November 19, 1933
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation||Judge, television personality, author|
|Known for||The People's Court (1999–2001)|
|Spouse(s)||Judith Sheindlin (1977–90; divorced, remarried 1991)|
Gerald "Jerry" Sheindlin (born November 19, 1933) is an American author and television personality. He was a short-lived judge on the television program The People's Court from 1999 to 2000 television season and most of the 2000–01 season before being replaced by Marilyn Milian. Before that, he served on the New York State Supreme Court.
He is the author of two books, Genetic Fingerprinting: The Law and Science of DNA Evidence and Blood Trail. He is married to Judith Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, after her court show. They married in 1977. It was a second marriage for both Judy and Jerry. They were later divorced in 1990 and remarried in 1991. Between them they have 5 children – Gregory, Jamie, Adam, Jonothan and Nicole – and 12 grandchildren.Jonothan is a retinal surgeon, and Greg and Nicole are lawyers.
During his tenure on The People's Court, his on-bench demeanor was somewhat less gruff and volatile than that of his wife. He displayed more humor and was straightforward, often registering mock indignation whenever litigants referred to him (as they sometimes did) as "Judge Judy's husband."
|Judge of The People's Court
September 13, 1999 – March 9, 2001
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