Joseph Wapner (1919–2017)


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Joseph Wapner was born on November 15, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joseph Albert Wapner. He was an actor, known for Sliders (1995), The People's Court (1981) and The People Next Door (1989). He was married to Mildred (Mickey) Nebenzahl. He died on February 26, 2017 in Los Angeles. See full bio »

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Known For

Sliders Commissar Joseph A. Wapner
(1995)
The People's Court Himself - Judge
(1981-1993)
(1989)
Animal Court Himself - the Judge
(1998)

Filmography

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 1995 Sliders (TV Series)
Commissar Joseph A. Wapner
- Pilot (1995) ... Commissar Joseph A. Wapner (as Joseph A. Wapner)
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 2009 The Bonnie Hunt Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 12 November 2009 (2009) ... Himself (as Judge Joseph Wapner)
 2005 Actors in War (Documentary) (as Joseph A. Wapner)
 2005 The Interviews: An Oral History of Television (TV Series)
Himself
- Joseph A. Wapner (2005) ... Himself
 1999 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Himself
- The Mad Hatter (1999) ... Himself (as Judge Joseph A. Wapner)
 1999 Sunset Beach (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.528 (1999) ... Himself (uncredited)
 1998 Animal Court (TV Series)
Himself - the Judge (as Joseph A. Wapner)
 1998 Judge Wapner's Animal Court (TV Series)
Himself - Judge
 1996 Muppets Tonight (TV Series)
Himself
- Whoopi Goldberg (1996) ... Himself (as Judge Joseph A. Wapner)
 1981-1993 The People's Court (TV Series)
Himself - Judge
- Episode dated 21 May 1993 (1993) ... Himself - Judge (as Joseph A. Wapner)
- Snowball Fight, D.C. Style (1989) ... Himself - Judge (as Joseph A. Wapner)
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Himself - Judge (as Joseph A. Wapner)
 1991-1992 One on One with John Tesh (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.143 (1992) ... Himself (as Joseph A. Wapner)
- Episode #1.44 (1991) ... Himself (as Joseph A. Wapner)
 1991 The Chuck Woolery Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.57 (1991) ... Himself (as Judge Joseph Wapner)
 1989 The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #2.24 (1989) ... Himself (as Joseph A. Wapner)
 1989 The People Next Door (TV Series)
Himself
- Town Without Pity (1989) ... Himself (as Joseph A. Wapner)
 1989 CBS This Morning (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 8 September 1989 (1989) ... Himself (as Joseph A. Wapner)
 1989 The Pat Sajak Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.117 (1989) ... Himself (as Joseph A. Wapner)
- Episode #1.19 (1989) ... Himself (as Joseph A. Wapner)
 1989 Later with Bob Costas (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 10 May 1989 (1989) ... Himself (as Joseph A. Wapner)
 1988 Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (TV Special)
Himself (as Judge Joseph Wopner)
 1984-1987 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest / Himself
- Episode #26.149 (1987) ... Himself (as Joseph A. Wapner)
- Episode #25.103 (1986) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #24.15 (1985) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #23.121 (1984) ... Himself - Guest

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Other Works:

Was president for six years of The Brandeis-Bardin Institute, a Jewish cultural center in Los Angeles

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Alternate Names:

Joseph A. Wapner | Judge Joseph A. Wapner | Judge Joseph Wapner | Judge Joseph Wopner

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Joined the United States Army in 1942 and was a veteran in World War II. Was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. See more »

Nickname:

Judge Wapner

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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