Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is an English television personality and music industry executive. He is best known for serving as a judge on several television talent competition shows, including Pop Idol (2001-2003), American Idol (2002-2010), The X Factor UK (2004-2010, 2014-2018), Britain's Got Talent (2007-present), The X Factor US (2011-2013) and America's Got Talent (2016-present). Cowell became known for his strong and sometimes controversial criticism of contestants. Cowell has been involved in the creation or promotion and management of music artists like One Direction, Little Mix, Fifth Harmony, Westlife, Il Divo, Leona Lewis and Susan Boyle through his company Syco Productions. Cowell also appeared in the 2003 movie Scary Movie 3 and has voiced characters on the television series The Simpsons and Family Guy.
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: ALL-STARS -- "Auditions 5" Episode 105 -- Pictured: Archie Williams -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
'AGT: All-Stars' : A Stand-Out Singer Earns the Group Golden Buzzer and a Beloved Vocalist Returns
Simon Cowell on AGT
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Simon Cowell attends "America's Got Talent" Season 16 at Dolby Theatre on August 31, 2021 in Hollywood, California.
Simon Cowell Was Once Offered His Own Talk Show — But He Backed Out: 'Literally Couldn't Do' It