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Paul Shaffer, also known as Paul “The Shiv” Shaffer, Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, The Honeydripper, Howard Shore and His Band of Angels, Wayne ‘Fatboy” Ewing, Johny Carwash and Paul A. Shaffer is an American actor, voice actor, musician, music director, composer, bandleader, singer, film score composer and a comedian who has managed to accumulate net worth as high as $30 million. He is known as the former musical director of the famous David Letterman – American comedian and television host. Nowadays Paul Shaffer is considered to be one of the richest musicians in the United States.

Paul Shaffer Net Worth $30 Million

Paul Allen Wood Shaffer was born on November 28, 1949, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. His parents Bernard Shaffer and Shirley Shaffer raised their son in the Jewish culture. While being a young kid, Paul learnt to play the piano, but later together with his classmates started to play organ with a band which they called “The Fabulous Fugitives”. However, later Paul changed his musical style one more time when he attended the University of Toronto. There he started to perform together with Tisziji Munoz – a jazz guitarist from Brooklyn, New York. At that time Shaffer was trying to catch on to everything as he was performing in bars and studying at the same time. He succeeded, and in 1971 graduated from the university with a Bachelors degree in Sociology.

About that time Paul Shaffer’s net worth started to rise as he began to make his way in a musical career. In 1972 he began working as the musical director of “Godspell” in Toronto. There he had an opportunity to meet many influential personalities in show business, such as Gilda Radner and Eugene Levy. Later he played the piano in “The Magic Show” and was also involved in the making of “Saturday Night Live” which is known to be a famous comedy. That’s how Shaffer managed to increase his net worth. However, it was just the beginning of his great career as a personality who is going to be associated with music his entire life. One more step that increased Paul’s net worth was the opportunity to work as the musical director at the Los Angeles Olympic Games.

In year 1989 the first album of Paul Shaffer was released. It was titled “Coast to Coast” and was the first of the two albums released by this musician. The next one appeared in stores only 4 years after, in 1993. “The World’s Most Dangerous Play” was more successful than the debut album of The Shiv and definitely increased Shaffer’s net worth even more. So now you can imagine how rich is Paul Shaffer. However, we definitely can consider that this huge amount of money which he owns was fully and fairly deserved as Shiv became one of the most successful celebrities only thanks to his talent as a musician who is associated with so many different spheres of music. He tried himself in many different works and succeed in everything that he started to do.


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series musical director - 24 episodes, 2005 - 2015 musician - 15 episodes, 2005 - 2011 band musical director - 2 episodes, 1997 - 2007 music supervisor - 2 episodes, 1997 - 2007
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV Special music: The Live Band
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2014TV Movie music producer: keyboards
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV Movie music producer
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2011TV Movie music producer
The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2010TV Movie music producer
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2005TV Movie music producer
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2004TV Movie music producer
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2003TV Movie music producer
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentary musical director
Blues Brothers 20001998music producer
Late Night with David LettermanTV Series band musical director - 19 episodes, 1993 music supervisor - 19 episodes, 1993
Friends of Gilda1993TV Movie musical director
The Lemon Sisters1989music supervisor
Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special1988TV Movie musical director
The Best of John Belushi1985Video musical stylist
Square Pegs1982-1983TV Series special musical material - 7 episodes
Saturday Night LiveTV Series special musical material - 41 episodes, 1976 - 1980 musician - 21 episodes, 1979 - 1982 musical stylist - 6 episodes, 1978
Gilda Live1980Documentary music consultant
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video1979musical director / musician
A Year at the Top1977TV Series composer: theme music
The Chevy Chase Show1977TV Movie special musical consultant
Godspell1973musician: keyboards

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2001 - 2012 writer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2015
Somewhere Over the Rainbow2014TV Movie documentary writer: "It's Raining Men" - uncredited
Think Like a Man Too2014writer: "It's Raining Men"
The Simpsons2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Splash! Famosos al agua2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mulheres Ricas2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sarah G Live2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Magic Mike2012writer: "It's Raining Men"
Britain's Got Talent2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Up All Night2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Xtra Factor2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Marty Stuart Show2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV Special lyrics: "It's Raining Men" / music: "It's Raining Men"
Dance Paradise2010/IIVideo Game as P. Shaffer, "It's Raining Men"
Being Erica2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vampires Suck2010writer: "It's Raining Men"
Why Did I Get Married Too?2010writer: "It's Raining Men" - as Paul A.W. Shaffer
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!2009writer: "It's Raining Men"
Samantha Who?2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa2008writer: "It's Raining Men"
The X Factor2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Comebacks2007writer: "It's Raining Men"
Carta blanca2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
After the Wedding2006writer: "It's Raining Men"
Strangers with Candy2005music: "Superconductor Made of Cans" / writer: "She's a Fig Neutron", "Schizophrenalize", "Betrayal", "Superconductor Made of Cans"
Las Vegas2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood2004writer: "It's Raining Men"
Scrubs2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stuck on You2003writer: "It's Raining Men"
¡Excusas!2003writer: "It's Raining Men"
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eurobest2003TV Special writer: "It's Raining Men"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Monkey Dust2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Disco Ball2003TV Special writer: "It's Raining Men"
Hunks2003Video documentary writer: "It's Raining Men"
Ed2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Comedian2002Documentary performer: "Move On Up"
American Idol2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Just Can't Get Enough2002writer: "It's Raining Men"
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...2001writer: "Its Raining Men"
Operación triunfo2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops2001TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Friends2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles2001writer: "It's Raining Men" - as P. Shaffer
Bridget Jones's Diary2001writer: "It's Raining Men" - as Shaffer
Un paso adelante. Historia de una serie2001TV Movie documentary writer: "It's Raining Men"
Duets2000writer: "It's Raining Men"
Scary Movie2000writer: "It's Raining Men"
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Vol. 22000Video writer: "It's Raining Men"
Vengeance Unlimited1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hercules1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
Blues Brothers 20001998performer: "Funky Nassau"
Mystery Science Theater 30001989-1997TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Eraser1996writer: "It's Raining Men"
Beethoven's 2nd1993performer: "Roll Over Beethoven" / producer: "Roll Over Beethoven"
Wilder Napalm1993performer: "The Late Night Theme" / writer: "The Late Night Theme"
Beethoven1992performer: "Roll Over Beethoven" / producer: "Roll Over Beethoven"
Postcards from the Edge1990writer: "I Love to Be Unhappy"
French and Saunders1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Country Doctor1989TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Scrooged1988performer: "We Three Kings of Orient Are"
The Benny Hill Show1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
Back to the Beach1987"Absolute Perfection" / producer: "Absolute Perfection"
The Karate Kid, Part II1986arranger: "Rock Around the Clock"
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival1985TV Movie writer: "You Wouldn't Believe Our World", "We Go To Rio", "Bosc, Bosc, Bosc", "We Hide Our Pride"
Just One of the Guys1985producer: "Tonight You're Mine Baby" / writer: "Turn Out Right"
Easy Money1983"It's Raining Men"
Saturday Night Live1976-1980TV Series performer - 5 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman2002-2006TV SeriesHimslelf / Hismelf
House of Mouse2002TV SeriesHermes
Ed2002TV SeriesIrv Nadler
Man on the Moon1999'Letterman' Band (uncredited)
Hercules1998-1999TV SeriesHermes
Hercules: Zero to Hero1999VideoHermes (voice)
Blues Brothers 20001998Marco
Disney's Hades Challenge1998Video GameHermes; the Messenger God
Hercules1997Video GameHermes: The Messenger God (voice)
Hercules1997Hermes; the Messenger God (voice)
Flash Gordon1996TV SeriesDr. Hans Zarkov
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out1992TV MovieArtie Fufkin
Look Who's Talking Too1990Taxi Businessman
Seriously... Phil Collins1990TV Movie
Tattingers1989TV SeriesPaul
Scrooged1988Street Musicians
Gandahar1988Optiflow (English version, voice)
Heartbeat1987VideoFilmmaker's Assistant
Viva Shaf Vegas1986TV MoviePaul
This Is Spinal Tap1984Artie Fufkin
Saturday Night Live1975-1981TV SeriesDon Kirshner / Various / Paul / ...
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video1979Jack Lord Organist
A Year at the Top1977TV SeriesPaul

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Knights of Prosperity2007TV Series 1 episode
Blues Brothers 20001998
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV Series
Gilda Live1980Documentary

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentary written by
Viva Shaf Vegas1986TV Movie
Gilda Live1980Documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Viva Shaf Vegas1986TV Movie executive producer

Transportation Department

Transportation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Informers2008car service: Ms. Basinger

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transposing the Music2005Video documentary short special thanks
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000'1998Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very Murray Christmas2015post-productionHimself
Finding Sandler2015Documentary post-productionHimself
Johnnie Be GoodannouncedHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Director / Himself - Band Director / Musical Supervisor / ...
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHimself
Being Canadian2015DocumentaryHimself
Katie Chats2015TV SeriesHimself
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2015TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself (segment "Secretariat in New York")
Unsung2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Musician & Musical Director
Celebrity Wife Swap2013TV SeriesHimself
How I Met Your Mother2013TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1975-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Pianist / Himself - Musical Guest / ...
Canada's Walk of Fame2012TV MovieHimself - Host
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
The Love We Make2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Long Story Short: CBC Turns 752011TV SpecialHimself
The Marty Stuart Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter & Performer
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2011TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Movie documentaryHimself / Various
Celebrity Ghost Stories2011TV Series documentaryHimself
John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge2010Himself
Flip, Flop, and Fly, 40 Years of the Downchild Blues Band2010Documentary
Live with Kelly and Michael2010TV SeriesHimself
Running Wilde2010TV SeriesHimself
The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2010TV MovieHimself - Keyboardist
Q with Jian Ghomeshi2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live2009TV MovieHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion2009VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin'2009VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009VideoHimself
The View2009TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2008TV SeriesHimself
Kenny & vänner2008TV SeriesHimself - CBS Orchestra Band Leader
Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Jeopardy!2006TV SeriesHimself
Drums We Love2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Canada's Walk of Fame2006TV MovieHimself
Love Monkey2006TV SeriesHimself
Remembering John2005Video documentary shortHimself
Transposing the Music2005Video documentary shortHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hope & Faith2005TV SeriesHimself
Unseen + Untold: The Blues Brothers2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Primetime Glick2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
Bitter Jester2003DocumentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase2002TV MovieHimself - Host
Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments2002TV SpecialHimself / Various
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentaryHimself
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Cover Wars2001TV SeriesHimself - Host
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryArtie Fufkin
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2000TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Divas Live 21999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieHimself
Hollywood Squares1998TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman 5th Anniversary Special1998TV MovieHimself
The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers'1998Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000'1998Video documentary shortHimself
Cosby1998TV SeriesHimself
The Dana Carvey Show1996TV SeriesHimself
The Weinerville New Year's Special: Lost in the Big Apple1996TV MovieHimself
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show1995TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1993TV SeriesHimself - Musical Director / Himself - Bandleader / Himself
Friends of Gilda1993TV MovieHimself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Music Direction
1991 Billboard Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
1990 Billboard Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special1989TV MovieHimself
Mamas & the Papas: Straight Shooters1989DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special1988TV MovieHimself
The Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award Show1987TV MovieHimself
The Beach Boys: 25 Years Together1987TV MovieHimself
David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival1986TV MovieHimself (segment "You Kill Me")
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas1985TV MovieHimself
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival1985TV MovieHimself (segment "Dress Cool")
Tears Are Not Enough1985DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman: 3rd Anniversary Special1985TV MovieHimself
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever1981TV MovieHimself / Jo Jo the Dog-Faced Boy
Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda1981Himself (keyboards) (uncredited)
Gilda Live1980DocumentaryDon Kirshner / The Candy Slice Group
Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland1978TV MovieHimself - The Blues Brothers Band
Things We Did Last Summer1978TV MovieHimself - Blues Brothers Band

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd2005VideoBlues Brothers Band (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi2005TV MovieHimself - Blues Brothers Band (uncredited)
Hercules1999TV SeriesHermes
The Best of the Blues Brothers1994Video documentaryHimself (as Paul 'The Shiv' Shaffer)
The Best of Dan Aykroyd1986VideoBlues Brothers Band
The Best of John Belushi1985VideoHimself (Blues Brothers)
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
David Letterman: A Life on Television2015TV MovieHimself - Band Leader
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story2014DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 2011 Comedy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Frontline2008TV Series documentaryHimself

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