Mostly Credited As: Jerry Springer Birth Name: Gerald Norman Springer Date Of Birth: February 13, 1944 (Age 72) Country Of Birth: United Kingdom Birth Place: London, England Height: 6' (1.82 m)
Former Ohio politico turned sleazy talk show host. When he began his show in 1991, Springer was sort of a low rent Phil Donahue who discussed mostly serious issues. Unfortunately, his ratings were dismal so a few years later he turned to doing mostly low rent schlock. Ratings then went through the roof and his show has been going strong ever since. Jerry Springer may never win an Emmy but he has become a cultural icon, for better or for worse.
Graduate of Tulane University. Attended the university at the same time as future Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Once served as Mayor of Cincinnati. Forced to step down as a Cincinnati city councilman after being caught writing checks to prostitutes. Later re-elected to his council seat. Is a registered and avid Democrat. Hosted a radio show on the left wing network Air America for a brief period of time. Originally taped his show in Cincinnati but after two years taping of the show moved to Chicago. Shakes hands with every member of his studio audience. Is of the Jewish religious faith. Starred in the movie Ringmaster playing the host of a trash TV talk show. Jerry is an avid cigar smoker. More Trivia