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Howie Mandel

The story goes that huggable stand-up comedian Howie Mandel, who ran a carpet business once upon a time, began his show biz career by chance while catching amateur night at the Comedy Store on the L.A. Sunset Strip during a vacation. Goaded on by friends to try out, a producer spotted him, hired him for an appearance on the comedy game show "Make Me Laugh," and the rest is history. Talk about luck! Born in Toronto, Canada in 1955, Howie became a highly affable performer who quickly graduated to TV talk shows and Vegas gigs. Six years on, the critically-acclaimed St. Elsewhere (1982) medical drama not only increased his visibility but earned him Emmy nominations. An affinity for children led him to the Emmy-nominated animated kids' series Bobby's World (1990) serving as creator, executive producer and vocal talent. Film stardom has been elusive with silly, bumbling vehicles such as A Fine Mess (1986), Walk Like a Man (1987) and Little Monsters (1989) failing to click with audiences. Kids, however, enjoyed his cuddly voice as Gizmo, in the Gremlins (1984) film series.Following his own failed talk show The Howie Mandel Show (1998) during the 1998-1999 season, Howie has managed a full time schedule of concerts and comedy specials that keeps him current with today's audiences.

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Nov 29, 1955 In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series The Arsenio Hall Show 2013-09-09

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations.

Known For
Poster of America's Got Talent
Poster of St. Elsewhere
Deal with It Unknown 2013-07-17
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Betty White's Off Their Rockers Unknown 2012
Fugget About It Unknown 2012-09-07
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
The Marriage Ref Unknown 2010-02-28
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
The Dating Guy Unknown 2009
What Would You Do? Unknown 2009-01-06
Pioneers of Television Self 1 episode, 2014 2008-01-02
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
The Bronx Bunny Show Unknown 2007-03-01
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
The Big Bang Theory Unknown 2006-05-01
America's Got Talent Self - Judge / ... 294 episodes, 2010-2020 2006-06-21
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Unknown 2006-09-18
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Medium Unknown 2005-01-03
My Name Is Earl Unknown 2005-09-20
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan Unknown 2004
The Soup Unknown 2004-07-30
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Last Comic Standing Unknown 2003-06-10
Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Fashion Police Unknown 2002-02-27
Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown 1993-09-12
The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
Muppet Babies Animal / ... 26 episodes, 1984-1985 1984-09-15
Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
St. Elsewhere Dr. Wayne Fiscus / ... 137 episodes, 1982-1988 1982-10-26
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21