Jan. 12th, 1954
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
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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."
- Brown belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate
- Adopted a bulldog, which he named Bianca Romijn-Stamos-O'Connell (b. March 17, 2002). He also has a dog named Java, that lives with his ex-wife, Alison Simon.
- Was interested in playing the Scarecrow in the canceled film "Batman Triumphant".
- Hebrew name is Tzvi.
- He overcame an affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
- His views on parenthood have not soured as his views on marriage have since his divorce. While he shares custody of his three children with his ex-wife Alison, he says he would gladly take full custody of them if ever called upon to do so.
- (22 October 1999) Announced he was separating from his wife, 'Alison Stern' (qv), after 21 years of marriage, due to his workaholic ways.
- 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.