Pauly Shore

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Pauly Shore
Pauly Shore is Dead Red Carpet.jpg
Shore in 2008
PseudonymThe Weasel
Birth namePaul Montgomery Shore
Born(1968-02-01) February 1, 1968 (age 45)
Hollywood, California, United States
MediumStand-up, television, film
NationalityAmerican
Years active1989–present
GenresImprovisational comedy
Notable works and rolesHost of MTV
Stoney Brown in Encino Man
Crawl in Son in Law
Bones Conway in In the Army Now
Tommy Collins in Jury Duty
Bud Macintosh in Bio-Dome
Pauly Shore Is Dead
Adopted
 
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Pauly Shore
Pauly Shore is Dead Red Carpet.jpg
Shore in 2008
PseudonymThe Weasel
Birth namePaul Montgomery Shore
Born(1968-02-01) February 1, 1968 (age 45)
Hollywood, California, United States
MediumStand-up, television, film
NationalityAmerican
Years active1989–present
GenresImprovisational comedy
Notable works and rolesHost of MTV
Stoney Brown in Encino Man
Crawl in Son in Law
Bones Conway in In the Army Now
Tommy Collins in Jury Duty
Bud Macintosh in Bio-Dome
Pauly Shore Is Dead
Adopted

Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore (born February 1, 1968) is an American comedian and actor who starred in several comedy films in the 1990s and hosted a video show on MTV in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Shore is still performing stand-up comedy and toured in 2012.[1]

Early life

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]

Career

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]

MTV

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 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.) He 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 such as Funny or Die.[13]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleGross
1988For KeepsRetro$17.5 million
18 Again!Barrett$2.6 million
1989Rock & ReadHost
Lost AngelsKid #3$1.2 million
Phantom of the Mall: Eric's RevengeBuzz
1990Wedding BandNicky
1992Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS, and YouHimself
Encino ManStanley "Stoney" Brown$40.6 million
Class ActJulian Thomas$13.3 million
1993Son in LawCrawl$36.4 million
1994In the Army NowBones Conway$28.8 million
1995A Goofy MovieRobert "Bobby" Zimmeruski$35.3 million
Jury DutyThomas B. "Tommy" Collins$17 million
1996Bio-DomeBud Macintosh$13.4 million
Playboy: The Best of Jenny McCarthyHimself
1997The Curse of InfernoChuck Betts
Playboy: Jenny McCarthy, the Playboy YearsHimself
1998Junket WhoreHimself
1999King of the HillMTV DJ
2000An Extremely Goofy MovieRobert "Bobby" Zimmeruski
Red LettersAnthony Griglio
The Princess and the Barrio BoyWesley
2001The WashMan in Trunk$10.2 million
2002Rebel FishHimself/DVD Host
2003Pauly Shore Is DeadHimself/Bucky's Cousin
2005My Big Fat Independent MovieHimself
2007Natural Born KomicsHimself
2009Opposite DayRobert Benson
2010Pauly Shore's 'Adopted'Himself
StonervilleRod Hardbone
2011Bucky Larson: Born to Be a StarAFA emcee
2012Whiskey BusinessNicky Ferelli

References

  1. ^ http://paulyshore.com/shows/
  2. ^ "Interview: Pauly Shore biography". AskMen.com.
  3. ^ Pauly Shore Biography (1968-). FilmReference.com
  4. ^ Unknown page. Findarticles.com[dead link]
  5. ^ Meyers, Kate (July 23, 1993). "Shore Thing", Entertainment Weekly
  6. ^ Biography for Pauly Shore at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ Beato, G. (October 1999). "Behind the Weasic". Spin 15 (10): 118. Retrieved 2011-01-14.  (Google books).
  8. ^ a b Sullivan, Jim (June 24, 1991). "Hey dude, the Weasel is, like, the future of America". Spokane Chronicle. (Boston Globe). p. B5. Retrieved 2011-01-14.  (Google news archive)
  9. ^ Devenish, Colin (2000). Limp Bizkit. St. Martin's Griffin. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-312-26349-2.  {Google books}.
  10. ^ N 2 Gether Now (Flash video). Limp Bizkit VEVO official YouTube channel. 
  11. ^ Break Stuff (Flash video). Limp Bizkit VEVO official YouTube channel. 
  12. ^ Berkowitz, Lana (July 14, 2010). "Pauly Shore takes a licking and keeps on ticking". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 
  13. ^ About. paulyshore.com.

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