Pauly Shore

Pauly Shore

Born: February 1, 1968
Age: 53
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Paul Montgomery Shore (born February 1, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. Shore is best known for his roles in several comedy films in the 1990s including Encino Man (1992), Son in Law (1993), and Bio-Dome (1996). He also hosted a video show on MTV in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Shore's acting career has declined since the late 1990s; he has since appeared only infrequently in a number of films and has primarily focused on stand-up comedy.[1]

Shore was born Paul Montgomery Shore,[2] the son of Mitzi Shore (née Saidel), who founded The Comedy Store, and Sammy Shore, a comedian.[3][4] Shore was raised Jewish,[5] and grew up in Beverly Hills, California. He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1986.[6]



Stand-up career

Inspired by his parents' work in comedy and show business, a 17-year-old Shore made his stand-up debut at the Alley Cat Bistro in Culver City. "Everyone else in school was filling out their SAT applications, but I just passed mine back. I knew I wasn't going to go to college."[7] Shore was mentored by Sam Kinison and opened several of his sets. While touring the comedy club circuit, Shore cultivated an alter ego persona, "The Weasel".

"The Weasel" involved Shore speaking in a surfer parlance, heavily peppered with dudespeak slang such as "edged", "melons" and "grinding" as well as his catchphrase, "Hey, BU-DDY."[8]


Shore's big break came as an on-air MTV VJ, a position he held from 1989 to 1994. At the height of his MTV fame, Shore had his own show, Totally Pauly, serving as a host, most memorably on MTV's annual Spring Break parties. He also released a music video, "Lisa, Lisa, the One I Adore".[8]

Film career

In 1992, Shore starred in Encino Man, which was a modest hit. The film's success propelled Shore to star in additional personalized vehicles, albeit increasingly less successful: Son in Law (1993), In the Army Now (1994), Jury Duty (1995), and Bio-Dome (1996). All five films received sharply negative reviews, with the last three each holding a rating below 10% at Rotten Tomatoes; in addition, each of the movies grossed less at the box office than the one before. In 1997, Shore starred in the eponymous TV show Pauly; the show was cancelled after five episodes aired. Shore makes a cameo appearance in the American rock band Limp Bizkit music video "N 2 Gether Now",[9][10] as a pizza deliveryman, and a briefer appearance in "Break Stuff".[11]

In 2003, Shore produced, wrote, directed and starred in Pauly Shore Is Dead, a semi-autobiographical mockumentary, and in 2005 starred in the short-lived reality television series Minding the Store. In 2010, Shore starred in Adopted, which sees him traveling to Africa to adopt a child.[12] In addition, he has several short subject films and multiple projects in the works such as his MTV pilot called The Shores and various projects with Funny or Die.[13]

In March 2018 Shore appeared as himself in episode 10 of the TV series Alone Together.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Future of America WTG Records
1992 Scraps From the Future WTG Records/Epic
1993 Son in Law (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Hollywood Records track 11
1994 Pink Diggily Diggily Priority Records



Year Title Role
1988 For Keeps Retro
18 Again! Barrett
1989 Rock & Read Host
Lost Angels Kid #3
Married With Children The Captain
Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge Buzz
1990 Wedding Band Nicky
1992 Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS, and You Himself
Encino Man Stanley "Stoney" Brown
Class Act Julian Thomas
1993 Son in Law Crawl
1994 In the Army Now Bones Conway
1995 A Goofy Movie Robert "Bobby" Zimuruski
Jury Duty Thomas B. "Tommy" Collins
1996 Bio-Dome Bud Macintosh
Playboy: The Best of Jenny McCarthy Himself
1997 The Curse of Inferno Chuck Betts
Playboy: Jenny McCarthy, the Playboy Years Himself
Casper: A Spirited Beginning Snivel (voice)
1998 Junket Whore Himself
Casper Meets Wendy The Oracle
1999 King of the Hill MTV DJ
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Robert "Bobby" Zimuruski
Red Letters Anthony Griglio
The Princess and the Barrio Boy Wesley
The Bogus Witch Project Himself
Futurama Himself
2001 The Wash Man in Trunk
2002 Rebel Fish Himself/DVD Host
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself/Bucky's Cousin
2005 My Big Fat Independent Movie Himself
2007 Natural Born Komics Himself
2009 Opposite Day Robert Benson
2010 Pauly Shore's 'Adopted' Himself
Stonerville Rod Hardbone
2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star AFA emcee
2012 Whiskey Business Nicky Ferelli
2014 Pauly Shore Stands Alone Himself
2016 Hell's Kitchen Himself
2017 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Johnny Blowhole (voice)
2017 Sandy Wexler Testimonial
2018 Alone Together Himself

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