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Edward Ernest Reinhold Jr., known professionally as Judge, was born on May 21, 1957 in Wilmington, DE and raised in Fredericksburg, VA and Martin County, FL. He attended Mary Washington College and North Carolina School of the Arts, launching into a career on the screen before even graduating from college. He made his feature film debut in the adventure film "Running Scared" (1980), and leapt quickly to the realm of comedy with roles in the likes of "Stripes" (1981) and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982). The years to come would prove fortuitous to Reinhold, who earned recognition thanks to parts in "Gremlins" (1984) and "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984), which spawned sequels in 1987 and 1994. The latter year, a guest role on "Seinfeld" (NBC 1989-1997) parodying the contemporary film "Schindler's List" (1993) earned Reinhold an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Reinhold found success with further guest parts on popular and critically acclaimed television shows past the 1990s, notably on the likes of "Arrested Development" (Fox/Netflix 2003-06, 2013-), while also appearing in features like "Swing Vote" (2008). After a brief hiatus from acting in the 2010s, Reinhold returned to the big screen with films like "Highly Functional" (2017), "Bad Grandmas" (2017), and "Four Christmases and a Wedding" (2017).
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Cast (TV Mini-Series)
TV acting debut, "Survival of Dana"
Film acting debut in "Running Scared"
First starring film role, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
Played Detective Billy Rosewood in the first of three "Beverly Hills Cop" films starring Eddie Murphy
Cast as hapless stero-dealer-turned-kidnapper in "Ruthless People"
Produced and starred in TV-movie, "Judge Reinhold and Demi Moore in The New Homeowner's Guide to Happiness"
Reprised role as Billy in "Beverly Hills Cops II"
Cast as "The Yank" in "A Soldier's Tale"
Cast as Harmony in comedy "Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will?"
Had a notable guest appearence as Neal the Close-Talker on an episode of "Seinfeld"
Starred in the TV-movie thriller "Black Magic"
Again portrayed Billy for "Beverly Hills Cop III"
Cast as Dr. Neal Miller in "The Santa Claus"
Starred in the telepic "As Good as Dead" with Crystal Bernard and Tracy Lords
Cast as the lead in the short-lived TV series "Raising Caines"
Small role as policeman in the comedy "Homegrown"
Voiced The Honorable Judge Reinhold in epsiodes of the animated TV spin-off of Kevin Smith's film "Clerks"
Assumed role as Newton family patriarch in video sequel "Beethoven's 3rd"
Returned for sequel "Beethoven's 4th"
Reprised role as Neal in "The Santa Claus 2"
Cast in the TNT miniseries, "Into The West"
Reprised role opposite Tim Allen in "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause"