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American actor, comedian and television personality Howie Mandel is best known for creating the cartoon series Bobby's World and hosting Deal or No Deal.
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The show mixed video segments of Mandel on hidden camera annoying average people with comedic scenes based on his own life.
In December 2005, Mandel became the game show host of the instant television hit Deal or No Deal. The show offers contestants the option of winning $1 million, depending on which suitcases they select. Mandel told People magazine in 2006, "Ultimately their choices could change their lives. It's heart-wrenching ... I want them to win. But I don't know what case holds what. All I can do is point out their odds."
For a time, Deal or No Deal aired several nights a week on primetime. Mandel earned the first Emmy Award nomination of his career for his work on the show in 2008. To this day, Deal or No Deal continues to be a popular program, now airing five days a week in syndication.
In 2009, Mandel shared his personal struggles with Obsessive-Compulsive Disease and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in his best-selling memoir, Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me. He landed a new primetime television gig as a judge on the popular variety competition America's Got Talent the following year, working alongside Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern.
Continuing to expand his work in television, Mandel is also the executive producer and host of Mobbed. This offbeat series uses hidden cameras and flash mobs to explore different true-life stories.
Despite his television success, Mandel has never abandoned his first love—comedy. He manages to perform nearly 200 gigs annually in the United States and Canada. Mandel lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Terry. The couple has three children.
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