Simon Cowell Biography (1959-)

Full name, Simon Phillip Cowell; born October 7, 1959, in Brighton, East Sussex, England; son of Eric P. (a real estate developer and music executive) andJulie (a ballet dancer) Cowell. Addresses: Office: S Records, BedfordHouse, 67-79 Fulham High St., London SW6 3JW, England.; Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Television personality, producer, writer
Birth Details
October 7, 1959
Brighton, East Sussex, England

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Judge, Pop Idol, ITV (England), 2001-2002
  • Himself, One Hit Wonderland, 2001
  • Himself, Pop Idol Extra, ITV2, 2001
  • Judge, American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol, American Idol 2, and American Idol 3), Fox,2002-
  • Presenter of "Even More Annoying Records," Top Ten, Channel 4 (England), 2002
  • The Xtra Factor, ITV2, 2004
  • Judge, The X Factor, ITV, 2004
  • Specials
  • The Hit Factory: The Pete Waterman Story, Channel 5 (England), 2001
  • Bubblegum Babylon, VH1, 2002
  • The Luvvies, 2003
  • Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do, BBC (England), 2003
  • Pop Idol: One Year On, ITV2, 2003
  • Being Simon Cowell, Granada (England), 2003
  • Interviewee, Paul Abdul: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Greasemania, ITV (England), 2003
  • The Importance of Being Famous, Channel 4 (England), 2003
  • Judge, World Idol, Fox, 2003
  • Judge, American Idol: The Final Two, 2003
  • Judge, American Idol: Halfway Home, Fox, 2003
  • Judge, American Idol: Best of the Worst, Fox, 2003
  • Judge, American Idol: Uncut, Uncensored, and Untalented, Fox, 2004
  • Judge, American Idol: The Road to Hollywood, Fox, 2004
  • Interviewee, American Idol: The Phenomenon, Fox, 2004
  • Judge, American Idol: The Final Three, Fox, 2004
  • Judge, American Idol: Halfway Home, Fox, 2004
  • Interviewee, American Idol: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Who Killed Saturday Night TV?, Channel 4, 2004
  • National Television Awards Party of the Year, ITV, 2004
  • Simon Cowell: American Idol, ITV, 2004
  • The Record of the Year 2004, ITV, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, Brit Awards 2002, ITV (England), 2002
  • Presenter, The Teen Choice Awards 2002, Fox, 2002
  • Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards 2002, MTV, 2002
  • MTV Video Music Awards 2003, MTV, 2003
  • The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 2003
  • Presenter, The National Music Awards 2003, ITV, 2003
  • The British Comedy Awards 2003, ITV, 2003
  • Presenter, The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2004
  • The 2004 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 2004
  • Presenter, The British Comedy Awards, ITV, 2004
  • Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Voice of Henry, "Smart and Smarter," The Simpsons (animated), Fox,2004
  • Television Guest Appearances
  • Episodic
  • The Frank Skinner Show, ITV (England), 2001
  • Ruby, 2002
  • So Graham Norton, Channel 4 (England), 2002
  • Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, multiple appearances, 2002-2004
  • Today, NBC, 2002, 2005
  • Total Request Live (also known as TRL), MTV, 2002
  • The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2002
  • Cribs (also known as MTV Cribs), MTV, 2002
  • RI:SE, 2002
  • The Daily Show, Comedy Central, 2003
  • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV, 2003, 2004
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, multiple appearances, beginning 2002
  • Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC (England), 2003
  • American Juniors, Fox, 2003
  • Mad TV, Fox, 2003
  • Richard & Judy, Channel 4, 2003
  • Children in Need (telethon), BBC, 2003, 2004
  • This Morning, ITV, 2003, 2004
  • "Christmas Millionaire," Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, syndicated, 2003
  • E!'s 101, E! Entertainment Television, multiple appearances, 2003
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 2003
  • Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2004
  • The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2004
  • Saturday Night Live, NBC, 2004
  • GMTV, ITV, 2004
  • Parkinson, BBC, 2004
  • The Paul O'Grady Show, ITV, 2004
  • Today with Des and Mel, ITV, 2004
  • The View, ABC, 2004
  • On Air with Ryan Seacrest, multiple appearances, 2004
  • 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Ministry of Mayhem, 2004
  • Girls on the Top, 2004
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2005
  • Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2005
  • Extra, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Pilots
  • Himself, Banzai, Fox, 2003
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator, Pop Idol, ITV (England), 2001
  • Creator and executive producer, Cupid, CBS, 2003
  • Creator, The X Factor, ITV, 2004
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, Scary Movie 3, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2003
  • Voice of judge, Shrek 2 (animated), 2004
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (also known as The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog), LionsGate Films Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Voice, Far Far Away Idol (animated), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2004
  • WRITINGS
  • (With Tony Cowell) I Don't Mean to Be Rude, But ... Backstage Gossip from American Idol & the Secrets that Can Make You a Star, Broadway Books, 2003

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Musicians, Volume 52, Thomson Gale, 2005
    • Cowell, Simon, and Tony Cowell, I Don't Mean to Be Rude, But ... Backstage Gossip from American Idol & the Secrets that Can Make You a Star, Broadway Books, 2003
    • Newsmakers, Issue 4, Gale, 2003
    Periodicals
    • Billboard, June 28, 2003, p. 1
    • Detroit Free Press, July 2, 2002
    • Entertainment Weekly, August 9, 2002, pp. 20-25
    • Heat, February 9, 2002, pp. 78-81
    • Interview, April, 2003, p. 80
    • People Weekly, July 8, 2002, p. 107; February 3, 2003, p. 86; May26, 2003, p. 56; February 28, 2005, p. 88
    • Radio Times, February 9, 2002, p. 18
    • TV Guide, August 17, 2002, pp. 32-36; February 21, 2004, pp. 42-46; March 13, 2005, p. 20; March 20, 2005, pp. 48-50
    Electronic
    • BBC News, http://news.bbc.co.uk, April 24, 2002; August 31, 2004;September 10, 2004
    • Fox News, http://www.foxnews.com, May 27, 2003
    Other
    • Being Simon Cowell (television special), Granada (England), 2003
    • Simon Cowell: American Idol (television special), ITV (England), 2004

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