Gary Dell’Abate is not a new name in the American entertainment industry’s radio faculty. He is popularly known for his popular radio talk show ‘The Howard Stern Show’ broadcast on Sirius XM Radio. Gary has a thriving career in broadcast media spanning over 20 years and filled with inspiring stories for up-and-coming radio personalities. He is also an actor known for his films. Intimate Parts published in 1997, as well as Brooklyn Rules (2007).
Starting out as a trainee was not easy for Dell’Abate but he stayed true to his dreams despite the difficulties. Along with his broadcast ventures, there’s so much more to know about the radio producer. But let’s start by knowing a bit more about his company.
Gary Dell’Abate Biography (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 at different radio stations. It was during one of his internships that he met Howard Stern. As junior staff, he would serve coffee to Stern and other senior colleagues. The two soon became acquaintances and Gary took a step closer to living his dream.
In 1984, Stern and Gary soon began working with each other on the popular “The Howard Stern Show.” Earlier in the show, the show aired on WNBC, but later moved to Sirius XM Radio. At the start of his career, Gary earned $150 a week. He organized the guests and ran small errands. The show featured several celebrity appearances including those from Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay Leno, Demi Moore and many more. He is known as Baba Booey on the airwaves. Gary also tours often to different parts of the country, with the same name.
Family – Parents, Brother
His position in the family is unclear, but Gary belonged to a large Italian-American family. Salvatore Dell’Abate, his father, was an ice cream salesman and worked for the 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 numerous charities as well as campaigns to raise awareness of the deadly disease. He joined the charity “LIFEbeat The Music Industry Fights AIDS”. Not only did he support the group, he became its president.
Dell’Abate, author of ‘They Call Me BabaBooey’, his autobiography, details the sad story of his brother’s disappearance, as well as the illness that took him. He also dwelt on his mother’s terrible bout of depression.
Personal life – wife (Mary Caracciolo), children
Gary Dell’abate is a traditional family man who champions the value of marriage. He is married to Mary Dell’Abate (née Caracciolo). The couple have been married since 1992 and have remained together ever since. Their union saw the birth of two beautiful sons; Lucas and Jackson.
Gary may seem engulfed in his broadcast, but he’s still spending time with his family. The proud father of two adorable sons made sure he didn’t miss his second son Jackson’s graduation in 2016. In May 2016, Jackson Dell’Abate became a full public communications graduate after completing his program at the Newhouse School.
Body measurements – height, weight
Gary Dell’Abate may not always be on screen, but he has good body characteristics. He has a good height, a good weight and a good build to balance him out. Maintaining a good bodybuilding over the years has not been an easy task for Gary. The show personality who initially weighed over 200lbs in the early 2000s made efforts to improve her lifestyle to reduce her excess weight. He started working out and adopting healthy eating habits and gradually lost weight. The weight loss really helped Baba Booey a lot.
He has achieved good form and never hesitates to share his work outs and diet with his audience. The radio producer stands at a height of 1.75m, which is quite proportional to its weight.