Mandels career has encompassed virtually every area
of entertainment, including television, film and the stage.
He has steadily performed as many as 200 concert dates a year,
making him one of the most successful comedy stars today.
Howie started his career on a dare during a business trip
to Los Angeles in 1979. He was at the legendary Comedy Store
on amateur night and after the scheduled performers had
finished, 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 that night who hired him on the spot for an
appearance on the comedy game show Make Me Laugh.
This led to talk shows, a stint as Diana Ross opening
act and eventually to the television series, St. Elsewhere,
where Howie spent six years as Dr. Wayne Fiscus on the award-winning
Howies Emmy Award-nominated animated children series,
Bobbys 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, Bobbys dad and other characters.
Howie attributes the shows success to drawing the
story lines from real life.
Howie has also entered the computer age with a series of
interactive animated CD-ROM's aimed at educating children
while entertaining them. They include Tuneland,
Lil Howies Great Word Adventure,
Lil Howies Great Math Adventure
and Lil Howies Great Reading Adventure.
They were an instant success, and have won 36 awards and
critical acclaim worldwide.
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"
At this time he continues to appear live in concert and
on television, as well as working in film and other medium.
Howie lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Terry, and their