Pauly Shore is not a name to overlook in the competitive world of comedy. The popular comedian, actor, and filmmaker is known for his very many comic roles in comedy films as well as several shows engineered by him. Shore greeted the screens in the 90s with fascinating roles in comedy movies like Encino Man, Son in Law, Bi-Dome and many others. The talented actor and comedian seemed to have embarked on a hiatus from the industry, causing many to question his whereabouts as well other issues pertaining to his career and personal life. On this note, here are lesser known facts about Pauly Shore and what has happened to him in recent times.
Pauly Shore Bio
He was born on February 1, 1968, in Los Angeles, California to his parents; Mitzi Shore, his mother and Sammy Shore, his father. There was no escaping the comedy line by Shore who was born into a family of comedy lovers; his mother founded a popular Comedy Store and his father was a popular comedian. Growing up with his parents as well as prolific comic performers at the Comedy Store like Roseanne Barr, Richard Pryor, Shore at the age of 17 decided to fly the comedy flag like his ancestors.
He had attended Beverly Hills High School but sat back when his mates were filling out SAT applications. Shore had already made a decision to ditch college and pursue a career in comedy. He held on to his dreams and started out under Sam Kinison who would let him open his sets. He soon embarked on tours and then built for himself an alter ego ‘The Weasel’ who was generally known for his catchphrase ‘Hey BU-DDY’.
Pauly Shore became very popular after he worked as a video jockey/veejay (VJ) for MTV from 1989 to 1994. From being an on-air VJ, he came up with his own show ‘Totally Pauly’. He also tested waters in music when he served the public with a music video ‘Lisa, Lisa, the One I Adore’. He then made his way to the movie industry in the 90s starting out with a role in Encino Man in 1992. His role in the hit movie earned him another in Son in Law as well as Jury Duty, In the Army Now and others. His next appearance was in Pauly the shortlived TV show. He lent his voice to the character of Bobby Zimmeruski in the animated film ‘A Goofy Movie’ and then played a role in Stonerville in 2010 and also dabbled briefly in music afterward. The last of Shore was seen in stand-up comedy.
His Net Worth
Although the comedian seems to have taken a long hiatus from the industry he has enough to show for his works. The actor and comedian is said to have a net worth estimated at $20 million which he has his films and notable performances to thank for. Shore earns as high as $1 million for his movies. And for his stand-up shows, he also makes a lot of money. The comedian lives a comfortable life and hopes to keep gathering more for the future.
What Happened to Him – Is He Dead or Alive?
Questions about the whereabouts of Pauly Shore stem from the fact that the comedian has not been seen on the screens for quite some time. But as earlier mentioned, Shore does more of stand-up comedy in recent times. He was thought to be dead after the release of the ‘mockumentary’ Pauly Shore is Dead in 2003. Starring in the film were personalities like Paris Hilton, Charlie Sheen, Adam Sandler, and many others.
Shore starred in the autobiographical production which he wrote, produced and directed with fake stories of his fake death. This gave rise to questions and inquiries about his life and career, helping to actualize the primary aim of the production. He was shot to popularity as the film was well received commercially and got positive reviews as well.
Personal Life – Wife, Girlfriend or Is He Gay?
After the comedian took to social media to post ‘I think I’m gay now’ lots of rumors and speculations about his sexuality has engulfed the media. Fuelling the speculations is the fact that Pauly Shore has never been married. But facts have it that he has dated a lot of women over the years.
He dated American porn actress Shannon Wilsey who committed suicide in 1994. After being disfigured from a fatal motor accident, Wilsey despaired and shot herself but ended up in a life support in a hospital. Her life support was shut down by her father after he was convinced she would not live.
Shore has also dated other women like Kylie Minogue, Deborah Laufer, Brandy Alexander, and many others.