Howard Michael Mandel is a Canadian comedian, television personality, screenwriter, actor, producer, director, businessman, game host, and writer. He hosted the CNBC game Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's daytime and Anglo-Canadian counterparts. Mandel voiced the pop culture character Gizmo in the 1984 film Gremlins and the 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch. In 1987, Mandel starred alongside Amy Steel in the comedy Walk Like a Man. From 1982 to 1988, Mandel played the role of Dr. Wayne Fiscus intern in the emergency room in the medical TV series St. Mary's. NBC's Elsewhere. He also created, voiced, and starred in FOX's children's animated film Bobby's World, and he served as a judge for NBC's America's Got Talent show.
|Birth name||Howard Michael Mandel|
|Born||November 29, 1955, Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film, books|
|Genres||Observational comedy, improvisational comedy|
|Subject(s)||Everyday life, self-deprecation|
Became the host of the popular NBC game show Deal or No Deal and is also known for appearing on the medical drama St. Elsewhere as Dr. Wayne Fiscus and for creating the children's cartoon Bobby's World.
After being expelled from high school for impersonating a member of the school board and signing a construction contract, he became a carpet salesman.
In 2011, he hosted the premiere of Fox's flash-mob show, Mobbed.
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