Howie Mandel

Also Known As: Howard Michael Mandel • Born: 11/29/1955

Howard Michael Mandel, born on November 29, 1955, in Toronto, Canada, is a multifaceted entertainer known for his comedic prowess, television presence, and philanthropic efforts. Mandel’s career spans decades, marked by notable roles in film, television, and as a stand-up comedian. His versatile talents have earned him recognition and admiration from audiences worldwide. Mandel’s journey in entertainment began with stand-up comedy, where he quickly gained attention for his unique humor and eccentric persona. He made waves with memorable performances at iconic comedy clubs like The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, showcasing his comedic chops and magnetic stage presence. Mandel’s comedic talent soon caught the eye of television producers, leading to appearances on syndicated comedy shows like “Make Me Laugh” in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Howie Mandel’s comedic talents extend beyond the screen. He’s known for his signature stunt of inflating a latex glove over his head, a trick that became synonymous with his stand-up comedy act.

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Mandel has become a staple in the game show world, hosting popular programs like “Deal or No Deal” and “Bullsh*t: The Game Show.” His charismatic hosting style and quick wit have made him a favorite among game show enthusiasts.


Beyond entertainment, Mandel is dedicated to philanthropy, supporting causes like mental health awareness and frontline healthcare workers. His efforts reflect his compassionate nature and commitment to making a positive impact.

Height: 5ft 9 ¼ (175.9 cm)

Nationality: Canadian

Show(s): AGT: Fantasy League

Network(s): NBC

Guest Appearances: Lois & Clark, Carol & Company, Homicide, Bless This House, The Nanny, The Outer Limits and Sunset Beach

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Children: Jackelyn Shultz, Riley and Alex

Father: N/A

Mother: N/A

Siblings: Itzhak Perlman

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