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Steve Wilkos

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Steve Wilkos is the host of NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution's nationally syndicated series The Steve Wilkos Show. A native of Chicago, Wilkos served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for almost seven years before joining the Chicago Police Department. For almost 12 years, he kept the streets of Chicago's volatile 14th District (Shakespeare) safe while moonlighting during his off hours on television. Wilkos retired from the police force in 2001 and now devotes himself full time to his family and his show. Prior to starting a show of his own, Wilkos filled in for Jerry Springer as host of the long-running The Jerry Springer Show on more than 50 episodes, using his law enforcement background and no-nonsense style to create his own identity as a talk show host. Wilkos' many achievements over the years includes earning three Prism Award nominations for raising awareness about substance abuse issues, serving as the host of The Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy┬« Awards and being asked to lend his voice for a cameo on The Simpsons. Wilkos has also appeared in several TV shows and films, including the hit motion picture Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. A huge sports fan and avid golfer, Wilkos can be spotted at various professional sporting events such as baseball, basketball and football games. In his free time, he also likes watching Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Wilkos and his wife, Rachelle, who is executive producer on The Steve Wilkos Show and The Jerry Springer Show, have two children and live in Connecticut.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Steve Wilkos Dodges Jail in DUI Case

Steve Wilkos
Dodges Jail In DUI Case

Steve Wilkos caught a big break Monday in his DUI case after a judge ordered him to participate in an Alcohol Education Program in a case that could have landed him in jail. The program will… READ MORE >

Steve Wilkos Asks Judge for Break in DUI Case

Steve Wilkos to Judge
Cut Me Some Slack ... in DUI Case

Steve Wilkos asked the judge for some leniency in his first court appearance since he was charged with DUI. Wilkos -- flanked by his wife, Rachelle -- showed up to court Monday in… READ MORE >

- 286 days ago
Steve Wilkos Speeding and Swerving Before DUI Crash

Steve Wilkos
Speeding, Swerving, Reeked of Booze At Scene of DUI Wreck

Steve Wilkos forced other drivers to dodge out of his way before he smashed his SUV into a utility pole ... TMZ has learned.  According to police ... witnesses spotted Wilkos speeding and… READ MORE >

- 294 days ago
Steve Wilkos Charged with DUI in Car Crash, Admits He Lied to TMZ (UPDATE)

Steve Wilkos
Charged with DUI in Car Crash ... Admits He lied to TMZ

6:15 PM PT -- Cops say as part of the investigation into Wilkos' accident, a search warrant for his medical records was secured and it discovered his BAC was .29% and way over the legal limit the… READ MORE >

- 298 days ago
Steve Wilkos Hospitalized, Survives Serious Car Crash

Steve Wilkos
Hospitalized After Gnarly Car Wreck

Steve Wilkos is lucky to be alive after a car crash sent the talk show host and former Jerry Springer bodyguard to the hospital. Law enforcement sources in Darien, Connecticut tell us Wilkos was… READ MORE >

- 327 days ago
Steve Wilkos -- No Election Day Fights on My Watch (VIDEO)

Steve Wilkos
No Election Day Fights on My Watch

Steve Wilkos knows polling locations could look like an episode of 'Springer' this year -- with Trump and Clinton supporters so fired up -- but just like his old gig, he's ready for action.… READ MORE >

- 770 days ago
Steve Wilkos -- Shooting Drivers with Broken Taillights ... Outrageous (VIDEO)

Steve Wilkos
Shooting Drivers with Broken Taillights ... Outrageous

Steve Wilkos worked as a cop for many years in Chicago and saw plenty of violence, but he says no one -- NO ONE -- should be shot and killed over a broken taillight. Wilkos was leaving the… READ MORE >

- 865 days ago
Steve Wilkos' Head -- SLAMMED with Metal Bowl in Talk Show Brawl

Steve Wilkos' Head
SLAMMED with Metal Bowl In Talk Show Brawl

Steve Wilkos was literally BOWLED OVER during a recent taping of his talk show -- after taking a metal bowl straight to the head when a fight broke out among his guests ... and TMZ has the… READ MORE >

- 2133 days ago
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