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Howie  Mandel

Howie Mandel

Comedian & Judge on America's Got Talent

Biography

Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. He is the host and executive producer of the Fox series Mobbed, an unscripted show that puts a hidden camera spin on the “flash mob” concept. He also serves as one of the judges on NBC’s hit talent competition series America’s Got Talent, alongside Sharon Osborne and Howard Stern. Read More >

Mandel recently received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality/Competition Host for Deal or No Deal, and a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host for the syndicated version of the show. His versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film, and stage. From his work on the Emmy-Award winning St. Elsewhere, to the international animated children’s series Bobby’s World, Mandel has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene.

In 2009, Mandel released his frank, funny, no-holds-barred memoir Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me. In it, he revealed his ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD, and how it has shaped his life and career. The book made the New York Times Bestseller List in its first week and remained on the list for several consecutive weeks.

Mandel started his career on a dare during a trip to Los Angeles in 1979. He was at the legendary Comedy Store on amateur night and was coaxed by his friends to get up and try his luck. As fate would have it, there was a producer in the crowd who immediately hired him to appear on the comedy game show Make Me Laugh. His appearance on the show led to talk show appearances, a stint as Diana Ross’ opening act, and eventually to the television series, St. Elsewhere, where he spent six seasons as “Dr. Wayne Fiscus” on the award-winning NBC drama.

Mandel’s Emmy Award-nominated animated children series, Bobby’s World, ran eight seasons on Fox and now appears in syndication six days a week in 65 countries. As the series’ creator and executive producer, Mandel was closely involved in its writing and provided the voice of “Bobby,” “Bobby’s” dad, and other characters. Mandel attributes the show’s success to drawing the story lines from real life.

Howie Mandel has done countless comedy specials both on cable and network television. He has also hosted his own syndicated talk show, The Howie Mandel Show, and continues to be a mainstay on the talk show circuit. He frequently appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno performing his signature hidden camera bits and continues to perform as many as 200 concerts a year throughout the US and Canada. Read Less ^

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