Jerry Sheindlin Bio-Wiki, Age, Wife, Kids, Books, Net Worth

A photo of Jerry Sheindlin and his wife Judge Judy

Who is Jerry Sheindlin?

Jerry Sheindlin (full name: Gerald Sheindlin) is an American author and television personality, jurist, and attorney. He is famously known for being Judge Judy’s husband. He has served on the New York State Supreme Court.

Jerry grew up as a street boy from the Bronx. Sheindlin joined the Navy in 1951 during the Korean War. Jerry is also known as an actor in Erroneous Convictions (2012), Entertainment Tonight (1981), and The People’s Court (1997).

Sheindlin has been a judge handling high-profile cases. His most notable case was when he heard and acquitted the Officer Francis Livoti case. It involved police misconduct following the death of Anthony Baez whilst serving as a trial judge under the New York Supreme Court.

Jerry Sheindlin People’s Court

Sheindlin was a short-lived judge on the television program The People’s Court from 1999 to 2000 television season. He was also on most of the 2000–01 season before he was replaced by Warner Bros. legend Judge Marilyn Milian. His attitude on the show was very different from that of his wife, his demeanor being more straightforward and displaying some humor.

How Old is Jerry Sheindlin?

He is 89 years old as of March 2023, having been born on November 19, 1933, in New York City, New York, U.S. Jerry Sheindlin shares his birthday with celebrities such as; RiceGum, FaZe Rug, Tyga, Regina Ginera, Adam Driver, and many more.

A photo of Jerry Sheindlin and his wife Judge Judy
A photo of Jerry Sheindlin and his wife Judge Judy

Jerry Sheindlin Family

Sheindlin’s secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. If there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we shall update it as soon as possible.

Jerry Sheindlin Education

He received his education at Long Island University receiving a B.A. And an L.L.B from Brooklyn Law School, in 1959. 

Jerry Sheindlin Wife

Jerry has been married twice. Sheindlin married Judy Sheindlin who is best known as Judge Judy in 1977. The couple partially divorced in 1990. This was a result of the stress and struggles that Judy endured after her father’s death that same year. Jerry and Judy remarried a year later. The couple bought a $9 million home in Newport, Rhode Island in 2018. That home is a 9,700-square-foot property on 3.67 acres of land. The property was previously owned by Dorrance Hill Hamilton, an heiress to the Campbell Soup fortune.

Jerry had been married to Suzanne Rosenthal from 1965 to 1977. His wife Judy Scheindlin (was born on October 21, 1942) is an American court show arbitrator, media personality, television producer, author, women’s advancement philanthropist, and former prosecutor and Manhattan family court judge.

Jerry Sheindlin Children

Sheindlin has three children from his marriage to Judy Scheindlin; Gregory Sheindlin (born in 1964), Jonathan Sheindlin (born in 1967), and Nicole Sheindlin (born in 1968). He also has two stepchildren; Jamie and Adam and 13 grandchildren.

Jerry Sheindlin Height | Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 8 inches (1.73m) and a weight of 63kg (139 lbs).

Jerry Sheindlin Books

Sheindlin has authored two books: Genetic Fingerprinting: The Law and Science of DNA Evidence, and Blood Trail. He also authored 64 published opinions, including a 46-page opinion on the admission of DNA forensic evidence in a murder case during his time on the bench.

Jerry Sheindlin Affair

In 2016, there had been rumors that Jerry had an affair with a lady more than two decades younger than him. it was also rumored that Judge Judy came to know about it and was enraged at her husband. Eventually, nothing came of the reports, and the couple remained happily married.

Judge Jerry Sheindlin Net Worth | Salary

With his wife Judge Judy, Jerry owns several multi-million properties, he has an estimated net worth of $550 million. He is also believed to receive a good amount as his annual salary but the exact amount is not disclosed.