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Paul Shaffer


Paul Shaffer was born on November 28, 1949 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada as Paul A. Shaffer. He is known for his work on This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Hercules (1997) and A Very Murray Christmas (2015). He has been married to Catherine Vasapoli since August 19, 1990. They have two children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

Known For

This Is Spinal Tap Artie Fufkin
(1984)
Hercules Hermes; the Messenger God
(1997)
A Very Murray Christmas Music Department
(2015)
Eraser Soundtrack
(1996)

Filmography

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 2018 The 60th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (musical director: Premiere Ceremony)
 2015 A Very Murray Christmas (TV Special) (musical director)
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (musical director - 24 episodes, 2005 - 2015) (musician - 15 episodes, 2005 - 2011) (band musical director - 2 episodes, 1997 - 2007) (music supervisor - 2 episodes, 1997 - 2007)
- The Final Late Show with David Letterman (2015) ... (musical director)
- Episode #19.50 (2011) ... (musical director) / (musician: keyboards)
- Episode #19.12 (2011) ... (musical director) / (musician: keyboards)
- Episode #18.168 (2011) ... (musical director) / (musician: keyboards)
- Episode #18.166 (2011) ... (musical director) / (musician: keyboards)
 2015 Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (music: The Live Band)
 2014 The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) (music producer: keyboards)
 2012 The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (music producer)
 2011 The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (music producer)
 2010 The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (music producer)
 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) (music producer)
 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) (music producer)
 2003 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) (music producer)
 2001 The Concert for New York City (TV Special documentary) (musical director)
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (music producer)
 1993 Friends of Gilda (TV Movie) (musical director)
  Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) (musical director - 82 episodes, 1982 - 1993) (music supervisor - 21 episodes, 1985 - 1993) (band musical director - 19 episodes, 1993)
- Episode dated 25 June 1993 (1993) ... (band musical director) / (music supervisor)
- Episode dated 22 June 1993 (1993) ... (band musical director) / (music supervisor)
- Episode dated 26 May 1993 (1993) ... (band musical director) / (music supervisor)
- Episode dated 13 May 1993 (1993) ... (band musical director) / (music supervisor)
- Episode dated 30 April 1993 (1993) ... (band musical director) / (music supervisor)
 1989 The Lemon Sisters (music supervisor)
 1989 Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (musical director)
 1988 Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (musical stylist)
 1982-1983 Square Pegs (TV Series) (special musical material - 7 episodes)
- The Stepanowicz Papers (1983) ... (special musical material)
- Weemaweegate (1982) ... (special musical material)
- Halloween XII (1982) ... (special musical material)
- Square Pigskins (1982) ... (special musical material)
- Pac Man Fever (1982) ... (special musical material)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (special musical material - 41 episodes, 1976 - 1980) (musician - 21 episodes, 1979 - 1982) (musical stylist - 6 episodes, 1978)
- Olivia Newton-John (1982) ... (musician)
- Buck Henry/Andrew Gold/Andrae Crouch & Voices of Unity (1980) ... (musician) / (special musical material)
- Steve Martin/Paul & Linda McCartney/3-D (1980) ... (musician) / (special musical material)
- Bob Newhart/The Amazing Rhthym Aces/Bruce Cockburn (1980) ... (musician) / (special musical material)
- Strother Martin/The Specials (1980) ... (musician) / (special musical material)
 1980 Gilda Live (Documentary) (music consultant)
 1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (musical director) / (musician)
 1979 Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda (TV Special) (musical consultant)
 1977 A Year at the Top (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1977 The Chevy Chase Show (TV Special) (special musical consultant)
 1973 Godspell (principal musician: keyboards)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials for Radio Shack (2002-2003) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Blues Brothers Band | The Honeydrippers | Paul Schaffer | Paul 'The Shiv' Shaffer

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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He was chairman of the American Red Cross recruiting drive in 1990. See more »

Nickname:

Johnny Carwash See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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