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Pauly Shore

Paul Montgomery "Pauly" Shore (born February 1, 1968) is an American actor, performer and comedian, perhaps best known for starring in a series of comedy films in the 1990s and hosting a video show on MTV in the late 80s and early 90s.

Biography

Early life

Shore was born Paul Montgomery Shore in Hollywood, California, the son of Mitzi Shore (née Saidel), who founded the legendary Los Angeles comedy club, The Comedy Store, and Sammy Shore, a comedian. He was raised in a Jewish family and has two brothers, Scott and Peter. Shore grew up in Beverly Hills, graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1986.

Career

His lucky break came when he became a MTV host, alongside Jeff Leiber, a position he held from 1989 to 1994. Pauly had his own show, Totally Pauly, and served as a host, most memorably on MTV's annual Spring Break parties. At his first Spring Break gig, he began using his catchphrases, "Hey, Buddy," as well as referring to himself as, "The Wiez," or "Weasel." His first comedy album, 1991's The Future of America, was named Best Comedy Album by the College Music Journalists. The album paved the way for Shore's subsequent releases, Scraps from the Future and Pink Diggly Diggly.

The critically panned Encino Man (1992) garnered him a Golden Raspberry Award for his performance, largely because Shore was unabashedly not acting - his character uncannily resembled his MTV persona. The movie was remarkably popular, and Shore parlayed it into several other films: Son In Law (nominated for an MTV Movie Award), In the Army Now, 1995 Razzie winner Jury Duty, 1996 Razzie winner Bio-Dome. ,and 1997 Film The Curse of the Inferno. Shore's wave of fame crashed when he tried to turn back to TV in 1997 with the series Pauly on the Fox Network, the premiere of which received ratings so low that the show was canceled the next day.

In 2000 he won the Razzie award for "Worst New Star of the Decade", but lost "Worst Actor of the Century" to Sylvester Stallone. He attempted a comeback with the star-studded, autobiographical independent mockumentary called Pauly Shore Is Dead, which went to video on January 25, 2005, after a small theatrical run.

Also in 2005, Shore had a reality show on TBS titled Minding the Store. The series followed Shore as he took control of a stand up comedy venue and attempted to revitalize it. In a CNN article to promote the show, Shore admitted that he is a recovering sex addict and currently seeing a therapist, and that he allowed some of his therapy sessions to be taped for the show. Shore also said that if anyone did not laugh while viewing the show, they would receive a dollar. The individual simply had to mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Shore, care of TBS, and would in turn receive a dollar bill. This deal was only open to the first 250,000 people, and it is unknown if anyone ever did receive a dollar. The show was canceled after ten episodes, because of low ratings.

He has also made a number of guest appearances in numerous music videos, including Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" He also took a strange foray into the restaurant and hospitality industry with the purchase of "Whiz Burger" an independent diner located in San Francisco, California. Shore himself is a vegetarian.

All Filmography

Year Title Role Gross
1988 For Keeps Retro
18 Again! Barrett
1989 Rock & Read Host
Lost Angels Kid #3 US$1.2 million
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 Stoney Brown US$40.6 million
Class Act Julian Thomas
1993 Son in Law Crawl
1994 In the Army Now Bones Conway US$28.8 million
1995 A Goofy Movie Robert "Bobby" Zimmeruski US$35.3 million
Jury Duty Tommy Collins
1996 Bio-Dome Bud Macintosh
Playboy: The Best of Jenny McCarthy Himself
1997 The Curse of the Inferno Chuck Betts
Playboy: Jenny McCarthy, the Playboy Years Himself
1998 Junket Whore Himself
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Robert "Bobby" Zimmeruski
Red Letters Anthony Griglio
2001 The Wash Man in Trunk US$10.2 million
2002 Rebel Fish Himself/DVD Host
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself/Bucky's Cousin
2004 Film Trix 2004 Himself
2005 My Big Fat Independent Movie Himself
Playboy: Hef's Halloween Spooctacular Himself
2006 Natural Born Komics Himself

Star Role Filmography

Title Role Gross Year Theatrical Distributor
Encino Man Stoney Brown US$40.6 million 1992 Buena Vista
Son in Law Crawl US$36.4 million 1993 Buena Vista
In the Army Now Bones Conway US$28.8 million 1994 Buena Vista
Jury Duty Tommy Collins US$17 million 1995 TriStar Pictures
Bio-Dome Bud Macintosh US$26.7 million 1996 MGM
The Curse of the Inferno Chuck Betts ? 1997 Showtime
--- --- --- 1998-2002 ---
Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself/Bucky's Cousin ? 2003 Regent Releasing

Television work

Year Title Role Notes
1987 21 Jump Street Kenny Ryan Guest star, episode: "Two for the Road"
1988 St. Elsewhere Frankie Guest star, episode: "Down and Out on Beacon Hill"
1989 - 1994 Totally Pauly Host/Himself Series regular
1989 Married with Children Captain Guest star, episode: "A Three Job, No Income Family"
Dream Date Rudy Television movie
What's Alan Watching? Craig Television movie
1991 Late Night with David Letterman Himself Guest star, episode: "July 31, 1991"
1992 The Howard Stern Show Himself Guest star, episode: "May 2, 1992"
The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday Himself Television special
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 Himself Television special
Late Night with David Letterman Himself Guest star, episode: "May 22, 1992"
1993 Bobby's World George Guest star, voice only, episode: "It's My Party"
Pauly Does Dallas Himself Television special
Late Night with David Letterman Himself Guest star, episode: "February 24, 1993"
A Tribute to Sam Kinison Himself Television special
The Larry Sanders Show Himself Guest star, episode: "The Grand Opening"
1994 The Word Himself Guest star, episode: "Episode #5.2"
The Larry Sanders Show Himself Guest star, episode: "Doubt of the Benefit"
Late Show with David Letterman Himself Guest star, episode: "November 3, 1994"
1995 MADtv Himself Guest star, episode: "Episode #1.9"
Late Show with David Letterman Himself Guest star, episode: "April 7, 1995"
1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 Unruly Bar Patron Guest star, episode: "You Say It's Your Birthday: Part 2"
Late Show with David Letterman Himself Guest star, episodes: "January 9, 1996" and "June 20, 1996"
1997 MADtv Host/Himself Guest star, episode: "Episode #2.16"
Pauly Pauly Sherman Series regular
Mr. Rhodes Max Guest star, episode: "Tom's Not Headmaster Show"
Casper: A Spirited Beginning Snivel Television movie, voice only
Late Show with David Letterman Himself Guest star, episodes: "February 27, 1997" and "July 21, 1997"
1998 Casper Meets Wendy The Oracle Television movie
V.I.P. Himself Guest star, episode: "What to Do with Vallery When You're Dead"
I Was an MTV VJ Himself Television special
Late Show with David Letterman Himself Guest star, episode: "July 24, 1998"
1999 King of the Hill Deejay Guest star, voice only, episode: "Escape from Party Island"
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Himself Guest star, episodes: "June 15, 1999" and "December 29, 1999"
Fantasy Island Guest star, episode: "The Real Thing"
Hefner: Unauthorized Lenny Bruce Television movie, uncredited
E! True Hollywood Story Himself Guest star, episode: "Savannah"
2000 Nash Bridges Mickey Gamble Guest star, episode: "Rip Off"
The Princess & the Barrio Boy Wesley Television movie
The Bogus Witch Project Himself/Host Television movie
Futurama Himself Guest star, voice only, episode: "The Cryonic Woman"
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Himself Guest star, episode: "May 25, 2000" and "July 25, 2000"
Howard Stern Himself Guest star, episode: "March 31, 2000"
The Howard Stern Radio Show Himself Guest star, episode: "March 18, 2000"
2001 E! True Hollywood Story Himself Guest star, episode: "The Comedy Store"
2002 Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion Himself Television special
2003 Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration Himself Television special
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Himself Guest star, episode: "Maserati"
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Himself Guest star, episode: "November 18, 2003"
MTV Cribs Himself Guest star, episode: "November 17, 2003"
I Love the '80s Strikes Back Himself Miniseries
I Love the '70s Himself Miniseries
The Brendan Leonard Show Himself Guest star, episode: "California Cool"
Punk'd Himself Guest star, episode: "Episode #1.4"
2004 Father of the Pride Justin Guest star, voice only, episode: "One Man's Meat is Another Man's Girlfriend"
Live with Regis and Kelly Himself Guest star, episode: "October 5, 2004"
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments Himself/Commentator Television special
Access Granted Himself Guest star, episode: "Young Buck"
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest Himself Guest star, episode: "July 7 2004"
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Himself Guest star, episode: "Episode #3.18"
Spring Break Celebrity Fantasies Himself Television special
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World Himself Television special
2005 Minding the Store Himself Series regular
Entourage Himself Guest star, episodes: "Aquamansion" and "The Abyss"
The View Himself Guest star, episode: "July 27, 2005"
Late Show with David Letterman Himself Guest star, episode: "July 26, 2005"
Howard Stern Himself Guest star, episode: "February 17, 2005"
The Screensavers Himself Guest star, episode: "February 4, 2005"
Big Time Himself Guest star, episode: "Episode #2.13"
My Super Sweet 16 Himself Guest star, episode: "January 18, 2005"
2006 The Fabulous Life of... Really Rich Real Estate Himself Guest star, episode: "Episode #1.5"
In the Mix Himself Guest star, episode: "Morgan Freeman, Jack Guzman and 'The Hills Have Eyes'"
2007 Entourage Himself Guest Star, episode "April 29, 2007"
2007 Sunset Tan Himself as "the third Olly" Guest Star, episode "September 23, 2007"
2007 Nick Cannon Presents:Wild 'N Out Himself Guest/Team Captain, episode "August 2, 2007"

Discography

Year Album title
1991 The Future of America
1992 Scraps from the Future
1994 Pink Diggly Diggly
2000 Hollywood, We've Got a Problem

Awards and nominations

Year Result Award Category For Notes
1992 Won Razzie Award Worst New Star Encino Man
1994 Nominated MTV Movie Award Best Comedic Performance Son in Law
1995 Won Razzie Award Worst Actor Jury Duty
1996 Won Razzie Award Worst Actor Bio-Dome Tied with Tom Arnold (for Big Bully, Carpool, and The Stupids)
1999 Won Razzie Award Worst New Star of the Decade Bio-Dome, Encino Man, Jury Duty, etc.
Nominated Razzie Award Worst Actor of the Century Bio-Dome, Encino Man, Jury Duty, etc.
2003 Won Slamdunk Film Festival Audience Choice Award Pauly Shore is Dead

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