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."
- (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.
- (4 June 1978) Married college sweetheart 'Alison Stern' (qv) (b. 25 May 1955) at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Mass.
- He overcame an affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
- Attended Boston University
- Performed the spoken word opening to the 'Blue Öyster Cult' (qv) song "When the War Comes" on their Club Ninja album.
- One of the major influences on his brand of humor was Mad magazine.
- In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his 2006 earnings at $70 million.
- _New Year's Rotten Eve (1994) (V)_ (qv) was the highest-grossing pay-per-view variety special of all time, grossing over $30 million.