Lucky Hank's executive producer and writer Paul Lieberstein had his fans worried because of his weight loss and cancer rumors during his days in The Office.

He is one of the people who made The Office one of the best sitcoms of our generation with a massive fanbase. He worked both on and off camera in the show acting, writing producing, and directing. 

He not only served as a writer and executive producer for the show. He also played the role of Toby Flenderson, the human resources rep for Dunder Mifflin, Scranton branch. 

While many characters disliked the human resource rep Flenderson, fans have adored and appreciated Lieberstein who played the character. They care about the actor and wonder if he is doing well.  Paul Lieberstein posing with the hat given by his nieces.

Paul Lieberstein posing with the hat given by his nieces. (Source: Instagram)

This peaked during season 7 of The Office, where he looked visibly thin. Eventually, cancer rumors spread and were deemed the truth behind Lieberstein's weight loss. 

Read the article in full to know about Paul Liberstein's wife, weight loss, cancer rumors, net worth & young age. 

Who is Paul Liberstein?

American actor, screenwriter, television director and television producer was born Paul Bevan Lieberstein (birth name) on 22 February 1967 (age 56) in West Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. to a Jewish family comprising of father Judit and Stanley Liberstein.

Liberstein got involved in screenwriting at an early age. During his time at Conard High School, Liberstein not only penned his first sitcom but also played vibraphone in a band. 

But college happened and he majored in economics to be a financier.  After college, he took a stint as an auditor at Peat Marwick International in New York City.

After six months of leaving Marwick, he also juggled his time working part-time at his father's law firm and following his interest in writing as much as he could. 

Later, he landed his first writing stint on Clarissa Explains It All in 1992. From 1997 to 2000, he worked as a producer and writer in the American animated sitcom King of the Hill. he had joined the show at the request of his brother-in-law Greg Daniels. 

Then after, he did produce stints in high-profile projects such as The OfficeThe Drew Cary Show, and The Newsroom before creating his own feature comedy film Song of Back and Neck, in which he portrayed the lead character Fred Trolleycar. 

In 2023, Liberstein and Aaron Zelman developed the American black comedy series, Lucky Hank, a plot about an English department chairman, William Henry "Hank" Devereaux, Jr. (played by Bob Odenkirk), who is suffering from a midlife crisis while also juggling the issues surrounding the underfunded college at the same time. 

Paul Lieberstein Weight Loss and Cancer Rumors Explained

The seventh season of The Office aired from September 2010 to May 2011. During this time, people noticed a significant weight change in Lieberstein towards the end of the season. 

While his character Flenderson shared little screen time, it was evident that the actor had lost some weight. The speculations came after Flenderson returned to Dunder Mifflin after the Scranton Strangler trial.

The difference in his weight was very noticeable, and many people wondered why this sudden change happened.

They were genuinely worried about him and took to Reddit to voice their opinions.  People discussing Paul Lieberstein's weight loss.

Fans discussing Paul Lieberstein's weight loss. (Source: Reddit)

In 2014, a Reddit user pointed out that Lieberstein looked considerably thin, and the difference was dramatic. They revealed that their first conclusion was that the actor was sick. 

Many people agreed with them and said the actor looked gaunt at the end of Season 7.  

Some said he was simply maintaining his weight, whereas some said it was because of chain smoking. 

In another post, people discussed the cancer rumors. One user pointed out that the actor allegedly felt nauseous and dizzy in the last seasons. 

 Discussion about Paul Lieberstein's weight change and cancer rumors.

Discussion about Paul Lieberstein's weight change and cancer rumors. (Source: Reddit)

This fueled the rumors about cancer and his weight change. Another post mentioned that Lieberstein was missing out on public events around the same time. 

Since Lieberstein never publicly addressed the rumors, nothing can be said for sure. But it is reported that his family told the media that he was not sick. 

The actor might have kept his illness a secret as well. On the other hand, cancer is not the only factor for weight loss.

Therefore, unless he addresses this, everything is merely speculation. 

Paul Lieberstein is into Triathlon

Lieberstein maintains a healthy lifestyle and constantly exercises. His Instagram Bio says that he is also a model and personal trainer.

 Paul Lieberstein with his teammates after winning Malibu Triathlon 2021.

Paul Lieberstein with his teammates after winning Malibu Triathlon 2021. (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, Lieberstein is an avid triathlon runner. According to Britannica, triathlon comprises three sports —  running, swimming, and cycling. 

It is an endurance sport extremely good for fitness. Lieberstein constantly takes part in this contest and often wins the first prize.

According to a vlog posted by EverythingDan in 2021, the actor participated in the Malibu triathlon and won the gold medal. 

The video also revealed that Lieberstein had done over ten Malibu triathlons to date.

Thus, the actor maintains a healthy and balanced lifestyle regardless of cancer rumors and weight change speculations. 

Who is Paul Liberstein's Wife?

Liberstein is married to Janine Poreba since 2008.  She has appeared in many of her husband's projects such as The Office (as his girlfriend) and Song of Back and Neck.

What is Paul Liberstein's Net Worth?

According to Celebritynetworth, Libersetin has an estimated net worth of $14 million.