Paul Shaffer

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Paul Shaffer

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Shaffer in 2000
Paul Allen Wood Shaffer

(1949-11-28) November 28, 1949 (age 73)
OccupationBandleader, musician, composer, actor, author, comedian
Years active1972–present
Cathy Vasapoli (m. 1990)
Musical career
GenresRock, pop rock, jazz
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards

Paul Allen Wood Shaffer (born November 28, 1949) is a Canadian-American musician, actor, author, composer, entertainer, and comedian. He is known being the composer for the CBS Orchestra and being the sidekick of David Letterman on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Shaffer was born on November 28, 1949 in Toronto, and raised in Fort William (now part of Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada,[1] to a Jewish family.[2] He studied at the University of Toronto. Shaffer married Cathy Vasapoli in 1990. They have two children. He now lives in New York City, New York.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Paul Shaffer: From Thunder Bay to Letterman. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. February 21, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021. Born in Toronto by the way, at Mount Sinai Hospital.
  2. "Paul Shaffer Biography (1949–)". Retrieved 25 November 2010.

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