Paul Shaffer Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Paul Shaffer

Biography / Wiki

A Canadian multi-talented personality Paul Shaffer is a jack of all trades as he is a singer, comedian, and multi-instrumentalist. She has served as a musical director for late-night shows like “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Night with David Letterman”.

He has contributed his efforts to the music industry and has produced the super hit song “It’s Raining Men”.

Height / Weight / Age

Paul Shaffer is 165 cm and in feet inches, his height was 5’5” tall. He is an elite personality who weighs 63 kg in kilograms and 138 lbs in pounds. He will turn 73 years. He has a sharp dark brown color eye and a bald eye.

His body measurements are not available but his body type is average and the rest of the physique information is not available.

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Paul Shaffer is $30 million USD approximately but his annual salary is $5 million USD.

Education / Family

Paul Shaffer was born on November 28, 1949, as Paul Allen Wood Shaffer. He was raised in a Jewish family in Fort William, Ontario, Canada. His father Bernard Shaffer was a lawyer and his mother Shirley Shaffer was a homemaker.

While growing up, he was inclined towards music and took piano lessons, and had played the organ in a band called “Fabulous Fugitives”. He has pursued a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Toronto. He has 2 honorary doctorate degrees from Lakehead University and Five Towns College respectively.


Paul Shaffer

Real  name Paul Allen Wood Shaffer
Birth Place Fort William, Ontario
Date Of Birth November 28, 1949
Age 73 Years
Height In centimeters – 165 cm

In feet inches – 5’5”

Weight In Kilograms – 63 kg

In Pounds – 138 lbs

Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Bald
Profession Singer
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
School High School
College Lakehead University

University of Toronto

Religion Jewish
Nationality Canadian
Home Town Ontario, Canada
Debut Not known
Fathers Name Bernard Shaffer
Mothers Name Shirley Shaffer
Brothers Not known
Sister Not known

Career / Fashion And Style

Paul Shaffer started his career as a music director of “Godspell” in 1972. He was featured in the Schwartz Broadway show “The Magic Show”. For five years, he has joined the house band on NBC’s Saturday Night Lives along with the comedian Chevy Chase. He was the writer and producer of The Weather Girls hit song “It’s Raining Me”.

He rose to prominence from his appearance in the “Late Show with David Letterman”. In 1984, he has played keyboards for “The Honeydrippers”. He became musical director and Rock and Roll of Fame induction ceremony and also of Olympics Games Ceremony.

Later, he has released two solo albums “The World’s Most Dangerous Party” and “Coast to Coast”. He was also cast in movies like “Blues Brothers 2000”, “Look Who’s Talking Too”, “This is Spinal Tap”, and “Scrooged”. He has also made guest appearances in TV shows “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “How I Met Yor Mother”.

He has worked in musical comedy like “A Very Murray Christmas”, and “This Is Spinal Tap”. In 2012, along with Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, and Kanye West, he has performed in “The Concert for Sandy Relief”.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

On August 19, 1990, Paul Shaffer got married to his long-time girlfriend Catherine Vasapoli. The couple has a son named William Wood Lee Shaffer and a daughter Victoria Lily. He is a one-woman man who has loved and married the same woman.

Girlfriends None
Marital Status Married
Wife Catherine Vasapoli


Paul Shaffer with his wife
Paul Shaffer with his wife

Children Son – William Wood Lee Shaffer

Daughter – Victoria Lily

Paul Shaffer with his wife & kids
Paul Shaffer with his wife & kids

Paul Shaffer

Some Interesting Facts About Paul Shaffer

  • In 1990, Paul Shaffer became the chairman of the American Red Cross recruiting drive.
  • His book “We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin’ Showbiz Saga” was released by David Ritz.
  • He wanted to study law but pursued sociology and philosophy.
  • The street of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada was renamed after him as Paul Shaffer Drive.
  • He was honored with a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
  • Since 2002, he is the spokesperson of Epilepsy Canada.
  • In 2006, he has earned a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @thepaulshaffer
  2. Twitter@paulshaffer
  3. Facebook @PaulShaffer
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