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Also Known As: Died:
Born: February 1, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hollywood, California, USA Profession: comedian, actor

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A wildly goofy, deliberately obnoxious standup comedian, Shore shot to fame on MTV, and later moved his established "weasel" persona into features. The son of comic Sammy Shore, who opened for Elvis Presley in Las Vegas in the 1960s and 70s, and Mitzi Shore, the powerful and influential owner of L.A.'s The Comedy Store, Shore grew up surrounded by comics. At 19, he began trying to tickle funny bones himself, both at his mother's and other clubs. Shore also guested on TV in "21 Jump Street" and had small feature roles in "For Keeps" and "18 Again!" (both 1988). His trademarked kinky curly hair and his emerging man-child image, horny and eager to talk crudely about sex, yet also geeky and airheaded, attracted attention. It especially appealed to teens, who identified with an underachieving nerd yet imitated and admired an already congealed style they also saw as cool.

A wildly goofy, deliberately obnoxious standup comedian, Shore shot to fame on MTV, and later moved his established "weasel" persona into features. The son of comic Sammy Shore, who opened for Elvis Presley in Las Vegas in the 1960s and 70s, and Mitzi Shore, the powerful and influential owner of L.A.'s The Comedy Store, Shore grew up surrounded by comics. At 19, he began trying to tickle funny bones himself, both at his mother's and other clubs. Shore also guested on TV in "21 Jump Street" and had small feature roles in "For Keeps" and "18 Again!" (both 1988). His trademarked kinky curly hair and his emerging man-child image, horny and eager to talk crudely about sex, yet also geeky and airheaded, attracted attention. It especially appealed to teens, who identified with an underachieving nerd yet imitated and admired an already congealed style they also saw as cool.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Adopted (2009)

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Whiskey Business (2012)
3.
 Adopted (2009)
4.
 Pauly Shore is Dead (2004) Himself
5.
 Wash, The (2001) Man In Trunk
8.
 Hefner Unauthorized (1999) Lenny Bruce
9.
 Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) Voice Of Snivel
10.
 Bio-Dome (1996) Bud Macintosh
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Milestones close milestones

1982:
Worked after school at age 14 at the Westwood Comedy Store as a short-order cook (date approximate)
1987:
Moved out on his own at age 19 (date approximate)
1987:
Earliest TV appearances included a supporting role on an episode of the Fox drama series, "21 Jump Street"
1988:
Feature film debut, "For Keeps"
1989:
Played a small role in the CBS comedy pilot special, "What's Alan Watching?"
1989:
First TV-movie, "Dream Date"
1990:
Starred in his own TV show on MTV, "Totally Pauly"
1991:
Signed a three-picture deal with Hollywood Pictures
1992:
Starred in the HBO comedy special, "Pauly Shore Does Dallas", which included a taping of a standup comedy performance in Texas
1992:
Breakthrough feature film, "Encino Man", in which he played one of the three leading roles (alongside Sean Astin and Brendan Fraser)
1993:
First feature starring vehicle, "The Son-in-Law", co-produced by Hollywood Pictures and Shore's company, Weasel Productions
1997:
Headlined his own eponymous TV sitcom on Fox, "Pauly"
2004:
Directed and starred in "Pauly Shore is Dead," an indie flick about faking his own death to regain fame
2005:
Appeared as a Playboy Mansion evictee version of himself on HBO's "Entourage"
2005:
Cast in the TBS show "Minding the Store," which follows Shore as he attempts to rebuild and revitalize The Comedy Store, owned by Shore's mother, Mitzi Shore
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Education

Beverly Hills High School: Beverly Hills , California -

Notes

Shore's comedy album, "The Future of America", won the best comedy album honors from the College Journalists Music Awards in 1991.

"Idiots watch MTV." --Pauly Shore, quoted in Details, February 1996.

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companion:
Shannon Wilsey Savannah. Porn actor. Born c. 1971; crashed her white Corvette car in mid-July 1994, injuring her face; committed suicide several hours later, shooting herself in the head; was involved with Shore for about 11 months, ending in late 1992.

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father:
Sammy Shore. Comic. Was Elvis Presley's opening act in Las Vegas in the 1960s and 70s.
mother:
Mitzi Shore. Entertainment entrepreneur. Owns and directs the Comedy Store nightclub chain.
half-brother:
Scott Shore. Real estate mogul. Born in 1963.
brother:
Peter Shore. Director. Born in 1965.
sister:
Sandy Shore.
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