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]


  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.