Mandel's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment including television, film and stage. He recently starred in "Crown Heights," a film based on a true story about racial tensions between Hasidic Jews and African-Americans, debuting on SHOWTIME . In "Crown Heights," Mandel plays a serious role as a Jewish youth leader attempting to unite both Jews and African-Americans. He also starred in the award-wining NBC drama "St. Elsewhere" and produced and created the Emmy Award-nominated children's series "Bobby's World." Mandel hosted "The Howie Mandel Show," a daytime talk and variety show and has performed in countless comedy specials both on cable and network television.