Gary Dell’Abate

Dell’Abate, Reverend Bob Levy, K.C. Armstrong, Mike Spomberg, Nick Di Paolo, Artie Lange at the FM Talk Brew Ha Ha comedy show in Agoura Hills, CA, 06-12-04, s_bukley/

Birth Name: Gary Patrick Dell’Abate

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 14, 1961

Ethnicity: Italian

Gary Dell’Abate is an American radio producer, radio personality, and television personality. He is the executive producer of The Howard Stern Show, which is hosted by Howard Stern, along with Robin Quivers, and also Fred Norris. He is nicknamed “Baba Booey,” which became a catchphrase, as well as “Ta Ta Toothy,” “Fa Fa Fooey,” “Ma Ma Monkey,” “Gadget Gary,” and “Techno Beaver.”

Gary is the son of Ellen and Salvatore Dell’Abate. He grew up in Uniondale, Long Island, New York. He is married to Mary, with whom he has two children.

Gary’s paternal grandfather was Antonio Dell’Abate (the son of Salvatore Dell’Abate and Angelina De Mari). Antonio was born in New York City, to Italian parents. The name Dell’Abate comes from the town of Castellabate in Salerno, Campania.

Gary’s paternal grandmother was Carmela Mildred Monzillo (the daughter of Francesco Monzillo and Benedetta Ippolito). Carmela was born in New York City, to Italian parents.

Gary’s maternal grandfather was Luigi/Louis Cotroneo (the son of Antonio Cotroneo and Giuseppa Di Giatiano). Luigi was born in Calabria, Italy.

Gary’s maternal grandmother was Pietrina/Petrina/Beatrice Errico/Ricco (the daughter of Vincenzo Errico/Ricco and Angela Bellino). Pietrina was born in Calabria, Italy.

A DNA test, possibly in a humorous/misleading context, whose results were displayed on The Howard Stern Show stated that Gary’s genetic ancestry is:

*67% Southeast European
*21% Middle Eastern
*11% Sephardi Jewish

Sources: Obituary of Gary’s father –

Genealogy of Gary’s paternal great-grandfather, Salvatore Dell’Abate –

Genealogy of Gary’s mother –

Obituary of Gary’s mother –

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    I don’t know who is this guy but I can tell you he does not strike me as “Italian”.

    In fact his DNA test tell enough.

    He is not fully Italian.

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