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Net Worth:
$2.5 Million
May 21, 1957 (66 years old)
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Actor, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Judge Reinhold is an American actor who has a net worth of $2.5 million. Judge Reinhold is best known for appearing in a number of films throughout the 80s, including "Ruthless People," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Gremlins," and well-known franchises such as "The Santa Clause" and "Beverly Hills Cop." To date, Reinhold has appeared in more than 60 movies.

Early Life

Edward Ernest Reinhold Jr. was born on May 21st of 1957 in Wilmington, Delaware. His father was a lawyer and his parents nicknamed him "Judge" because a baby he made very stern aces. Judge was raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia before his family moved to Martin County, Florida. After finishing high school in Florida, Judge attended Palm Beach Community College. Judge was raised in a Christian household and remains faithful to this religion today.


One of Judge's first appearances was in an episode of "Wonder Woman" in 1979. He then booked the lead role in the film "Running Scared," in which he played a US soldier. He then booked a role in the comedy film "Stripes" before taking part in the box-office flop "Pandemonium." Reinhold's real breakthrough came in 1982 with the release of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." He appeared alongside a host of then-unknown actors, including Sean Penn, Nicolas Cage, and Forest Whitaker.

Although "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" helped put Judge on the map, his next few roles in "The Lords of Discipline" and "Gremlins" were relatively minor. It wasn't until 1984 that he took another major step forward with a supporting role in the film "Beverly Hills Cop." He played Detective Billy Rosewood, a character who becomes friends with Eddie Murphy's character.

Despite this success, Judge's career went through another lackluster period with roles in less-than-impressive films such as "Roadhouse 66," "Head Office," and "Off Beat." However, he had more luck with "Ruthless People" in 1986, a film that cemented his reputation as an actor who played the "average Joe" character. He followed up with "Beverly Hills Cop II" in 1987. He then booked the lead in "Vice Versa," a film that ultimately flopped at the box office. After the failure of "Vice Versa," Reinhold admits that his "phone stopped ringing." He also admitted that he had developed a reputation for being difficult to deal with on set, and that he was very demanding. Work was hard to come by over the next few years.

However, he still managed to book a number of supporting roles in various films throughout the late 80s and early 90s, including "Rosalie Goes Shopping," "Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will?," "Enid Is Sleeping," and "Zandalee." In the mid-90s, he reprised his earlier role in "Beverly Hills Cop III" and appeared in "The Santa Clause." For the later film, he played the role of Dr. Neal Miller, and he reprised this role in the various sequels.

In addition to his various film roles, Reinhold has appeared in series such as "Seinfeld" and "Into the West." Many years later, Judge appeared in the film "Swing Vote."

In 2006, Judge appeared as a fictional version of himself on an episode of "Arrested Development." In the show he plays a reality TV judge, similar to a Judge Judy who resisted hosting a court show using his name as a pun. So instead of hosting "Judge Reinhold," the fictional show was called "Mock Trial with J. Reinhold."

He is rumored to be involved in a fourth installment of the "Beverly Hills Cop" film franchise.

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In 2016, Judge was arrested in Dallas Love Field airport for disorderly conduct. He apparently refused to go into a private room for additional screening. He allegedly acted in a belligerent manner towards TSA workers and the police, who arrived on the scene after he caused a disturbance. As a result, Judge spent ten hours in jail and later accepted an adjudication agreement.

Real Estate

In March 2015 Judge paid $126,000 for a home in Little Rock, Arkansas. Today, based on similar comparable sales, the 4,000 sqaure-foot home is worth a little over $1 million.

Personal Life

Judge was married to Carrie Frazier from 1985 to 1986. He and his current wife Amy have been married since 2000.

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