Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Claim to Fame
As of February 2013: has been David Letterman's sidekick for 31 years
Music Department, Actor/Actress, Soundtrack
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BA Sociology and Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1971)
Full Name at Birth
Paul Allen Wood Shaffer
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Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM (; born November 28, 1949) is a Canadian-American singer, actor, voice actor, author, comedian, and multi-instrumentalist who served as David Letterman's musical director, band leader and sidekick on the entire run of both Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993) and Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015).
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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.
Musician, Producer, Author, Voice Artist
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Rock, Pop rock, Jazz
CBS Orchestra, The World's Most Dangerous Band
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Panacea Entertainment, Ltd. (Camarillo, CA ), Celebrity Talent International
TV commercials for Radio Shack (2002-2003), (1986) TV commercial for Rolling Stone magazine.
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Married||Paul Shaffer and Cathy Vasapoli have been married since 1990.|||