Paul Shaffer

Biography: Keyboardist and composer Paul Shaffer began his musical career in Toronto stage shows in 1972, moving from there to Broadway. Fellow composer Howard Shore hired him to be musical director of the Saturday Night Live Band from 1975 to 1980, and eventually Paul became a somewhat prominant sketch actor on the show. Since SNL, Paul has recorded with a number of top artists and wrote and produced many more. Paul became band leader for David Letterman's show on NBC in 1982 and followed him to CBS 11 years later, where he remains to this day.

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 38 Sep 15, 2012 Himself 7.4
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 17 Aug 31, 2009 Bandleader tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 16 Sep 2, 2008 Bandleader tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 15 Sep 4, 2007 Bandleader tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 14 Aug 28, 2006 Bandleader tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 13 Aug 29, 2005 Bandleader tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 30 Oct 2, 2004 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 12 Aug 23, 2004 Bandleader / Guest Host 10
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 11 Sep 1, 2003 Bandleader / Guest Host tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 10 Sep 3, 2002 Bandleader / Guest Host 8.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 9 Aug 20, 2001 Bandleader 10
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Bandleader tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 25 Sep 26, 1999 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 7 Sep 7, 1999 Bandleader / Host tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 6 Aug 31, 1998 Bandleader tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 5 Sep 1, 1997 Bandleader tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 4 Sep 2, 1996 Bandleader tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Bandleader tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 2 Aug 29, 1994 Bandleader 10
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 1 Aug 30, 1993 Bandleader 6.3
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 27 Oct 10, 1988 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 13 Oct 17, 1987 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 12 Oct 11, 1986 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 11 Nov 9, 1985 Himself 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 6 Nov 15, 1980 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 5 Oct 13, 1979 Himself / Himself 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 4 Oct 7, 1978 Himself / Prison Pianist 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 3 Sep 24, 1977 Don Kirshner / Organist 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 2 Sep 18, 1976 Nightclub Musician / Organist 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 1 Oct 11, 1975 Himself / Himself 8.1