Gary Dell’Abate is not a new name in the radio faculty of the American entertainment industry. He is popularly known for his popular radio talk show ‘The Howard Stern Show’ aired on Sirius XM Radio. Gary has a flourishing career in the broadcast media spanning over 20 years and filled with lots of inspiring stories for aspiring radio personalities. He is also an actor known for movies including; Private Parts released in 1997, as well as Brooklyn Rules (2007).
Starting out as an intern was definitely not easy for Dell’Abate but he stayed true to his dreams despite the challenges. Asides from his broadcast ventures, there is so much more to know about the radio producer. But let us get to know a little about his business first.
Gary Dell’Abate’s Bio (Age)
Gary was born on March 14, 1961, to his parents in Uniondale, New York. He is an alumnus of Adelphi University in New York. While at the institution he worked as an intern in various radio stations. It was on one of his internship stints that he met Howard Stern. As a junior staff, he would serve coffee to Stern and other senior colleagues. The two soon grew to acquaintances and Gary took a step closer to living his dream.
In 1984, Stern and Gary soon started working with each other in the popular “The Howard Stern Show.” Earlier on, the show was aired on WNBC but was later moved to Sirius XM Radio. During his beginning days, Gary earned $150 per week and would do the scheduling of guests and run small errands. The show has featured several guest appearances from celebrities including those of Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay Leno, Demi Moore, and many others. He is known as Baba Booey on air. Gary also tours often across different parts of the country performing live with the same name.
Family – Parents, Brother
It is not clear his position in the family, but Gary was from a large Italian-American family. Salvatore Dell’Abate, his father was an ice cream salesman who worked with Haagen-Dazs ice cream brand. His mother Ellen Dell’Abate worked as a food demonstrator. Gary had a brother Steven who died of AIDS in 1991. After Steven’s death, the producer became actively involved in lots of charity as well as awareness campaigns for the deadly disease. He joined ‘LIFEbeat The Music Industry Fights AIDS’, a charity. Not only did he support the group, he became its president.
Dell’Abate who authored ‘They Call Me Baba Booey’, his autobiography, detailed the sad story of his brother’s demise, as well as the disease that took him away. He also dwelt on the horrible episode of his mother’s depression.
Personal Life – Wife (Mary Caracciolo), Kids
Gary Dell’abate is a traditional family man who upholds the value of marriage. He is married to Mary Dell’Abate (née Caracciolo). The couple has been married since the year 1992 and has stayed together since then. Their union has seen the birth of two lovely sons; Lucas and Jackson.
Gary may seem engulfed in his broadcasting business but he always makes out time for his family. The proud father of two adorable sons made sure not to miss the graduation of his second son Jackson in 2016. Jackson Dell’Abate in May 2016 became a fully fledged graduate of Public Communications after completing his programme at the Newhouse School.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Gary Dell’Abate may not be always on the screen but he has got good body features. He has a good height, weight and a good build to balance it. Maintaining a good body build over the years has not been an easy task for Gary. The on-air personality who was initially weighing over 200 Ibs in the early 2000s, made efforts to improve his lifestyle to reduce his excess weight. He started working out and adopted healthy eating habits and gradually lost some weight. The weight loss really went a long way for Baba Booey.
He has reached a good shape and never hesitates to share his work out plans and diet plan with his audience. The radio producer stands at a height of 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) which is quite proportional to his weight.