Pauly Shore: In the Beginning
Pauly Shore was best known for his comedy routines, where he depicted the quintessential stoner characters in movies such as Son In Law(1993) and Encino Man (1992). Both roles appeared to have cemented the foundation for his reputation as a good, quality character actor in the sense that he was willing to play a role that defined him as someone who had a youthful aura about him.
Born Paul Montgomery Shore on February 1, 1968, Pauly, as he came to be known, is and was a native of the Los Angeles, CA area. He grew up in a large, traditional Jewish household with three other siblings, Peter and Scott, two brothers, and Sandi, a sister. His parents, Mitzi and Sammy,both owned the Comedy Store until the dissolution of their marriage in 1974. Mitzi then became the sole proprietor of the business from then until the time of her death in 2018, and that's when Pauly inherited the family business.
Learning the Business: An Early Start
Comedy dominated the landscape of Pauly Shore's early life due to the fact that his father, Sammy, had been a professional comedian himself. Pauly attended Beverly Hills High School, where he graduated in 1986. It was around that time that he began to learn the ins and outs of the acting business, where he trained under and was mentored by none other than the late Sam Kinison. His first official stand up routine was performed live at Culver City's Alley Cat Bistro at the age of 17, and he continued to learn from most of his peers at that time.
Pauly Shore: His First Big Break
Pauly Shore began his first big break when asked to play a small role in one episode of 21 Jump Street in the fall of 1987. One year later, he teamed up with former Brat Pack member Molly Ringwald in the comedy For Keeps? His star rose so brightly that MTV soon took an interest in him and offered him a VJ job in 1990. At that time, he even hosted his own MTV show, Totally Pauly, for a period of six years while making two other movies, namely, Encino Man and Son In Law. He became even busier when filming 1994's In The Army Now. With so many movies and a host of TV appearances, the 1990s had definitely been the best years of Pauly Shore's career.
Net Worth and Personal Life
Success continued for Pauly Shore, and soon Fox granted him a show simply titled "Pauly" in which he starred as himself. He went on to make cameos in other features and films and even starred in two "mockumentaries," one that was titled "Pauly Shore is Dead." He soon grossed a lot more than a substantial income, which brought his net worth up to $30 million.
Shore dated several costars, among them Tiffani Thiessen and Kyle Minogue. There were other relationships through the years, but nothing appears to have developed from them. One actress, Shannon Wilsey, died of an apparent suicide in the mid 1990s just as he had finished filming In The Army Now. His true love showed when he remained by her side during her final moments, which is something he's never forgotten.