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Howie Mandel

Highest Rated:   85% Gremlins (1984)
Lowest Rated:   0% Hansel & Gretel (2002)
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Birthplace:   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
He may have gotten his start in standup comedy by a fluke, but don't be fooled by his early good fortune -- funnyman Howie Mandel is certainly the real deal. From the stage to the screen, and virtually every medium in between, Mandel has not only proven adept at playing the clown, but with his enduring role on the popular 1980s television drama St. Elsewhere, straight and affecting drama as well. It was during a business trip to Los Angeles in 1979 that the Toronto native, goaded on by friends while watching the comics at The Comedy Store's amateur night, first took the stage to surprising effect. The wild card that evening turned out to be a producer who just happened to be in the crowd, and Mandel was immediately hired for an appearance on the popular comedy game show Make Me Laugh. He subsequently performed on television talk shows and opened for such luminaries as Diana Ross, and it wasn't long before he was approached to appear on the fledgling television drama St. Elsewhere. Cast as dedicated Dr. Wayne Fiscus, Mandel remained with the show that launched his career for the entire duration of its six-season run, gaining legions of fans and even a few Emmy nominations. Though Mandel remained loyal to St. Elsewhere for the entirety of its television run, a series of side jobs provided his career with the momentum to succeed after the series was canceled in 1988. Mandel permanently ingrained himself in the pop-culture lexicon as the voice of Gizmo in the 1984 hit Gremlins and as a multitude of characters on the popular cartoon Muppet Babies. He cracked up audiences with a rollicking appearance on Comic Relief in 1986, and he could frequently be spotted on-stage sporting a blown up rubber glove over the top half of his head and slaying audiences with his hilarious baby voice. Although Mandel would try his hand at features with both Walk Like a Man (1987) and Little Monsters (1989), neither film proved the powerhouse hit needed to launch a feature career, and he returned to television to great success in the early '90s. Mandel's love of children dictated most of his career choices in the 1990s, and in the first year of the decade he utilized his popular series of voices for the enduring children's television series Bobby's World (which ultimately went off of the air in 1998). In 1992, Mandel headlined the short-lived small-screen series Howie, and after a series of appearances in both features and made-for-television movies, he hosted both Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies and The Howie Mandel Show. Though none of his personal shows proved quite as successful or endearing as Bobby's World, Mandel remained in the public eye as both a popular comic and as the creator of a series of children's CD-ROMs that aimed to both educate and entertain. In the year 2000, Mandel once again turned his attention to features, and appearances in Tribulation (2000), Hansel & Gretel (2002), and Pinocchio 3000 (2003) proved that the popular funnyman had lost none of his onscreen talent. Outside of his work in the entertainment industry, the color-blind verminophobic spends much of his time with his wife and three children. Over the coming decade, Mandel would enjoy hosting duties of extremely successful shows like Deal or No Deal and America's Got Talent.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Gilbert
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Roadtrip Nation: Being You
  • Actor
2016
55% Road Hard
  • Himself
2015
80% 7 Days in Hell
  • The Duke of Kent
2015
67% When Jews Were Funny
  • Actor
2013
25% Certifiably Jonathan
  • Actor
$8.3k 2011
60% Heckler
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Comedy Gold: The Hilarious Story of Canadian Comedy
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Great Polar Bear Adventure
  • Pupa
2006
79% The Aristocrats
  • Actor
$6.2M 2005
No Score Yet Pinocchio 3000
  • Spencer
2004
No Score Yet Crown Heights
  • Rabbi
2004
0% Hansel & Gretel
  • Sandman
$0.2M 2002
No Score Yet Hansel & Gretel
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Spinning out of Control
  • Marty Rosen
2001
No Score Yet Tribulation
  • Jason
2000
No Score Yet The Tangerine Bear
  • Jack
2000
No Score Yet Jackie's Back
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron
  • Charlie
1995
No Score Yet Shake, Rattle and Rock!
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Magic Kid II
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet In Search of Dr. Seuss
  • Actor
1994
67% Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Gizmo
1990
No Score Yet Best of Bobby's World
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
  • Humpty Dumpty
1990
No Score Yet Little Monsters
  • Maurice
1989
No Score Yet Walk Like a Man
  • Bobo Shand
1987
No Score Yet A Fine Mess
  • Dennis Powell
1986
No Score Yet Where Did I Come From?
  • Narrator
1985
85% Gremlins
  • Gizmo
1984
No Score Yet The Princess Who Had Never Laughed
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet First Howie Mandel Special
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Funny Farm
  • Larry Pound
1982
No Score Yet Gas
  • Matt Lloyd
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006
  • Judge
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan: Family Edition
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Deal With It
2013-2014
  • Producer
  • Appearing
  • Executive Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2000
No Score Yet Betty White's Off Their Rockers
2012-2014
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Mobbed
2011-2013
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Host
  • Creator
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Take It All
2012
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Host
  • 2012
No Score Yet What Would You Do?
2008
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dr. Drew's Lifechangers
2011-2012
  • Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
  • 2010
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Guest
  • Ralph Roberts
  • 2008
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • 2008
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Actor
  • 2007
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2006

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