Howard Michael Mandel, better known as Howie Mandel, is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host, and voice actor. He was born on November 29, 1955 in Willowdale, Toronto, Canada. He is famous for being the host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal. He is also known as the creator of Bobby’s World. The husband of Terry Mandel, he is the father of three kids namely Alex Mandel, Jackie Mandel, and Riley Mandel. Other shows he took part in were The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Sesame Street, and several others.
When Howie was asked in one of his interviews if he’s an active one, he said, “I wasn’t an active kid. My mind was, but my body? Not too much. I had a great imagination, but I was preoccupied with compulsive thoughts, and ADD, and I acted out. I was never really athletic. In high school I was trying to get the interest of girls, but I couldn’t get on any teams.
To keep a healthy body, he said he resorts to running. “I started running in the last 10 years, he shared. “I run seven days a week, six to 10 miles each time. I began doing it for my head more than anything. I just enjoyed the meditative state it puts me in: focusing on my footsteps and my breath. It is a comfortable place for me to have solace. I prefer outside versus inside. I like hills and trees, but it’s not really to explore; it’s to escape. I don’t focus outwardly that much. I focus more inwardly. I realized that mentally I would feel real calm when I was doing it, and I would spend such a small part of my day feeling calm. That’s what running does for me.