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Paul Shaffer is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Music Canadien born on 28 november 1949 at Thunder Bay (Canada)

Paul Shaffer

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Birth name Paul Allen Wood Shaffer
Nationality Canada
Birth 28 november 1949 (70 years) at Thunder Bay (Canada)

Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM (/ˈʃeɪfər/; 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).

Biography

Shaffer has been married to Cathy Vasapoli since 1990, with whom he has two children – Victoria (born 1993) and Will (born 1999).

Usually with

Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
(2 films)
John Landis
John Landis
(1 films)
Mitch Glazer
Mitch Glazer
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paul Shaffer (12 films)

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Actor

Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens, 1h25
Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Disaster, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Natural horror films, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Disaster films
Actors Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Gary Busey, Cody Linley, Ryan Newman, David Hasselhoff
Roles Paul Shaffer
Rating39% 1.9626951.9626951.9626951.9626951.962695
L'histoire se déroule cinq ans après les événements de Sharknado 3. La tempête porteuse de requins tueurs est de retour et la cible des squales est à présent Las Vegas. Après avoir ravagé la ville, le Sharknado se déplace et frappe plusieurs états du centre des États-Unis, sans façade maritime, qui n'ont pas l'habitude des cyclones se formant au-dessus de la mer, mais plutôt des tornades continentales. En se déplaçant et frappant diverses installations (barrage Hoover, champ de pétrole, transformateur électrique, centrale nucléaire), la tornade change de nature en se chargeant de matières de plus en plus dangereuses : poussières, pierres, pétrole, feu, électricité à haute tension, et même radioactivité. Toute la famille Shepard, enfin réunie, va devoir unir ses forces pour en venir à bout.
A Very Murray Christmas, 56minutes
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Musical films
Actors George Clooney, Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Michael Cera
Roles Himself
Rating54% 2.74952.74952.74952.74952.7495
L'acteur Bill Murray est très inquiet. En raison d’une tempête de neige qui s'abat sur New York, aucun invité ne peut venir pour son émission de télévision. Heureusement, des célébrités arrivent au Carlyle Hotel pour l’aider à célébrer l’esprit de Noël.
Hercules: Zero to Hero, 1h10
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films based on mythology, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Children's films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Tate Donovan, James Woods, Sandra Bernhard, Matt Frewer, Robert Stack, French Stewart
Roles Hermes
Rating64% 3.247433.247433.247433.247433.24743
The film briefly gives Hercules' history after defeating Hades for good, in which he marries Meg and revisits his teenage years. In particular, it shows an adolescent Hercules's enrollment and the beginning of his adventures at the Prometheus Academy, a school for gods and mortals, which Hercules supposedly attended during the time when he was training to be a hero with his mentor, the satyr Philoctetes.
Man on the Moon, 1h58
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about films
Actors Jim Carrey, Patton Oswalt, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, Bob Zmuda, Paul Giamatti
Roles un musicien du Late Show with David Letterman
Rating73% 3.6990053.6990053.6990053.6990053.699005
Andy Kaufman's (Jim Carrey) "foreign man" character appears in black and white, declaring that (due to massive editing), this is actually the end of the film, not the beginning. He plays a phonograph record alongside the credits before walking somberly off. Kaufman then comes back, and, in his normal voice, claiming he "had to get rid of the people who don't understand me, and don't want to try," he proceeds to show the story of his life on a film projector, starting with his childhood home in Great Neck, New York, circa 1957.
Blues Brothers 2000, 2h3
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, J. Evan Bonifant, Nia Peeples, James Brown
Roles Marco
Rating49% 2.4529252.4529252.4529252.4529252.452925
18 years after the events in the previous film, Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is being released from prison, this time a modern private prison rather than the old Joliet Prison Illinois state penitentiary of his brother Joliet Jake's previous incarceration. He is told for the first time that his brother "Joliet" Jake Blues (John Belushi) has died, as has their surrogate father figure Curtis (Cab Calloway), then finds out that the orphanage the Blues Brothers had saved has been demolished.
Hercules
Hercules (1997)
, 1h29
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films based on mythology, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Children's films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, Josh Keaton, James Woods, Roger Bart, Susan Egan
Roles Hermes (voice)
Rating73% 3.6524353.6524353.6524353.6524353.652435
After imprisoning the Titans beneath the ocean, the Greek gods gather to Mount Olympus for Zeus, and his wife Hera have a son named Hercules. While the other gods are joyful, Zeus' jealous brother Hades plots to overthrow Zeus and rule Mount Olympus. Turning to the Fates for help, Hades learns that in eighteen years, a planetary alignment will allow Hades to locate and free the Titans to conquer Olympus, but only if Hercules does not interfere. Hades sends his minions Pain and Panic to dispose of Hercules. The two succeed at kidnapping and feeding him a formula that turns him mortal, but fail to remove his superhuman strength before Hercules is found and adopted by the farmers Amphitryon and Alcmene.
Look Who's Talking Too, 1h21
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, Elias Koteas, Twink Caplan, Gilbert Gottfried
Rating47% 2.356152.356152.356152.356152.35615
The movie picks up where it left off, where Mikey is expecting a sister and being the big brother. James and Mollie Ubriacco, now happily married, are preoccupied by Mikey's fear of monsters. When they get him to settle down, the two of them manage to have sex and conceive a second child; this time a girl. Mikey is excited at the prospect of being a big brother, but is also hampered by having to go through potty training. When Mollie goes into labor, her umbilical cord puts the baby in distress and the doctors have to perform a C-Section to save her life and Julie is born. She and Mikey do not get along as he imagined when they meet, and Mikey instead becomes jealous of the attention Julie is given.
Scrooged
Scrooged (1988)
, 1h41
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Films about television, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Robert Mitchum, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait
Rating69% 3.4988853.4988853.4988853.4988853.498885
Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a successful but cynical television programming executive for the IBC network headquartered in New York City. He has demanded the network put on a extravagant live production of A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve to seize the ratings opportunity, forcing the network's staff including his direct assistant Grace Cooley (Alfre Woodard) to work on the holiday. When some of his decisions are questioned, he fires timid yes-man Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait) on the spot. Frank's boss Preston Rhinelander (Robert Mitchum) takes the liberty of hiring an assistant for Frank, Brice Cummings (John Glover), who is transparently after Frank's job. Hours before the show is set to start, Frank is alone in his office when he is visited by the ghost of his mentor Lew Hayward (John Forsythe), who warns him of the errors of his ways and that three ghosts will visit him over the course of the night. Before he leaves, Lew causes Frank's phone to call Claire Phillips (Karen Allen), Frank's true love who he had foregone when he became a television executive. Claire comes to visit Frank, but finds him too busy with preparations for the show, though leaves him the address of the homeless shelter that she helps out at.
This Is Spinal Tap, 1h22
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Fran Drescher, Bruno Kirby
Roles Artie Fufkin
Rating75% 3.7922053.7922053.7922053.7922053.792205
Stylistically the movie is a parody of rock documentaries, purportedly filmed and directed by the fictional Marty Di Bergi (Rob Reiner, who was also the actual director of the movie). The faux documentary covers a 1982 United States concert tour by the fictional British rock group "Spinal Tap" to promote their new album Smell the Glove, but interspersed with one-on-one interviews with the members of the group and footage of the group from previous periods in their career.
Gilda Live
Gilda Live (1980)
, 1h36
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Don Novello, Howard Shore
Rating68% 3.4412453.4412453.4412453.4412453.441245
Gilda Live est une version filmé du one-man show comique de Gilda Radner, enregistré à Broadway, avec les membres les plus importants du groupe du Saturday Night Live.
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video, 1h15
Directed by Michael O'Donoghue
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Michael O'Donoghue, Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Mitch Glazer
Rating50% 2.517542.517542.517542.517542.51754
The film is largely plotless; a series of vignettes linked together by interstitial pieces featuring Mr. Mike discussing how upsetting and odd the sequences are. He introduces some of the pieces via voice-over, and some open with no introduction.

Scriptwriter

Gilda Live
Gilda Live (1980)
, 1h36
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Don Novello, Howard Shore
Roles Writer
Rating68% 3.4412453.4412453.4412453.4412453.441245
Gilda Live est une version filmé du one-man show comique de Gilda Radner, enregistré à Broadway, avec les membres les plus importants du groupe du Saturday Night Live.

Sound

Blues Brothers 2000, 2h3
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, J. Evan Bonifant, Nia Peeples, James Brown
Roles Music
Rating49% 2.4529252.4529252.4529252.4529252.452925
18 years after the events in the previous film, Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is being released from prison, this time a modern private prison rather than the old Joliet Prison Illinois state penitentiary of his brother Joliet Jake's previous incarceration. He is told for the first time that his brother "Joliet" Jake Blues (John Belushi) has died, as has their surrogate father figure Curtis (Cab Calloway), then finds out that the orphanage the Blues Brothers had saved has been demolished.