Joseph Wapner

Joseph Wapner
1919 - 2017

Joseph Wapner  American TV Personality


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Rest in peace.


Joseph Wapner was previously married to Mickey Wapner (1946 - 2017).

Joseph Wapner was in a relationship with Lana Turner.


American TV Personality Joseph Wapner was born Joseph Albert Wapner on 15th November, 1919 in Los Angeles, California and passed away on 26th Feb 2017 Los Angeles, California aged 97. He is most remembered for The People`s Court (1981-1993). His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Joseph Wapner is a member of the following lists: American Jews, People from Los Angeles, California and American television personalities.


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Married1 72 years, 2 months - -
Total2 72 years, 2 months 36 years, 1 month -


First Name Joseph
Middle Name Albert
Last Name Wapner
Full Name at Birth Joseph Albert Wapner
Alternative Name Judge Wapner
Age 97 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th November, 1919
Birthplace Los Angeles, California
Died 26th February, 2017
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Buried Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, U.S.
Build Average
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Hollywood High School
University University of Southern California (1941). USC Law School (1948)
Occupation Text Judge
Occupation TV Personality
Claim to Fame The People`s Court (1981-1993)
Year(s) Active 1959–2000, 1959–2010
Brand Endorsement Judge Wapner's Root Beer
Family Member Mickey (wife)

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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Joseph Wapner97 ScorpioTV Personality
Mickey Wapner94 PiscesSpouse
Lana Turner74 AquariusActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
SarahFemaleMickey Wapner
FredMaleMickey Wapner
DavidMaleMickey Wapner


Sliders1995Commissar Joseph A. WapnerTV Show


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outlawkttyoutlawkttyFeb 26, 2017

Rest in Peace Your Honor

jekuper2010jekuper2010Mar 19, 2011

Judge Wapner, the original TV judge, and my favorite

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