Howie Mandel Biography (1955-)

Full name, Howie Michael Mandel II; born November 29, 1955, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; father, a lighting manufacturer and realtor; married Terry; children: Jackelyn Mandel Perry, Al, one other daughter.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Comedian, actor, producer, director, writer
Birth Details
November 29, 1955
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • The Shape of Things, NBC, 1982
  • Laugh Trax, syndicated, 1982
  • Dr. Wayne Fiscus, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1982-88
  • Voices of Animal, Skeeter, and Bunson Honeydew, Jim Henson's Muppet Babies and Monsters (also known as Jim Henson's Muppet Babies and Muppet Babies), CBS, 1984-86
  • Himself and voices of Bobby Generic and Mr. Generic, Bobby's World, Fox, 1990-98
  • Ernie Lapidus, Good Grief, Fox, 1990
  • Professor, The Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys, 1992
  • Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies, Showtime, 1994-96
  • Host, The Howie Mandel Show, syndicated, 1997-99
  • Specials
  • Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1985
  • Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz, 1985
  • On Location: Howie Mandel, HBO, 1986
  • Young Comedians All-Star Reunion, HBO, 1986
  • Waldo, The Princess Who Had Never Laughed, Showtime, 1986
  • "Howie from Maui--Live!," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1987
  • Live! from London, 1988
  • Comedy Store 15th Year Class Reunion (also known as Comedy Store Reunion), NBC, 1988
  • Comic Relief III, HBO, 1989
  • Howie Mandel: Hooray for Howiewould!, Showtime, 1990
  • Jerry, Between Cars, HA! TV Comedy Network, 1990
  • The Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade, 1990
  • Howie Newman, Howie and Rose, 1991
  • The All-Star Salute to Our Troops, 1991
  • Host, Howie, 1992
  • Howie Mandel: Howie Spent Our Summer, 1992
  • Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International, 1992
  • Birth of the Team, 1992
  • Class Clowns, 1992
  • Who Makes You Laugh?, ABC, 1995
  • Howie Morgan, Grownups, ABC, 1995
  • Celebrity First Loves, Fox, 1995
  • Comic Relief's 10th Anniversary, HBO, 1996
  • Caesar's Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 1996
  • Howie Mandel on Ice, HBO, 1997
  • Canned Ham: Deconstructing Harry, Comedy Central, 1997
  • 50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Golden Anniversary, 1997
  • Sex with Cindy Crawford, ABC, 1998
  • Comedy Central Presents Behind-the-Scenes at the American Comedy Awards, Comedy Network, 1999
  • It's Only Talk: The Real Story of America's Talk Shows, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • MTV's New Year's Eve Uncensored, MTV, 2000
  • Also presented The Watusi Tour, HBO.
  • Movies
  • Humpty Dumpty, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, The Disney Channel, 1990
  • Voice of Mealy, David Copperfield (also known as Charles Dickens' David Copperfield), PBS, 1993
  • Danny Klay, Shake, Rattle, and Rock!, Showtime, 1994
  • Voice of Sam-I-Am, In Search of Dr. Seuss, TNT, 1994
  • Charlie, the TV show host, Harrison Bergeron (also known as Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron), Showtime, 1995
  • Jackie's Back! (also known as Jackie's Back: Portrait of a Diva), Lifetime, 1999
  • Marty, Spinning out of Control, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Make Me Laugh, syndicated, between 1979 and 1980
  • Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind, 1991
  • Comics Only, 1991
  • "ZooTV at Night," The Ben Stiller Show, 1993
  • Interior decorator Larry, "Every Mother's Son," Homicide: Life onthe Street, NBC, 1995
  • Stuart Wyler, Bless This House, CBS, 1995
  • Mr. Mxyzptlk, "Twas the Night before Mxymas," Lois and Clark: The NewAdventures of Superman, ABC, 1996
  • Carl, "Second Thoughts," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1997
  • The Nanny, CBS, 1998
  • "Sisters," Providence, NBC, 1999
  • Jerry show announcer, Sunset Beach, 1999
  • Guest cohost, Regis and Kathie Lee; also appeared on Bizarre, An Evening at the Improv, The Max Headroom Show, The MervGriffin Show, Norm Crosby Comedy Show, and The Tonight Show.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 37th Annual Emmy Awards, ABC, 1985
  • Presenter, American Video Awards, ABC, 1985
  • The 38th Annual Emmy Awards, NBC, 1986
  • The 39th Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1987
  • Host, Juno Music Awards, 1987
  • The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1990
  • Presenter, Walt Disney Company and McDonald's Present the AmericanTeacher Awards, 1996
  • Pilots
  • Rock Comedy (pilot for Laugh Trax), syndicated, 1982
  • Welcome to the Fun Zone, NBC, 1984
  • Television Work
  • Series; Executive Producer, Except Where Indicated
  • Bobby's World, Fox, 1990-98
  • (And creator) The Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys, 1992
  • (And director) Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies, Showtime, 1994-96
  • The Howie Mandel Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Specials; Executive Producer, Except Where Indicated
  • On Location: Howie Mandel, HBO, 1986
  • Howie Mandel: Hooray for Howiewould!, Showtime, 1990
  • Howie, 1992
  • Director, Howie Mandel: Howie Spent Our Summer, 1992
  • Co-executive producer, Grownups, ABC, 1995
  • Howie Mandel on Ice, HBO, 1997
  • Film Appearances
  • Matt Lloyd, Gas, Paramount, 1981
  • Larry Pound, Funny Farm, Mutual, 1982
  • Voice of Gizmo, Gremlins, 1984
  • Dennis Powell, A Fine Mess, Columbia, 1986
  • The Canadian Conspiracy, Shtick Productions, 1986
  • Bobo Shand, Walk like a Man (also known as Bobo the Dog Boy), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • Maurice, Little Monsters, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1989
  • Voice of Gizmo, Gremlins II: The New Batch, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Moe, Magic Kid II, 1994
  • Jason Quincy, Tribulation, Artist View Entertainment, 2000
  • Voice of Jack, The Tangerine Bear, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Spin Cycle, 2000
  • Also voice of Omni, Once Upon a Star.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Howie Mandel Fits like a Glove, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Also recorded The Watusi Tour.
  • Videos
  • Howie Mandel's North American Watusi Tour, Paramount, 1987
  • Narrator, The Great Word Adventure (video game), 1995
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • Bobby's World (also based on character created by Mandel), Fox, 1990-98
  • Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies, Showtime, 1994-96
  • The Howie Mandel Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Television Specials
  • On Location: Howie Mandel, HBO, 1986
  • Howie, 1992
  • Howie Mandel on Ice, HBO, 1997
  • Television Pilots
  • Welcome to the Fun Zone, NBC, 1984

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1989, 1989 Issue 4, Gale (Detroit, MI),
    Periodicals
    • Broadcasting and Cable, June 15, 1998, p. 34.
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 10, 1995, p. 70.
    • Hollywood Reporter, October, 1987.
    • Parade, October 4, 1998, p. 30.

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