- Category : Entertainment-Comedy
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/4 - Investigating / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (6,21,22)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 4
- Birth Year: 1955
- Birthday: 29. November
- Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
- Profile: 1-4
- Type: Emotional Manifesting Generator
- Inc.Cross: Planning 4
- Definition: Double Split - Small (6,21,22)
- Variables: BLR-MRL
- 3740 Community
- 1034 Exploration
- 2034 Charisma
- 1020 Awakening
- 0731 The Alpha
- 1156 Curiosity
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.