Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. Mandel is executive producer of many shows through his production company ALEVY PRODUCTIONS, which has produced the series "Take It All " and "Howie Do It " for NBC, "Deal With It " for TBS and "Mobbed " for FOX, among others. He recently wrapped the 13th season of NBC's competition series, "America's Got Talent, " with Mandel's eighth season on the series. He can also recently be seen as the host and executive producer of "Howie Mandel's Animals Doing Things" on Nat Geo Wild, which is based off the popular Instagram account @AnimalsDoingThings showcasing odd animal behavior. Each episode features Mandel choosing the best, never-before-seen submissions to the Instagram handle, which he edits together with his own comedic references. Recently, Howie alongside ICM acquired Montreal's Just For Laughs Group. Mandel will also be next seen hosting the reboot of "Deal or New Deal"on CNBC premiering December 5th. Previously, Howie received an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Host For A Reality or Reality-Competition Program" for "Deal or No Deal " and a Daytime Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Game Show Host" for the syndicated version of the show.
Mandel's versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. From his work on the Emmy-Award winning "St. Elsewhere " to the international animated children's series "Bobby's World, " Howie has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene. In 2009, Howie added another title to his resume, author, when he released his frank, funny, no-holds-barred memoir "Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me. " The memoir that revealed his ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD–and how it has shaped his life and career made the New York Times Bestseller list on its first week and remained on the list for several consecutive weeks.
Howie started his career on a dare in Toronto in 1979 and then one night during a trip to Los Angeles he was at the legendary Comedy Store on amateur night and Howie was coaxed by his friends to get up and try his luck. As fate would have it, there was a producer in the crowd who immediately hired him to appear on the comedy game show "Make Me Laugh. " His appearance on the show led to talk show appearances, a stint as Diana Ross' opening act and eventually to the television series "St. Elsewhere, " where Howie spent six seasons as "Dr. Wayne Fiscus" on the award-winning NBC drama. Howie's Emmy Award-nominated animated children series Bobby's World ran eight seasons on FOX and now appears in syndication six days a week in 65 countries. As the series' creator and executive producer, Howie was closely involved in its writing, as well as providing the voice of Bobby, Bobby's dad, and other characters. Howie attributes the show's success to drawing the story lines from real life.
Howie has done countless comedy specials both on cable and network television. He has also hosted his own syndicated talk show, The Howie Mandel Show, and continues to be a mainstay on the talk-show circuit. Howie also continues to perform as many as 200 concerts a year throughout the US and Canada.
Howie lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Terry, and their three children.