Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Age
57
Birthday
Oct. 7th, 1959
Born in
Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK
Height
5' 9"

Simon Cowell's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
America's Got Talent TV Show
America's Got Talent
The X Factor (US) TV Show
The X Factor (US)
The X Factor (UK) TV Show
The X Factor (UK)
Britain's Got Talent (UK) TV Show
Britain's Got Talent (UK)
The Xtra Factor (UK) TV Show
The Xtra Factor (UK)
Britain's Got More Talent (UK) TV Show
Britain's Got More Talent (UK)
Banzai (UK) TV Show
Banzai (UK)
Pop Idol (UK) TV Show
Pop Idol (UK)
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)
The Xtra Factor: Battle of the Stars (UK) TV Show
The Xtra Factor: Battle of the Stars (UK)
World Idol TV Show
World Idol
BBC Children In Need (UK) TV Show
BBC Children In Need (UK)
Live From Studio Five (UK) TV Show
Live From Studio Five (UK)
X Factor: Battle Of The Stars (UK) TV Show
X Factor: Battle Of The Stars (UK)
The Wayne Brady Show (2001) TV Show
The Wayne Brady Show (2001)
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Simon was born in Brighton, England. His parents' names are Julie Cowell and Eric Cowell. First made a TV appearance on UK's Pop Idol. Then on America's American Idol.


TRIVIA:
  • During auditions for 'The X Factor', he made a bet with auditionee Paul Holt that he would pay him 50,000 if he got a #1 single. Holt was quickly signed by a record label - and backed by X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne - to release "50 Grand for Christmas" in December 2004, which only charted at #35 in the UK.
  • Made his screen debut in 1990, on the UK TV series 'Sale of the Century', his prize for winning - Kitchen Utensils.
  • He worked as a mail boy at EMI and eventually worked his way to become an A&R representative.
  • In 2007, he earned an estimated $72 million in income from his various projects. $45 million from American Idol, $15 million from Britain's Got Talent and X Factor, and $12 million from his record label.
  • His father Eric Cowell was a record company executive with EMI. He died at home in 1999 of a massive heart attack on the very day that Simon got his first Number One with a then-unknown band called 'Westlife' (qv) who his dad had predicted would become big.
  • In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his U.S. earnings at $45 million for the year.
  • During an auditioning, a female participant told Simon and the other judges that she quit her job at a hair salon so she can pursue her dreams on American Idol; when getting rejected, Simon had asked for the phone and called the owner of the participant workplace where the rejected contestant got her job back.
  • Has 3 half-brothers, John, Michael and Tony, a half sister, June, a biological sister, Lindsay Elizabeth and a younger brother 'Nicholas Cowell' (qv).


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