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Howie Mandel Biography

Birth Name:
Howie Michael Mandel II
Birth Place:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Comedian, actor, voice-overs, producer, TV host

Fast Facts

  • Worked as a carpet salesman before being discovered as a comedian
  • First performed stand-up in Los Angeles on a dare from his friends
  • Opened for Diana Ross in Las Vegas
  • Provided the voice of Gizmo in the 1984 horror film Gremlins and the 1990 sequel
  • Voiced a series of acclaimed educational CD-ROMs for children
  • Is color-blind


  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated


  • Jackie Mandel -- Daughter
  • Riley Paige Mandel -- Daughter
  • Alex Mandel -- Son
  • Terry Mandel -- Wife