Howie Mandel was born on November 29, 1955. He is a Canadian stand up comedian, television host, and actor.
Biography and Career
Howie Mandel was born on November 29, 1955. He is a Canadian stand up comedian, television host, and actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal as well as the show's daytime and Canadian English counterparts. Before his career as a game show host he was best known for his role on the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere. He is also well known for being the creator and star of the children's cartoon Bobby's World. On June 6, 2009, he hosted the 2009 Game Show Awards on GSN.
Mandel was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. His family is of Jewish descent. His father was in the lighting business and a realtor. After getting expell
ed from his high school for impersonating a member of the school board and signing a construction company to make an addition to his school, he became a carpet salesman who would later open a carpet sales business of his own.
He became a stand-up comedian at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto and by September 1978 had a week-long booking as the featured act, billed as "a wild and crazy borderline psychotic
Mandel came to national attention in the U.S. during a six-year run on St. Elsewhere, starting in 1982 and playing the role of Dr. Wayne Fiscus.
While working as Dr. Fiscus, and continuing to work as a comedian, he also did movies, including his role as the voice of Gizmo in the 1984 hit Gremlins and its 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch. In 1985 Mandel made a cameo in the Michael J.
Fox directed short The Iceman Hummeth which was subsequently broadcast on Late Night with David Letterman in November, 1985.
In 2004 when Hel was deciding to quit show business, the executive producers at NBC asked him to host but he declined many times. They then mailed him a tape of the overseas version and he finally decided to accept.
In 2007, he hosted a five-episode run of the Canadian English version. The show then went to daytime with Mandel as host although Arsenio Hall was originally supposed to be.
Birth Name: Howard Michael Mandel
Birth: November 29, 1955
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