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Mandel, Howie

Born: 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 60 years of age.
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Actors, Comedians

1955 – He was born on the 29th day of November this year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


1978 – He became a stand-up comedian at Yuk Yuk’s in Toronto and by September of this year, he had a week-long booking as the featured act, billed as "a wild and crazy borderline psychotic."


1980 – He won the lead role in the Canadian movie Gas, co-starring Susan Anspach and Donald Sutherland.


1982 – He came to national attention in the United States during a six-year run on St. Elsewhere, starting this year.


1984 – He continued to work as a comedian; He also did movies, including his role as the voice of Gizmo in this year’s hit Gremlins.


1989 – He played the role of "Maurice" in the movie Little Monsters.


1996 – He was a guest-starred on a 1996 episode of the ABC TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as DC Comics.


2005 – He was named to be the host of the U.S. version of Deal or No Deal, which debuted on December 19 of this year on NBC and became a popular program in early 2006.


2007 – He also hosts Deal or No Deal Canada, a version of Deal or No Deal for Canadian viewers; originating from Toronto, Deal or No Deal Canada debuted in January of this year.