Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel, born on November 29, 1955, is a Canadian television personality and actor who rose to fame in the 1982 show “Elsewhere,” which ran for six years. In the 1984 hit “Gremlins” he voiced Gizmo and also in its sequel in 1990. As a stand-up comedian, his signature stunt was stretching a latex glove over his head, inflating it with his nostrils until it propelled itself off his head. He also enjoyed his Bobby alter-ego and entertained us for years. Let’s celebrate him right here!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Howard Michael Mandel

Birth date:

November 29, 1955



Zodiac Sign:



5' 6"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$60 million

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Howie Mandel is a big star in stand-up comedy and television hosting. Mandel was born and raised in Willowdale, Ontario. He is Jewish and a distant cousin of an Israeli violinist. His father was a real estate agent and a lighting manufacturer.

Mandel worked as a carpet salesman and a stand-up comedian at Yuk Yuk in Toronto. He took a trip to Los Angeles where he performed at The Comedy Store and was hired as a regular performer. He began to open shows in the summer of 1979. He later signed to a T.V. show in 1980 and even won a lead role in the Canadian movie “Gas.” He voiced Gizmo in the 1984 “Gremlins” and its 1990 sequel. He starred in the 1994 comedy film “Walk Like a Man.” He also starred in “Good Grief” on a FOX show which was short-lived. He was also the executive creator of an Emmy-nominated children’s series, “Bobby’s World.” “Howie” was his self-titled comedy show, where he featured several guest stars, which aired in 1992. In 2002, he played the sandman in “Hansel and Gretel.” In 2007 he made a dream cameo of himself on “Deal or No Deal.” Mandel is fond of appearing as a comedian on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” From 2007, he became an internet retailer for In 2010, it was announced he would replace David Hasselhoff on “America’s Got Talent” as a judge and has the longest tenure as a judge. Netflix released “Bullsh*t The Game Show” on April 27, 2022, with Mandel as the host of 10 episodes.

Mandel is married to Terry Mandel, and they have three children, Lackie, Riley, and Alex. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September of 2008 on their ‘100 greatest comedians of all time.’ He has published an autobiography detailing his life in comedy with A.D.H.D. and O.C.D. He is a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and currently lives in the Hollywood hills.

Career timeline

His First Lead Role

He gets the lead role in the Canadian movie “Gas.”

The Howie Mandel Show

Mandel hosts his first show.

He Plays the Sandman

Mandel stars in “Hansel and Gretel.”

2005 — 2019
Mandel Hosts Deal or No Deal

He plays in the reality show “Deal or No Deal” as the host.

He Appears in Bullsh*t The Game Show

10 episodes of this show are released by Netflix as their debut.

Why We Love Howie Mandel

  1. He raises awareness on A.D.H.D.

    He is raising awareness about A.D.H.D., which he revealed to be affected by in a talk show. He advocates for its awareness and control.

  2. He is a stand-up comedian

    Despite all the success in television show hosting and acting, he still considers himself a stand-up comedian. He loves comedy.

  3. He is a family man

    Mandel loves his family. He met his wife when he was 12, and the two have had a stable relationship alongside his Hollywood success.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Mandel was expelled from school

    He was expelled for hiring a construction company by impersonating a school official.

  2. Mandel has mysophobia

    This condition makes him want to stay in a clean environment, away from germs as much as possible.

  3. He met his wife at 12

    He met his wife at a local Y.M.C.A. when he was 12 years.

  4. His son is a YouTuber

    His son has a YouTube channel and is a sensational star.

  5. He makes millions

    He makes $70,000 per episode of “America’s Got Talent,” which makes him a successful millionaire.

Howie Mandel FAQs

Is Howie Mandel blind?

Mandel recently discovered that he is legally blind and has been so in the eight seasons of “America’s Got Talent.”

How much does Howie Mandel make?

Mandel makes a salary of $70,000 per episode of “America’s Got Talent.”

How old is Howie Mandel?

Mandel is 67 years old as of 2022.

Howie Mandel’s birthday dates

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