Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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As of February 2013: has been David Letterman's sidekick for 31 years
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BA Sociology and Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1971)
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Paul Allen Wood Shaffer
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Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM (; born November 28, 1949) is a Canadian-American musician, actor, voice actor, author, comedian, and composer who has been David Letterman's musical director, band leader and sidekick since 1982.
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Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM (/ˈʃeɪfər/; born November 28, 1949) is a Canadian-American musician, actor, voice actor, author, comedian, and composer who has been David Letterman's musical director, band leader and sidekick since 1982.
Shaffer was born and raised in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada, the son of Shirley and Bernard Shaffer, a lawyer; Shaffer was raised in a Jewish family. As a child Shaffer had lessons on the piano, and by his teenage years had moved on to playing the organ in a band called Fabulous Fugitives with his schoolmates in Thunder Bay. Later he performed with the "Flash Landing Band" at different venues around Edmonton and the Interior of B.C. Educated at the University of Toronto, he began playing with jazz guitarist Tisziji Muñoz, performing in bands around the bars there, where he found an interest in musicals, and completed his studies, with a B.A. degree in Sociology in 1971.
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Posted by brian 1 year ago
what a hot band. love all their music
Posted by Joe 1 year ago
Would love to meet you before I die,
Posted by greg fischer 1 year ago
We are unable to find our family pictures. We would like to order our pictu...
Posted by Michael Wren 1 year ago
You can find the statue proposal on Kickstarter dot com