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

Filmography

Actor (20)

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

Host

To Be Takei 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

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

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Love We Make 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Howard Stern 1993 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Parts 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

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

Actor

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

Actor

The Howard Stern Interview 1992 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The Howard Stern Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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)

Writer
Producer (1)

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

Executive Producer

Biography

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.

Relationships

Ellen Dunn

Sister
Born c. 1950

Angie Everhart Actor

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

Beth Ostrosky Actor

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

Ben Stern

Father
Born c. 1923

Alison Stern Actor

Wife
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

Mother
Born c. 1928

Ashley Stern

Daughter
Born Jan. 24, 1993; mother, Alison Stern

Debra Stern

Daughter
Born May 9, 1986; mother, Alison Stern

Emily Stern

Daughter
Born May 7, 1983; mother, Alison Stern

EDUCATION

Boston University

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

Milestones

2011

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

2010

Signed a new five-year contract with SiriusXM Radio

2006

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

2005

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

2004

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

2000

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

1998

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

1997

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

1995

Published second book, Miss America

1994

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

1993

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

1993

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

1990

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

1988

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

1986

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

1985

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

1984

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

1982

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

1978

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

1973

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

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

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

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"

Bonus Trivia

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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