Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

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

Simon Cowell's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
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)
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)
Pop Idol (UK) TV Show
Pop Idol (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

2013 - One Direction: This Is Us
2013 - One Chance
2003 - Scary Movie 3

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Judge
Henry (Voiced)
Simon Cowell (Voiced)
Himself - Creator & The X Factor Judge
[Complete List]


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.

  • he has 2 nieces and a nephew, namely: Tanyette Chantel (born October 18, 1981), Melissa Lee (born July 10, 1984), and Joshua Aaron, (born April 15, 1986) all 3 of whom have appeared in the audience during various episodes of Pop Idol Season 1.
  • His best friend is his London neighbor Jackie St Claire.
  • Allergic to lambs' wool. Buys expensive cashmere jumpers.
  • Dropped out of school at 16
  • 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, 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 sister's husband is the cousin of pop star 'Robbie Williams (I)' (qv).
  • Made his screen debut in 1990, on the UK TV series 'Sale of the Century', his prize for winning - Kitchen Utensils.

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