Howard Stern

Radio personality, TV host, Actor
As the self-described "King of All Media," shock jock Howard Stern was the most celebrated and controversial radio personality in history. Lewd, outrageous and overwhelmingly popular, Stern rose to fame thanks to such ... Read more »
Born: 01/12/1954 in Queens, New York, USA


Actor (22)

America's Got Talent 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)


Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)


The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)


To Be Takei 2014 (Movie)


The Daily Show 2011 (Tv Show)


The Love We Make 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Howard Stern 1993 - 2005 (TV Show)


Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Back in the U.S. 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


The Howard Stern Radio Show 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)


Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


The Larry Sanders Show 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)


Private Parts 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Miss Howard Stern New Year's Eve Pageant 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


Rolling Stone '93: The Year in Review 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


The Howard Stern Interview 1992 - 1994 (TV Show)


The 1992 MTV Video Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


The Howard Stern Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


Richard Lewis: "I'm Doomed" 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


Ryder, P.I. 1986 (Movie)

Ben Wah (Actor)
Writer (2)

Private Parts 1997 (Movie)

from autobiography("Private Parts") (Book as Source Material)

The Howard Stern Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Producer (1)

Son of the Beach 2001 - 2002, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer


As the self-described "King of All Media," shock jock Howard Stern was the most celebrated and controversial radio personality in history. Lewd, outrageous and overwhelmingly popular, Stern rose to fame thanks to such bits as Lesbian Dial-a-Date, making a woman orgasm on-air as she sat on a speaker, and hosting a game show with homeless people as contestants, all of which propelled him into the upper echelon of celebrity. Staying true to his self-proclaimed media title, Stern successfully ventured into other areas by scoring hit television programs on E! Entertainment and Pay-Per-View, publishing two best-selling memoirs, and starring in the hit autobiographical comedy film, "Private Parts" (1997). But such popularity was not without its price. Over the years, Stern was publicly chastised by a variety of advocacy groups while his employers paid heavy fines to the Federal Communications Commission. Despite such headaches, Stern was consistent in his quest to offend and never changed his routine. He eventually earned unanimous praise for his on-air handling of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that occurred blocks away from his studio. For his unwavering dedication to lowbrow entertainment, Stern earned the loyalty of millions, many of whom became subscribers of Sirius satellite radio when he left the airwaves for good in 2005. Though he flew under the radar for a few years, Stern once again drew ire when he was named as a host for "America's Got Talent" (NBC, 2006- ), proving that his influence never diminished.


Ellen Dunn

Born c. 1950

Angie Everhart Actor

Briefly dated after Stern's divorce; Everhart called Stern the "best sex she's ever had" in an FHM magazine

Beth Ostrosky Host

Began dating in 2001; she was 18 years his junior Married Oct. 3, 2008 at Le Cirque restaurant in NYC

Ben Stern

Born c. 1923

Alison Stern Actor

Met at Boston University Married June 4, 1978 Divorced in 2001; she remarried in 2001 to David Simon, CEO of shopping mall giant Simon Property Group

Rae Stern

Born c. 1928

Ashley Stern

Born Jan. 24, 1993; mother, Alison Stern

Debra Stern

Born May 9, 1986; mother, Alison Stern

Emily Stern

Born May 7, 1983; mother, Alison Stern


Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts 1976
Graduated magna cum laude from the College of Communications



Announced as the new judge (replacing Piers Morgan) on NBC's "America's Got Talent," the Simon Cowell produced reality competition show


Signed a new five-year contract with SiriusXM Radio


Launched a film festival as part of his 'commitment to democratize entertainment,' where the top three films in the Howard Stern Film Festival competition would receive cash prizes and air on Howard TV On Demand


Signed a three-year exclusive deal with In Demand Network, to begin airing a video version of Howard Stern's radio show


Signed a five-year contract worth $500 million, with satellite network Sirius for a show that would free him from FCC content rules and free the shock jock to speak uncensored for a subscription-only audience


Produced the TV series "Son of the Beach" (FX)


Debuted the weekly late-night show "The Howard Stern Radio Show"


Portrayed himself in "Private Parts," a biographical film chronicling his rise to success and based on his 1993 autobiography


Published second book, Miss America


Hosted the "Howard Stern" show on E! Entertainment Television; a one-hour primetime series documenting his radio broadcasts


Published his autobiography Private Parts; became the fastest selling book in Simon & Schuster's history


Hosted the pay per view extravaganza, "Miss Howard Stern New Year's Eve Pageant"


Aired a sketch comedy show on WWOR, which was also called "The Howard Stern Show" (syndicated)


Hosted first pay per view special "The Underpants and Negligee Party" (released on video)


Permanently moved to the morning drive time slot and the show was syndicated nationwide by Infinity Broadcasting


Fired by NBC in response to a particularly outrageous sketch and hired by local rival station WXRK (K-Rock)


First appearance on the "Late Night with David Letterman" (NBC)


Returned to New York City to work at NBC's flagship AM radio station, WNBC Radio


Landed first morning show job in Hartford, Connecticut at WCCC-FM and WCCC-AM


Hosted the "King Schmaltz's Bagel Hour" on Boston University's radio station, WTBU

Worked at "DC101" in Washington, D.C. for a year

After graduating from Boston University, worked briefly in marketing and advertising

Was fired from BU's radio station for performing a bit called "Godzilla Goes to Harlem"

First professional radio gig, working as a deejay in Briarcliff Manor, Westchester County, NY

Bonus Trivia


In 1994, Stern ran for Governor of New York as a libertarian. The campaign was generally seen as a political stunt and Stern dropped out before the election after refusing to disclose his finances, a requirement by the State of New York.


Stern was named in Forbes magazines' list of "100 Most Powerful Celebrities" in 1999.


In February 2001, Stern was dropped from six Clear Channel Communication stations. The action against Stern came one day after the radio giant announced a ''zero-tolerance'' policy toward indecency. The new policy came about in the wake of the Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake Super Bowl debacle, which prompted the current crackdown on indecency by both the Federal Communications Commission and by self-policing radio and TV broadcasters.


On Feb. 28, 2006, CBS Radio announced it had filed a lawsuit against Stern, his agent Don Buchwald, and Sirius Satellite Radio, saying Stern used CBS's airwaves to unfairly promote the satellite service and enrich himself. The lawsuit also claimed that Stern "repeatedly and willfully" breached his contract with CBS, "misappropriated millions of dollars worth of airtime" for his own benefit, and "fraudulently concealed" his performance-related interests in Sirius stock. The suit, filed in New York state court, sought compensatory and punitive damages. By June 2006, CBS and Stern had settled their lawsuit.


On March 22, 2011, Stern and his agent filed a suit against Sirius XM Radio Inc. for failing to pay stock awards they say are due for helping it exceed subscriber growth targets.


Stern was the subject of his own 2011 comic book Orbit: Howard Stern, chronicling his rise to fame as the self-proclaimed "King of All Media."