Paul Scheer is an actor, writer, and comedian who is quickly establishing himself as one of today’s go-to comic actors in film and television. He recently wrapped production on the independent comedy Hell Baby opposite Leslie Bibb, Thomas Lennon, Rob Corddry & Rob Huebel. Scheer can currently be seen starring in second season of the hit Adult Swim comedy NTSF:SD:SUV, which he also created, co-wrote and executive produced. The series about a clandestine team of government agents working together to protect San Diego from daily terrorist threats airs on Thursday night.
This October Scheer will also be seen on FX’s The League, which returns for its fourth season. He is best known for his work on MTV’s hit sketch comedy series, Human Giant, which he also co-created and wrote alongside Aziz Ansari and Rob Huebel. Scheer recurs on NBC’s Emmy® nominated comedy30 Rock, as “Donny,” the head page. His other recent memorable guest-starring appearances include: Parks and Recreation,Happy Endings, Party Down, Children’s Hospital, The Sarah Silverman Program, Reno 911!, on the HBO series, Funny or Die Presents, in the short films Designated Driver and Death Hunt both of which he also co-wrote. Scheer can be seen telling the “Knock-Knock Joke of the Day” alongside Jack McBrayer on the wildly popular kid’s series Yo Gabba Gabba.
Earlier this year, he reprised his role from last year’s cult hit Piranha 3D in Dimension Film’s thriller Piranha 3DD. He will next be seen in the Lionsgate comedy Rapturepalooza opposite Anna Kendrick and John Francis Daley. In addition he’s appeared in scene-stealing roles on the big screen in Bride Wars, Year One, and School for Scoundrels. LA Weekly named Scheer one of the most interesting people of 2010 and he has been on Variety’s “Comics to Watch” list as well as AP Magazine’s “Favorite Comedians” list.
Scheer recently started podcasting - his bi-monthly show How Did This Get Made? celebrates and tries to make sense of bad movies. With less than 15 episodes released he already had over a million downloads and is consistently featured in the most popular comedy downloads on iTunes.
Scheer is married to actress and screenwriter June Diane Raphael and you can see him perform weekly at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in Los Angeles.