Howard Michael Mandel is a comedian, TV host, actor, and producer from Canada. Mandel voiced the character Gizmo in the 1984 movie Gremlins and its 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch. He and Amy Steel were both in the comedy Walk Like a Man, which came out in 1987. Howie played Dr. Wayne Fiscus, a rowdy ER intern, on the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere from 1982 to 1988.
Mandel made, voiced, and acted in the kids’ show Bobby’s World on FOX. He also ran the show’s daytime and Canadian-English versions. He started hosting Netflix’s Bullsh*t the Game Show’s first season in 2022.
Currently, he is a judge on the show “America’s Got Talent: All-Stars,” which is getting close to its last episode. Viewers of the show are curious about Judge Howie Mandel’s private life. This article will therefore focus on discussing his family dynamic and offspring.
How Did Hawie Start Dating His Wife Terry?
Howie is married to Terry Mandel. She has known Howie since they were kids, but they didn’t start dating until they were in high school. “We drove to the movies in my mom’s Cutlass Supreme. He told The Wall Street Journal in 2018 that on their first date, the car hit a patch of ice and flipped over before landing on all four wheels. They got married on March 16, 1980, and since then have had three kids: Jackelyn Shultz, Alex Mandel, and Riley Mandel.
Terry has always been a big fan of Howie and his work. In fact, he once said that his wife was the only reason he took the Deal or No Deal job. “When I was asked to do a game show in 2005, there were no comedians hosting them. I told her no three times. I took the deal because my wife told me to, he told The Gazette in 2018.
Meet Howie Mandel’s Wife, Tery Mandel
Terry Mandel is well-known as a producer in the entertainment business. Even though Terry is married to a famous person, she has managed to stay out of the spotlight over the years because not much is known about her personal life.
Howie told her that her sense of humor is one of the things that makes her attractive to him. “I laughed at her. He told Good Housekeeping in 2009, “It was great to meet a funny woman.” “It wouldn’t be good to spend your life with someone who doesn’t have that.” He also said that neither of them enjoys cooking, which is why they “eat out every night.”
But animals are something Terry likes. In fact, Howie told Kelly Clarkson on her talk show in 2020 that his wife loves “any kind of animal.” To surprise her for her birthday, he once rented an elephant and brought it to their house. It didn’t work out too well, though. He said that his wife got bored in 30 minutes, and the elephant damaged their property to the tune of $45,000. They should be able to laugh about it together now.
Know About Howie And Terry’s Kids
Terry and Howie have been married for 40 years and have had three children together. Jackie, who is 37, Alex, who is 32, and Riley, who is 29, are the Mandel children.
Like their mother, the Mandel children have stayed out of the spotlight over the years. However, Howie and Jackie sat down with People magazine earlier this year for a rare interview to talk about how they both struggle with mental health.
Howie and Jackie, his daughter, both have anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Howie told the news organization, “I’m not proud of that gift I gave her.” “But the way we deal with things is to find the light.”
Jackie, who is now a mother to Abbey, 6, and Axel, 5, went on to talk about the problems she has had over the years. She said that the Covid-19 pandemic has been “really, really hard” on her mental health. Jackie said that even though she has problems, the fact that her dad understands what she is going through has been “helpful.” Jackie went on to say, “My dad is very open about going to therapy and getting rid of the stigma.” “I knew I could reach out when I was upset, sad, or having a bad day.”