Mandel, Howie

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Mandel, Howie Gender: M
Howie Michael Mandel, Jr.
born on 29 November 1955 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Toronto, Ontario (CAN), 43n39, 79w23
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 06°37' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 05°33 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 08°29'

Howie Mandel
photo: Matt Ottosen at, license gfdl


Canadian comedian, actor and television host, who had his own series, The Howie Mandel Show (1998-1999), a talk-variety show on daytime television. He has hosted the CNBC (originally NBC) game show Deal or No Deal (2005–2008, 2018–), as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. In 1987, Mandel starred alongside Amy Steel in the comedy film Walk Like a Man. From 1982 to 1988, he played rowdy ER intern Dr. Wayne Fiscus on the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere. He also created, voiced, and starred in the FOX's children's cartoon Bobby's World (1990-1998), and judges on NBC's America's Got Talent (2010-).

An entertainer for more then four decades, his work includes voice-overs for cartoons as well as guest shots on TV series’ episodes and specials. Howie Mandel writes his own material for his opening skits and one of the subjects he believes and talks about is life after death. Jewish-Canadian, he worked on a green card. He is colour-blind and in October 2008 revealed that he has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Mandel has written and published an in-depth autobiography which details his life with OCD, ADHD, and comedy called Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me.

Still doing stand-up comedy, Howie warns parents not to bring their kids to his stand-up show because this is where he talks "dirty" in adult entertainment. Since his act is only for adults and not for kids, he doesn't let his three kids watch his live act on stage.

From the time he was a kid, Howie was always a class clown and he learned early to get laughs from not only his voice humour, but from physical comedy. He could do a riff on his own phobia about germs, or take an everyday dilemma and turn it into an episode.

Happily married to Terry in 1980, they make their home in the California San Fernando Valley. He and Terry have three kids, daughter Jackie (b. 1985), son Alex (b.1990) and daughter Riley (b. 1993). His mother enjoys visiting the family; his father before Alex was born.

Howie started his stand-up comedy career while on a trip to Los Angeles in 1979. He and some friends went to the legendary Comedy Store on amateur night and as the scheduled performers finished, the emcee asked if anyone in the audience would like to give the stage a shot. His friends coaxed him up there, and a producer saw his act. He was so nervous, he couldn't stand still. He was very frenetic and very hyped. The audience started laughing so Howie would say, "What? Tell me what you're laughing at. What? What?" And "What?" became a trademark. Mandel's fans encompass a wide following.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Begley, Ed Jr. (born 16 September 1949). Notes: Co-stars on "St. Elsewhere"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Harmon, Mark (born 2 September 1951). Notes: Co-stars on "St. Elsewhere"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Morse, David (born 11 October 1953). Notes: Co-stars on "St. Elsewhere"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Washington, Denzel (born 28 December 1954). Notes: Co-stars on "St. Elsewhere"


  • Work : New Career 1979 (First stand-up comedy performance)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1980 (Terry)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1985 (Daughter Jackie born)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1990 (Son Alex born)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1993 (Daughter Riley born)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 22 June 1998 (Own comedy TV show, one year exactly)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 2005 (Emcee of "Deal or No Deal" a TV quiz show)
  • Work : Prize 4 September 2008 (Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame)
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  • Work : Prize 12 September 2009 (Star on Canada's Walk of Fame)
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Source Notes

Debbie Kirkpatrick quotes him in a note signed "Howie," from his website. He sent the response 20 minutes after getting her query.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Colour blind)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : ADHD
  • Family : Parenting : Extraordinarily nurturing (Supportive, does not allow kids to see his show)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (In entertainment field over 40 years)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Canadian citizen in USA)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Jewish)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Stand-up acts)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Guest appearances; own show)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("St. Elsewhere")
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Executive producer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me")
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor (Writes own material)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame