Jerry Springer

American television presenter, former lawyer, politician, news presenter, actor, and musician

Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer (born February 13, 1944) is an British-American talk show host, movie, television, radio, and stage actor. He is host for The Jerry Springer Show. He served as Mayor of Cincinnati from 1977 to 1978 as a Democrat.[1]

Springer was born in February 13, 1944 in Highgate, London to Jewish parents from Germany.[2] He was raised in London until he and his parents moved to New York City and in Chicago, Illinois. He was the Mayor of Cincinnati from 1977 through 1978. He has been married to Vicki Melton since 1973. He now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and in Chicago, Illinois.

Political CareerEdit

After announcing his candidacy, Springer was called to active duty and stationed at Fort Knox. He resumed his campaign after he was discharged.

Personal LifeEdit

In 1973 Springer got married to Micki Velton and had one daughter, Katie Springer (born 1976), and got divorced in 1994.


  1. "This American Life: 258-Leaving the Fold". Archived from the original on 2009-11-08. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  2. "Jerry Springer Biography (1944-)". Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies. Retrieved 2008-12-13.

Other websitesEdit

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