America's Got Talent

Howie Mandel

Judge Bio

Howie Mandel serves as a judge on both "America's Got Talent" and the global winter edition of the franchise, "America's Got Talent: The Champions." 

In addition to "America's Got Talent," he is executive producer and host of the game show "Deal or No Deal," which returned with new episodes on CNBC in December. 

Mandel recently released his first solo special in 20 years, "Howie Mandel Presents Howie Mandel at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club," which appeared on Showtime in January. He can also be seen on the upcoming second season of his Nat Geo series "Animals Doing Things," which he co-hosts with his son Alex. The series will air in June. 

His additional work as a host, actor and/or executive producer includes "Take It All" and "Howie Do It" for NBC, "Deal with It" for TBS and "Mobbed" for Fox. 

Mandel has been recognized for his work with an Emmy Award 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-winning drama "St. Elsewhere" to the international animated children's series "Bobby's World," Mandel has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene. 

Mandel added author to his résumé in 2009 when he released his frank, funny and no-holds-barred memoir, "Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me." The memoir revealed his ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD, and how it has shaped his life and career. It made the New York Times Best Sellers list on its first week and remained on the list for several consecutive weeks. 

Mandel 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. He also continues to perform as many as 200 stand-up comedy shows each year throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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