Howie Mandel Biography

Howie Mandel Biography
Howie Mandel (born on November 29, 1955 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-born Jewish comedian and actor who came to national attention in the United States during a six-year stint on St. Elsewhere.


Howie Mandel 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. Bobby's

Howie Mandel Biography

World ran for eight seasons on Fox Broadcasting Company and was later syndicated.

Howie Mandel 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 Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as DC Comics supervillain Mister Mxyzptlk.

More recently, Howie Mandel is known for his frequent appearances as a stand-up comedian and for his hidden camera segments on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

In April 2004, Howie Mandel 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.

Howie 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 has mysophobia to the point that he does not shake hands with anyone. However, it now appears he may have slightly gotten over his mysophobia, as he can be seen on the American version of Deal or No Deal giving the contestants props (the gesture which involves hitting ones fist into another's fist), hugging them and putting his hands on their shoulders.

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