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Howie Mandel

Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host, and voice 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, Mandel was best known for his role as rowdy ER intern Dr. Wayne Fiscus 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 became a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent, replacing David Hasselhoff, in the fifth season of the reality talent contest. Mandel has mysophobia. He was born and lived in the Willowdale area of Toronto, Ontario. His family is of Jewish ancestry and he is a distant cousin to Itzhak Perlman. His father was a lighting manufacturer and a real estate agent. After getting expelled from his high school for impersonating a member of the school board and signing a construction contract to make an addition to his school, Mandel became a carpet salesman who would later open a carpet sales business of his own. He was a stand-up comedian at

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Howie Mandel -- Accused of Trashing Moroccan Tiles ... Now Deal with This Lawsuit

Howie Mandel
Accused of Trashing Moroccan Tiles Now Deal with This Lawsuit

Howie Mandel's TV show went too far while filming a prank inside an L.A. restaurant -- leaving the business trashed to the tune of more than 100K ... according to a new lawsuit.The owner of… READ MORE >

Heidi Klum -- I'm Ready to 'X' You

Heidi Klum
I'm Ready to 'X' You

Heidi Klum is ready to hit the big red button on "America's Got Talent" -- telling TMZ, she's super excited to judge on the upcoming season ... and Howie Mandel is already taking every opportunity… READ MORE >

- 505 days ago
Howie Mandel to Cops: People Are Screwing in My Bathroom!!!

Howie Mandel to Cops
People are Screwing In My Bathroom!!!

Howie Mandel summoned cops early this morning because it sounded to him like people were having sex in his bathroom ... TMZ has learned.Want to know more? Well Howie was having a 4th of July party… READ MORE >

- 748 days ago
'America's Got Talent' Star -- My Smashed Nuts Are Fine!

'America's Got Talent' Star
My Smashed Nuts Are Fine!

Don't worry America -- the guy who got his nads bashed about a million times on "America's Got Talent" this week, tells TMZ ... his family jewels are totally fine. In case you missed it ... Zac… READ MORE >

- 791 days ago
Simon Cowell -- Howard Stern Ain't Stupid, He'll Behave on 'Talent'

Simon Cowell
Howard Stern Ain't Stupid -- He'll Behave on 'Talent'

"American's Got Talent" honcho Simon Cowell thinks the Parents Television Council has NOTHING to worry about now that Howard Stern is joining the show ... telling TMZ, "If he goes too far, he'll… READ MORE >

- 950 days ago
Howie Mandel -- Intruder CONTAMINATED My Home!

Howie Mandel
Intruder CONTAMINATED My Home!

Howie Mandel is experiencing every germaphobe's WORST nightmare -- discovering an intruder was lurking in his home ... and possibly TOUCHED SOMETHING!Law enforcements sources tell TMZ -- Howie was… READ MORE >

- 1063 days ago
Howie Mandel -- Thiiiiiiis Close to Porn

Howie Mandel
Thiiiiiiiiis Close to PORN!

For a guy who hates to get dirty, it's pretty hard to believe Howie Mandel just moved his production company into an L.A. office building famous for housing the biggest PORN company on Earth! But… READ MORE >

- 1084 days ago
Howie Mandel -- The Musical Walk of Fun

Howie Mandel -- The Musical Walk of Fun

Who knew our run-in with Howie Mandel would turn into a musical tour ... complete with heroes, villains, extras, and a bitchin' soundtrack? Ladies and gentlemen, TMZ now proudly presents ... … READ MORE >

- 1147 days ago
Howie Mandel -- Out of His Clucking Mind

Howie Mandel -- Out of His Clucking Mind

Howie Mandel played a horrifying game of chicken recently -- literally stepping INSIDE a giant robotic hen ... and experiencing what we can only guess was some kind of exorcism.It was all for a… READ MORE >

- 1179 days ago
Boyle vs. Reed -- America's Got a Steel Cage Match

Boyle vs. Reed -- America's Got a Steel Cage Match

This whole Susan Boyle/Lou Reed feud got us thinking -- who would win in a no-holds barred steel cage wrestling match? Who better to debate this with ... then "America's Got Talent" host Howie… READ MORE >

- 1411 days ago

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