Jerry Springer Bio, Age, Wife, Daughter, Show, Opera, Salary, Net Worth, and Death

Jerry Springer Biography

Jerry Springer born Gerald Norman Springer was an American talk show host, well known for his tabloid talk show, The Jerry Springer Show. Before being a talk show host, he was a former mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio in 1977 and 1978. This show came to him with hard work and political expertise that he inculcated in his substantial career in the politics of Ohio.

Jerry Springer Age

Springer was 79 years old at the time of his death on April 27, 2023. He was born on the 13th of February 1944 in the London Underground station of High Gate.

Jerry Springer Height

Springer stood at a height of 1.83 m.

Jerry Springer Family

He was the son of Margot a bank Clark and Richard Springer who ran a shoe shop. His parents were Jewish refugees from the German town of Landsberg a der Warthe. He moved to the United States with his parents, living in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York. Evelyn Springer is his younger sister.

Jerry Springer Wife

In 1973, Springer married Micki Velton. They were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Katie Springer (born 1976), but they did not have any further children. Their marriage, however, ended in divorce in 1994. After divorcing, he was based in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. He also had homes in Sarasota, Florida, and Chicago, Illinois, in the United States.

Jerry Springer Death

Springer died on April 27, 2023 at his home in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 79. His death was announced by a family spokesperson who said Springer had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few months prior to his death.

Jerry Springer Photo
Jerry Springer Photo

Jerry Springer Daughter

Prior to his divorce from Micki Velton, he had one child, Katie Springer, who was born in 1976. She was, however, born legally blind, with one ear deaf and no nasal passageways. Fortunately, the family made the decision to never give up and to do everything they could to help their daughter. She is now doing well and enjoying life to the fullest.

Jerry Springer Net Worth

Springer had an estimated net worth of $75 million, which he had earned from his successful career as a talk show host among his former works.

Jerry Springer Salary

Springer’s annual salary ranged between $7 million -$10 million per year.

Jerry Springer Education

He enrolled in Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he majored in political science and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University in 1968.

Jerry Springer Robert Kennedy

During a social function after school, he met New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy. He then signed him to run for president, but Kennedy was slain later that year. He was so traumatized by Kennedy’s assassination that he determined to continue with Kennedy’s political ideas.

Jerry Springer Career

He began his career with the legal firm of Frost & Jacobs in Cincinnati, Ohio. While still working at the legal company, he became the leader of a drive to decrease the voting age from 21 to 18. This resulted in his Senate Judiciary Committee’s verification of the Amendment’s sanction.

Jerry Springer Mayor

He served as Mayor of Cincinnati from 1977 to 1978 as a Democrat.

Jerry Springer Show

On September 30, 1991, Jerry Springer made his television debut. It was created by WLWT to imitate the format and appearance of fellow talk program The Phil Donahue Show, right down to Jerry’s haircut and glasses, which made him look like Phil Donahue (both were produced by Multimedia Entertainment). It began as a political chat program, a more extended version of Springer’s remarks. Oliver North and Jesse Jackson were among the guests, and issues covered homelessness and gun politics.

Springer and his new producer, Richard Dominick, altered the show’s formula in early 1994 in order to increase ratings. The show grew in popularity as it became increasingly focused on tabloid-style sensationalism. Guests were regular people who were confronted on television by a spouse or family member’s adultery, homosexuality, prostitution, transvestism, membership in a hate group, or other contentious situations. On stage, rehearsed shouting or violence were frequently used to promote these conflicts.

The show was well-received and drew a lot of attention. By 1998, it had surpassed The Oprah Winfrey Show in numerous markets, with over 6.7 million viewers. On July 10, 2002, the sons of guest Nancy Campbell-Panitz, who was murdered by her ex-husband after they appeared on a May 2000 show with his girlfriend, sued Springer, his producers, and his distributor in Sarasota County, alleging that he created “a environment that led to murder.” Finally, the estate of Campbell-Panitz abandoned all monetary claims against Jerry Springer, and the show agreed to renounce its claims for malicious prosecution against Campbell-personal Panitz’s representative and his attorney.

The Springer Show, a British version of the show, debuted on Britain’s ITV network in 2005. It was a more subdued and tongue-in-cheek version of the American show, and it outperformed its talk-show counterpart Trisha Goddard by a five-to-one margin in the ratings. The Springer Hustle, a VH1 “celebreality” series that looked at how Jerry Springer is created, began in April 2007. Springer launched The Jerry Springer Podcast on his website,, in April 2015.

It is also broadcast on Talkradio in the United Kingdom on Sundays at midnight. Jerry Springer aired its final episode in syndication on July 26, 2018, after 27 seasons, before repeats began airing on The CW on September 10, 2018. After Conan O’Brien, Jerry Springer is the second American talk show presenter to visit Cuba for the Jerry Springer Podcast. On September 9, 2019, Springer presented Judge Jerry, a new courtroom show.

Jerry Springer Tickets

The “Jerry Springer Show” offers different types of tickets, all of which are free. Beyond ‘general’ tickets, one can as well sign up for group, college bus, and New York City shuttle bus tickets. They even have ‘Celebrate’ tickets with also VIP experiences for audience members planning a special occasion.


  • Audience members must be 18 years or older. Also, bring a government photo ID to be admitted. Prepare to pass through security and a metal detector.
  • Tickets are not mailed but provided at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. The show will not advise you as to how early, as the line begins to form early. Instead, they say to “use your own judgment as to the best arrival time.” Seating is random inside the studio.
  • Audiences are often overbooked and admission is not guaranteed, even if you have a ticket. Tickets are transferable, so if you’re unable to attend you can give them away. At the door, they will just need to give the original ticket holder’s name. While you are advised not to bring cell phones, pagers, luggage, backpacks or large shopping bags, sharp metal objects, firearms, wallet chains, mace or any bottles of any kind, you can bring a camera.
  • Photography is allowed after the taping.
  • There is a dress code and it’s enforced. It’s best to go with business casual. Do not wear t-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts, sweatpants, sports attire, tank tops, all-white outfits, costumes, or hats. Additionally, make sure your clothes have no logos, brand names, or decals. Your attire can block you from entering the studio.

Jerry Springer Politics

Springer said on his show that he will not run for governor of Ohio in 2018. “It’s not something I can do right now as a husband, father, and grandfather,” he told Jene Galvin, his friend and podcast co-host. Springer claimed he made the choice after spending Thanksgiving with his family. “They love me, so they tell me I have to do what I want,” he explained. “No, no, no.” I have to do what I know they want deep down in their souls and what will improve their lives.”

He also stated that if elected, he would start office just one month before his 75th birthday, and that he was unprepared for the five-year campaigning and governing commitment. In May, Business Insider reported, citing more than a half-dozen Democrats familiar with the race, that he was being pushed to run by key Ohio Democrats like as former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Tim Burke.

In August, he told CNN that he hadn’t made up his mind yet. Springer, 73, pondered running for the United States Senate in 2000 and 2004, but decided against it. He ran for governor of Ohio in 1982, but lost in the Democratic primary. He has blamed former reality TV star Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign for the rumors surrounding his future governorship attempt. In February, he told the Cincinnati Enquirer, “I could be Trump without the racism.”

Jerry Springer: The Opera

Jerry Springer: The Opera is a British musical based on the talk show Jerry Springer, created by Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee. It features a group of tap-dancing Ku Klux Klan members, as well as humorous portrayal of Christian themes, heavy language, and strange imagery. From April 2003 to February 2005, the musical performed 609 times in London before touring the UK in 2006. It was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and Best New Play. The MGM Grand in Las Vegas hosted the first North American performance. The musical was performed by a variety of American regional theatre companies before making its New York City debut at Carnegie Hall on January 29–30, 2008. Jerry was played by Harvey Keitel.

Jerry Springer Movie

  • 2015- Sharknado
  • 2014- Pay 2 Play
  • 2011 -Dumbstruck
  • 2007 The Good Night
  • 2004 The Defender
  • 2003 Citizen Verdict
  • 1999 Austin Powers:

Jerry Springer Quotes

  • We are all born as empty vessels which can be shaped by moral values.
  • With a face like mine, I do better in print.
  • I’m liberal, but I watch the three majors. Obviously, I watch MSNBC, also CNN and Fox, which is what I would call ridiculously to the right.
  • There’s something about the openness of the American people. Yes, we have our faults, but deep down, there’s goodness. America doesn’t want to take over the world; in many ways, we don’t want to be bothered by the rest of the world.
  • I’m a happy guy, but if I’m in a rare dark mood, I won’t go out because I don’t want to be horrible to people.
  • My guess is more reporters probably vote Democrat than Republican – just because I think reporters are smart.
  • I’m always playing a role, whether it’s the role of the mayor, the role of a news anchor, or a role of a crazy talk-show host. But there was a specific function. ‘On Dancing With The Stars’, I had nothing to do but be me, schlepping around the floor. And when I host ‘America’s Got Talent’, that’s really me just talking to regular folks.


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