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."
- Brown belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate
- (23 November 2001) Stern's ex-wife, 'Alison Stern' (qv), marries David Simon, CEO of shopping mall giant Simon Property Group.
- On Friday, 16 December 2005, he signed off his last broadcast radio show. His satellite radio programs are set to begin on the Sirius Satellite Radio system on 9 January 2006.
- 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.
- Ranked #1 in 1995 on Mr. Blackwell's Worst Dress List.
- His daughters, with ex-wife Alison, are Emily Beth (May 7, 1983), Debra Jennifer (May 9, 1986) and Ashley Jade. (January 24, 1993).
- One of the major influences on his brand of humor was Mad magazine.