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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 Letterman TV 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 Special 2015 TV Special music: The Live Band
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 TV Movie music producer: keyboards
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 TV Movie music producer
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2011 TV Movie music producer
The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2010 TV Movie music producer
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2005 TV Movie music producer
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2004 TV Movie music producer
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2003 TV Movie music producer
The Concert for New York City 2001 TV Special documentary musical director
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 music producer
Late Night with David Letterman TV Series band musical director - 19 episodes, 1993 music supervisor - 19 episodes, 1993
Friends of Gilda 1993 TV Movie musical director
The Lemon Sisters 1989 music supervisor
Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special 1988 TV Movie musical director
The Best of John Belushi 1985 Video musical stylist
Square Pegs 1982-1983 TV Series special musical material - 7 episodes
Saturday Night Live TV Series special musical material - 41 episodes, 1976 - 1980 musician - 21 episodes, 1979 - 1982 musical stylist - 6 episodes, 1978
Gilda Live 1980 Documentary music consultant
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video 1979 musical director / musician
A Year at the Top 1977 TV Series composer: theme music
The Chevy Chase Show 1977 TV Movie special musical consultant
Godspell 1973 musician: keyboards

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2001 - 2012 writer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2015
Somewhere Over the Rainbow 2014 TV Movie documentary writer: "It's Raining Men" - uncredited
Think Like a Man Too 2014 writer: "It's Raining Men"
The Simpsons 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Splash! Famosos al agua 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mulheres Ricas 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sarah G Live 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Magic Mike 2012 writer: "It's Raining Men"
Britain's Got Talent 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Up All Night 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Xtra Factor 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Marty Stuart Show 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special lyrics: "It's Raining Men" / music: "It's Raining Men"
Dance Paradise 2010/II Video Game as P. Shaffer, "It's Raining Men"
Being Erica 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vampires Suck 2010 writer: "It's Raining Men"
Why Did I Get Married Too? 2010 writer: "It's Raining Men" - as Paul A.W. Shaffer
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! 2009 writer: "It's Raining Men"
Samantha Who? 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 writer: "It's Raining Men"
The X Factor 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Comebacks 2007 writer: "It's Raining Men"
Carta blanca 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
After the Wedding 2006 writer: "It's Raining Men"
Strangers with Candy 2005 music: "Superconductor Made of Cans" / writer: "She's a Fig Neutron", "Schizophrenalize", "Betrayal", "Superconductor Made of Cans"
Las Vegas 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2004 writer: "It's Raining Men"
Scrubs 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stuck on You 2003 writer: "It's Raining Men"
¡Excusas! 2003 writer: "It's Raining Men"
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eurobest 2003 TV Special writer: "It's Raining Men"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Monkey Dust 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Disco Ball 2003 TV Special writer: "It's Raining Men"
Hunks 2003 Video documentary writer: "It's Raining Men"
Ed 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Comedian 2002 Documentary performer: "Move On Up"
American Idol 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Just Can't Get Enough 2002 writer: "It's Raining Men"
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... 2001 writer: "Its Raining Men"
Operación triunfo 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 2001 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Friends 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 2001 writer: "It's Raining Men" - as P. Shaffer
Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 writer: "It's Raining Men" - as Shaffer
Un paso adelante. Historia de una serie 2001 TV Movie documentary writer: "It's Raining Men"
Duets 2000 writer: "It's Raining Men"
Scary Movie 2000 writer: "It's Raining Men"
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Vol. 2 2000 Video writer: "It's Raining Men"
Vengeance Unlimited 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hercules 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 performer: "Funky Nassau"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1989-1997 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Eraser 1996 writer: "It's Raining Men"
Beethoven's 2nd 1993 performer: "Roll Over Beethoven" / producer: "Roll Over Beethoven"
Wilder Napalm 1993 performer: "The Late Night Theme" / writer: "The Late Night Theme"
Beethoven 1992 performer: "Roll Over Beethoven" / producer: "Roll Over Beethoven"
Postcards from the Edge 1990 writer: "I Love to Be Unhappy"
French and Saunders 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Country Doctor 1989 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Scrooged 1988 performer: "We Three Kings of Orient Are"
The Benny Hill Show 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Back to the Beach 1987 "Absolute Perfection" / producer: "Absolute Perfection"
The Karate Kid, Part II 1986 arranger: "Rock Around the Clock"
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival 1985 TV Movie writer: "You Wouldn't Believe Our World", "We Go To Rio", "Bosc, Bosc, Bosc", "We Hide Our Pride"
Just One of the Guys 1985 producer: "Tonight You're Mine Baby" / writer: "Turn Out Right"
Easy Money 1983 "It's Raining Men"
Saturday Night Live 1976-1980 TV Series performer - 5 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman 2002-2006 TV Series Himslelf / Hismelf
House of Mouse 2002 TV Series Hermes
Ed 2002 TV Series Irv Nadler
Man on the Moon 1999 'Letterman' Band (uncredited)
Hercules 1998-1999 TV Series Hermes
Hercules: Zero to Hero 1999 Video Hermes (voice)
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 Marco
Disney's Hades Challenge 1998 Video Game Hermes; the Messenger God
Hercules 1997 Video Game Hermes: The Messenger God (voice)
Hercules 1997 Hermes; the Messenger God (voice)
Flash Gordon 1996 TV Series Dr. Hans Zarkov
A Spinal Tap Reunion: The 25th Anniversary London Sell-Out 1992 TV Movie Artie Fufkin
Look Who's Talking Too 1990 Taxi Businessman
Seriously... Phil Collins 1990 TV Movie
Tattingers 1989 TV Series Paul
Scrooged 1988 Street Musicians
Gandahar 1988 Optiflow (English version, voice)
Heartbeat 1987 Video Filmmaker's Assistant
Viva Shaf Vegas 1986 TV Movie Paul
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 Artie Fufkin
Saturday Night Live 1975-1981 TV Series Don Kirshner / Various / Paul / ...
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video 1979 Jack Lord Organist
A Year at the Top 1977 TV Series Paul

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Knights of Prosperity 2007 TV Series 1 episode
Blues Brothers 2000 1998
Late Night with David Letterman 1982 TV Series
Gilda Live 1980 Documentary

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary written by
Viva Shaf Vegas 1986 TV Movie
Gilda Live 1980 Documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Viva Shaf Vegas 1986 TV Movie executive producer

Transportation Department

Transportation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Informers 2008 car service: Ms. Basinger

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transposing the Music 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000' 1998 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Very Murray Christmas 2015 post-production Himself
Finding Sandler 2015 Documentary post-production Himself
Johnnie Be Good announced Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Director / Himself - Band Director / Musical Supervisor / ...
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2015 TV Series Himself
Being Canadian 2015 Documentary Himself
Katie Chats 2015 TV Series Himself
Live from New York! 2015 Documentary Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs 2015 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself (segment "Secretariat in New York")
Unsung 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Musician & Musical Director
Celebrity Wife Swap 2013 TV Series Himself
How I Met Your Mother 2013 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1975-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Pianist / Himself - Musical Guest / ...
Canada's Walk of Fame 2012 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Hour 2012 TV Series Himself
The Love We Make 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Long Story Short: CBC Turns 75 2011 TV Special Himself
The Marty Stuart Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter & Performer
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2011 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself / Various
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge 2010 Himself
Flip, Flop, and Fly, 40 Years of the Downchild Blues Band 2010 Documentary
Live with Kelly and Michael 2010 TV Series Himself
Running Wilde 2010 TV Series Himself
The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2010 TV Movie Himself - Keyboardist
Q with Jian Ghomeshi 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live 2009 TV Movie Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009 TV Series Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Whole Lotta Shakin' 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright 2009 Video Himself
The View 2009 TV Series Himself
The Early Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2008 TV Series Himself
Kenny & vänner 2008 TV Series Himself - CBS Orchestra Band Leader
Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Jeopardy! 2006 TV Series Himself
Drums We Love 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Canada's Walk of Fame 2006 TV Movie Himself
Love Monkey 2006 TV Series Himself
Remembering John 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Transposing the Music 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hope & Faith 2005 TV Series Himself
Unseen + Untold: The Blues Brothers 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Primetime Glick 2001-2003 TV Series Himself
Bitter Jester 2003 Documentary Himself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase 2002 TV Movie Himself - Host
Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments 2002 TV Special Himself / Various
The Concert for New York City 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Cover Wars 2001 TV Series Himself - Host
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Artie Fufkin
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2000 TV Series Himself
VH1 Divas Live 2 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Himself
Hollywood Squares 1998 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 5th Anniversary Special 1998 TV Movie Himself
The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers' 1998 Video documentary Himself
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Cosby 1998 TV Series Himself
The Dana Carvey Show 1996 TV Series Himself
The Weinerville New Year's Special: Lost in the Big Apple 1996 TV Movie Himself
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show 1995 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1993 TV Series Himself - Musical Director / Himself - Bandleader / Himself
Friends of Gilda 1993 TV Movie Himself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Music Direction
1991 Billboard Music Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
1990 Billboard Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Host
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special 1989 TV Movie Himself
Mamas & the Papas: Straight Shooters 1989 Documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman: 6th Anniversary Special 1988 TV Movie Himself
The Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award Show 1987 TV Movie Himself
The Beach Boys: 25 Years Together 1987 TV Movie Himself
David Letterman's 2nd Annual Holiday Film Festival 1986 TV Movie Himself (segment "You Kill Me")
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas 1985 TV Movie Himself
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival 1985 TV Movie Himself (segment "Dress Cool")
Tears Are Not Enough 1985 Documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman: 3rd Anniversary Special 1985 TV Movie Himself
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever 1981 TV Movie Himself / Jo Jo the Dog-Faced Boy
Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda 1981 Himself (keyboards) (uncredited)
Gilda Live 1980 Documentary Don Kirshner / The Candy Slice Group
Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland 1978 TV Movie Himself - The Blues Brothers Band
Things We Did Last Summer 1978 TV Movie Himself - Blues Brothers Band

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd 2005 Video Blues Brothers Band (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi 2005 TV Movie Himself - Blues Brothers Band (uncredited)
Hercules 1999 TV Series Hermes
The Best of the Blues Brothers 1994 Video documentary Himself (as Paul 'The Shiv' Shaffer)
The Best of Dan Aykroyd 1986 Video Blues Brothers Band
The Best of John Belushi 1985 Video Himself (Blues Brothers)
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
David Letterman: A Life on Television 2015 TV Movie Himself - Band Leader
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story 2014 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 2011 Comedy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Frontline 2008 TV Series documentary Himself

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