Howie Mandel - Executive Producer
Howie Mandel has been a constant force in show business for more than 30 years. In addition to serving as the executive producer for Deal With It, he serves as one of the judges on America's Got Talent. Mandel received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality/Competition Host for Deal or No Deal and a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host for the syndicated version of the show.
Mandel's career has encompassed television, film and stage. From his work on the Emmy-winning St. Elsewhere to the international animated children's series Bobby's World, Mandel has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene. In 2009, Mandel released his memoir Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me. The memoir, which revealed his ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD along with how it has shaped his life and career, made the New York Times bestseller list on its first week and remained there for several weeks.
Mandel started his career on a dare during a trip to Los Angeles in 1979. He was at the legendary Comedy Store on amateur night, and Mandel was coaxed by his friends to get up and try his luck. As fate would have it, there was a producer in the crowd who immediately hired him to appear on the comedy game show Make Me Laugh. That led to talk show appearances, a stint as Diana Ross' opening act and eventually the television series St. Elsewhere, where he spent six seasons as Dr. Wayne Fiscus on the award-winning NBC drama.
Mandel's Emmy-nominated animated children series Bobby's World ran for eight seasons and now appears in syndication six days a week in 65 countries. As the series' creator and executive producer, Mandel was closely involved in its writing, as well as providing the voice of Bobby, Bobby's dad and other characters. Mandel attributes the show's success to drawing the storylines from real life.
Mandel has done countless comedy specials on cable and network television. He has hosted a syndicated talk show, The Howie Mandel Show, and is a mainstay on the talk-show circuit. Mandel continues to perform as many as 200 concerts a year throughout the United States and Canada.