Paul Scheer

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Paul Scheer
Paul Scheer by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Scheer at the 2016 WonderCon
Born Paul Christian Scheer
(1976-01-31) January 31, 1976 (age 40)
Huntington, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, podcaster, writer, director, producer
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) June Diane Raphael (m. 2009)
Children 2
Website www.paulscheer.com

Paul Christian Scheer (born January 31, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and podcaster.[1]

Scheer is most known as a star of the FX series The League and as the co-creator and one of the stars of the cult MTV sketch series Human Giant alongside Rob Huebel, Aziz Ansari, and Jason Woliner, as well as the Adult Swim comedy-action-parody series NTSF:SD:SUV::. He also co-hosts the popular film discussion podcast How Did This Get Made? alongside Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael and recurs on the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat.[2]

Early life[edit]

Scheer was born in Huntington, New York. He graduated from St. Anthony's High School (New York) and attended New York University, where he majored in Communication and Education.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Human Giant[edit]

Human Giant's Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, Jason Woliner and Paul Scheer in May 2007

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[edit]

The League is a sitcom, which 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 as well as the episodes "Bringer Show" and "The Block".

NTSF:SD:SUV::[edit]

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, for a 12 episode order 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 Gabba[edit]

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!

Other projects[edit]

In 2006, Variety named Scheer one of the "Top 10 Comics to Watch" and Alternative Press hailed him as one of their favorite comedians.

Scheer and Jonathan Stern are executive producers on the Hulu comedy series The Hotwives, currently in production for season two. Scheer also co-stars in the series.

In 2016 Paul joined with the Lonely Island to create the Fox late night sketch comedy series Party Over Here.[3]

Scheer also co-created the Fullscreen series Filthy Preppy Teen$ with Curtis James Gwinn and Jon Stern.[4]

Podcasting[edit]

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, Rob Corddry, Rob Huebel, Doug Benson, Brian Taylor, Lexi Alexander, Greg Sestero, 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.[5]

Web[edit]

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.[6]

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.[7]

In 2016 Scheer lent his voice to the first Vine animated series White Ninja as the titular character.[8]

Comics[edit]

Scheer ventured into comics with writing partner Nick Giovannetti to create a 5-part Boom mini-series, ALIENS vs. PARKER.[9]

Scheer and Giovanetti continued their collaboration with Marvel Comics where they penned Deadpool Bi-Annual #1 and a Guardians Team Up,[10] which were released September 2014 and 2015.[11]

Live performances[edit]

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.

In 2002, Scheer created and starred in Automatic Vaudeville at the Ars Nova theater, which The Hollywood Reporter called "one of the top five shows in the country".

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 Jack McBrayer, Rob Riggle and Rob Huebel.

Scheer co-hosts Crash Test with Human Giant alumnus Rob 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 Jack McBrayer. He recently released his first comedy special based on this show.

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 Ben 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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[12] Their son was born on April 30, 2014.[13] In March 2016, the couple announced that they were expecting their second child.[14] In August 2016 Paul and June had their second child, a son.

In September 2015 Scheer said he practices Transcendental Meditation to calm down and be more creative.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
Year One Bricklayer
2010 Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Club MC Video Short
Piranha 3D Andrew
2011 The Valet The Valet Video Short
2012 Piranha 3DD Andrew
2013 Hell Baby Ron
Ass Backwards Strip Club Owner
Escape from Planet Earth Cameraman Voice
Rapture-Palooza Security Wraith
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 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Wolf Handler
The Masterpiece Raphael Smadja Filming
2017 A Futile and Stupid Gesture Paul Shaffer Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
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
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
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
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
2012–2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Various 3 episodes
2013 Whitney Phillip Episode: "Alex, Meet Lily"
The ArScheerio Paul Show ArScheerio Paul 9 episodes
The Arsenio Hall Show ArScheerio Paul 1 episode
Clear History Dinner Friend TV movie
2013–2015 Adventure Time Toronto / Bath Boy Gang Leader (voice) 4 episodes
2014 Next Time on Lonny Gun Store Clerk Episode: "Lonny's Best Friend"
The Hotwives of Orlando Matty Green 7 episodes
Gravity Falls Gary (voice) Episode: "Soos and the Real Girl"
The Birthday Boys Mayor Episode: "Snobs and Slobs"
2014–2015 Drunk History Colonel Henry Ludington/Carl Sagan 2 episodes
2015 Kroll Show Marc XYZ Episode: "Gigolo H-O-R-S-E"
Scheer-RL Carson Daly 7 episodes
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
Crash Test: With Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer Paul TV movie, also writer and producer
2015–2016 Fresh Off the Boat Mitch 19 episodes
2016 Animals. White Horse (voice) Episode: "Rats."
Once Upon a Time The Scarecrow (voice)[16] Episode: "Our Decay"
Party Over Here Chris Harrison 2 episodes
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Reverend Coyne Episode: "Happy Ending"
Grace and Frankie Kyle Episode: "The Loophole"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Scheer - About This Person - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  2. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (2015-02-06). "Paul Scheer Boards 'Fresh Off The Boat', Megalyn Echikunwoke Lands 'The Following'". Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  3. ^ "'Party Over Here' EP Paul Scheer downplays 'SNL' comparisons". Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  4. ^ Calvario, Liz (2016-04-21). "'Filthy Preppy Teen$' Trailer: Paul Scheer's Latest Series Parodies Teen Dramas". Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Paul Scheer launching a new podcasting network, Wolfpop". 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  6. ^ "rsenio 2.0: Coming back to late-night TV". Ocregister.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  7. ^ "Paul Scheer Is Recreating 'TRL' Episodes with a New Web Series 'Scheer-RL'". 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  8. ^ "Paul Scheer To Lead Cast Of Vine Series 'White Ninja'". Tubefilter. 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  9. ^ "Review: ALIENS VS. PARKER | Nerdist". 2014-02-06. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  10. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Drax, Ant-Man Head to South Beach in "Guardians Team-Up" #7". 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  11. ^ "Brute Forces Returns in Deadpool Bi-Annual | News | Marvel.com". marvel.com. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ Webber, Stephanie (2014-05-14). "June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer Welcome First Child, Baby Boy". US Weekly. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  14. ^ Chiu, Melody (March 8, 2016). "Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael Expecting Second Child". People. Retrieved April 5, 2016. 
  15. ^ Nazarali, Rosemina (10 September 2015). "Actor Paul Scheer Shares His Daily Routine". Archived from the original on 10 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. 
  16. ^ 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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