Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

  • Highest Rated: 78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014)
  • Birthday: Oct 7, 1959
  • Birthplace: Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK
  • His paternal grandmother was a Polish-Jewish immigrant. Started out as a clerk in the mail room of EMI Music. Launched his own record label, Fanfare, in the 1980s and had his first hit, "So Macho," with singer Sinitta. Ranked No. 33 on the 100 Worst Britons We Love to Hate list on Channel 4 in 2003. Penned the 2003 book I Don't Mean to Be Rude, But... : Backstage Gossip from American Idol and the Secrets that Can Make You a Star. Ranked in 2004 and 2010 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Appeared in a 2005 PETA anti-fur ad, as well as a 2009 PETA advert urging dog owners not to leave their pets in locked cars in hot weather. Known for his blunt and controversial comments as a television talent show judge, including insults and jokes about contestants and their singing abilities. In 2008, received the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards. Patron of Together for Short Lives, the leading UK charity for children with life-threatening and terminal conditions. Donated money to Manchester Dogs' Home after it was damaged by a severe fire. Produced the charity single Everybody Hurts in aid of victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Was added as a new entry to the UK's Who's Who in 2010. Arranged the recording and release of a charity single Bridge over Troubled Water in aid of the families of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London in June 2017. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the television category in 2018.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Himself 2016
63% One Chance Producer $1.4M 2014
0% Pudsey the Dog: The Movie Producer $0.7M 2014
64% One Direction: This Is Us Producer $28.9M 2013
No Score Yet One Direction: Going Our Way Producer 2013
No Score Yet One Direction: The Only Way Is Up Actor 2012
No Score Yet Far Far Away Idol Actor 2004
35% Scary Movie 3 Himself 2003

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006
Executive Producer Judge Producer Creator
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Big Interview With Dan Rather
2013
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Retro Cribs
2013
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The X Factor
2011-2014
Judge Executive Producer Producer
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2010
  • 2004
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Judge Judge Appearing Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet American Inventor
2006-2007
Executive Producer
  • 2007
  • 2006
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2007
  • 2000
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2005
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Cribs
2000-2009
Guest
  • 2002

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