Jan. 12th, 1954
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Howard Stern's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1997 - Private Parts
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Radio Personality (Voiced)
Howard Allan Stern was born on Jan. 12, 1954, in Jackson Heights, New York. His first radio experience was at Boston University, where he volunteered at the college radio station. Along with several other students, he created an on-air show called the King Schmaltz Bagel Hour, a takeoff on the popular King Biscuit Flour Hour. Predicting his penchant for controversy, the show was canceled after its first broadcast, which included the comedy sketch "Name That Sin," a game show where contestants confessed their worst sins. Stern graduated in 1976 with a 3.8 grade-point average and a bachelor's degree in communications. During his first paying radio gig, at an understaffed 3,000-watt station in Briarcliff Manor, New York, "It dawned on me that I would never make it as a straight deejay," Stern told James S. Kunen in an interview for People (10/22/84), "so I started to mess around. It was unheard-of to mix talking on the phone with playing music. It was outrageous, It was blasphemy."
- Used to suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- Performed the spoken word opening to the 'Blue Öyster Cult' (qv) song "When the War Comes" on their Club Ninja album.
- Inspired the song "Vibe On", by Australian pop star 'Dannii Minogue' (qv), from her album "Neon Nights".
- Testament to Stern's huge following, Private Parts was the fastest-selling book in Simon & Schuster publishing history.
- His book "Miss America" was originally titled "Getting Away With Murder" and had a photo of him and 'O.J. Simpson' (qv) together at 'Donald Trump' (qv)'s wedding on the cover.
- His father, Ben Stern, was a radio engineer. His mother, Ray Stern, was a housewife.
- Practices transcendental meditation.
- (1999) Was listed in Forbes Magazines list of 100 Most Powerful Celebrities