Paul Christian Scheer
January 31, 1976
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, podcaster, writer, director, producer|
Paul Christian Scheer (born January 31, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and podcaster.
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 and the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat. Scheer currently stars alongside Don Cheadle in the Showtime comedy series Black Monday.
Early life and education
Scheer was born in Huntington, New York, to Gail Ann (Decarlo) and William Paul Scheer. Scheer attended Catholic schools during his upbringing. He graduated from St. Anthony's High School 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".
Other television work
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.
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, 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.
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 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, which were released September 2014 and 2015. More recently, they wrote for Marvel "Spider-Man-Deadpool" (2017) and "Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History" (2019).
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.
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, born in April 2014, and 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|
|Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters||Master Thundering Rhino||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|
|2019||Long Shot||Wembley News Anchor #2|
|2020||Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics||Himself|
|The Last Blockbuster||Himself|
|2021||How It Ends||Dave|
|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)||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"|
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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- Zakarin, Jordan (18 December 2017). "The Fandom Files #7: Comedian Paul Scheer is a lifelong Disney World superfan". Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Paul Scheer Talks Black Monday, Podcasts, and Why He Really Went to NYU". 30 March 2019.
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- "rsenio 2.0: Coming back to late-night TV". Ocregister.com. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
- "So, What Was 'The Greatest Event in Television History'?". 12 October 2012. Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Unspooled with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson". 2018-05-17. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
- "Review: ALIENS VS. PARKER | Nerdist". 2014-02-06. Archived from the original on 2017-06-12. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Drax, Ant-Man Head to South Beach in "Guardians Team-Up" #7". 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
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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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- Artwork created by Scheer and presented at the Lost Panel at the San Diego Comic Con 2009