Jerry Sheindlin Biography
(Judge, TV Personality)
Birthday: November 19, 1933 (Scorpio)
Born In: New York City, USA
Gerald “Jerry” Sheindlin is an American judge, author, and television personality who became popular for the television programs ‘The People's Court’, ‘Entertainment Tonight’, and ‘Biography’. As a short-lived judge on ‘The People's Court’, he quickly gained a reputation for being gentle and soft-spoken yet straightforward and full of humor. He spent two years on the program before he stepped down and was replaced by Judge Marilyn Milian.During his tenure on ‘The People's Court’, he was often referred to as the husband of Judge Judy, as some believe that his wife was more popular than him on the show. However, he displayed humor and mocked indignation whenever litigants called him "Judge Judy's husband." Before joining the television program, Jerry had served on the New York State Supreme Court, and during his tenure on the bench, he had written more than 64 published opinions, including a 46-page opinion on the admission of DNA forensic evidence in a murder case.He has also authored two books, ‘Genetic Fingerprinting: The Law and Science of DNA Evidence’ and ‘Blood Trail’. As a defense attorney, he spent 22 years as a partner in Adlerberg & Sheindlin, and was involved in trials of criminal cases.