Howie Mandel's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment, including television, film and the stage. He has steadily performed as many as 200 concert dates a year, making him one of the most successful comedy stars today. Howie started his career on a dare during a business trip to Los Angeles in 1979. He was at the legendary Comedy Store on amateur night and after the scheduled performers had finished, Howie was coaxed by his friends to get up and try his luck. As fate would have it, there was a producer in the crowd that night who hired him on the spot for an appearance on the comedy game show "Make Me Laugh." This led to a stint as Diana Ross' opening act and eventually to the television series, St. Elsewhere, where Howie spent six years on the award-winning NBC drama. Howie's Emmy Award nominated animated children series, "Bobby's World," ran eight seasons on FOX and now appears in syndication. Mandel has also done countless comedy specials both on cable and network television and hosted his own syndicated talk show, "The Howie Mandel Show." Howie is listed on Comedy Central's list of the top 100 comedians of all time and was the host of both the US and Canadian versions of the international smash hit game show "Deal or No Deal." Currently, Howie is a judge on NBC's summer juggernaut reality contest, "American's Got Talent."