Jan. 12th, 1954
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Howard Stern's Main TV Roles
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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."
- His father, Ben Stern, was a radio engineer. His mother, Ray Stern, was a housewife.
- His 5-year, $100 million annual deal equates to about $1,923,077 a week and roughly $274,725 a day. He is the highest-paid radio personality in America.
- Inspired the song "Vibe On", by Australian pop star 'Dannii Minogue' (qv), from her album "Neon Nights".
- _New Year's Rotten Eve (1994) (V)_ (qv) was the highest-grossing pay-per-view variety special of all time, grossing over $30 million.
- 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.
- In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his 2006 earnings at $70 million.
- 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.
- (23 November 2001) Stern's ex-wife, 'Alison Stern' (qv), marries David Simon, CEO of shopping mall giant Simon Property Group.