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Reinhold at the 47th Emmy Awards (1994)
|Born||Edward Ernest Reinhold, Jr.
May 21, 1957
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
|Spouse(s)||Carrie Frazier (1985–1986)
Amy Miller (2000–present)
Reinhold was born Edward Ernest Reinhold, Jr. in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Regina Celeste (née Fleming) and Edward Ernest Reinhold, Sr., a trial lawyer. He was raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, until his family moved to Martin County, Florida, prior to his junior year in high school. His father nicknamed him "Judge" when he was just two weeks old.
Reinhold graduated from Martin County High School, although he attended Alexis I. duPont High School for his 9th and 10th grade. He went on to attend Mary Washington College and North Carolina School of the Arts, after which he performed at various regional theaters, including Burt Reynolds' Dinner Theater in Jupiter, Florida.
Reinhold has appeared in more than 60 films. His first appearance on screen was in the Wonder Woman episode "Amazon Hot Wax" (1979), in which he played Jeff Gordon, a singer who gets caught up in an extortion ring in the music business. Reinhold's first major film role was as high school senior Brad Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) along with then-unknown actors Sean Penn, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Nicolas Cage. He appeared in an uncredited role in Pat Benatar's music video for "Shadows of the Night." He later played Detective Billy Rosewood, the junior police detective sent to trail Eddie Murphy, in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), and in 1986, starred in Ruthless People.
In 1994, Reinhold appeared in Beverly Hills Cop III and The Santa Clause. He has reprised the role of Dr. Neil Miller for the Santa Clause sequels as well. Reinhold appeared as himself on two episodes of the third season of Arrested Development, headlining a fictional court TV show called Mock Trial with J. Reinhold.
Reinhold was nominated for an Emmy for a role on Seinfeld in which he played the infamous "close talker" who developed an obsession with Jerry's parents. He has also been seen in Steven Spielberg's epic miniseries Into the West and replaced Charles Grodin in two direct-to-video movies in the Beethoven film series.
Reinhold was featured in the 2008 political satire Swing Vote.
Reinhold's nickname "Judge" has been the subject of comedy in both Clerks: The Animated Series and Arrested Development, both times with him playing himself appointed as a judge in a court of law. Additionally, the 2009 film Fanboys features Billy Dee Williams playing a judge named Reinhold.
|Magnum P.I.||Seaman Wolf|
|1982||Fast Times at Ridgemont High||Brad Hamilton|
|1983||The Lords of Discipline||Macabbee|
|WarGames||Unnamed NORAD U.S. Airman (Uncredited in Film)|
|Roadhouse 66||Beckman Hallsgood Jr.|
|Beverly Hills Cop||Det. William "Billy" Rosewood|
|1986||Head Office||Jack Issel|
|Off Beat||Joe Gower|
|Ruthless People||Ken Kessler|
|1987||Beverly Hills Cop II||Det. William Rosewood|
|1988||Vice Versa||Marshall Seymour|
|1989||Rosalie Goes Shopping||Priest|
|1990||Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will?||Harmony|
|1990||Enid Is Sleeping; re-released as Over Her Dead Body||Harry|
|1992||Black Magic||Alex Gage|
|Four Eyes and Six-Guns||Earnest Allbright|
|1993||Bank Robber||Officer Gross|
|1994||Seinfeld||Aaron (the "close talker")|
|The Santa Clause||Dr. Neil Miller|
|Beverly Hills Cop III||Sgt. William Rosewood|
|1995||Adventures in Wonderland||Doctor|
|1997||Hostage Train||Jack Wild|
|Runaway Car (TV Film)||Ed Lautner|
|1998||Family Plan||Jeffrey Chase|
|1999||My Brother the Pig||Richard Caldwell|
|2000||Beethoven's 3rd||Richard Newton|
|2000||Clerks: The Animated Series||Himself (voice)|
|2001||Beethoven's 4th||Richard Newton|
|2002||Santa Clause 2||Dr. Neil Miller|
|Dead in a Heartbeat||Lt. Tom Royko|
|2003||The King of Queens||Dr. Roy Crawford|
|Thanksgiving Family Reunion||Dr. Mitch Snyder|
|The Hollow||Carl Cranston|
|2005||Into the West||Douglas Hillman|
|Teen Titans||Negative Man (Voice)|
|The Boondocks||Mr. Uberwitz (voice)|
|2006||Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause||Dr. Neil Miller|
|2009||Dr. Dolittle Million Dollar Mutts||Network Executive|
|2016||Beverly Hills Cop 4||William Rosewood|
- Judge Reinhold Biography from FilmReference.com
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- "ATTORNEY IS FIANCE OF REGINA FLEMING - Marriage Announcement - NYTimes.com". Select.nytimes.com. 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2012-01-01.
- "Billy Dee Williams filmography". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-10-18.