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Scheer at the 2012 Comic-Con
|Born||Paul Christian Scheer
January 31, 1976
Huntington, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer, director, producer|
|Spouse(s)||June Diane Raphael (m. 2009)|
Paul Christian Scheer (born January 31, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and podcaster.
Scheer currently stars on the FX series The League, the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, and Hulu comedy series The Hotwives, which he also executive produces. His recent project Crash Test was a fully improvised comedy special on a moving bus that was released exclusively on Vimeo and starred Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Rob Corddry, Earl Sweatshirt, Jack McBrayer and more. His recent films include supporting roles in the Nicolas Cage film Army of One, as well as Opening Night, Daddy's Home, and Hell & Back. He starred in two web series web series for JASH Scheer-RL which recreated classic moments from MTV's TRL and The Arscheerio Paul Show, which recreated classic moments from the Arsenio Hall Show and was dubbed 2013's best viral video of the year by USA Today. He also hosts the popular movie discussion podcast How Did This Get Made? alongside his wife June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas. Scheer also hosted the absurdist podcast mini-series The Sylvester Stallone Podcast, which Stallone never appeared on. In 2014, Scheer co-founded the Wolfpop podcast network which is a sister network to Earwolf.
Scheer has made appearances on comedy programs such as Adventure Time, Kroll Show, Drunk History, Burning Love, 30 Rock, Best Week Ever, Childrens Hospital, Funny or Die Presents, Happy Endings, Parks and Recreation, and Yo Gabba Gabba. Scheer has been in the films Clear History, Ass Backwards, Hell Baby, Rapture-Palooza, Piranha 3D, and Year One. He also co-created and starred in the cult MTV sketch series Human Giant alongside Rob Huebel and Aziz Ansari, as well as the Adult Swim comedy-action-parody series NTSF:SD:SUV::.
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 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 of dollars for Haiti.
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 'Shutterbug, 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 is a sitcom, which premiered on FX on October 29, 2009. The series is a semi-scripted comedy from Jeff and Jackie Marcus Schaffer about a group of friends in a fantasy football league. Currently in its seventh season, Scheer has co-scripted a handful of episodes: "The Anniversary Party", "Expert Witness", "Sober Buddy", and "Tailgate" with co-star Nick Kroll. Scheer plays Dr. Andre Nowzick, a rich plastic surgeon whose naivete makes him the butt of many jokes.
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. The series was created by Scheer, who also serves 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
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!
Recognitions and other projects
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 Cordrey, Rob Huebel, Doug Benson, Brian Taylor, Lexi Alexander and Greg Sestero.
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, 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.
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. Their son, August "Gus" Scheer, was born on April 30, 2014.
|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|
|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|
|1998–2000||Upright Citizens Brigade||Multiple Roles||6 episodes|
|2001||Burly TV||Various||1 episode|
|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||1 episode|
|2009||Reno 911!||Various||3 episodes|
|Parks and Recreation||Keef Slertner||1 episode|
|2009–2015||The League||Andre||84 episodes|
|2010||The Sarah Silverman Program||Producer||1 episode|
|Players||Tony Maroni||1 episode|
|Party Down||Joel Munt||1 episode|
|Pretend Time||Dr. Bruce||1 episode|
|2010–2011||Funny or Die Presents||Barry / Lionel||6 episodes|
|2010–2016||Childrens Hospital||Sir Tinkle Button||4 episodes|
|2011||Traffic Light||Glenn G.||1 episode|
|The Problem Solverz||Tony Marv (voice)||1 episode|
|2011–2012||Happy Endings||Avi||2 episodes|
|2011–2013||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Trent Hauser||39 episodes|
|2012||The Life & Times of Tim||Mitch (voice)||1 episode|
|The Aquabats! Super Show!||The Cowboy Android Sheriff||1 episode|
|Bob's Burgers||Larry (voice)||1 episode|
|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|
|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||1 episode|
|The Hotwives of Orlando||Matty Green||7 episodes|
|Gravity Falls||Gary (voice)||1 episode|
|The Birthday Boys||Mayor||1 episode|
|2014–2015||Drunk History||Colonel Henry Ludington/Carl Sagan||2 episodes|
|2015||Kroll Show||Marc XYZ||1 episode|
|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||16 episodes|
|2016||Animals.||White Horse (voice)||Episode: "Rats."|
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- Paul Scheer at the Internet Movie Database
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- Human Giant home page
- Paul Scheer talks about the fear behind NTSF:SD:SUV::
- Artwork created by Scheer and presented at the Lost Panel at the San Diego Comic Con 2009
- Podcast interview with Caleb Bacon
- Interview at /Film.com
- Interview at LosAnjealous.com
- Interview at Gothamist.com
- Interview at Bloodydisgusting.com
- Interview at WickedInfo.com