Given nickname Judge when he was two weeks old by his father, a lawyer, who claimed his infant son's frowns reminded him of an old judge.
Caught acting bug in high school and after graduating, earned his first paycheck at the Manatee Dinner Theatre in Port Salerno, FL (which was financed by Burt Reynolds before he opened his own theater in Jupiter in 1979).
Landed first Hollywood role in a 1979 episode of Wonder Woman, but fame came a few years later in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and Beverly Hills Cop (1984).
In 2008, became an advocate for suicide prevention in his wife's home state of Arkansas after learning about the number of National Guard soldiers who have taken their own lives.
1994, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
Carrie Frazier — Ex-wife
Edward Ernest Reinhold Sr. — Father
Regina Reinhold — Mother
Amy Miller Reinhold — Wife
Attended University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States; attended Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States; attended University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States