Jerry Bishop, Announcer on ‘Judge Judy,’ Dies at 84


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Jerry Bishop

Jerry Bishop, the former L.A. morning drive disc jockey who served as the announcer on Judge Judy since the syndicated program’s start in 1996, has died. He was 84.

Bishop died Tuesday of heart disease in Los Angeles, his family announced.

Bishop established himself as a prominent morning drive radio host in Los Angeles in the 1960s through the ’80s, working at stations including KFI, KIIS and KLAC.

He then did voiceover work for such companies as Miller Coors, Budweiser and Burger King; handled promos for NBC and ABC; and had a 15-year run as the voice of the Disney Channel before joining the syndicated Judge Judy.

He was the announcer on the show until his final days.

“Jerry Bishop has been the voice of our program for 24 years,” Judy Sheindlin said in a statement. “Everybody loved him. He had a golden heart and generous spirit. I adored him and will miss him.”


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