Jerry Springer

Television Personality
Born Feb 13, 1944

Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer is a British-born American television presenter, best known as host of the tabloid talk show The Jerry Springer Show since its debut in 1991. He is a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, a former news anchor and a musician.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jerry Springer.


1944 Birth Born on February 13, 1944.
1949 5 Years Old In January 1949, Springer emigrated with his parents to the United States, settling in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York, and attended Forest Hills High School. … Read More


1956 12 Years Old One of his earliest memories about current events was when he was 12 and watching the 1956 Democratic convention on television where he saw and was impressed by John F. Kennedy.


1965 21 Years Old Springer earned a B.A. degree from Tulane University in 1965, majoring in political science.
1968 24 Years Old He earned a J.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1968. … Read More
1970 26 Years Old In 1970, Springer ran for Congress. … Read More
1971 27 Years Old Springer was elected to the Cincinnati city council in 1971.


1974 30 Years Old He resigned in 1974 after admitting to hiring a prostitute. … Read More
1975 31 Years Old Long-time Cincinnati newsman Al Schottelkotte pronounced Springer's career over, but Springer's honesty helped him win back his seat in 1975 by a landslide. … Read More
1977 33 Years Old In 1977, he was chosen to serve one year as mayor by the City Council.
1982 38 Years Old In 1982, Springer sought the Democratic nomination for governor of Ohio. … Read More


1991 47 Years Old Jerry Springer debuted on September 30, 1991. … Read More


1994 50 Years Old In early 1994, Springer and his new producer, Richard Dominick, revamped the show's format in order to garner higher ratings. … Read More
After a few years of this US talk show being broadcast in the UK, ITV approached Springer who temporarily co-hosted This Morning with Judy Finnigan in March 1999 and again in 2000.
2000 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Five were actually broadcast during May and June 2000 under the name Springer.
2001 57 Years Old While working for Channel 5 In 2001 He was the host of the UK version of Greed, and a stand in host for The Wright Stuff.


2004 60 Years Old …  In 2004 he played the US President in "The Defender" directed by Dolph Lundgren.
2006 62 Years Old On April 16, 2006, Springer was the guest host for the opening show for the third series of The Friday Night Project for Channel 4 and guest hosted Have I Got News for You on December 12, 2008.
In 2007 he was the host of Nothing But the Truth, the UK version of Nada más que la verdad.
2008 64 Years Old Springer appeared in an episode of BBC One's Television Series Who Do You Think You Are? on August 27, 2008. … Read More
…  In a March 2009 interview on Anytime with Bob Kushell, Springer said that in his speech he talked about "the ethical judgments we all have to make in whatever business we go into". … Read More
2015 71 Years Old 1 More Event
It was announced on March 29, 2015 that Springer will host Too Hot For TV on the WWE Network. … Read More
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