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Howie Mandell

Source: Wikipedia

Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host, and voice actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. Before his career as a game show host, Howie Mandel was best known for his role as rowdy ER intern Dr. Wayne Fiscus on the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere. He is also well known for being the creator and star of the children's cartoon Bobby's World. On June 6, 2009, he hosted the 2009 Game Show Awards on GSN. Mandel became a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent, replacing David Hasselhoff, in the fifth season of the reality talent contest. Mandel has mysophobia (an irrational fear of germs) to the point that he does not shake hands with anyone, including contestants on Deal or No Deal, unless he is wearing latex gloves.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Howard Michael Mandel
  • Born: November 29, 1955 (age 59) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Medium: Stand-up, television, film, books
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Years active: 1978–present
  • Genres: Observational comedy, improvisational comedy
  • Subject(s): Everyday life, self-deprecation
  • Spouse: Terry Soil (1980–present; 3 children)
  • Notable works and roles: Host of Deal or No Deal, Dr. Wayne Fiscus on St. Elsewhere, Bunsen Honeydew, Animal, and Skeeter (Season 1–2) on Muppet Babies, Bobby Generic and Howard Generic on Bobby's World, Himself on America's Got Talent, Gizmo in Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Host of Mobbed, Host of Howie Do It
  • Website: www.howiemandel.com

Read more about Howie Mandel at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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