Who is 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.

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.

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