Paul Shaffer

1949 - Today

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Paul Allen Wood Shaffer (born November 28, 1949) is a Canadian singer, composer, actor, author, comedian, and multi-instrumentalist who served as David Letterman's musical director, band leader, and sidekick on the entire run of both Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993) and Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Shaffer has received more than 2,401,692 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Paul Shaffer is the 1,789th most popular singer (up from 2,081st in 2019), the 541st most popular biography from Canada and the 33rd most popular Canadian Singer.

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  • 17

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  • 1.56

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  • 3.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Paul Shaffer ranks 1,789 out of 3,541Before him are Bosson, Han Geng, Sanna Nielsen, Ronnie Hawkins, Sergej Ćetković, and Kangin. After him are Matthieu Chedid, Brook Benton, Flemming Jørgensen, Bryn Terfel, Grégory Lemarchal, and Jimmie Davis.

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Among people born in 1949, Paul Shaffer ranks 528Before him are John Curry, Sean Chen, Aleksandar Tomov, Irena Degutienė, Ryohei Suzuki, and Marc Garneau. After him are Jean-Jacques Favier, Abhay Ashtekar, Raymond Martin, Ingrid Newkirk, Tim Renwick, and Rick Rosenthal.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Paul Shaffer ranks 541 out of 1,130Before him are Meghan Ory (1982), Patrick Gallagher (1968), Justin Chatwin (1982), Ruby Keeler (1909), Severn Cullis-Suzuki (1979), and Marc Garneau (1949). After him are Mac DeMarco (1990), Will Arnett (1970), Robert Paul (1937), Mike Bossy (1957), Pom Klementieff (1986), and Aaron Ashmore (1979).

Among SINGERS In Canada

Among singers born in Canada, Paul Shaffer ranks 33Before him are Daniel Powter (1971), Deryck Whibley (1980), Grimes (1988), Carly Rae Jepsen (1985), Alessia Cara (1996), and K.d. lang (1961). After him are Mac DeMarco (1990), Corey Hart (1962), Kate McGarrigle (1946), Barbara Hannigan (1971), Jeon So-mi (2001), and Pierre Bouvier (1979).