Jerry Springer was born on February 13, 1944, in Highgate Tube station in London, England. His parents, Margot and Richard Springer, were Jewish refugees who had fled Nazi Germany. Jerry was the youngest of four children. The family moved to New York City when Jerry was five years old.
Jerry Springer attended Forest Hills High School. He was a good student and was active in the debate team and the drama club. After high school, Jerry Springer attended Tulane University on a scholarship. He graduated with a degree in political science in 1965.
After graduation, Jerry Springer worked as a political campaign adviser. He also worked as a news reporter and anchorman for a local television station. In 1970, Springer ran for a seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. He lost the election, but he gained valuable experience in campaigning and public speaking.
In 1971, Jerry Springer began working as a lawyer. He worked as a prosecutor in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. In 1974, Springer ran for a seat in the United States Senate. He lost the election, but he gained more experience in campaigning and public speaking.
In 1982, Jerry Springer ran for a seat in the Cincinnati city council. He won the election and served on the council for four years. In 1986, Springer ran for mayor of Cincinnati. He lost the election, but he gained more experience in campaigning and public speaking.
In 1991, Jerry Springer began hosting a radio talk show in Cincinnati. The show was successful and led to him getting his own television talk show, “The Jerry Springer Show.” The show became very popular and controversial. It featured guests with unusual or controversial stories.
In 1999, Jerry Springer ran for governor of Ohio. He lost the election, but he gained more experience in campaigning and public speaking.
In 2001, Jerry Springer hosted a game show called “Baggage.” The show was about people revealing secrets or embarrassing stories about themselves. The show was not successful and was cancelled after one season.
In 2007, Jerry Springer hosted a reality television show called “America’s Got Talent.” The show was a success and led to him hosting other shows such as “The Marriage Ref” and “I Survived a Japanese Game Show.”
Jerry Springer has been married three times. His first marriage was to Micki Velton in 1973. They had one child together before divorcing in 1994. His second marriage was to Alison Mathis in 1996. They had one child together before divorcing in 1999. His third marriage is to Jennifer Jarosik and they have two children together.
Jerry Springer has an estimated net worth of $75 million. He has earned his wealth from his successful career as a television host and producer.
Date Of Birth
February 13, 1944
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I think technology has changed the way we see things. Human behavior has not changed in the last 3,000 years. There's nothing that has ever been on our show that isn't in the Bible, that isn't in literature, that isn't in Shakespeare.
(What's changed over the new millenium): "I've never been older... "
If a wrestler could be governor, I could be president!
On running for Senate - "I would love to have done it. But I have to have seperation from the TV show. Research showed I could win, but people would want the show to be over before the campaign. It's hard to think about Iraq in the evening when I'm dancing with transvestities in the afternoon."
I would never watch my show. I'm not interested in it.
Spent the first five years of his life in East Finchley, London.
Born in Highgate Tube station in London during an air raid while it was being used as a bomb shelter.
Helped Stuart Lee and Richard Thomas gain the rights to produce the Jerry Springer Opera while in development stage, when Studios USA threatened legal action for violation of the copyright laws.
"Jerry Springer - The Opera" won the 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
His inspired musical, Jerry Springer --The Opera performed at the Royal National: Lyttelton and late at Cambridge Theatre, was awarded the Carlton Television Best Musical Award at the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
His talk show turned musical, Jerry Springer - The Opera performed at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton and later at the Cambridge Theatre, was awarded the 2003 London Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.
"Jerry Springer -- The Opera", performed at the Royal National Theatre, Lyttelton and Cambridge Theatre, was awarded the 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Musical of 2003.
Has a house in Lido Key, Sarasota, Florida that he stays at when the show is on hiatus.
The sons of guest Nancy Campbell-Panitz, who was murdered by her ex-husband after the couple appeared on a "Springer" episode with his girlfriend, filed suit in Sarasota County (FL) Court against Springer, his producers and his distributor, USA Studios, claiming Springer created "a mood that led to murder." [July 2002]
Won 10 local Emmys for his nightly news and political commentaries during his stint at Cincinnati's WLWT-TV.
Won a seat on Cincinnati's Council-at-Large in 1971, but resigned in 1974 after police - raiding a Fort Wright, KY massage parlor - found a check he had written to a "massuse" for her services. Coming clean at a press conference, his honesty worked, and he won back his seat in 1975.
Was elected mayor of Cincinnati in 1977, receiving the largest plurality in history.
Vice President of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Spearheaded the effort to lower the voting age from 21 to 18, and testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of ratification of what became the 26th Amendment to the Constitution.
Ran for Governor of Ohio in 1982.
Holds a BA in Political Science from Tulane University (New Orleans, LA), and a JD from Northwestern University (Chicago, IL).
Has established a scholarship fund at the Keliman School (Chicago, IL) that serves inner-city youth.
Daughter Katie (born 1976) was born legally blind, deaf in one ear and without nasal passages.
Cincinnati Magazine voted him TV's "Best Anchor" five years in a row.
Born in a London Underground station after his family fled the Holocaust. The family - mom Margot, dad Richard, and sister Evelyn - moved to Queens, New York in 1949 when Jerry was 5.
A self-described "country singer-songwriter," he opens for Billy Ray Cyrus whenever scheduling allows, and has even performed at actor Johnny Depp's notorious club, the Viper Room.
Jerry Springer (1991) debuts. It was developed by Cincinnati's WLWT-TV to replace its landmark Donahue (1967) (Phil Donahue and Springer both worked for WLWT-TV at the time). Springer was eventually forced to revamp its serious format in an attempt to save the show from being dropped by syndicators due to poor ratings. The rest, as they say, is history. [September 1991]
Daughter Katie attended Barat College, from where she graduated in May 2001.
Attended Northwestern University School of Law.
His nationally televised talk show is well known for guests fighting on stage and shouting foul language, as well as having strippers and exotic dancers performing on various episodes.