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Howie Mandel

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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.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Howie Mandel Fuming Over Political Correctness Destroying Comedy

Howie Mandel
No Jokes From Me ... P.C. is Destroying Comedy!!!

Howie Mandel is pissed about the state of stand-up comedy ... and he's blaming political correctness for its demise. We got the comedian and "America's Got Talent" judge leaving Craig's… READ MORE >

Simon Cowell Celebrates Hollywood Walk of Fame Star & 'AGT' Extension

Simon Cowell
Sticks to What Made Him Famous Celebrating Star, 'AGT' Deal

Simon Cowell had lots to celebrate this week -- a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a new deal with 'AGT' -- and he did it in true Simon fashion, which is why we love the guy. Simon was… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Larry David Hilariously Mocks Howie Mandel with Assist from Doc Rivers

Larry David
Hilariously Mocks Howie Mandel With Assist from Doc Rivers

Here's what you need to know about this video ...  Howie Mandel and Larry David both have a "thing" when it comes to shaking hands.  Howie's got mysophobia and won't do it because of… READ MORE >

- 487 days ago
Howie Mandel Offers Mel B a New Nanny for Next Season of 'AGT' (VIDEO)

Howie Mandel
I Got Your New Nanny, Mel B!

Howie Mandel thinks it's not too soon to joke about Mel B's divorce drama -- as evidenced by the nanny "news" he broke to us.  We got Howie heading into the Laugh Factory Wednesday… READ MORE >

- 554 days ago
Howie Mandel Begs Nick Cannon to Return to 'AGT' (VIDEO)

Howie Mandel to Nick Cannon
Please Come Back!!!

Howie Mandel did everything but drop to his knees ... begging Nick Cannon to return as host of "America's Got Talent." Howie -- 1 of 4 judges on the talent show -- made a… READ MORE >

- 627 days ago
Howie Mandel Says Trump's Germaphobe Excuse Isn't Legit (VIDEO)

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Germaphobe Excuse Doesn't Wash With Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel -- maybe the most famous germaphobe -- is calling BS on Donald Trump's claim he's one too ... because it just doesn't make sense in this particular alleged situation. Howie… READ MORE >

- 674 days ago
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 >

- 1750 days ago
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 >

- 2082 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 >

- 2325 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 >

- 2369 days ago
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