Actor Judge Reinhold has been seen in over 90 motion pictures and television series throughout his career. He burst onto the scene in 1982 as High School Senior Brad Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High starring alongside then-unknown actors Sean Penn, Nicolas Cage, Forrest Whitaker, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Other film credits include: one of the highest grossing comedies of all time Beverly Hills Cop (1,2,and 3) staring Eddie Murphy, Judge won the hearts of fans the world over playing the endearing and unstoppable Det. Billy Rosewood. He also stared in the classic comedy Ruthless People with Danny Devito and Bette Midler, The Santa Clause (1,2, and 3) with Tim Allen and one of my favorite movies ever Stripes with Bill Murray. His cumulative box office average ranks him the 50th highest grossing actor of all time. Judge was most recently seen in the Capra-esque political comedy "Swing Vote "opposite Kevin Costner. Judge received an Emmy nomination for his role as “the close talker” on Seinfeld – which was one of the most viewed episodes on the series- and appeared on Arrested Development for two episodes on season three of the critically acclaimed television series. Judge and his wife Amy are the co-founders of A Barking Catfish Productions and are currently producing feature films including a dramatic film written by Pulitzer prize winning writer Suzan Lori Parks and Angelo Pizzo the writer of RUDY and two family comedies with academy award winning producer Mark Johnson.He has worked on behalf of returning Veterans to help raise public support for the challenges they face returning to everyday life.nAmy and Judge also produce public service announcements and documentaries that equip non profits to become self sustaining in their fundraising efforts.
Throughout his career Judge has created characters that are honest, warm, often sweetly naïve and consistently funny. Having known him for years, I can attest he is all of these things and a great deal more. Judge has made us laugh for over three decades, he established an endearing persona that has made him one of today's most recognizable screen presences. His skill as a comedic actor is legendary on our industry. The legendary critic Pauline Kael said of Judge " He is an irresistible combination of James Stewart and Donald Duck"