Harry Shearer


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Musician, Bassist

Harry Shearer is an actor and musician who brought both talents together several times comedically in such films as “This Is Spinal Tap” and “A Mighty Wind”. In both movies, he played a bass player, which Harry has been playing, along with guitar, since he was a teenager. In the early 1980s, he was a cast member of the television show Saturday Night Live where he met his longtime friend Paul Shaffer. It was Paul who presented Harry with the American Eagle Award during the NAMM Summer Show in Nashville, the occasion of his NAMM Oral History interview.