Howie Mandel is a Canadian comedian and judge on America’s Got Talent.
Also known 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 on November 29, 1955 in Ontario, Canada.
The Jewish comedian was expelled from the school for posing as a school official to hire a construction crew who came to build the school.
He worked as a carpet salesman and began working as a stand-up comedian at Yuk Yuk’s in Toronto.
By 1978 he had booked a full week-long show billed as “a wild and insane borderline psychotic.”
Howie then performed at LA’s Comedy Store and became a regular cast member before landing his first film role in 1980.
Since the 80’s he has appeared in a variety of films, documentaries and TV shows including the cult horror Gremlins.
In 2010, Howie took over the position as a judge on America’s Got Talent from David Hasselhoff and is now the longest-serving judge on the show.
He also became one of the judges on Canada’s Got Talent and host of Deal or No Deal.
Is Howie Mandel married and does he have children?
The comedian has been married to Terry Mandel (née Soil) since 1980.
The two are believed to have met as teenagers at the YMCA in Toronto before marrying years later.
Howie revealed he loves to prank his wife, who is a jigsaw puzzle fan, by hiding a piece and waiting for her to discover it’s 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 he’s been 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 valued at around $60 million.
Its value has been estimated at $55 million and up to $80 million.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, his salary on America’s Got Talent is around $70,000 per episode.
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