58 Facts About Jerry Springer


Gerald Norman Springer was an American broadcaster, journalist, actor, producer, lawyer, and politician.


Jerry Springer attended Northwestern University School of Law, qualified as a lawyer, and first became actively involved in politics working for the campaign of Robert Kennedy in 1968.


Jerry Springer then worked as a local news anchor in Cincinnati where he won several Regional Emmy Awards for commentary.


Jerry Springer was the host of America's Got Talent from 2007 to 2008, and of the courtroom show Judge Jerry from 2019 to 2022.


Jerry Springer was noted as a pioneer in the emergence of "trash TV"; his eponymous show was a "commercial smash and certifiable cultural phenomenon" in the 1990s.


Gerald Norman Jerry Springer was born on February 13,1944, in the London Underground station of Highgate while the station was in use as a shelter from German bombing during World War II, and grew up on Chandos Road, East Finchley.


Selma Jerry Springer's brother, Hermann Elkeles, was a renowned Berlin doctor who died at Theresienstadt concentration camp.

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In January 1949, when Jerry Springer was four, his family immigrated to the United States, settling in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, a borough of New York City.


Jerry Springer earned a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1965, majoring in political science.


Jerry Springer earned a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University in 1968.


In 1970, Jerry Springer ran for the United States House of Representatives.


Jerry Springer had previously spearheaded the effort to lower the voting age, including testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of ratification of the 26th Amendment.


Three days after announcing his candidacy, Jerry Springer, who was an Army reservist at the time, was called to active duty and stationed at Fort Knox.


Jerry Springer was elected to the Cincinnati City Council in 1971.


Jerry Springer ran for the office in 1975, winning by a landslide.


Jerry Springer was considered a "gonzo" type politician with stunts such as staying a night in jail and commandeering a bus after the city took over bus service.


In 1977, Jerry Springer was chosen by the Cincinnati City Council to serve for one year as mayor.


In 1981, Jerry Springer stepped down from his seat on the City Council to focus on running for governor of Ohio, seeking the Democratic nomination in the 1982 Ohio gubernatorial election.


Jerry Springer considered running in the 2018 Ohio gubernatorial election, but decided against it due to his age.


Jerry Springer was hired as a political reporter and commentator on Cincinnati's NBC affiliate, WLWT, which had, at the time, the lowest-rated news program.


In 1997, the Chicago-based NBC-owned station WMAQ-TV hired Jerry Springer to serve as a news commentator.


The VH1 "celebreality" series The Springer Hustle, which took a look at how Jerry Springer is produced, premiered in April 2007.


Jerry Springer later partnered with Westwood One to stream the podcast.


On July 26,2018, Jerry Springer aired its final episode in syndication after 27 seasons before it began airing reruns on The CW on September 10,2018.


Jerry Springer hosted America's Got Talent on NBC for its second and third seasons, replacing Regis Philbin, before leaving to concentrate on projects.

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From January 17,2005, to December 5,2006, Jerry Springer hosted Jerry Springer on the Radio, a liberal talk show on Cincinnati's WCKY-AM.


Jerry Springer did the show from the Clear Channel studios in Kenwood, Ohio on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and in Chicago on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


In 2007 Jerry Springer Also Cameoed in a Couple Of Episodes Of The George Lopez Show.


Jerry Springer hosted Miss World in 2000 and 2001 and the Miss Universe 2008.


Jerry Springer was the guest host for WWE Raw on February 15,2010, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.


From 2010 to 2015, Jerry Springer hosted a dating game show called Baggage, which aired on GSN.


Jerry Springer hosted the show at Jack Cincinnati Casino in 2018.


Jerry Springer hosted The Adam Carolla Show on April 25,2014, where he sat in for Adam Carolla.


Jerry Springer guest hosted the 22nd-season premiere episode of WWE Raw on September 8,2014, in an attempt to conduct an intervention with The Bella Twins.


In summer 1999, ITV made 12 episodes of the UK-based version of the series, Jerry Springer UK, filmed at the same studios as his US show.


Jerry Springer covered the 2016 United States presidential election for ITV's Good Morning Britain.


Four years later, Jerry Springer appeared in Brad Paisley's "I'm Gonna Miss Her " where the host is trying to stop a fight between men who like to fish and the wives who don't.


Jerry Springer made a cameo appearance in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me as himself during an episode of his show featuring Dr Evil and his estranged son Scott Evil.


In 2009, Jerry Springer appeared as a guest on the British game show Countdown.


Jerry Springer appeared on the Chris Moyles Show in April 2009 and was a guest on The Andrew Marr Show on May 31,2009.


Jerry Springer was interviewed by satirist Chris Morris in his surreal radio series Blue Jam.


On January 23,2004, Jerry Springer was featured in an episode of This American Life titled "Leaving the Fold".


In late 2006, Jerry Springer was a contestant on the third season of Dancing with the Stars, with his professional dance partner, Kym Johnson.


Jerry Springer wanted to appear on the show so he could learn the waltz for the wedding of his daughter, Katie.


Jerry Springer was a guest panelist on episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats in 2014, Through the Keyhole in 2015, and QI in 2017.

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In 2022, Jerry Springer competed in season eight of The Masked Singer as "Beetle".


Jerry Springer was eliminated on "Muppet Night" alongside Kat Graham as "Robo-Girl".


In 1995, Jerry Springer recorded the album Dr Talk for Fiddle Fish Records, which mostly consisted of country music covers.


On May 16,2008, Jerry Springer delivered the Northwestern University School of Law commencement address.


Jerry Springer later stated that his speech was about "the ethical judgments we all have to make in whatever business we go [into]".


Jerry Springer married Micki Velton in 1973; though it is sometimes reported they divorced in 1994, a spokesperson said they were still married at the time of his death.


Jerry Springer was born without nasal passages, for which she required immediate surgery after birth, and is blind as well as deaf in one ear.


In 2006, Jerry Springer donated $230,000 to Park School in Chicago, where his daughter worked as an assistant teacher, to help construct a high-tech facility called "Katie's Corner" for students with disabilities.


Jerry Springer died at his home in Evanston, Illinois, on April 27,2023, at the age of 79.


Jerry Springer was the smartest, most generous, kindest person I've ever known.


Jerry Springer was credited for creating a new television format which encouraged conflict among its guests.


The Associated Press said that Jerry Springer's show was "a US cultural pariah, synonymous with lurid drama".


The BBC noted that Jerry Springer had televised the "fringes of [American] society to a global audience" and called him an "era-defining TV host".