Caption: Still of Howie Mandel in America's Got Talent (2006)
Actor, Producer, Writer
Born: November 29, 1955
Star sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
Known for: Deal or No Deal (2005), America's Got Talent (2006), St. Elsewhere (1982), Howie (1992)
The story goes that huggable stand-up comedian Howie Mandel, who ran a carpet business once upon a time, began his show biz career by chance while catching amateur night at the Comedy Store on the L.A. Sunset Strip during a vacation. Goaded on by friends to try out, a producer spotted him, hired him for an appearance on the comedy game show "Make ...