Paul Shaffer
Paul Shaffer
Celebrated Name: Paul Shaffer
Real Name/Full Name: Paul Allen Wood Shaffer
Gender: Male
Age: 74 years old
Birth Date: 28 November 1949
Birth Place: Thunder Bay, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Height: 1.65 m
Weight: 63 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Cathy Vasapoli (m. 1990)
Children: Yes (Victoria Lily Shaffer, William Wood Lee Shaffer)
Profession: Singer, composer, actor, author, comedian and multi-instrumentalist
Net Worth in 2024: $40 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Paul Shaffer is a jack of all trades. He is a singer, a composer and an actor. He is also a comedian, actor, and musician who is from Canada. His fame grew after he did work with a comedian who did host a television show by the name David Letterman. He served as a band director, and he did lead the two favorite talk shows. They include ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ that did air on and ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ that aired on CBS.

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Early Life

Paul Shaffer, whose birth names are Paul Allen Wood Shaffer got born in the year 1949 on November 28th. He got born in Fort William, Ontario. His father was Bernard Shaffer, who worked as a lawyer. His dad died in the year 2004. His mother was Shirley Eleanor Wood, and she died in the year 1998. Paul did grow in Fort William.

He attended the University of Toronto. He completed his bachelor’s degree, and his area of specialization was in sociology. In the year 1974, he moved to the United States of America.

Personal Life

From the year 1990, he did wed Cathy Vasapol. Together they have two children. Their children are Victoria Lily Shaffer. Victoria got conceived in the year 1993 and William Wood Lee Shaffer that got conceived in the year 1990. Their two children are currently in the film sectors playing the role of actor and actress.

The family together resides in Bedford, New York. During his childhood, he did attend several piano classes. In his teens, he did work in a musical group by the name ‘Fabulous Fugitives.’ He also was part of another band by the name Flash Landing. When he joined University, he was an excellent jazz guitarist.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 28 November 1949, Paul Shaffer is 74 years old as of today’s date 18th July 2024. His height is 1.65 m tall, and his weight is 63 kg.


In the year 1972, he started his career in music. He did serve as a musical director of a musical group composed by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell. He went on to play piano in a musical act by Stephen Schwartz was known as ‘The Magic Show.’ From the year 1975 to the year 1980, he served as part of the house band in a comedy show ‘Saturday Live’ that did air on NBC. Paul did work as part of ‘The Blues Brothers band’ and ‘The Honeydrippers Band.’

In the year 1982, he got an appointment with a musical director, and he served in the reality show ‘Late Night with David Letterman.’ Here, he did lead the show house band by the name ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Band.’ This show did air on NBC. After some time, David did migrate to CBS, and he names the show ‘Late Show with David Letterman.’ Here, Paul did lead the CBS Orchestra. Paul, together with ‘World’s Most Dangerous Band,’ did feature in the show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.’

Awards and Achievements

Paul has been able to win various awards and nominations. Among the awards that he has been able to win include WGA Award in the category of Best Comedy, a Grammy Award in the category of Best Country Instrumental Performance, and ASCAP Award in the category of Most Performed Theme.

Net Worth & Salary of Paul Shaffer in 2024

Paul Shaffer Net Worth 2019As of July 2024, Paul Shaffer’s net worth is over $40 million. This wealth has come from working as a musician. It’s estimated that in the show ‘Late Show with David Letterman,’ he did earn over $5 million.

Paul has achieved success in the film industry. Currently, he is much involved in performing in shows in LA, United States of America.


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