Simon Cowell

Mostly Credited As: Simon Cowell
Birth Name: Simon Phillip Cowell
Date Of Birth: October 07, 1959 (Age 56)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Brighton, East Sussex, England
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Simon Cowell

If you saw any episodes of Pop Idol, American Idol, The X-Factor, Britan’s Got Talent, you have to remember this British guy named Simon Cowell. They say he knows no pity and shows no mercy on his shows, and that is very clear in the way he runs the shows. Speaking of his style, it is uncompromising and at times even cruel, for which he was repeatedly criticized by the general public. However, it’s his style that found the perfect niche for him, and now he is one of the most popular TV hosts not only in Britain, but in the whole world.

Simon was born in England in the fall of 1959. His career started in the correspondence department on EMI; in time he was promoted to the role of the producer. In 1980s he left the company and founded his own label Fanfare Records. At first his idea saw some inflow of cash, but soon enough it went bankrupt, and Simon had to start it all over again. In 1989 he becomes an A&R; consultant for BMG. Within a short time he signs a number of contracts that literally changed the showbiz, among which were Curiosity Killed the Cat, Sonia, 5ive. Simon can’t forget his fiasco with his own business, and so he founds S Records.

Along comes Pop Idol, where Cowell becomes the judge for the first season. The success of the “bad guy” that he was, provided him with a great career from then on. The phrase “I don’t mean to be rude, but…” became his trademark (in 2004 he actually published a book with the same title). Meanwhile his business flourishes and he sold a part of his company for 42 million dollars.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Hit Factory: The Stock Aitken & Waterman Story (2012)As: Himself
The X Factor (US) (2011)As: Himself (Judge - S01 - S03)
Britain's Got Talent (2007)As: Himself (Judge - Series 1 - Present)
America's Got Talent (2006)As: Himself (Judge S11 - present)
X Factor: Battle Of The Stars (2006)As: Judge
The X Factor (2004)As: Judge (Series 1 - 7; 11 - present)
World Idol (2003)As: Himself (Judge (United States))
Cupid (2003) (2003)As: Host -- [Voice]
American Idol (2002)As: Himself (Judge S01-S09)
Pop Idol (2001)As: Himself (Judge - Series 1 and 2)
Episode Cast Credits 

American Idol (2002) 
  Finale, Part 2 15x23: (Apr/07/2016) As Himself 
  American Dream (Apr/05/2016) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002) 
  Series 13, Episode 7 13x07: (Apr/02/2016) As Himself 
  Series 13, Episode 2 13x02: (Feb/27/2016) As Himself 
  Series 11, Episode 6 11x06: (Mar/29/2014) As Himself 
  Series 10, Episode 6 10x06: (Mar/30/2013) As Himself 

The Xtra Factor (2004) 
  Series 12, The Winners Story 12x29: (Dec/20/2015) As Himself 
  Series 12, Final 12x28: (Dec/13/2015) As Himself 
  Series 12, Pre-Final Results 12x27: (Dec/12/2015) As Himself 
  Series 12, Pre-The Final 12x26: (Dec/10/2015) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  August 27, 2015 27x244: (Aug/27/2015) As Himself 
  July 17, 2015 27x215: (Jul/17/2015) As Himself 
  August 29, 2014 26x247: (Aug/29/2014) As Himself 
  August 28, 2014 26x246: (Aug/28/2014) As Himself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 5, Show 253 05x253: (Aug/27/2015) As Himself 
  Series 5, Show 123 05x123: (Feb/25/2015) As Himself 
  Series 5, Show 25 05x25: (Oct/06/2014) As Himself 
  Series 5, Show 5 05x05: (Sep/05/2014) As Himself 

Good Morning Britain (2014) 
  August 27, 2015 02x89: (Aug/27/2015) As Himself 
  May 22, 2015 02x20: (May/22/2015) As Himself 
  May 20, 2015 02x18: (May/20/2015) As Himself 
  April 22, 2015 01x254: (Apr/22/2015) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015) 
  Jenny Lewis, Michael Douglas & Simon Cowell 01x14: (Apr/16/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Mila Kunis & Tom Hanks 01x01: (Mar/23/2015) As Himself 

Pride of Britain Awards (1999) 
  Pride of Britain Awards 2014 01x16: (Oct/07/2014) As Himself 

ITV News at Ten (1967) 
  Series 42, Episode 199 42x199: (Oct/06/2014) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  August 27, 2014 15x239: (Aug/27/2014) As Himself 
  September 3, 2013 14x246: (Sep/03/2013) As Himself 
  August 21, 2013 14x233: (Aug/21/2013) As Himself 

Britain's Got More Talent (2007) 
  Best and Worst (4) 08x17: (Jun/12/2014) As Himself 
  Best and Worst (3) 08x16: (Jun/11/2014) As Himself 
  Best and Worst (2) 08x15: (Jun/10/2014) As Himself 
  Best and Worst (1) 08x14: (Jun/09/2014) As Himself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  April 10, 2014 04x155: (Apr/10/2014) As Himself 
  March 27, 2014 04x145: (Mar/27/2014) As Himself 
  March 12, 2014 04x134: (Mar/12/2014) As Himself 
  September 3, 2013 04x02: (Sep/03/2013) As Himself 

The X Factor (2004) 
  Series 10 - Elimination - 5 10x21: (Nov/09/2013) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Series 9 - Boot Camp 2 09x09: (Sep/23/2012) As Himself 

The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) (2013) 
  Simon Cowell | Regina King & Tracee | Bernhoft 01x36: (Nov/01/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Simon Cowell, Adam Carolla, American Authors 21x157: (Sep/06/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Billy Gardell, Two Door Cinema Club 20x173: (Oct/29/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robin Williams, Drew Hastings, Vince Gill 19x191: (Nov/16/2011) As Himself (Archive Footage) 
  Eric Stonestreet, J.R. Martinez, Nicole Scherzinger 19x188: (Nov/11/2011) As Himself (Footage from “The X Factor”) 

Comic Relief (1986) 
  Funny for Money - Part 1 16x02: (Mar/15/2013) As Himself (Simon Cowell's Wedding), [Featuring]

Brit Awards (1977) 
  The BRITs 2013 33x01: (Feb/20/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Jonathan & Charlotte (2012) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Nov/02/2012) As Himself 

Conan (2010) 
  The Incredible Stuff of Non-Specific Guy 02x140: (Sep/17/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Happy Chanukah - I Mean, Hanukah - I Mean, Hanukkah 02x23: (Dec/20/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Britney Spears, Simon Cowell 10x02: (Sep/11/2012) As Himself 
  Simon Cowell, James Blunt 03x111: (Feb/21/2006) As Himself 
  Simon Cowell 02x158: (May/11/2005) As Himself 
  Noah Wylie/Sean Astin 02x109: (Feb/17/2005) As Himself 

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Danny DeVito, Dara O'Briain, Labrinth 02x12: (Mar/24/2012) As Himself 

Sport Relief (2002) 
  Sport Relief 2012 06x05: (Mar/23/2012) As Himself (Britain's Got Talent Judge), [Co-Guest Stars]

Benidorm (2007) 
  Benidorm's Got Talent (Mar/23/2012) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Talent Show Story (2012) 
  Episode 2 01x02: (Jan/14/2012) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, L.A. Reid, Anna Faris, the Kooks 09x174: (Dec/12/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Simon Cowell, Jennifer Esposito, Dilated Peoples 04x33: (Feb/22/2006) As Himself 
  Simon Cowell, Michelle Rodriguez, & Secret Machines 03x21: (Feb/23/2005) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

OK! TV (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 77 01x77: (Jun/10/2011) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 54 01x54: (May/09/2011) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 51 01x51: (May/04/2011) As Himself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular Part 2 25x129: (May/24/2011) As Himself 

Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009) 
  David Hasslehoff 05x04: (May/07/2011) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Susan Boyle 04x05: (Nov/06/2010) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Simon Cowell 03x01: (Mar/06/2010) As Himself 

X Factor (NL) (2006) 
  Live show 2 04x13: (Apr/15/2011) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Piers Morgan Live (2011) 
  Simon Cowell 01x59: (Apr/07/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The National Television Awards (1995) 
  National Television Awards 2011 01x16: (Jan/26/2011) As Himself 
  National Television Awards 2010 01x15: (Jan/20/2010) As Himself 

Oprah's Master Class (2011) 
  Simon Cowell 01x04: (Jan/23/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 64 02x64: (Dec/09/2010) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 87 01x87: (Jan/21/2010) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 80 01x80: (Jan/12/2010) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 64 01x64: (Dec/10/2009) As Himself 

Olly Murs: Revealed (2010) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Nov/13/2010) As Himself 

GMTV (1993) 
  July 19, 2010 18x200: (Jul/19/2010) As Himself 
  January 21, 2010 18x21: (Jan/21/2010) As Himself 
  June 16, 2009 17x167: (Jun/16/2009) As Himself 

The BAFTA Television Awards (1954) 
  The 56th BAFTA Television Awards 56x01: (Jun/06/2010) As Himself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Judge Me Tender 21x23: (May/23/2010) Voiced  Himself, [Special Guest Stars]
  Smart & Smarter 15x13: (Feb/22/2004) Voiced  Henry 

The National Television Awards Backstage Live (2004) 
  The Awards Party 2010 01x05: (Jan/20/2010) As Himself 

Ant and Dec's Christmas Show (2009) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Dec/26/2009) As Himself 

A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards (2008) 
  The 2009 Awards 01x02: (Dec/21/2009) As Himself 

I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story (2009) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Dec/13/2009) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Simon Cowell, Erin McCarley 05x65: (Apr/20/2009) As Himself 

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (2007) 
  Judge Simon Cowell 02x151: (Mar/31/2008) As Himself 

The New Celebrity Apprentice (2004) 
  Under The Hammer 07x13: (Mar/27/2008) As Himself 

Live with Kelly (1983) 
  Simon Cowell, Reese Witherspoon 26x128: (Feb/27/2008) As Himself 
  Josh Duhamel/Simon Cowell 24x46: (Nov/07/2005) As Himself 
  Simon Cowell/Backstreet Boys 23x176: (May/09/2005) As Himself 
  Nicole Kidman/Simon Cowell/Debra Messing 23x144: (Mar/24/2005) As Himself 

Top Gear (2002) 
  Series 10, Episode 5 10x05: (Nov/11/2007) As Himself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car) 
  Series 3, Episode 5 03x05: (Nov/23/2003) As Himself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Lois Kills Stewie (2) 06x05: (Nov/11/2007) Voiced  Himself 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  David Hasselhoff 10x51: (Dec/16/2006) As Himself 
  Simon Cowell 10x30: (May/14/2006) As Himself 

The Story of Light Entertainment (2006) 
  Pop and Easy Listening 01x05: (Aug/19/2006) As Himself 

The O'Reilly Factor (1996) 
  Bush Strategy in the Terror War 11x44: (Mar/06/2006) As Himself 

The Paul O'Grady Show (2004) 
  Series 3, Show 71 03x71: (Dec/19/2005) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 1 01x01: (Oct/11/2004) As Himself 

Punk'd (2012) (2003) 
  The Game, Simon Cowell, Raven 05x01: (Jun/26/2005) As Himself 

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  18th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 18x01: (Apr/02/2005) As Himself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Simon Cowell; Paula Abdul 04x132: (Mar/08/2005) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Simon Cowell, Will Forte, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band 12x75: (Feb/08/2005) As Himself 
  Clyde Peeling, Simon Cowell, Wendy Northcutt 10x140: (Jun/25/2003) As Himself 
  Claire Danes, Simon Cowell, Greg Giraldo 10x63: (Jan/22/2003) As Himself 

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  Simon Cowell, Naomi Campbell, Denzel Washington, Ronan Keating 01x02: (Sep/11/2004) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Janet Jackson 29x18: (Apr/10/2004) As Himself, [Uncredited]

On Air With Ryan Seacrest (2004) 
  3/24/04 01x54: (Mar/24/2004) As Himself 
  3/11/04 01x45: (Mar/11/2004) As Himself 
  2/10/04 01x23: (Feb/10/2004) As Himself 

The Sharon Osbourne Show (US) (2003) 
  Episode 112 01x112: (Mar/02/2004) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 7, Episode 101 07x101: (Jan/21/2004) As Himself 

Pop Idol Extra (2001) 
  Series 2 - Grand Final Extra (Result) 02x53: (Dec/20/2003) As Himself 
  Series 2 - Grand Final Extra 02x52: (Dec/20/2003) As Himself 
  Series 2 - Judge's Choice - Elimination 10 Extra (Result) 02x51: (Dec/13/2003) As Himself 
  Series 2 - Judge's Choice - Elimination 10 Extra 02x50: (Dec/13/2003) As Himself 

E!'s 101 (2003) 
  Juiciest Hollywood Hookups 20 - 1 01x10: (Oct/09/2003) As Interviewee 
  Juiciest Hollywood Hookups 40 - 21 01x09: (Oct/08/2003) As Interviewee 
  Juiciest Hollywood Hookups 80 - 61 01x07: (Oct/06/2003) As Interviewee 
  Juiciest Hollywood Hookups 101 - 81 01x06: (Oct/05/2003) As Interviewee 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #903 09x03: (Sep/27/2003) As Himself, [Uncredited]

American Juniors (2003) 
  S.Club Songs 01x15: (Aug/05/2003) As Himself 

Pop Idol (2001) 
  Pop Idol - One Year On (Aug/02/2003) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Simon Cowell, Charlotte Church, Marilyn Manson 04x11: (Jun/06/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Simon Cowell 08x09: (Jan/21/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]

TRL (1998) 
  1/20/03 06x13: (Jan/20/2003) As Himself 

MTV Cribs (2000) 
  Molly Sims, Simon Cowell, Iann Robinson 06x07: (Nov/17/2002) As Himself 

The Wayne Brady Show (2002) (2002) 
  9/3/02 01x21: (Sep/03/2002) As Himself 

When Louis Met... (2000) 
  Max Clifford 02x04: (Mar/26/2002) As Himself 

So Graham Norton (1998) 
  Simon Cowell, Natalie Imbruglia 05x12: (Jan/25/2002) As Himself 

Richard & Judy (2001) 
  Series 1, Show 6 01x06: (Dec/03/2001) As Himself 

The Frank Skinner Show (1995) 
  Sean Bean, Simon Cowell 05x07: (Nov/25/2001) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

The X Factor (2004)• Creator
The X Factor (AU) (2005)• Creator
American Inventor (2006)• Executive Producer
Just the Two of Us (2006)• Creator
America's Got Talent (2006)• Creator
• Staff Writer
• Executive Producer ((84 episodes, 2006-2012))
X Factor: Battle Of The Stars (2006)• Creator
Celebrity Duets (2006)• Executive Producer
Australia's Got Talent (2007)• Staff Writer
• Creator
Britain's Got Talent (2007)• Creator
• Staff Writer
Britain's Got More Talent (2007)• Executive Producer
• Creator
Norske Talenter (2008)• Created By
Holland's Got Talent (2008)• Creator
X Factor (NL) (2006)• Creator
Talento Argentino (2008)• Creator
Supertalent in Vlaanderen (2007)• Creator
Talent (2008)• Creator
Talent Suomi (2007)• Creator
La France A Un Incroyable Talent (2006)• Creator
Ελλάδα, έχεις ταλέντο (2007)• Creator
Csillag születik (2007)• Creator
הגדול הב (2007)• Creator
Bijna Beroemd (2008)• Creator
New Zealand's Got Talent (2008)• Creator
Talentadong Pinoy (2008)• Creator
Mam Talent! (2008)• Creator
Aqui Há Talento (2007)• Creator
Минута славы (2007)• Creator
Tienes Talento (2008)• Creator
Talang (2007)• Creator
It's Showtime! (2007)• Creator
¿Quien Tiene Estrella? (2007)• Creator
X Factor (CZ) (2008)• Creator
X Factor (DE) (2010)• Creator
The X Factor (US) (2011)• Executive Producer
• Creator
България търси талант (2010)• Creator
X Faktor (HU) (2010)• Creator
X-Factor France (2009)• Creator
Romanii au Talent (2011)• Created By
X Factor Romania (2011)• Creator
The X Factor (BG) (2011)• Creator
Albanians Got Talent (2010)• Created By
Arabs Got Talent (2011)• Created By
Qual é o Seu Talento? (2009)• Created By
Talento Chileno (2010)• Created By
China's Got Talent (2010)• Created By
Supertalent (2009)• Created By
Česko Slovensko má talent (2010)• Created By
Eesti talent (2010)• Created By
Georgia's Got Talent! (2010)• Created By
India's Got Talent (2009)• Created By
Indonesia's Got Talent (2010)• Created By
Italia's Got Talent (2009)• Created By
Lietuvos talentai (2009)• Created By
Wanns de eppes kanns! (2009)• Created By
Mexicos Got Talent (2010)• Created By
Pilipinas Got Talent (2010)• Created By
Portugal Tem Talento (2011)• Created By
Ja imam talenat (2009)• Created By
Slovensko má talent (2008)• Created By
Armenia's Got Talent (2009)• Created By
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento (2009)• Created By
Україна має талант (2009)• Created By
Yetenek Sizsiniz Türkiye! (2009)• Created By
Thailand's Got Talent (2011)• Created By
Die grössten Schweizer Talente (2011)• Created By
Korea's Got Talent (2011)• Created By
SA's Got Talent (2009)• Created By
Slovenija ima talent (2010)• Created By
Canada's Got Talent (2012)• Created By
India's Got More Talent (2009)• Created By
The X Factor, XSeer Al Najah (2006)• Creator
Factor X (AR) (2012)• Creator
X-Factor Armenia (2010)• Creator
X Factor Belgium (2005)• Creator
X Factor Bulgaria (2011)• Creator
Factor X Chile (2011)• Creator
El Factor X (2005)• Creator
El Factor X: Batalla de Estrella (2006)• Creator
El Factor Xs (2006)• Creator
X Factor (Denmark) (2008)• Creator
X Factor (Finland) (2010)• Creator
The X Factor (GR) (2008)• Creator
The X Factor (IS) (2006)• Creator
The X Factor (IN) (2011)• Creator
The X Factor (ID) (2012)• Creator
The X Factor (IT) (2008)• Creator
The X Factor (KZ) (2011)• Creator
The X Factor (NZ) (2013)• Creator
The X Factor (NO) (2009)• Creator
The X Factor (PL) (2011)• Creator
The X Factor (RO) (2011)• Creator
Секрет Успеха (2005)• Creator
Фактор А (2011)• Creator
Factor X (ES) (2007)• Creator
Ікс-Фактор (2010)• Creator
The X Factor (PH) (2012)• Creator
The X Factor: Ji Qing Chang Xiang (2011)• Created By
The X Factor: Zhongguo Zui Qiang Yin (2013)• Created By
X Faktorius (2012)• Created By
X Factor Mexico (2013)• Created By
Factor X (PT) (2013)• Created By
X Faktor Srbija (2013)• Created By
X Faktor (SI) (2012)• Created By
X Factor (SE) (2012)• Created By
The X Factor Vietnam (2013)• Created By
The X Factor (SK) (2014)• Created By
La Banda (2015)• Creator
• Executive Producer
One Direction: The TV Special (2014)• Executive Producer (for Syco)

Episode Crew

America's Got Talent (2006) (Credited in 16 episodes from this show) 
Show all 16 episode crew credits
Four acts advance to the top 24 06x16 Jul/20/2011 As: Writer
Twelve of the top 48 acts perform 06x15 Jul/19/2011 As: Writer
Four acts advance to the top 24 06x14 Jul/13/2011 As: Writer
Twelve of the top 48 acts perform 06x13 Jul/12/2011 As: Writer
The top 48 contestants are revealed 06x12 Jul/06/2011 As: Writer

His nieces, Tanyette Chantel and Melissa Lee Williams, and nephew, their brother, Joshua Aaron Williams, all appeared in Season 1 of Pop Idol as audience members.

Is currently worth, £6,000,000.

Has hosted both X Factors and all five American Idols.

Recieved the highest wage for the X Factor.

Turned up late once for an X Factor show because of a late night before at Elton Johns.

Said he was 25 percent Scottish, but then a week later changed it to be 50 percent Scottish on his mother's side.

In 2006, Simon was ranked #29 on Forbes Top 100 Celebrities.

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