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Pauly Shore

Highest Rated:   60% Heckler (2008)
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Birthplace:   Hollywood,California, USA
Self-proclaimed "weasel" Pauly Shore was born into a family of comics -- his father, Sammy Shore, opened for Elvis Presley in the 1970s, while his mother owned a prominent Los Angeles comedy club. Banking on having inherited the funny gene, a then 19-year-old Shore began making the rounds at his mother's club and others. Despite landing small roles on 21 Jump Street, 18 Again!, and For Keeps in 1988, Shore was primarily known for three things: kinky hair, geeky California slang, and unflinching, purposely obnoxious horniness. Combined, these traits were a veritable mating call to MTV, who promptly created Totally Pauly to showcase his talents for appreciative teen audiences and fellow sexually charged twentysomethings. Sure enough, Shore's schtick paid off, and 1992 found the young comic starring opposite a young Brendan Fraser in Encino Man. The film's success surprised critics and Shore detractors alike, and led to a series of fish-out-of-water roles in various comedies. In Son-In-Law (1993), for example, Shore played an eccentric L.A. native who was temporarily forced to give up his California style for life on a small-town farm; in In the Army Now, Shore stepped into the shoes of an eccentric L.A. native whose scheme to reap the benefits of military life without ever stepping in harm's way backfires, to the surprise of no one. He had similar roles in Jury Duty (1995) and Bio-Dome (1996). Sadly, the decline of Shore's act coincided with the suicide of his girlfriend, porn star Shannon "Savannah" Wilsey, whose face had been seriously injured in a car crash. Though he continued to perform on television and live comedy showcases, Shore changed his style for The Curse of Inferno (1997), a slightly more serious comedy detailing the crisis-in-conscience of a dim-witted bank robber. In 2000, Shore fared relatively well in The Bogus Witch Project, a joyfully campy spoof of the The Blair Witch Project (1999).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Pauly Shore Stands Alone
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
  • Director
2014
0% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
  • AFA MC
$2.4M 2011
No Score Yet Stonerville
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Pauly Shore And Friends
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Adopted
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Pauly Shore
2009
60% Heckler
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Opposite Day
  • Robert Benson
2008
No Score Yet Pauly Shore's Natural Born Komics
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
2008
No Score Yet The Junior Defenders
  • Himself
2007
57% Pauly Shore Is Dead
  • Himself
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2003
No Score Yet The Princess and the Barrio Boy
  • Wesley
2001
8% The Wash
  • Man in Trunk
$9.8M 2001
No Score Yet The Bogus Witch Project
  • Director
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Extremely Dangerous
  • Actor
1999
20% Casper Meets Wendy
  • The Oracle
1998
No Score Yet The Curse of Inferno
  • Chuck Betts
1998
0% Casper: A Spirited Beginning
  • Snivel
1997
5% Bio-Dome
  • Bud
1996
0% Jury Duty
  • Tommy
1995
53% A Goofy Movie
  • Robert Zimmeruski (Bobby)
1995
6% In the Army Now
  • Bones Conway
1994
21% Son-in-Law
  • Crawl
1993
No Score Yet Dream Date
  • Rudy
1993
17% Class Act
  • Julian Thomas
1992
16% Encino Man
  • Stoney Brown
1992
No Score Yet Wedding Band
  • Nicky
1989
No Score Yet Lost Angels
  • Kid #3
1989
No Score Yet Phantom of the Mall
  • Buzz
1989
29% 18 Again!
  • Barrett
1988
20% For Keeps
  • Retro
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
  • Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Jake Lockhard
  • 2015
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Guest
  • Himself
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest

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