CANADIAN Howie Mandel is a comedian and America’s Got Talent judge.
Known also as the voice of Gizmo in Gremlins, here’s everything you need to know about Howie Mandel.
Who is Howie Mandel
Jack of all trades Howie Mandel was born November 29, 1955 in Ontario, Canada.
The Jewish comedian was expelled from school for impersonating a school official to hire a construction crew, who came to build at the school.
He worked as a carpet salesmen and began working as a stand-up comedian at Yuk Yuk’s in Toronto.
By 1978, he had a full week long show booked, which was billed as “a wild and crazy borderline psychotic.”
Howie then performed at The Comedy Store in LA, becoming a regular performer, before landing his first film role in 1980.
Since the 80s, he has appeared in a variety of films, documentaries and TV shows, including the cult horror Gremlins.
In 2010, Howie took over from David Hasselhoff as a judge on America’s Got Talent and is now the longest tenured judge on the show.
He also became one of the judges on Canada’s Got Talent and the host of Deal or No Deal.
Is Howie Mandel married and does he have any children?
The comedian has been married to Terry Mandel (née Soil) since 1980.
It is thought that the pair met while at the YMCA in Toronto as teens before marrying years later.
Howie revealed he loves to prank his wife, who is a fan of puzzles, by hiding a piece and waiting for her to discover it is missing.
Together they have three children.
Eldest daughter Jackie was born in 1984, followed by son Alex in 1989 and youngest daughter Riley in 1992.
Howie revealed that he is diagnosed with ADHD and mysophobia, which is an irrational fear of dirt and germs.
What is Howie Mandel’s net worth?
Thanks to his long career and appearances on America’s Got Talent, Howie is estimated to be worth around $60million.
His worth has been estimated as low as $55million and as high as $80million.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, his salary for America’s Got Talent is around $70,000 per episode.