Judge Reinhold Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Movies

Judge Reinhold is an American actor who portrayed the character of ‘Det. William “Billy” Rosewood’ in the film trilogy of ‘Beverly Hills Cop’.

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Judge Reinhold Biography

Judge Reinhold, born Edward Ernest Reinhold, Jr. is an American actor who portrayed the character of ‘Det. William “Billy” Rosewood’ in the film trilogy of ‘Beverly Hills Cop’. Fast Times and Beverly Hills Cop were voted by the American Film Institute as two of the “Top 100 American Comedies.”

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Judge Reinhold Age

The American actor was born on May 21, 1957 in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. He is 62 years old as of 2019. He was raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, until his family moved to  Martin County, Florida where he attended the Palm Beach Community College.

Judge Reinhold Height

Reinhold stands at a height of 6′ 2″ (1.9 m). He has a Light brown Hair and
his eyes are Green in color.Judge Reinhold Photo

Judge Reinhold Family

He was born to Regina Fleming, (mother) and Edward Ernest Reinhold Sr, a lawyer. He was nicknamed ‘Judge’ by his father for his infantile resemblance to a judge his father knew.

Judge Reinhold Wife

Reinhold married Carrie Frazier in November 1985 and they divorced after one year in 1986. He later married Amy Reinhold on January 8, 2000.

Judge Reinhold Children

We have no records of his children. We will update you as soon as we get his news.

Judge Reinhold Education

He attended the Palm Beach Community College and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Judge Reinhold Career

Reinhold has appeared in over 60 films. His first appearance on the screen was in the Wonder Woman episode “Amazon Hot Wax” (1979), in which he played Jeff Gordon, a singer who gets caught up in an extortion ring in the music business. He played a leading role in the movie Running Scared (1980) and a support part in the comedy Stripes (1981), which was a big hit. He was one of many names in the Pandemonium flop comedy (1982).
Reinhold’s first major role in the film was as high school senior Brad Hamilton in the Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), along with then-unknown actors Sean Penn, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Nicolas Cage. “After that role, I thought my career would really start,” Reinhold said later. “Instead, Sean’s career began.” Reinhold had small roles in The Lords of Discipline (1983) and Gremlins (1984) and appeared in an uncredited role in Pat Benatar’s music video for “Shadows of the Night.”

Judge Reinhold Movies


1980 – 1989

  • 1980 Running Scared as Leeroy Beecher
  • 1981 Stripes as Pvt. Elmo Blum
  • 1982 Pandemonium as Glen Dandy
  • 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High as Brad Hamilton
  • 1983 The Lords of Discipline as Cadet First Sergeant Macabbee
  • 1983 WarGames as NORAD U.S. Airman
  • 1984 Gremlins as Gerald Hopkins
  • 1984 Booker as Newt
  • 1984 Beverly Hills Cop as Det. William “Billy” Rosewood
  • 1985 Roadhouse 66 as Beckman Hallsgood Jr.
  • 1986 Head Office as Jack Issel
  • 1986 Off Beat as Joe Gower
  • 1986 Ruthless People as Ken Kessler
  • 1986 Love Struck
  • 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II as Det. William “Billy” Rosewood
  • 1988 Vice Versa as Marshall Seymour
  • 1989 A Soldier’s Tale as The Yank
  • 1989 Rosalie Goes Shopping as Priest

1990 – 1999

  • 1990 Daddy’s Dyin’: Who’s Got the Will? As Harmony
  • 1990 Over Her Dead Body as Harry
  • 1991 Zandalee as Thierry Martin
  • 1992 Near Mrs. As Claude Jobert
  • 1992 Baby on Board as Ernie
  • 1993 Bank Robber as Officer Gross
  • 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III as Sgt. William Rosewood
  • 1994 The Santa Clause as Dr. Neil Miller
  • 1997 Last Lives as Merkhan
  • 1997 Crackerjack 2 as Jack Wild
  • 1997 Family Plan as Jeffrey Chase
  • 1997 Runaway Car as Ed Lautner
  • 1998 Homegrown as Policeman
  • 1999 Puss in Boots as Gunther
  • 1999 My Brother the Pig as Richard Caldwell
  • 1999 Walking Across Egypt as Robert Rigsbee

       2000 – 2009

  • 2000 Big Monster on Campus as Mr. Stein
  • 2000 Newsbreak as Jake McCallum
  • 2000 Beethoven’s 3rd as Richard Newton
  • 2000 Ping! As Louie
  • 2000 Wild Blue as Ray Walker
  • 2000 Enemies of Laughter as  Sam
  • 2001 Beethoven’s 4th as Richard Newton
  • 2001 Mindstorm as Evan Mink
  • 2001 Hollywood Palm as David
  • 2001 The Meeksville Ghost as  Lucuis C. Meeks
  • 2001 Betaville as Gen. Efron Norbert
  • 2002 Whacked! As Peter Klein
  • 2002 Santa Clause 2 as Dr. Neil Miller
  • 2002 No Place Like Home as Jack McGregor
  • 2004 Clifford’s Really Big Movie as Larry Gablegobble
  • 2004 The Hollow as Carl Cranston
  • 2005 Checking Out as Barry Applebaum
  • 2006 Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause as Dr. Neil Miller
  • 2008 Swing Vote as Walt
  • 2009 Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts as Network Executive
  • 2012 Comics Open as Thadeus Thorogroin III
  • 2014 I Am Potential as Dr. Greg Byrne
  • 2015 My Many Sons as Coach Don Meyer
  • 2015 Highly Functional as Pete
  • 2017 Bad Grandmas as Harry


       1979 – 1995

  • 1979 Wonder Woman as Jeffrey Gordon
  • 1979 Survival of Dana as Bear
  • 1980 Magnum, P.I. as Seaman Wolfe
  • 1981 Insight
  • 1982 Open All Night as Justin
  • 1984 A Matter of Sex as Tobe Rasmussen
  • 1988 Saturday Night Live as Host
  • 1988 Reach as Bar Patron
  • 1988 Promised a Miracle as Larry Parker
  • 1992 Black Magic as Alex Gage
  • 1992 Four Eyes and Six Guns as Earnest Allbright
  • 1993 Ghostwriter as Brad Pierce
  • 1994 Lonesome Dove: The Series as Caleb Fowler
  • 1994 Adventures in Wonderland as Dr. Busbee
  • 1994 Seinfeld as Aaron
  • 1995 As Good as Dead as Ron Holden / Aaron Warfield
  • 1995 The Wharf Rat as Doc
  • 1995 Dad, the Angel & Me as Jason Fielder

        1996 – 2017

  • 1996 Secret Service Guy as Steve Kessler
  • 1996 The Right to Remain Silent as Buford Lowry / Billy Flan
  • 1996 Special Report: Journey to Mars as Ryan West
  • 1997 Runaway Car as  Ed Lautner
  • 1998 Ellen as Trevor
  • 1998 Floating Away as Lloyd
  • 1998 Visual Bible for Kids
  • 1999 NetForce as Will Stiles
  • 1999 Coming Unglued as Paul Hartwood
  • 2000 Clerks: The Animated Series as Judge Reinhold
  • 2000-2003 Scruff as Buttons
  • 2002 Dead in a Heartbeat as Lt. Tom Royko
  • 2003 The O’Keefes as Harry O’Keefe
  • 2003 The King of Queens as Dr. Roy Crawford
  • 2003 National Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family Reunion as Dr. Mitch Snider
  • 2004 Monk as Alby Drake
  • 2004 The Dead Zone as Principal Rowin
  • 2005 Into the West as Douglas Hillman
  • 2005 Teen Titans as Negative Man
  • 2005 The Boondocks as Mr. Uberwitz
  • 2006 Arrested Development as Himself
  • 2008-2009 Easy Money as Barry
  • 2016 The Detour as Davey
  • 2017 Four Christmases and a Wedding as Russ Peterson

Judge Reinhold Net Worth

The American actor has an estimated net worth of $6 million. He earned this net worth over years working in film and TV as an actor.

Judge Reinhold Santa Clause

In 1994, Reinhold appeared in The Santa Clause as Dr. Neil Miller .Judge-Reinhold 2018

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Judge Reinhold Interview


Source: crypticrock.com
CrypticRock.com – You have been involved in acting in film and in television for, believe it or not, nearly four decades now. First, tell us, what inspired you to get involved in the industry?
Judge Reinhold – Your math has to be off (laughs). The industry just was a step from getting on stage my sophomore year in high school and having this weird feeling that I was more comfortable on stage than I was in my normal life. I was about 15, I’d still be acting on a street corner I guess if they didn’t have such a great outlet for it, that eventually led me to LA in 1979. The movie Animal House (1978) had just opened and did well the year before it, so suddenly, there was the whole new genre of youth oriented comedies. I was in Stripes in 1980, so I kind of got on that train with those National Lampoon guys and John Landis, and eventually that whole group. I almost got Caddyshack (1980), it was between me and Michael O’Keefe, he was in The Great Santini (1979), which opened the week before, so they gave it to him. That was the kind of movies that I was suddenly up for, the timing was really great.
CrypticRock.com – You had mentioned some of your well-known film credits from back in the ’80s such as Stripes, obviously Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), and the Beverly Hills Cop series. One could imagine that these were all different experiences for you.
Judge Reinhold – Very much so, they certainly are different experiences, I loved the genres. I feel the first Beverly Hills Cop was one of the best Action Comedies. I loved the idea of it. I think that one was more successful than a lot of them because the violence was very real. It starts with his buddy getting shot point blank in the head, it’s a very stunning moment. That somehow heightened the comedy even more. I am proud of that movie because it was really a successful Action Comedy.
CrypticRock.com – It certainly was. The original strip club scene, etc, there are so many good scenes in that movie, it really has stood the test of time.
Judge Reinhold – That scene was the first day of work. I was meeting Eddie Murphy around the tiny little table the size of a steering wheel in a strip club. It was an odd first day (laughs).
CrypticRock.com – Those are very good memories to have. You have built a diverse resume, but clearly you have been in a lot of comedic roles throughout the years. Do you enjoy the comedy side of things?
Judge Reinhold – I was just cast that way. Although, I was trained for both. I worked with the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler. She was one of the great inspirations of my life. She is one of the handful of people you just feel like you wouldn’t be anywhere without. She taught Robert Di Niro and Marlon Brando. I credit her with raising the standards of three generations of American Actors. Anyway, all that to say she trained me well.
I think as I get older, the parts are more diverse now, and that has been really fun. I’m doing something now called The Detour. It is a TBS show that Jason Jones wrote, he was one of Jon Stewart’s news reporter correspondents on The Daily Show. He is a very funny guy that wrote this show with his wife Samantha Bee, who is also a writer on The Daily Show; she is producing it. Even though it is a Comedy, it’s quite a departure for me. I play a dangerously drunken mechanic. He is one of these guys who could fix your car in a second, but you’d have to drive him home. I don’t know if you’d ever met anybody like that. Not all mechanics, but some of them, some of these rural mechanics have a case of beer under them and they can fix anything at any time, but they can’t drive home. That’s been really fun.
CrypticRock.com – It is a funny series doing well. In the series you play Davy as you said, how did the role come about for you?
Judge Reinhold – I was flattered because the director, Steve Pink, who was one of the writers on Gross Point Blank and High Fidelity; he discovered Jack Black. He and Jason got together when they were shooting the pilot and thought of me for this drunken mechanic role. We had a great time, Jason and Samantha are both from improvisational Comedy shows, there was really no safety net, but we had a great time. We stayed with the script, but we went off it quite frequently.
CrypticRock.com – That is always fun when you have the ability to adlib like that.
Judge Reinhold – Yeah, they welcomed it. There was one point I am lying in a car blackout drunk, and the way he’s talking about me, I had to put my hand in my pocket and squeeze my thighs so hard it created a blood bruise at the end of the day because I couldn’t stop from laughing, and I was supposed to be unconscious. It is different every time, he and his wife are just extraordinary comic talents. I think he’s now the funniest man on TV as a result of this show and she has Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, which I have to say is the closest manifestation to The Daily Show. It’s very strong social satire, very issue driven, and also from a woman’s point of view.
You realize, when you watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, that it really is a man’s world in the end in a sense that men choose the news. There are incredibly compelling stories. I really do think people should see the show. She did a segment and it was funny, but it was also painful in a fact, that food stamps don’t pay for diapers, and diapers are very expensive for low income families. Who thinks about that? Unless you are in that situation. She raises things that maybe Jon Stewart wouldn’t, and some of them are from a woman’s point of view, they are all very poignant or hilarious.
Jason and Samantha, I guess have a deal with TBS and they are kind of running the station now with The Detour and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, they are a comic Juggernaut for that network. It’s very exciting because they are really fresh, I obviously can’t speak more highly of them, they are lovely people. I think they are both Canadians, maybe that would explain that, I don’t know. They don’t carry guns, they are really nice and really funny to work with.