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Howard Stern

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Howard Stern Biography

"Howard Allan Stern" (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and TV personality, media mogul, humorist, actor, and author. Stern hosts "The Howard Stern Show" four days a week (Monday-Thursday) on Howard 100, a Sirius Satellite Radio station.

The self-proclaimed 'King of All Media' (a humorous reference to Michael Jackson's appellation 'The King of Pop') has been dubbed a shock jock for his highly controversial use of scatological, sexual and racial humor. Stern has said that the show was never about shocking people, but primarily intended to offer his honest opinions on a gamut of issues (ranging from world affairs to problems among his own staff). Though controversial, he is the highest-paid radio personality in the United States and the most fined personality in radio broadcast history.

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Howard Stern Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2005 X-Rated Critics' Organization, USA Mainstream Adult Media Favorite Nominated
2000 Adult Video News Awards Won
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Male Newcomer Private Parts (1997). Won
1998 Razzie Awards Worst New Star Private Parts (1997). Nominated
1998 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Private Parts (1997). Nominated

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Howard Stern Trivia

  • Was reportedly considered to play the role of a radio talk show host, Barry Simms in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) but according to him he was never actually offered the role.
  • Was listed in Forbes Magazines list of 100 Most Powerful Celebrities [1999]
  • His daughters, with ex-wife Alison, are Emily Beth (May 7, 1983), Debra Jennifer (May 9, 1986) and Ashley Jade. (January 24, 1993).
  • Attended Boston University
  • Graduated from South Side High School in Rockville Centre, NY.
  • 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. 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. [August 1999]
  • Hebrew name is Tzvi.
  • His 5-year, $100 million annual deal equates to about $1,923,077 a week and roughly $274,725 a day. He is the highest-paid radio personality in America.
  • One of the major influences on his brand of humor was Mad magazine.
  • Practices transcendental meditation.
  • Used to suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Stated on his radio show that since his divorce, the word "marriage" has left his vocabulary for good. While he is deeply in love with actress Beth Ostrosky, they have no plans to even live together. His three daughters are the only people he says he's willing to live with at this point. [February 2002]
  • His views on parenthood have not soured as his views on marriage have since his divorce. While he shares custody of his three children with his ex-wife Alison, he says he would gladly take full custody of them if ever called upon to do so.
  • Is an avid comic book reader, and "Superman" is his all-time favorite. He also loves "Spiderman."
  • Ranked #1 in 1995 on Mr. Blackwell's Worst Dress List.
  • Announced he was separating from his wife, Alison Stern, after 21 years of marriage, due to his workaholic ways. [22 October 1999]
  • Married college sweetheart Alison Stern (b. 25 May 1955) at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline, Mass. [4 June 1978]
  • Stern's ex-wife, 'Alison Stern', marries Businessman David Scott Simon, which is NOT the same David E. Simon, the CEO of Simon Malls. [23 November 2001]
  • His paternal Grandparents, Froim and Anna (Gallar) Stern, and maternal Grandparents, Sol and Esther (Reich) Schiffman, emigrated to America from Austria-Hungary.
  • Adopted a bulldog, which he named Bianca Romijn-Stamos-O'Connell-Ostrosky-Stern (March 17, 2002 - July 17, 2012). He also has a dog named Java, that lives with his ex-wife, Alison Simon.
  • Brown belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate
  • Performed the spoken word opening to the Blue Öyster Cult song "When the War Comes" on their Club Ninja album.
  • In 2004, he did a 180-degree turn in his politics, lambasting President George W. Bush for his lack of planning in the Iraq War, adding an entire page of anti-Bush website links on his personal website and making direct attacks on members of George W. Bush's cabinet. Shortly afterwords, Clear Channel Communications dropped his show from their stations in several markets after being fined by the FCC for an incident (several years earlier) that they deemed as profane. Stern took this as a personal attack and managed to negotiate his return on stations owned by Infinity Broadcasting in those same markets where he was dropped, and began campaigning heavily for Democratic Party Presidential candidate Senator John Kerry, D-MA.
  • His book "Miss America" was originally titled "Getting Away With Murder" and had a photo of him and O.J. Simpson together at Donald Trump's wedding on the cover.
  • His father, Ben Stern, was a radio engineer. His mother, Ray Stern, was a housewife.
  • He overcame an affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
  • 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.
  • New Year's Rotten Eve (1994) (V) was the highest-grossing pay-per-view variety special of all time, grossing over $30 million.
  • Testament to Stern's huge following, Private Parts was the fastest-selling book in Simon & Schuster publishing history.
  • Was #7 on the annual Forbes magazine Celebrity 100 list in 2006
  • Inspired the song "Vibe On", by Australian pop star Dannii Minogue, from her album "Neon Nights".
  • Recognized along with retired New York Jet great Wayne Chrebet and The Good Rats for "Reasons to love Long Island" in 2007 by Strong Island Magazine.
  • Became engaged to Beth Ostrosky [February 13, 2007].
  • His second book "Miss America" was the fastest selling book in publishing history when it was released in 1995.
  • In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his 2006 earnings at $70 million.
  • Was the model for a character portrayed by one-time co-worker, Marc Coppola, in playwright Eric Zaccar's political comedy drama for the stage, "Housing".
  • Was interested in playing the Scarecrow in the canceled film "Batman Triumphant".
  • One of his childhood heroes was Soupy Sales.
  • Although he has never shied away from humor on the subject of homosexuality, Stern has been outspoken supporter of gay rights throughout his career.
  • In 2004, was in talks with ABC to star in a series of specials in which he would interview celebrities. According to Stern, Peter Jennings threatened to leave the network if he was hired and the deal fell through.
  • His daughter, Emily Stern, is an actress and writer.

    Trade Mark
  • Sunglasses
  • Curly Hair
  • Unashamed juvenille sense of humor


Howard Stern Photos

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    "America's Got Talent" Season 8 Event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on August 14, 2013

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    "America's Got Talent" Season 8 Event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on August 7, 2013

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    "America's Got Talent" Season 8 Hollywood Premiere Party - Arrivals

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    The Hollywood Arts Council's 25th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon

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    Hamptons Magazine Celebrates Cover Stars Katie Lee and Beth Ostrosky Stern at The Bathing Club at Capri in Southampton on July 8, 2011

  • Howard Stern and Wife Beth Ostrosky

    Gardener of Eden screening presented by the Tribeca Film Festival -Inside Arrivals

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