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Pauly Shore

Biography

Pauly Shoreline became the darling from the MTV group along with his burned-out California persona, but his roots went deep into comedy’s history, simply because his father was a veteran from the Catskill circuit and his mother ran the Humor Club in LA. At the top of his reputation in the first ’90s, he starred in strike films and released some LPs including Scraps from the near future, The continuing future of America, and Red Diggily Diggily. After his movies began sketching dwindling crowds along with a short-lived sitcom flopped, nevertheless, Shore maintained a comparatively low profile, sometimes appearing out of the woodwork release a albums like 2000’s Hollywood, WE HAVE a Problem.

Quick Facts


Full Name Pauly Shore
Height 1.71 m
Profession VJ, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Stand-up comedian
Education Beverly Hills High School
Nationality American
Parents Mitzi Shore, Sammy Shore
Siblings Scott Shore, Peter Shore, Sandy Shore
Music Songs Lisa Lisa, The Future of America, Masturbation Combination, Dude Airways, Thank God I'm a Country Boy, Doggie Door, Rubbers, Love Connection, Valley Girls, Pauly's Mom, Uncircumsied Penises, America's Most Wanted, Room 1106, Future of America Plus Bonus Questions, Tonite's The Nite, Group Therapy, Lisa, College, Flying, French Cafe, Concerts, Hollywood, Bank, Aerobics, Amsterdam, Europe, Power a Sixer, Mom, Introduction, Debbie Does Dude, Pauly's Mom Ending
Albums Scraps from the Future, The Future of America
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Movies Encino Man, Son in Law, Bio-Dome, Pauly Shore Is Dead, In the Army Now, Jury Duty, A Goofy Movie, 18 Again!, Opposite Day, Pauly Shore Stands Alone, For Keeps, The Curse of Inferno, The Wash, An Extremely Goofy Movie, Stonerville, Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Pauly Shore's Natural Born Komics Sketch Comedy Movie: Miami, Casper Meets Wendy, Whiskey Business, The Princess and the Barrio Boy, Adopted, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, Cityscrapes: Los Angeles, What's Alan Watching?, Wedding Band, Captured
TV Shows Pauly, Minding the Store, Meet the In-Laws, Pauly Shore's America


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Is briefly mentioned in the 'Weird Al' Yankovic songs "Albuquerque" and "Confessions Part III".
2 Was considered for the role of Leonard Hofstadter on The Big Bang Theory (2007).
3 Was considered for the role of Michael McManus in The Usual Suspects (1995).
4 Is a vegetarian.
5 Through his mother, he was a good friend of Richard Pryor, who influenced him choosing comedy.
6 Good friends with Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith.
7 Along with Pia Zadora, Madonna, Sylvester Stallone and Demi Moore, one of the few people who have "won" back to back awards at the Razzies in successive years. He "won" Worst Actor of 1996 for his performance in the film Jury Duty (1995), then again the next year he tied with Tom Arnold in Big Bully (1996), Carpool (1996) and The Stupids (1996) for Worst Actor of 1997 with his performance in Bio-Dome (1996).
8 He graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1986. Other famous alumni include Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Lenny Kravitz,David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman, Gina Gershon, Rhonda Fleming, Jackie Cooper, Rob Reiner, Antonio Sabato Jr., Michael Tolkin, Betty White, Corbin Bernsen, Elizabeth Daily, Albert Brooks, and Crispin Glover.
9 Brother of Peter Shore
10 While on her way to the hospital to give birth to Pauly, his mother was yet undecided on a name for her child. She passed the Paulee Body shop and a Montgomery Ward, and that's how Pauly got his name.
11 Son of Sammy Shore.
12 His mother, Mitzi Shore, owns The Comedy Store, a legendary comedy club.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Workaholics 2016 TV Series Pauly Shore
Hawaii Five-0 2015 TV Series Jake Lockhard
Whistle While I Work It 2013 Video short Door Man
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2012 TV Series President Weasel
First Look: Ultimate Teaser Trailer 2012 Video short Trailer Actor
Whiskey Business 2012 TV Movie Nicky Ferelli
Howard Stern on Demand 2011 TV Series
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 2011 AFA Emcee
Ed Hardy Boyz 2: The Case of When That Hot Filipina Girl Lost Her Tramp Stamp at Mini-Golf 2011 Short
Stonerville 2011 Video Rod Hardbone
Cubed 2010 TV Series Pauly Shore
Opposite Day 2009 Robert Benson
Why Men Go Gay in L.A. 2009
Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts 2009 Video Cat (voice)
Adopted 2009 Pauly Shore
Last Day Dream 2009 Short Fistfighter
Sunset Tan 2007 TV Series
Entourage 2005-2007 TV Series Pauly Shore
Father of the Pride 2004 TV Series Justin
Pauly Shore Is Dead 2003 Pauly Shore / Bucky's Cousin
The Wash 2001 Man in Trunk
The Princess & the Barrio Boy 2000 TV Movie Wesley
Futurama 2000 TV Series Pauly Shore
Red Letters 2000 Anthony Griglio (uncredited)
An Extremely Goofy Movie 2000 Video Bobby Zimmeruski (voice)
Nash Bridges 1999 TV Series Mickey Gamble
Hefner: Unauthorized 1999 TV Movie Lenny Bruce (uncredited)
King of the Hill 1999 TV Series Deejay
Fantasy Island 1999 TV Series
V.I.P. 1998 TV Series Pauly Shore
Casper Meets Wendy 1998 Video The Oracle (voice)
The Curse of Inferno 1997 Chuck Betts
Casper: A Spirited Beginning 1997 Video Snivel (voice)
Pauly 1997 TV Series Pauly Sherman
Mr. Rhodes 1997 TV Series Max
Beverly Hills, 90210 1996 TV Series Unruly Bar Patron
Bio-Dome 1996 Bud Macintosh
Jury Duty 1995 Tommy Collins
A Goofy Movie 1995 Bobby Zimmeruski (voice, uncredited)
The Larry Sanders Show 1994 TV Series Pauly Shore
In the Army Now 1994 Bones Conway
Bobby's World 1990-1993 TV Series George
Son in Law 1993 Crawl
Class Act 1992 Julian Thomas (uncredited)
Encino Man 1992 Stoney Brown
Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge 1989 Buzz
Dream Date 1989 TV Movie Rudy
Wedding Band 1989 Nicky
CBS Summer Playhouse 1989 TV Series
Lost Angels 1989 Kid #3 (as Pauley Shore)
Married with Children 1989 TV Series Captain
What's Alan Watching? 1989 TV Special Craig
Rock & Read 1989 Video short The Host
18 Again! 1988 Barrett
St. Elsewhere 1988 TV Series Frankie
For Keeps? 1988 Retro
21 Jump Street 1987 TV Series Kenny Ryan

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pauly Shore's Pauly~tics 2012 TV Movie written by
Pauly Shore's Vegas Is My Oyster 2011 TV Movie
Pauly Shore & Friends 2009 TV Movie writer
Adopted 2009 story
America 2008 TV Series writer
Natural Born Komics 2007 Video
Pauly Shore Is Dead 2003 written by

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pauly Shore Stands Alone 2014 Documentary
Pauly Shore's Pauly~tics 2012 TV Movie
Pauly Shore's Vegas Is My Oyster 2011 TV Movie
Adopted 2009
Natural Born Komics 2007 Video
Pauly Shore Is Dead 2003

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pauly Shore Stands Alone 2014 Documentary executive producer
Pauly Shore's Pauly~tics 2012 TV Movie producer
Pauly Shore's Vegas Is My Oyster 2011 TV Movie producer
Adopted 2009 producer
Natural Born Komics 2007 Video producer
Pauly Shore Is Dead 2003 producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Son in Law 1993 performer: "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" - uncredited
Class Act 1992 performer: "Lisa, Lisa The One I Adore" / writer: "Lisa, Lisa The One I Adore"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store 2015 TV Special special thanks
Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store 2014 TV Special documentary special thanks
Humor Me 2013 Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-1997 TV Series Himself
Crook & Chase 1997 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Andrew Dice Clay: Assume the Position 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
Real Men Don't Watch Pre-Game 1996 TV Movie Himself
1996 Billboard Music Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter
1995 VH1 Honors 1995 TV Movie Himself
MTV Spring Break: Lake Havasu 1995 TV Movie Himself
1994 MTV Movie Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
The Word 1994 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1994 TV Series Himself / Himself - Comedian
Pauly Does Dallas 1993 TV Special
MTV Video Music Awards 1993 1993 TV Special Himself
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series Himself
A Tribute to Sam Kinison 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1991-1993 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief V 1992 TV Special Himself
The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday 1992 TV Movie Himself
Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS, and You 1992 Video short Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Himself
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special 1992 TV Movie Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1992 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1992 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1991 1991 TV Special Himself
Totally Pauly 1990 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1990 1990 TV Special Himself
Kocktails with Khloé 2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2014 TV Series Himself
Pauly Shore Stands Alone 2014 Documentary Pauly Shore
Pioneers of Television 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Last Comic Standing 2014 TV Series Himself - The Comedy Store
Gotham Comedy Live 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Funny: The Documentary 2013 Documentary Himself
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Pauly Shore's Pauly~tics 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Doctors 2012 TV Series Himself
CMT Hot 20 Countdown 2012 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Himself
The Daily Habit 2011 TV Series Himself
Pauly Shore's Vegas Is My Oyster 2011 TV Movie Himself
Tosh.0 2010 TV Series Himself
Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison 2010 TV Special Himself
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 2009 TV Series Himself
Pauly Shore & Friends 2009 TV Movie Himself
Today in South Florida 2008 TV Series Himself
The Two Coreys 2008 TV Series Himself
Video on Trial 2008 TV Series Himself
CMT Paid Vacation with Pauly Shore 2008 TV Series Himself - Host
Spread TV 2008 TV Series Himself
America 2008 TV Series Himself
Sunset Tan 2008 TV Series Himself
Biography 1996-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Heckler 2007 Documentary Himself
The Junior Defenders 2007 Video Himself
Wild 'N Out 2007 TV Series Himself
Natural Born Komics 2007 Video Himself
The Fabulous Life Presents: Really Rich Real Estate 2006 TV Series Himself
Comics Unleashed 2006 TV Series Himself
The Girls Next Door 2006 TV Series Himself - Actor-Comedian
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series Guest
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi 2006 Documentary Himself
MADtv 1995-2005 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
Minding the Store 2005 TV Series Himself
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2005 TV Series Himself
My Big Fat Independent Movie 2005 Himself
Howard Stern 2000-2005 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2005 TV Series Himself
The Screen Savers 2005 TV Series Himself
Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge 2005 TV Series Himself
My Super Sweet 16 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Playboy: Hef's Halloween Spooktacular 2005 Video documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004 TV Series Himself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself - Commentator
Access Granted 2004 TV Series Himself
Film Trix 2004 2004 Documentary short Himself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Himself
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
Spring Break Celebrity Fantasies 2004 TV Movie Himself - Guest
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 1999-2003 TV Series Himself
Cribs 2003 TV Series Himself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Brendan Leonard Show 2003 TV Series Himself
Punk'd 2003 TV Series Himself
Rebel Fish 2002 Short Himself, DVD host
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
E! True Hollywood Story 1999-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Bogus Witch Project 2000 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself
Politically Incorrect 2000 TV Series Himself
Junket Whore 1998 Documentary Himself
I Was an MTV VJ 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Playboy: The Best of Jenny McCarthy 1998 Video documentary Himself
Playboy: Jenny McCarthy, the Playboy Years 1997 Video documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
America's Book of Secrets 2012 TV Series Himself
Video on Trial 2008 TV Series Himself
Celebrities Uncensored 2003-2004 TV Series Himself / Impromptu Guest Host
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Audience Choice Award Slamdunk Film Festival Feature Film Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
2000 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst New Star of the Decade For Bio-Dome
1997 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Bio-Dome (1996)
1996 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Jury Duty (1995)
1993 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst New Star Encino Man (1992)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor of the Century For Bio-Dome
1996 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor Bio-Dome (1996)
1994 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Son in Law (1993)


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#Quote
1 [on the Playboy Mansion] I probably spend more time there than I do out in public. They're like "can you leave now" and I'm like "but I've got nothing to do!" No, really though it's just one of those perks that you get when you become known, and Mr. Heffner was nice enough to have me as a guest many years ago, so I've been going up there once in a while ever since.
2 That I care for my fans and that I care for my mom and I just care. I'm not 25 years old anymore. I'm not some druggie. I'm not banging chicks every night. I'm not an E! True Hollywood Story. I work really hard at what I do. I enjoy making people happy.
3 [on his favorite role] I liked all of them. I liked Encino Man. I thought that was fun. I liked Son In Law, In the Army Now. I liked Jury Duty. I liked Bio-Dome. I liked all the movies that I did the voices in, movies that I did parts in, I liked all of them. There's not a favorite.
4 [on making studio films] I miss them a lot. I miss working with great actors, working with great directors. I miss-I don't want to say it was less pressure, but in a way, it was just because I was doing my thing, and I didn't have to worry about all the other stuff that comes along with it. You know, I miss acting, that's the main thing. I miss that process of getting the script and reading it and working on it.
5 [on his weasel character] I was never like Pee-wee Herman, how Paul Reubens is on the left and Pee-wee is on the right. I was one with the Weas. I really dressed like that. I acted like that. I exaggerated it for the camera, for sure. But I would go out like that.
6 [on dating Kylie Minogue] Yeah. That was when we did Bio-Dome. She was in Bio-Dome with me. That's kind of the one thing I miss about starring in films: hooking up with your co-stars.
7 [on when the Pauly Shore era ended] Probably after my sitcom got canceled. I was on the road one night by myself and I realized, "Well, the jig is up. Time to move on".
8 [on his favorite comedian] Growing up as a kid I'd say Richard Pryor. Because he was very vulnerable on stage and very sweet and endearing, yet very dirty and nasty as well. I think that it's important that you connect with the audience, that's the most important thing. All the material and all that other stuff don't really mean anything unless you're connecting with them. There's a lot of comics that go up there and just kind of babble their routine and they're separated from the audience you know what I mean?
9 [on his 90's films] It's better to have someone know me for something than have them not know me for anything. The films were good films. They hold up, they constantly play and they're a reason why I still have an audience to be quite honest.
10 I won't say I love everything I ever did, but I have to say, I honestly like all the stuff I starred in. I really like "Bio-Dome" and "Jury Duty," even though they didn't do as well as the other ones. "Bio-Dome" has become sort of a cult classic over the years. I'm proud of those movies, and when people come to the shows, they've usually seen every one of them. People love those movies, probably more now.
11 [on the decline of MTV] It's not just MTV, it's pretty much all the channels. America seems to be fascinated with people who are not talented. America wants to see "Duck Dynasty" and "Storage Wars." It's not MTV's fault it's the viewers fault.
12 [on the TV show Entourage] It's like the mafia: Either you're in the family or not. A lot of the guys who run the show are my friends. I'm friends with Kevin Dillon and all those guys. So it wasn't like that gig came through my agent.
13 I'm Jewish. I've always had a thing where it's okay to dance with the devil, just don't become the devil. Even at my peak, I never went too over the top.

#Trademark
1 Known for his spaced-out delivery in a surfer accent, and stretching out certain words, like "bud-dy".

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