Jerry Springer is a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio and host of the television tabloid talk show bearing his name, The Jerry Springer Show.
He also hosts a talk radio program called Springer on the Radio on the Air America Radio network.
In addition to talk-show host, he has been mayor of Cincinnati, political pundit, lawyer, award-winning newscaster, country recording artist, international emcee, television personality, movie star, Broadway actor and progressive talk-radio broadcaster.
In 2006 Springer added ballroom dancing to his list of accomplishments as he joined the cast of the popular television series Dancing with the Stars.
The multi-faceted Springer, who has a passion for politics, was named Ohio Democrat of the Year, and represented Ohio as Delegate-at-Large for the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
A regular guest on the talk-show circuit, Springer has appeared on various prominent television shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show, MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Countdown With Keith Olbermann and The View.
Today, because of the lasting popularity of his talk show, Springer is a favorite guest speaker throughout college campuses in the U.S.
In recent years, Springer was welcomed at Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, Northwestern, the University of Miami, University of Southern California, San Francisco State, Emory University, George Washington University, American University, and his undergraduate alma mater, Tulane University.
Ringmaster, penned by Springer, hit bookstore shelves in November 1998 and was a personal account of his experiences along with remembrances from his childhood and professional career.
Also in November 1998, Springer made his first venture into feature films, starring in Ringmaster, a fictionalised movie chronicling his television talk show.
In 1999, Springer worked with Mike Myers, where he portrayed himself in the hit film Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Springer also has graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Esquire, New York Magazine and Sarasota Magazine and was featured in Vanity Fair's Vanities. Barbara Walters chose Springer as one of the10 Most Fascinating People in her 1998 Special.
Springer has twice served as the master of ceremonies for the Miss World Pageant and added a Broadway appearance to his distinguished list of achievements, starring for a week in a production of The Rocky Horror Show Live.