Jan. 12th, 1954
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Howard Stern's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2014 - To Be Takei
1997 - Private Parts
Guest TV Roles[none found]
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."
- Hebrew name is Tzvi.
- His father, Ben Stern, was a radio engineer. His mother, Ray Stern, was a housewife.
- Brown belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate
- One of the major influences on his brand of humor was Mad magazine.
- (1999) Was listed in Forbes Magazines list of 100 Most Powerful Celebrities
- Attended Boston University
- (August 1999) He agreed to accept $50,000 to settle a lawsuit he filed against a Beverly Hills studio he claims reneged on a deal to feature him in a movie with 'Melanie Griffith' (qv). He was asked to star in the movie Jane although it didn't have financing and then the film company failed to pay him when the movie wasn't made. He sought $1.5 million in compensatory damages and unspecified punitive damages.
- Inspired the song "Vibe On", by Australian pop star 'Dannii Minogue' (qv), from her album "Neon Nights".