Joseph Wapner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joseph Wapner

Television judge, recipient of the Purple Heart medal

Date of Birth: 15-Nov-1919

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Death: 26-Feb-2017

Profession: judge, lawyer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Joseph Wapner

  • Joseph Albert Wapner (November 15, 1919 – February 26, 2017) was an American judge and television personality.
  • He was the first presiding judge of the ongoing reality court show The People's Court.
  • The court show's first run in syndication, with Wapner presiding as judge, lasted from 1981 to 1993, for 12 seasons and 2,484 episodes.
  • While the show's second run has been presided over by multiple judges, Wapner was the sole judge to preside during the court show's first run.
  • His tenure on the program made him the first jurist of arbitration-based reality court shows, which are now a most popular trend in the judicial genre.

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