Howie Mandel

Biography

Date of Birth 29 November 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Birth Name Howie Michael Mandel II Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m) Mini Biography 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.

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Little Monsters

Maurice

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Tribulation

Jason Quincy

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A Fine Mess

Dennis Powell

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Walk Like a Man

Bobo Shand

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The Tangerine Bear

Jack (voice)

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Shake, Rattle & Rock!

Danny Klay

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The First Howie Mandel Special

Himself

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The Funny Farm

Larry Pound

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David Copperfield

Mealy (voice)

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Howie Mandel Presents: Howie Mandel at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club

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Starring In
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Family Switch

Barry

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Chop & Steele

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Pierre the Pigeon-Hawk

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The Disruptors

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The Howie Mandel Project

Himself

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I Am Richard Pryor

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Howie Mandel Presents: Howie Mandel at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club

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Game Changers

Himself - Host, Deal or No Deal

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Gilbert

Himself

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Killing Hasselhoff

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Being Canadian

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7 Days in Hell

The Duke of Kent

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Road Hard

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When Jews Were Funny

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D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List

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Heckler

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Comic Relief 2006

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The Great Polar Bear Adventure

Pupa (voice)

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The Aristocrats

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World's Greatest Stand-up Comedy Collection

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Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Himself (6 episodes, 1995-2007)

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Crown Heights

Rabbi

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Pinocchio 3000

Spencer (voice)

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Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story

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Hansel & Gretel

The Sandman

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The Tangerine Bear

Jack (voice)

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Tribulation

Jason Quincy

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Jackie's Back (Chk Sen)

Himself

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Harrison Bergeron

Charlie (of 'Chat with Charlie')

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Shake, Rattle & Rock!

Danny Klay

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In Search of Dr Seuss

The Voice of Sam-I-Am (voice)

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Magic Kid II

Moe

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David Copperfield

Mealy (voice)

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Gizmo (voice)

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Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme

Humpty Dumpty

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Comic Relief III

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Little Monsters

Maurice

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Walk Like a Man

Bobo Shand

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Comic Relief

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A Fine Mess

Dennis Powell

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The Canadian Conspiracy

Himself

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Gremlins

Gizmo (voice)

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The First Howie Mandel Special

Himself

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The Funny Farm

Larry Pound

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St. Elsewhere - Season 1

Dr. Wayne Fiscus

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Gas

Matt Lloyd

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