Simon Cowell

Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English television talent judge and mentor, music and television producer, and music talent scout (aka A&R executive). He is most recognized as a judge on the English TV talent competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor, and Britain's Got Talent, and the American TV singing competition shows American Idol and The X Factor. Cowell owns the television production and music publishing house Syco.

As a judge, Cowell often makes blunt and controversial comments, including insults and wisecracks about contestants and their abilities. He combines activities in both the television and music industries. Cowell has produced and promoted singles and albums for various artists, including television personalities. He was most recently featured on the ninth series of Britain's Got Talent and the eleventh series of UK's The X Factor. Cowell is slated to replace Howard Stern on America's Got Talent in late 2015.

In 2004 and 2010, Time named Cowell one of the 100 most influential people in the world. New Statesman listed Cowell at number 41 in a list of "50 People who Matter [in] 2010". TV Guide named him #10 in their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time.

Cowell is involved in a number of charitable activities. He has appeared on the two major UK charity telethons, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief, and is a patron of the UK charity Together for Short Lives for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, and since 2009, Children's Hospices UK.

Known For

Credits

Cast Credits

The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell (2 episodes)
The X Factor (2011)
Starring as Judge (79 episodes)
Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell
Britain's Got Talent (2007)
Starring as Judge (175 episodes)
Britain's Got More Talent (2007)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell (30 episodes)
America's Got Talent (2006)
Starring as Judge (47 episodes)
The X Factor Battle of the Stars (2006)
Starring as Judge (8 episodes)
  • Episode 1x08: Show 8 (Jun 5, 2006)
  • Episode 1x07: Show 7 (Jun 4, 2006)
  • Episode 1x06: Show 6 (Jun 3, 2006)
  • Episode 1x05: Show 5 (Jun 2, 2006)
  • Episode 1x04: Show 4 (Jun 1, 2006)
  • Episode 1x03: Show 3 (May 31, 2006)
  • Episode 1x02: Show 2 (May 30, 2006)
  • Episode 1x01: Show 1 (May 29, 2006)
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The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell
Parkinson (2004)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell
The X Factor (2004)
Starring as Judge (383 episodes)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell (2 episodes)
The Xtra Factor Live (2004)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell (39 episodes)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell (7 episodes)
Sport Relief (2002)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell (2 episodes)
American Idol (2002)
Starring as Judge (373 episodes)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell (5 episodes)
Pop Idol (2001)
Starring as Judge (73 episodes)
So Graham Norton (1998)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell
The Frank Skinner Show (1995)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell
The Simpsons (1989)
Guest starring as Henry
Children in Need (1980)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell (2 episodes)
BRIT Awards (1977)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell
This is Your Life (1955)
Guest starring as Simon Cowell (2 episodes)

Crew Credits

Hungary's Got Talent (2015)
Show crew as Creator
La Banda (2015)
Show crew as Creator
Asia's Got Talent (2015)
Show crew as Creator
Got Talent Brasil (2013)
Show crew as Creator
Belgium's Got Talent (2012)
Show crew as Creator
Belgium's Got Talent (2012)
Show crew as Creator
Canada's Got Talent (2012)
Show crew as Creator
The X Factor (2011)
Show crew as Creator
Show crew as Executive Producer
Arabs Got Talent (2011)
Show crew as Creator
Albanians Got Talent (2010)
Show crew as Creator
Balgariya tarsi talant (2010)
Show crew as Creator
Pilipinas Got Talent (2010)
Show crew as Creator
Armenia's Got Talent (2009)
Show crew as Creator
Україна має талант (2009)
Show crew as Creator
New Zealand's Got Talent (2008)
Show crew as Creator
Talento Argentino (2008)
Show crew as Creator
Britain's Got More Talent (2007)
Show crew as Creator
Show crew as Executive Producer
Britain's Got Talent (2007)
Show crew as Creator
Supertalent in Vlaanderen (2007)
Show crew as Creator
Australia's Got Talent (2007)
Show crew as Creator
America's Got Talent (2006)
Show crew as Executive Producer (38 episodes)
The X Factor (2004)
Show crew as Creator
Özünü Tanıt ()
Show crew as Creator