Howie Mandel started his career on a dare in Toronto in 1979 and has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. Mandel has been active in the comedy scene as executive producer through his production company ALEVY Productions, which has produced the series Take It All and Howie Do It for NBC, Deal With It for TBS, and Mobbed for FOX, among others. He currently serves as a judge on NBC's hit summer talent competition series, America's Got Talent, now in its 12th season with this being Mandel's eighth season on the series.
Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. In 2009, Howie added another title to his resume, author, when he released his frank, funny, no-holds- barred memoir Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me. The memoir that revealed his ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD–and how it has shaped his life and career made the New York Times Bestseller list on its first week and remained on the list for several consecutive weeks.