Paul Scheer

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Paul Scheer
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Scheer in 2016
Paul Christian Scheer

(1976-01-31) January 31, 1976 (age 45)
OccupationActor, comedian, podcaster, writer, director, producer
Years active1998–present
(m. 2009)

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

Scheer is best known for starring as Andre Nowzick on the FX/FXX series The League and as the co-creator and one of the stars of the MTV sketch comedy series Human Giant, as well as creating and starring in the Adult Swim comedy-action series NTSF:SD:SUV::. He co-hosts the popular film discussion podcast How Did This Get Made? alongside his wife, actress/comedian June Diane Raphael and actor/comedian Jason Mantzoukas. He has appeared with recurring roles on television programs such as the HBO comedy Veep[2] and the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat.[3] Scheer currently stars alongside Don Cheadle in the Showtime comedy series Black Monday.

Early life and education[edit]

Scheer was born in Huntington, New York, to Gail Ann (Decarlo) and William Paul Scheer.[citation needed] Scheer attended Catholic schools during his upbringing.[4] He graduated from St. Anthony's High School and attended New York University,[5][6] where he majored in communication and education.[7]



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 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".

Other television work[edit]

Scheer created NTSF:SD:SUV::, 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. Scheer 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.

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". They 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!

Black Monday is a historical comedy that premiered on Showtime on January 20, 2019. Black Monday chronicles the biggest international stock market crash in history which occurred on October 19, 1987. Scheer portrays the character Keith.

Scheer had a recurring role on the ABC show Fresh Off the Boat as the restaurant host and waiter Mitch, who is the protégé of its new owner Randall.[citation needed]

Scheer appeared on the second season of Nailed it! Holiday as a contestant. He won the competition, but chose not to keep the $10,000 prize, and instead split it between the other two contestants.[8]

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.[citation needed]

Scheer and Jonathan Stern are executive producers on the Hulu comedy series The Hotwives. Scheer also co-stars in the series.

Scheer and Rob Huebel are co-creators and directors on the Go90 comedy series Drive Share.[9]

Scheer co-created the Fullscreen series Filthy Preppy Teen$ with Curtis James Gwinn and Jon Stern.[10]

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.[11]

In 2014, Scheer co-wrote and co-starred in multiple episodes of the Adult Swim mockumentary, The Greatest Event in Television History, detailing the recreation of famous television show openings.[12]

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.[13]

In August 2015, Scheer and Huebel created a comedy special on a moving bus, Crash Test, produced by Paramount and released on Comedy Central.[14]

In 2016 Scheer lent his voice to the first Vine animated series White Ninja as the titular character.[15]

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.[16]

Scheer produced and starred in Playdates, the first independent pilot to debut at Sundance Group, alongside Carla Gallo in 2017.[17]


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, Tatiana Maslany, and Nick Kroll.

Scheer also is a co-founder of Wolfpop, which was a sister network of the Earwolf podcast network and has since merged with Earwolf.[18]

In 2018, Sheer started Unspooled, a podcast dedicated to watching and discussing all 100 films on the American Film Institute's top movies of all time, with co-host Amy Nicholson.[19]


Scheer ventured into comics with writing partner Nick Giovannetti to create a 5-part Boom mini-series, ALIENS vs. PARKER.[20] He also appeared in The Astonishing Ant-Man #4 by Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas after co-writing a team-up between Ant-Man and Drax the Destroyer in Guardians Team-Up #7.

Scheer and Giovanetti continued their collaboration with Marvel Comics where they penned Deadpool Bi-Annual #1, a Guardians Team Up,[21] which were released September 2014 and 2015.[22] More recently, they wrote for Marvel "Spider-Man-Deadpool" (2017) and "Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History" (2019).

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 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.[citation needed]

In 2017, he appeared on Celebrity Family Feud and lost to his wife, June.[citation needed]

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.[23] They have two sons, born in April 2014,[24] and August 2016.[25]

In September 2015, Scheer said he practices Transcendental Meditation.[26]



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 Cunningham
2011 The Valet The Valet Video short
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters Master Thundering Rhino 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 Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Roy Cohn
Nerdland Marvin Masterson Voice
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Wolf Handler
Opening Night Ron
Army of One Pickles
2017 The Disaster Artist Raphael Smadja
Best F(r)iends Malmo
2018 A Futile and Stupid Gesture Paul Shaffer
Summer '03 Ned
Slice Jack
2019 Long Shot Wembley News Anchor #2
2020 Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics Himself
Emperor Duvane Henderson
The Last Blockbuster Himself
Archenemy Krieg
2021 How It Ends Dave
Happily Val


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, also creator, writer, executive producer
30 Rock Donny Lawson 2 episodes
2008 10 Items or Less Francis Episode: "The Bromance"
2008–2013 Yo Gabba Gabba! Himself 8 episodes
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 Costco 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
Paranormal Roommates Bigfoot (voice) Pilot
2013–2017 Adventure Time Toronto / Bath Boy Gang Leader (voice) 5 episodes
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
2015–2019 Fresh Off the Boat Mitch 25 episodes
2016 Animals. White Horse (voice) Episode: "Rats."
Once Upon a Time The Scarecrow (voice)[27] 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
2016–2019 Apple & Onion Various voices 6 episodes
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
HarmonQuest Sensodyne, the Tooth Beast Episode: "Into the Abyss"
Lady Dynamite Gayle Episode: "Fridge Over Troubled Daughter"
Do You Want To See a Dead Body? Himself Episode: "A Body and an Ex-Roommate"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Devin Cathertaur Episode: "Game Night"
2017–2019 Veep Stevie 9 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
I'm Sorry Todd 2 episodes
Future Man Paul / Man at Video Game Store 4 episodes
2017–2020 Big Mouth Kurt Bilzerian / various (voice) 9 episodes
2018 Another Period Pablo Picasso Episode: "Lucky Chang's"
Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy Gary 8 episodes
Little Big Awesome Raymond the Cloud (voice) Episode: "Snow Day / Rootin' for Change"
2018–2021 Big City Greens Chip Whistler (voice) 7 episodes
2019 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ben Sando (voice) Episode: "The Evil League of Mutants"
Desus & Mero Keith Episode: "On Deckington"
American Dad! (voice) 2 episodes
Nailed It! Himself Episode: "Shalo-many Fails!"
2019–2020 The Good Place Chuck 4 episodes
The Real Bros of Simi Valley Dr. Pissing 2 episodes
2019–present Black Monday Keith Shankar 20 episodes
2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm Frank Episode: "The Spite Store"
Crank Yankers (voice) Episode: "Kevin Nealon, Jimmy Kimmel & Paul Scheer"
Marvel's 616 Himself Episode: "Lost and Found", also director
2020–present Star Trek: Lower Decks Lieutenant Commander Andy Billups (voice) 8 episodes
2021 The Goldbergs Garrison Whitby Episode: "Cocoon"
The Loud House Gus (voice) Episode: "Grub Snub"


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  2. ^ "The Dads of 'Veep' Know How to Keep the Spark Alive". 5 May 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
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  4. ^ "Paul Scheer, Actor/Comedian". Archived from the original on 8 March 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
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  7. ^ "Paul Scheer Talks Black Monday, Podcasts, and Why He Really Went to NYU". 30 March 2019.
  8. ^ Sarkar, Prarthna. "'Nailed It! Holiday' Season 2 celebrates epic baking fails as Nicole Byer brings the humor to the Jacques Torres-led Netflix show". Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer's Latest Digital Comedy Is Go90's 'Drive Share' - Tubefilter". 31 January 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  10. ^ Calvario, Liz (2016-04-21). "'Filthy Preppy Teen$' Trailer: Paul Scheer's Latest Series Parodies Teen Dramas". Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  11. ^ "rsenio 2.0: Coming back to late-night TV". 20 August 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  12. ^ "So, What Was 'The Greatest Event in Television History'?". 12 October 2012. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Paul Scheer Is Recreating 'TRL' Episodes with a New Web Series 'Scheer-RL'". 2015-05-12. Archived from the original on 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  14. ^ "Crash Test Trailer: Paul Scheer & Rob Huebel Hit the Road". 5 August 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Paul Scheer To Lead Cast Of Vine Series 'White Ninja'". Tubefilter. 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  16. ^ "'Party Over Here' EP Paul Scheer downplays 'SNL' comparisons". Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  17. ^ "'Playdates' Shows It's OK for Couples to Not Have Sex". 25 January 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Paul Scheer launching a new podcasting network, Wolfpop". 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  19. ^ "Unspooled with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson". 2018-05-17. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  20. ^ "Review: ALIENS VS. PARKER | Nerdist". 2014-02-06. Archived from the original on 2017-06-12. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  21. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Drax, Ant-Man Head to South Beach in "Guardians Team-Up" #7". 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  22. ^ "Brute Forces Returns in Deadpool Bi-Annual | News |". Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  23. ^ Westhoff, Ben (2013-10-03). "Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael: Comedians Who Bond Over Terrible Hollywood Movies". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  24. ^ Webber, Stephanie (2014-05-14). "June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer Welcome First Child, Baby Boy". US Weekly. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  25. ^ Desiree Murphy (2017-03-03). "June Diane Raphael on Dressing Her Baby Bump for Grace and Frankie Season 3, Mastering Motherhood". Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  26. ^ Nazarali, Rosemina (10 September 2015). "Actor Paul Scheer Shares His Daily Routine". Archived from the original on 17 September 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2020. 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.
  27. ^ 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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