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Pauly Shore

Pauly Shore is a stand-up comedian and actor most famous for his roles in the movies Son in Law and Bio-Dome, along with his time as a jockey for MTV and host of their Spring Break specials. He is still a performer and tours regularly.

Shore was born in 1968 in Hollywood, California. Inspired by his parents (his father a comedian and his mother the founder of The Comedy Store), Shore pursued a career in comedy from an early age, reflecting later that he “knew [he] was never going to college.” Instead, Shore began performing stand-up at age 17 at the Alley Cat Bistro, developing an alter ego–surfer dude “The Weasel”–and a catchphrase (“Hey Bu-ddy”) that caught the attention of his California audience.

Shore got minor roles in films beginning in 1988 with For Keeps, but landing a job at MTV changed everything. As a popular VJ, Shore soon secured his own show, Totally Pauly, and hosted MTV’s legendary Spring Break parties each year until he left the channel in 1994. Meanwhile, Shore parlayed his TV fame into a modestly successful movie career, acting alongside Brendan Fraser and Sean Astin in Encino Man and starring in Son-in-Law with Carla Gugino. Neither movie performed well in theaters, but allowed Shore to maintain his lowbrow brand. He also voiced a character in A Goofy Movie, but was uncredited. Shore is perhaps best known for starring opposite Stephen Baldwin in Bio-Dome, which some critics claim is the worst movie of all time.

18 Again! (1988)
Encino Man (1992)
Son-in-Law (1993)
A Goofy Movie (1995)
Bio-Dome (1996)
Pauly Shore is Dead (2003)
Adopted (2009)


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