Paul Reiser is an American actor who portrays Dr. Sam Owens in Season 2 of Stranger Things.

Stranger Things

The casting of Paul Reiser as Dr. Owens was announced on November 7, 2016.[1] Reiser previously played the villainous character Burke in Aliens, a 1986 James Cameron film that the Duffer Brothers named as an influence for Season 2.[2]



Title Role
1982 Remington Steele Ivan Turbell
1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Dexter Bunche
1987–1990 My Two Dads Micheal Taylor
1992-1999 Mad About You Paul Buchman
2002 Curb Your Enthusiasm Paul Reiser
2011 The Paul Reiser Show Paul Reiser
2014–2016 TripTank Gary (voice)
2014–2015 Married Shep
2014–2017 Red Oaks Doug Getty
2013 Elementary Dr. Mason Baldwin
2017 Stranger Things Dr. Sam Owens


  1. "Stranger Things 2 exclusive: The Goonies, Aliens stars join Netflix series" Entertainment Weekly. November 7, 2016.
  2. "Stranger Things exclusive: Duffer Brothers reveal season 2 details" Entertainment Weekly. August 31, 2016.
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