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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 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 serving as creator, executive producer and vocal talent. Film stardom has been elusive with silly, bumbling vehicles such as A Fine Mess, Walk Like a Man and Little Monsters failing to click with audiences. Kids, however, enjoyed his cuddly voice as Gizmo, in the Gremlins film series.Following his own failed talk show The Howie Mandel Show 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 »

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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

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I'm Ready to 'X' You

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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 >

- 1426 days ago
'America's Got Talent' Star -- My Smashed Nuts Are Fine!

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My Smashed Nuts Are Fine!

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- 1470 days ago
Simon Cowell -- Howard Stern Ain't Stupid, He'll Behave on 'Talent'

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- 1629 days ago
Howie Mandel -- Intruder CONTAMINATED My Home!

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Intruder CONTAMINATED My Home!

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- 1741 days ago
Howie Mandel -- Thiiiiiiis Close to Porn

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Thiiiiiiiiis Close to PORN!

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- 1762 days ago
Howie Mandel -- The Musical Walk of Fun

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- 1825 days ago
Howie Mandel -- Out of His Clucking Mind

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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 >

- 1857 days ago
Boyle vs. Reed -- America's Got a Steel Cage Match

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