Jerry Kupcinet

TV Producer

1944 –

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Who is Jerry Kupcinet?

Jerry Kupcinet is a five-time Emmy winning director and producer. Kupcinet has directed shows such as Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, 20/20, The Home Show, That's Incredible!, The Live Aid concert, The Dating Game, The Richard Simmons Show, Entertainment Tonight and many others.

He created and co-executive produced and sold to Fox the three-time Emmy winning Cristina's Court. He also created, directed and exec-produced Vegas Night Court with Oscar Goodman.

Kupcinet is credited with the highest rated quarter–hour period in television history when, in 1986, he produced and directed the Jerry Lewis Telethon and created a three-way-split between the MD Telethon’s ad–hoc network, ABC’s Good Morning America and The Today Show on NBC.

Kupcinet has produced and directed commercials and infomercials for Richard Simmons, Susan Powter, and Phil Tyne's Work Outs.

Kupcinet was credited with creating the look and formula for the popular syndicated courtroom show Judge Judy. In 2000 he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his work on the show.

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