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Jerry Springer - Overview

Date of Birth: Feb 13, 1944    
Place of Birth: London, England, United Kingdom
Nationality: United States
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For better or worse, Jerry Springer revolutionized television, foisting upon the airwaves some of the most garish, freakish, self-involved slices of Americana the nation and world had ever witnessed. In the 1990s, "The Jerry Springer Show" (syndicated, 1990- ) became synonymous for mining the underbelly of American society for its looniest and loudest denizens, showcasing them on a daytime televised circus of which he dubbed himself "ringmaster." The product of Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany prior to World War II, Springer made his early career as a lawyer and politician, initially as a city councilman in Cincinnati, OH, where he survived a sex scandal to go on to become mayor of the city. In the early 1980s, he switched career gears, becoming an Emmy-winning TV news anchor and eventual host of his own eponymous daytime talk show. By the mid-1990s, he refashioned the fairly sober, public affairs chat hour into an increasingly tabloid-inspired examination of arcane social "issues," notably involving antisocial behavior, prompting the show to be syndicated na... Read More
Will make his West End stage debut in London’s "Chicago" as Billy Flynn
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Starred with Armand Assante in "Citizen Verdict"
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Prepared a candidacy to become the next U.S. Senator from Ohio
Had a cameo appearance in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" as himself
Played himself in the feature "Ringmaster"