Jan. 12th, 1954
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Howard Stern's Main TV Roles
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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."
- His daughters, with ex-wife Alison, are Emily Beth (May 7, 1983), Debra Jennifer (May 9, 1986) and Ashley Jade. (January 24, 1993).
- His father, Ben Stern, was a radio engineer. His mother, Ray Stern, was a housewife.
- Was #7 on the annual Forbes magazine Celebrity 100 list in 2006
- (4 June 1978) Married college sweetheart 'Alison Stern' (qv) (b. 25 May 1955) at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Mass.
- One of the major influences on his brand of humor was Mad magazine.
- Hebrew name is Tzvi.
- Was interested in playing the Scarecrow in the canceled film "Batman Triumphant".
- Was the model for a character portrayed by one time co-worker, Marc Coppola, in playwright Eric Zaccar's political comedy drama for the stage, Housing.