Judge Mathis Wiki
Judge Mathis is a long-running, Daytime Emmy Award-winning syndicated arbitration-based reality court show presided over by the retired Judge of Michigan’s 36th District Court and black-culture motivational speaker, Greg Mathis. The syndicated series features Mathis adjudicating small claims disputes.
Judge Mathis Biography
The series was originally produced by Black Pearl Entertainment. It is now produced by Telepictures Productions and Syndicated Productions, while distributed by Warner Bros. Television. It is taped at the NBC Tower in Chicago but includes cases and litigants from other U.S. jurisdictions.
He was Born on 5 April 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. As a child and teenage delinquent, Mathis found himself embroiled in frequent legal woes. He was a member of a street gang in Detroit, and he was arrested and sentenced to jail for illegally carrying a firearm when he was 17 years old.
Judge Mathis Wendy Williams
Wendy Williams is known for telling it like it is and often leaving people speechless with her comments. However, she met her match when she had Judge Greg Mathis on her show and he read her for filth…leaving her uncharacteristically speechless.
If you’re a fan of Wendy Williams, you know that she started on the radio. What many people love (and hate) about her, is that she’s not afraid to speak her mind and put her guests in the hot seat.
Some years back (early 2000’s), Wendy and Judge Greg Mathis went at it on her radio show. He was there to promote his book, but Wendy had other intentions.
In the interview from WBLS/New York‘s “The Wendy Williams Experience,” Judge Mathis gave Wendy a very bitter taste of her own medicine. Instead of asking the judge about things in his book, Wendy began to ask him about his alleged affair.
She brought up a woman who was trying to sell her story to tabloids, claiming she’d had an alleged affair with the tough Detroit judge. As soon as Wendy tried to bring it up, the judge stopped her in her tracks and checked the HELL outta Wendy, by accusing her of getting high before the interview and much more.
Mathis told Williams that she picked the wrong one:
“You think you can get folks on your show and talk to them any kind of way. Well, that’s why I do on my show and my show has higher ratings than yours. Are you still getting high because I just saw you leaving the bathroom looking high, in fact, you got white powder around your nose right now? Are you still a dope fiend? I need to check you into rehab and pray for you,” Mathis said. Before Wendy could continue, Mathis explained to her that he could sue her for defamation of character.
Judge Mathis House
Greg Mathis, one of syndicated daytime television’s most enduring umpires of small claims court disputes, has listed his opulently decorated mini-mansion in a guard-gated Tarzana, Calif., development at just under $3.2 million.
The former Michigan District Court judge, now presiding over the 20th season of eponymous courtroom series “Judge Mathis,” acquired the property in late 2011 for a bit more than $1.9 million.
Built in the mid-1990s and situated on a promontory of almost an acre with panoramic sunset views, the U-shaped Mediterranean-inspired villa contains five bedrooms and six bathrooms in about 6,400 square feet.
A palm tree-lined driveway with intricately latticed and floridly scrolled wrought iron driveway gates makes for a grandiose processional entrance that continues into a double-height foyer designed to impress guests with its polished-marble floor and double staircase with gilt-trimmed wrought iron banisters.
Public entertaining spaces feature a double-height step-down living room and an adjoining dining room furnished as an ancillary lounge.
Less formal spaces include a double-island kitchen open to a window-lined breakfast nook and a family room with a fireplace and walk-in wet bar. The champagne-hued master suite includes a sitting room with fireplace, fitted walk-in closets and a private terrace.
Judge Mathis Bailiff
The first bailiff on Judge Mathis, Brendan Anthony Moran, died on December 19, 2002, after he fell to his death from the balcony of his 24th floor Chicago condo. His death was ruled a suicide, but his family feels it may have been an accident.
Since then, Judge Mathis has had two bailiffs. The current bailiff is Doyle Devereux. Sharing a somewhat similar nature as the judge himself, bailiff Doyle often acts as comic relief for the show, interjecting lighthearted observations about the litigants and the cases.
Among recurring themes, both Doyle and Mathis frequently banter back and forth and tease one another. As just one example of their antic-filled, jocular relationship, Doyle and Mathis will often insinuate that Doyle enjoys smoking marijuana and has an uncontrollable eye for pretty women.
During the litigants’ afterthought segment after the case, Doyle is seen monitoring them in the area just outside of the courtroom. In this capacity, the litigants break the fourth wall, expressing their feelings towards each other and Judge Mathis’s ruling with Doyle standing in-between them.
Judge Mathis Age
He was Born on 5 April 1960.
Judge Mathis Family
Mathis met his wife, Linda, a fellow EMU student, shortly after his mother’s death. They would go on to have four children together, a daughter Jade, born May 1985, daughter Camara, born October 1987, son Greg Jr.
born January 1989 and son Amir, born July 1990. Every year, Thankful for his roots, Judge Mathis gave credit to his home church, City Temple SDA Church. He says that the Black History Achievement Award is the most meaningful award he has received.
Judge Mathis Wife
Judge Mathis has been enjoying the pleasures of a blissful marriage since 1985. It was at this time that he exchanged marital vows with Linda Reese, the woman he refers to as his boss. Linda, who also attended Eastern Michigan University, met her future husband on campus in the early 80s, shortly after he lost his mother.
They were able to forge a bond as she helped create a balance between his life in the public eye and at home as he became more invested in activism.
Shortly after their wedding, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Jade, born in May 1985. Two years later, they had a second child, another daughter named Camara, born in October 1987.
At their third try, the Mathis family welcomed a son named Greg Jr., born in January 1989. A year later, they had what turned out to be their last child, another son, Amir, born in July 1990.
Jade and Camara followed in their father’s footsteps to study law and are now both practicing attorneys. In 2015, the older of the two girls was appointed Assistant States Attorney for Prince George County, Maryland.
It is not clear what Greg Jr. is up to but his younger brother Amir, who has a bachelor’s degree from one of the top film school’s in the country, Columbia College Chicago, has a behind the scenes role on his father’s show.
Judge Mathis Children
Greg Mathis children include Camara Mathies (daughter), Amir Mathis (son), jade Mathis (daughter) and Greg Mathis jr.(son).
Greg has two sons that are Amir Mathis and Greg Mathis.
Greg Mathis is a lawyer just like his father and Amir Mathis is an actor and producer, known for Doug’s Christmas (2014), CornerStore (2011) and 19th Annual Trumpet Awards (2011).
Judge Mathis Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Judge Mathis Salary And Net Worth
Judge Mathis has garnered a massive net worth of $20 million. He worked as a Superior Court Judge of Michigan and summons a good sum of salary from his reality show.
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