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Gary Dell’Abate

Biography

Longtime Howard Stern radio maker known from the nickname of “Baba Booey.” He penned a 2010 autobiography entitled They Contact Me Baba Booey. After graduating from Adelphi University or college, he interned at many NEW YORK radio stations. Pursuing his brother’s 1991 loss of life from Helps, he became chief executive of the charity known as LIFEbeat: The Music Market Fights Helps. His 1992 relationship to Mary Caracciolo created two sons. His popular nickname originated from Quick Pull McGraw’s sidekick Baba Looey, whom he mistakenly known as Baba Booey on the 1990 broadcast. The initial toon series was co-created by Joseph Barbera of Hanna-Barbera.

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Date Of Birth March 14, 1961
Place Of Birth Long Island, NY
Height 1.75 m
Profession Music Producer
Nationality American
Spouse Mary Caracciolo
Children Jackson Dell'Abate, Lucas Dell'Abate
Parents Ellen Dell'Abate, Sal Dell'Abate
Siblings Steven Dell'Abate
TV Shows The Howard Stern Radio Show, Howard Stern on Demand, The Howard Stern Show, For What It's Worth
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#Fact
1As a young man and trying to break into show business, briefly went by the name Gary Goldstein.
2He went to Bose's Technical school for photography. He also, pre-Stern show, worked at Hoolihans restaurant and at a record store.
3The name "Baba Booey" came from an arguement with Howard Stern over the cartoon character name "Baba Looie", a donkey in a sombrero from the "Quick Draw McGraw" cartoon. Gary insisted that the correct name was Booey not Looie, and so, the joke (and nickname) began.
4(5-8-02) Winner of the Bally's Fitness Challenge on the Howard Stern radio show. Went from over 208 lbs to 172 lbs during the month-long contest, beating out co-workers Benjy Bronk, Mike Gange and Artie Lange. He had the greatest percentage weight-loss of the group, though Benjy lost more pounds in total. The prize was $15,000.00.
5Auditioned to be an MTV VJ in 1988.
6Collects cartoon art and character cells
7People used to Mistake Baba Booey as John Oates Of the rock Duo Hall and Oates.
8Has two sons, Jackson born October 27, 1994, and Lucas, born December 7, 1997.
9Started at WNBC as Howard Stern's coffee boy.
10Attended Adelphi university


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Howard Stern on Demand2010-2013TV Series
Cubed2010TV SeriesGary Dell'Abate
Son of the Beach2001TV SeriesLife Guard Recruit

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
For What It's Worth2013TV Series co-producer - 4 episodes
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV Series radio producer - 1 episode
Howard Stern2005TV Series producer - 1 episode
The Howard Stern Radio Show1998TV Series executive producer
Howard Stern's Butt Bongo Fiesta1992Video segment producer
The Howard Stern Show1990TV Series segment producer - 7 episodes
U.S. Open Sores1989TV Movie associate producer - as 'Boy' Gary Dell'Abate
The Uncle Floyd Show1974TV Series producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Howard Stern Show1987TV Series talent coordinator - 2 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When Ali Met Booey2009Short film dedicated to
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV Series special thanks - 2 episodes
It's the Whiskey Talkin': Artie Lange2004Video documentary special thanks
Dogma1999humble thanks - as Gary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dare to Be Different2017Documentary post-productionHimself - Baba Booey, Howard Stern Show - producer
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014VideoHimself
Hollywood Game Night2014TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself (segment "The Three Faces of Ronnie") / Voice of Banana segment "Robin's Nervous Meat and Vegetables")
Ask Howard with Rachel Fine2013TV SeriesHimself
For What It's Worth2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Fine Time2012TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Howard Stern: Behind the Scenes Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter2010TV Series 2010
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV SeriesHimself
Z Rock2009TV SeriesHimself
Don't Forget the Lyrics!2009TV SeriesHimself
Man Caves2008TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Producer (segment "Howard Stern")
Howard Stern1994-2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1998TV SeriesHimself
The Magic Hour1998TV SeriesHimself
Private Parts1997Himself
Real Men Don't Watch Pre-Game1996TV MovieHimself - Sidelines Announcer
New Year's Rotten Eve1994VideoHimself
Howard Stern's Butt Bongo Fiesta1992VideoHimself
The Howard Stern Show1990-1991TV SeriesHimself
U.S. Open Sores1989TV MovieHimself (as 'Boy' Gary Dell'Abate)
Negligee and Underpants Party1988TV MovieHimself
The Howard Stern Show1987TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - First Pitch at Mets Game
Howard Stern on Demand2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Producer (segment "Howard Stern")

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