Shore was born Paul Montgomery Shore to of Mitzi (née Saidel) and Sammy Shore. He grew up in Beverly Hills, California, and graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1986.
Inspired by his parents' work in comedy and show business, Shore made his stand-up debut at the Alley Cat Bistro in Culver City at age 17. He was mentored by Sam Kinison and opened several of his sets. While touring the comedy club circuit, Shore cultivated an alter ego persona called "The Weasel".
"The Weasel" involved Shore speaking in a surfer parlance, heavily peppered with dudespeak slang such as "edged", "melons", and "grinding" as well as his catchphrase, "Hey, BU-DDY."
Shore's big break came as an on-air MTV VJ, a position he held from 1989 to 1994. At the height of his MTV fame, Shore had his own show, Totally Pauly, serving as a host, most memorably on MTV's annual Spring Break parties. He also released a music video, "Lisa, Lisa, the One I Adore".
In 1992, Shore starred in Encino Man. The film's success propelled Shore to star in additional personalized vehicles: Son in Law, In the Army Now, Jury Duty, and Bio-Dome. All five films received sharply negative reviews, and each grossed less at the box office than the one before. In 1997, Shore starred in the eponymous TV show Pauly, which was cancelled after five episodes. Shore also made a cameo appearance in the Limp Bizkit music videos "N 2 Gether Now" and "Break Stuff".
In 2003, Shore produced, wrote, directed and starred in Pauly Shore Is Dead, a semi-autobiographical mockumentary, and in 2005, he starred in the short-lived reality television series Minding the Store. In 2010, Shore starred in Adopted.
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