Paul Montgomery Shore is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker best known for his roles in several comedy films in the 1990s. Shore began as a stand up comedian at the age of 17, before becoming an MTV VJ in 1989. This led to a starring role in comedy film Encino Man in 1992 which was a modest hit. Roles in other films followed, including Son in Law (1993) and Bio-Dome (1996).
Shore was born Paul Montgomery Shore, the son of Mitzi Shore (née Saidel; 1930–2018), who founded The Comedy Store, and Sammy Shore (c.1927–2019), a comedian. Shore was raised Jewish, and grew up in Beverly Hills, California. He attended Beverly Hills High School.