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Howie Mandel

Birth name Howie Michael Mandel II
Born November 29, 1955 (1955-11-29) (age 51)
Flag of Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Spouse(s) Terry Soil Mandel
Official site HowieMandel.com

Howie Michael Mandel II (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian and actor, primarily for his roles on sitcoms and television. He is best known as Ed Flanders's young intern, Dr. Wayne Fiscus on St. Elsewhere, and is currently the host of the US game show Deal or No Deal, airing on NBC, and the Canadian version, Deal or No Deal Canada, airing on Global. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (466x702, 40 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Howie Mandel ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Ed Flanders (December 29, 1934-February 22, 1995) was an American actor best known for his roles as Lieutenant Bricker in the television series M*A*S*H and Doctor Donald Westphall in the television series He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on December 29, 1934. ... St. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... For other national versions, see the main Deal or No Deal article. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Deal or No Deal Canada is the Canadian version of the show Deal or No Deal, which premiered on February 4, 2007. ... Global Television and Global TV redirect here. ...

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Early life

Howie Mandel was born into a Jewish family and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After dropping out of high school (William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute), Mandel became a carpet salesman who would later open a carpet sales business of his own. He became a stand-up comedian at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto and by September 1978 had a week-long booking as the featured act, billed as "a wild and crazy borderline psychotic."[1] On a trip to Los Angeles, Mandel performed a set at The Comedy Store, which led to him becoming a regular performer there. A producer for the comedic game show Make Me Laugh saw him and booked Mandel for several appearances during the show's run in 1979. He was booked to open for David Letterman at shows in the summer of 1979.[2] CBC-TV's head of variety programming saw a Mandel performance in October 1979 and immediately signed him for a TV special. In 1980, he won the lead role in the Canadian movie Gas, co-starring Susan Anspach and Donald Sutherland. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute is a public high school located in Toronto, Ontario. ... Yuk Yuks is a national comedy club chain in Canada, owned and established by former stand-up comedian Mark Breslin. ... Psychosis is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a loss of contact with reality. Stedmans Medical Dictionary defines psychosis as a severe mental disorder, with or without organic damage, characterized by derangement of personality and loss of contact with reality and causing deterioration... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the club in the United States; there is also a Comedy Store in London. ... Make Me Laugh was an American game show in which contestants watched three stand-up comedians performing their acts, one at a time, earning one dollar for every second that they could make it through without laughing. ... David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) is an award-winning American comedian, late night talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and IRL IndyCar Series car owner. ... CBC Television is the primary English language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Mandel was the first "VeeJay" to appear on Nickelodeon's music video series, Pop Clips. That 1981 series would go on to provide the genesis of MTV. This article is about the TV channel. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ...


TV and film career

Mandel came to national attention in the US during a six-year run on St. Elsewhere, starting in 1982. While continuing to work as a comedian, he also did movies, including his role as the voice of Gizmo in the 1984 hit Gremlins, and the role of "Maurice" in the 1989 movie Little Monsters. He was also the creator and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated children's animated series Bobby's World, to which he supplied the voices of the title character and his father (using Howie's "normal" voice for Bobby's dad). Bobby's World ran for eight seasons on Fox Broadcasting Company and was later syndicated. Mandel also plays his alter-ego, Bobby, in most of his comedy shows and these are a fan favorite. Bobby also made a cameo appearance in a February 2007 episode of Deal or No Deal at the contestant's request. United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... St. ... Gremlins is an American horror-comedy film directed by Joe Dante and released in 1984. ... Fred Savage (Brian), Daniel Stern (Glen), Margaret Whitton (Holly) Rick Ducommun (Snik), Howie Mandel (Maurice) William Murray Weiss (Todd), Savage (Brian), Amber Baretto (Kiersten) Little Monsters is a 1989 comedy-drama film starring Fred Savage as Brian, a sixth-grader who has recently moved to a new town, and Howie... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Bobbys World is a childrens animated television series, which ran from 1990 to 1998, on FOX. It was about the daily life of Bobby Generic (pronounced , unlike the adjective that is pronounced ) and his very overactive imagination on how he sees the world. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Linda de Mol, host of Miljoenenjacht (and the sister of Endemols founder), enters the game shows set. ...


Mandel had a long run on Showtime with a series titled Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies in 1995, going on to host his own syndicated talk show in 1998 called The Howie Mandel Show. Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ...


He also played the lead role of the professor in the short-lived TV series The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys, and guest-starred on a 1996 episode of the ABC TV series Superboy (Tv Series) as DC Comics supervillain Mister Mxyzptlk. He also hosted his own syndicated talk show, The Howie Mandel Show, which was cancelled after one season on the air. Mandel appeared in the 1995 Clint Black country music video Summer's Coming. In 2006, he appeared as himself as a guest host in a parody of Deal or No Deal in the show-within-a-show of the TV series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys character designs by Joe Orlando The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys was a live-action, television series that aired in 1992, running for only 11 episodes before cancellation. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... Mister Mxyzptlk (roughly pronounced Miks-yez-pit-lik, or Mix-yez-pittle-ik, also nicknamed Mxy) is a fictional supervillain who appears in DC Comics Superman comic books. ... Clint Blacks Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American neotraditional country music singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actor. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... A show-within-a-show is typically a fictional television show featured within the fictional universe of a real television show, or a montage/one theatrical show within another theatrical show (like Annie Get Your Gun ). Less frequently, the term may be applied to a fictional radio show within a... Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an American television dramedy series created and written by Aaron Sorkin. ...


Mandel's signature stunt as a stand-up comedian (besides his Bobby alter-ego) was stretching a latex glove over his head and inflating it with his nostrils, filling it until it suddenly propelled itself off of his head. He eventually gave up the routine after a mishap that resulted in a burst sinus. A blue nitrile medical glove. ...


Later work

More recently, he is known for his frequent appearances as a stand-up comedian and for his hidden camera segments on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Also, he has appeared in many television commercials for Boston Pizza as its hired spokesperson. In April 2004, he was selected as number 82 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time. In October 2005, he was named to be the host of the U.S. version of Deal or No Deal, which debuted on December 19, 2005, on NBC and became a popular program in early 2006. Mandel also hosts Deal or No Deal Canada, a version of Deal or No Deal for Canadian viewers; originating from Toronto, Deal or No Deal Canada debuted in January 2007 on Global,[3] which made him one of the few game show hosts (Weakest Link's Anne Robinson and Pyramid's Donny Osmond being another) to host both a domestic and an international version of the same game show. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A hidden camera is a still or video camera used to film people without their knowledge. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is the full name of NBCs The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno, debuting on May 25, 1992. ... Boston Pizza is a Canadian-based pizza chain. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... For other national versions, see the main Deal or No Deal article. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Deal or No Deal Canada is the Canadian version of the show Deal or No Deal, which premiered on February 4, 2007. ... Global Television and Global TV redirect here. ... Weakest Link (early episodes had the on-screen title The Weakest Link) is a television game show which first appeared in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 14 August 2000. ... This article is about the English television hostess. ... Pyramid is an American television game show where contestants tried to guess a series of words or phrases, based on descriptions that were given to them, in the shortest amount of time. ... Donald Clark Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American Welsh entertainer. ...


Mandel is a notable alumnus of Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am's Hebrew School located in Toronto, as well as three other Toronto high schools.[4] Mandel is currently performing a variety/comedy act at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


Personal life

Mandel tours on the road over 200 days a year, and spends much of the rest of his time taping Deal or No Deal. He is one of a relatively small number of celebrity stars to have maintained a long-term marriage; he met his wife Terry in high school, and they were married in 1980.


Mandel has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)[5] and mysophobia (fear of germs)[citation needed] to the point that he does not shake hands with anyone, including enthusiastic contestants on Deal or No Deal, unless he is wearing latex gloves. Instead of shaking contestants' hands when they offer them, he will give the contestants congratulatory gestures such as tapping another's fist with his own fist, or putting his hands on their shoulders. Mandel now takes medicine to control his condition and even pokes fun at himself for it. He revealed on The Howard Stern Show on March 24, 2006 that his shaved head is not related to natural hair loss, but to his mysophobia. He stated that the lack of hair makes him feel cleaner. This does not cite its references or sources. ... Germ can mean: Microorganism, especially a pathogenic one; see Germ theory of disease. ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During his appearance on Mad TV, Mandel and cast member Bobby Lee made fun of the former's OCD. Mad TV has three meanings: MADtv — a TV series. ... Bobby Lee (born September 17, 1976 in San Diego, California) is an American comedian most notable for his membership in the recurring cast of comedians on sketch comedy series MADtv, where he plays most of the Asian roles on the show, including Kim Jong-il and Connie Chung, and is...


References

  1. ^ Toronto Star, September 12, 1978, p. D1.
  2. ^ Toronto Star, July 19, 1979, p. C6.
  3. ^ "Deal or No Deal, eh?"
  4. ^ "Howie Mandel to headline ICRF gala"
  5. ^ "The TV Squad Interview: Howie Mandel"

The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...

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Howie Michael Mandel II (born November 29, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-born comedian and actor who came to national attention in the United States during a six-year stint on St.
Mandel is a notable alumnus of Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am's Hebrew School located in Toronto, Ontario, as well as three other Toronto high schools.
Mandel has obsessive-compulsive disorder and mysophobia (fear of germs) to the point that he does not shake hands with anyone.
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