Pauly Shore is a well-known comedian and actor in the United States, and he now has a net worth of $30 million. Pauly Shore is a stand-up comedian, filmmaker, producer, and podcaster, although he is perhaps best known for his comical roles in films such as “Encino Man” (1992), “Son in Law” (1993), and “In the Army Now” (1994). However, he also has a successful cinematic career. At the Downtown Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2014, Pauly’s mockumentary, “Pauly Shore Stands Alone,” was given the award for Best Documentary. Additionally, Pauly has presented the podcasts “Pauly Shore Podcast Show” and “Pauly Shore’s Random Rants.” Since the early 1970s, Shore’s family has been the proud owners of the world-famous Comedy Store in West Hollywood.
Paul Montgomery Shore, better known as Pauly Shore, was born on February 1st, 1968 in the city of Los Angeles, California. Mitzi Shore and Sammy Shore, who was also a comic, established The Comedy Store in 1972. When Mitzi and Sammy Shore decided to break their marriage in 1974, Mitzi took sole ownership of the business. (Pauly took over management of the club upon Mitzi’s passing away in 2018). In a Jewish family home, Shore spent his childhood alongside his three brothers, Peter, Scott, and Sandi, and in 1986 he received his diploma from Beverly Hills High School. He was surrounded by comedians for a significant portion of his upbringing, and at the age of 17, he gave his first stand-up performance at the Alley Cat Bistro in Culver City. Sam Kinison became his guide, and he frequently gave Pauly the opportunity to serve as his opening act. While Shore was performing stand-up comedy on tour, he developed a comedic alter ego known as “The Weasel.” In this guise, he pretended to be a surfer dude.
In 1989, Pauly received his big break when he was hired on by MTV to work as a video jockey. He held the job of VJ until the year 1994, during which time he hosted “MTV Spring Break” and made an appearance on “MTV Video Music Awards.” In 1990, MTV awarded Shore his very own show, which was titled “Totally Pauly,” and it aired for a total of six years. In 1991, he filmed a music video for the single “Lisa, Lisa, the One I Adore” from his first comedy album, which was titled “The Future of America” and was published the same year. After that, Pauly went on to release two more albums, the first of which was titled “Scraps from the Future” and the second was titled “Pink Diggily Diggily.”
Shore made his debut in front of the camera in the 1988 film “For Keeps?,” which starred Molly Ringwald. His first appearance on television was in an episode of “21 Jump Street” from 1987. Pauly had a starring role in the 1992 film “Encino Man,” which also starred Brendan Fraser and Sean Astin. The film was a success, grossing $40.7 million against a budget of only $7 million. After the success of “Encino Man,” he went on to star in “Son in Law” (1993), which made $36.4 million at the box office, and “In the Army Now,” which made $28.8 million in 1994. Both “Jury Duty” (1995) and “Bio-Dome” (1996, released the same year) were deemed to be box office failures. “Jury Duty” earned $4 million less than the film’s budget of $21 million, and “Bio-Dome” garnered $13.4 million against a production budget of $8.5 million. In 1997, Pauly was given his own show on the Fox network that was simply titled “Pauly,” but the show was canceled after only airing five episodes. In the television shows “Entourage” (2005 and 2007) and “Workaholics” (2016), as well as “Alone Together,” Shore has played himself (2018).
In the mockumentary “Pauly Shore Is Dead,” which was released in 2003, Pauly wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the film. Even though it only made $11,000 during its limited release, it is the picture that has received the greatest praise from critics and helped Shore win the Audience Choice Award for directing at the Slamdunk Film Festival. After starring in the TBS reality series “Minding the Store” in 2005, he went on to write, direct, produce, and star in the mockumentary “Adopted” in 2009. Pauly also directed and produced the comedy specials “Vegas is My Oyster” (2011) and “Pauly-Tics,” both of which were released in 2011. (2012).
During the 1990s, Pauly Shore was romantically involved with his co-stars Tiffani Thiessen from “Son in Law” and Kylie Minogue from “Bio-Dome.” He was also romantically involved with adult film stars Jewel De’Nyle (2002) and Savannah (1991–1992); Savannah, whose actual name was Shannon Wilsey, tragically took her own life in 1994, and Pauly was with her at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank when she went away.