episodes|
|2001||Burly TV||Various||Episode: "Impostor"|
|2004||Crossballs: The Debate Show||Additional Characters|
|2005–2007||Shutterbugs||Sugarplums Agent / Nasim||4 episodes|
|2006||Starveillance||Ashton Kutcher||Pilot episode|
|2007||Raines||Motel Clerk||Pilot episode|
|2007–2008||Human Giant||Paul / Various||21 episodes, also creator, writer, executive producer|
|30 Rock||Donny Lawson||2 episodes|
|2008||10 Items or Less||Francis||Episode: "The Bromance"|
|2009||Reno 911!||Various||3 episodes|
|Parks and Recreation||Keef Slertner||Episode: "Kaboom"|
|2009–2015||The League||Andre||84 episodes, also writer|
|2010||The Sarah Silverman Program||Producer||Episode: "A Slip Slope"|
|Players||Tony Maroni||Episode: "Krista's Mom"|
|Party Down||Joel Munt||Episode: "Joel Munt's Big Deal Party"|
|Pretend Time||Dr. Bruce||Episode: "Monday Morning Meltdown"|
|2010–2011||Funny or Die Presents||Barry / Lionel||6 episodes|
|2010–2016||Childrens Hospital||Sir Tinkle Button||4 episodes, also writer and director|
|2011||Traffic Light||Glenn G.||Episode: "No Good Deed"|
|The Problem Solverz||Tony Marv (voice)||Episode: "Funny Facez"|
|2011–2012||Happy Endings||Avi||2 episodes|
|2011–2013||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Trent Hauser||39 episodes, also creator, writer, director, executive producer|
|2012||The Life & Times of Tim||Mitch (voice)||Episode: "Strip Club Hostage Situation/Game Night"|
|The Aquabats! Super Show!||The Cowboy Android Sheriff||Episode: "Cowboy Android!"|
|Bob's Burgers||Larry (voice)||Episode: "Food Truckin'"|
|Electric City||Walter LaFong (voice)||21 episodes|
|Modern Family||Store Manager||Episode: "When a Tree Falls"|
|Tron: Uprising||Hopper (voice)||5 episodes|
|2012–2013||Burning Love||Robby Z / Kip||8 episodes|
|The Greatest Event in Television History||Trace Goron / Protester||3 episodes, also executive producer|
|2012–2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Various||3 episodes|
|2013||Whitney||Phillip||Episode: "Alex, Meet Lily"|
|The ArScheerio Paul Show||ArScheerio Paul||9 episodes, also creator|
|The Arsenio Hall Show||ArScheerio Paul||1 episode|
|Clear History||Dinner Friend||TV movie|
|2013–2017||Adventure Time||Toronto / Bath Boy Gang Leader (voice)||5 episodes|
|2013||Paranormal Roommates||Bigfoot (voice)||Pilot|
|2014||Next Time on Lonny||Gun Store Clerk||Episode: "Lonny's Best Friend"|
|The Hotwives of Orlando||Matty Green||7 episodes, also executive producer|
|Gravity Falls||Gary (voice)||Episode: "Soos and the Real Girl"|
|The Birthday Boys||Mayor||Episode: "Snobs and Slobs"|
|2014–2018||Drunk History||Various||3 episodes|
|2015||Kroll Show||Marc XYZ||Episode: "Gigolo H-O-R-S-E"|
|Scheer-RL||Carson Daly||7 episodes, also creator|
|Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp||Dave||2 episodes|
|Regular Show||Cat Masterson (voice)||Episode: "Cat Videos"|
|The Hotwives of Las Vegas||Vance Storm / Matty Green||7 episodes, also executive producer|
|Crash Test: With Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer||Paul||TV movie, also writer and producer|
|2015–2017||Fresh Off the Boat||Mitch||24 episodes|
|2016||Animals.||White Horse (voice)||Episode: "Rats."|
|Once Upon a Time||The Scarecrow (voice)||Episode: "Our Decay"|
|Party Over Here||Chris Harrison / Binoculars Dad||2 episodes, also creator, director, executive producer|
|Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Reverend Coyne||Episode: "Happy Ending"|
|Filthy Preppy Teen$||Mr. Lapierre||Episode #1.5, also creator, writer, director, executive producer|
|Grace and Frankie||Kyle||Episode: "The Loophole"|
|Blunt Talk||Barry||3 episodes|
|Ultimate Spider-Man||Quentin Beck (voice)||Episode: "The Moon Knight Before Christmas"|
|2016–2018||The Amazing Gayl Pile||Terrin||5 episodes, also executive producer|
|2017||Drive Share||Driver / Apocalyptic Passenger||4 episodes, also creator, writer, director, and executive producer|
|Workaholics||Fest Manager||Episode: "Party Gawds"|
|Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later||Dave||3 episodes|
|I'm Sorry||Todd||Episode: "Weekend Alone"|
|Big Mouth||Kurt Bilzerian (voice)||2 episodes|
|HarmonQuest||Sensodyne, the Tooth Beast||Episode: "Into the Abyss"|
|Lady Dynamite||Gayle||Episode: "Fridge Over Troubled Daughter"|
|Future Man||Paul / Man at Video Game Store||3 episodes|
|Do You Want To See a Dead Body?||Himself||Episode: "A Body and an Ex-Roommate"|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Devin Cathertaur||Episode: "Game Night"|
|2018||Another Period||Pablo Picasso||Episode: "Lucky Chang's"|
|Big City Greens||Chip Whistler (voice)|
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- "The Dads of 'Veep' Know How to Keep the Spark Alive". 5 May 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (2015-02-06). "Paul Scheer Boards 'Fresh Off The Boat', Megalyn Echikunwoke Lands 'The Following'". Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- Hipes, Patrick (August 17, 2017). "'Galaxy Quest' TV Series Back On Launchpad At Amazon With Paul Scheer Writing". Deadline. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
- Hipes, Patrick. "Veep wins best comedy cast at SAG Awards". Entertainment Weekly.
- "Paul Scheer, Actor/Comedian". Archived from the original on 8 March 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Class Clowns". The New York Times. 28 October 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- Zakarin, Jordan (18 December 2017). "The Fandom Files #7: Comedian Paul Scheer is a lifelong Disney World superfan". Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer's Latest Digital Comedy Is Go90's 'Drive Share' - Tubefilter". 31 January 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
- Calvario, Liz (2016-04-21). "'Filthy Preppy Teen$' Trailer: Paul Scheer's Latest Series Parodies Teen Dramas". Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- "rsenio 2.0: Coming back to late-night TV". Ocregister.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
- "So, What Was 'The Greatest Event in Television History'?". 12 October 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Paul Scheer Is Recreating 'TRL' Episodes with a New Web Series 'Scheer-RL'". 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- "Crash Test Trailer: Paul Scheer & Rob Huebel Hit the Road". 5 August 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Paul Scheer To Lead Cast Of Vine Series 'White Ninja'". Tubefilter. 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- "'Party Over Here' EP Paul Scheer downplays 'SNL' comparisons". Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "'Playdates' Shows It's OK for Couples to Not Have Sex". 25 January 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Paul Scheer launching a new podcasting network, Wolfpop". 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- "Review: ALIENS VS. PARKER | Nerdist". 2014-02-06. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Drax, Ant-Man Head to South Beach in "Guardians Team-Up" #7". 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- "Brute Forces Returns in Deadpool Bi-Annual | News | Marvel.com". marvel.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- Westhoff, Ben (2013-10-03). "Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael: Comedians Who Bond Over Terrible Hollywood Movies | Public Spectacle | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly". Blogs.laweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
- Webber, Stephanie (2014-05-14). "June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer Welcome First Child, Baby Boy". US Weekly. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
- "June Diane Raphael on Dressing Her Baby Bump for Grace and Frankie Season 3, Mastering Motherhood". Etonline.com. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
- Nazarali, Rosemina (10 September 2015). "Actor Paul Scheer Shares His Daily Routine". Archived from the original on 17 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
I also do some TM (transcendental meditation) and I feel like that centers me in a good way to be open to new stuff or at least calm the other parts of my mind down.
- Scheer, Paul (April 3, 2016). "Watch me as the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz on tonight's Once Upon a Time. I'm 90% CGI and 10% Hotdog meat. #OUAT". Twitter. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
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