Paul Shaffer

Paul Shaffer was born on November 28, 1949 in Thunder Bay, Canada. David Letterman's musical director, bandleader, and sidekick for over 30 years. He co-wrote and produced The Weather Girls' hit song "It's Raining Men" in 1979.
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Popular As Paul Shaffer
Occupation Composer
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born November 28, 1949 (Thunder Bay, Canada)
Birthday November 28
Town/City Thunder Bay, Canada
Nationality Canada

🌙 Zodiac

Paul Shaffer’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Paul Shaffer was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.


David Letterman's musical Director, bandleader, and sidekick for over 30 years. He co-wrote and produced The Weather Girls' hit song "It's Raining Men" in 1979.

Before Fame

He performed at local bars while attending the University of Toronto, from which he graduated in 1971 with a B.A. in Sociology. During this time, he frequently played with jazz Guitarist Tisziji Muñoz.


He was a member of "Saturday Night Live's" house band from 1975 until 1980.

Family Life

He was born into a Jewish family and was the son of a Lawyer. He married Cathy Vasapoli in 1990, with whom he fathered two children.

Associated With

He and The World's Most Dangerous Band from the NBC Letterman show were featured in the 1992 film "Beethoven" playing "Roll Over Beethoven" by Chuck Berry.

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