Net Worth: $7 Million
- Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
- Height 1.90 m
- Full Name Steven John Wilkos
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth March 9, 1964
- Occupation Television personality
- Education Lane Technical High School
- Children 2
Steve has built his fame and wealth from the Jerry Springer Show, and he also hosts his own talk show called The Steve Wilkos Show. He had substituted for Springer as a host previously, before being given his own talk show. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and has one brother and two sisters. Steve passed out from the Lane Technical High School in the year 1982 and went on to join the United States Marin Corps. He served from 1982 to 1989. He later joined the Chicago Police Department in 1990.
In May 1994, the producers of the Jerry Springer Show needed security guards. Wilkos worked part-time for the security of Springer. He then left the police department in the year 2001, and started working for the show. In 2005, Wilkos appeared as a guest on “Check, Please”. This program used to review different restaurants. He has also made appearances on TV shows such as The Simpsons, Between Brothers, and the Wayans. He did a cameo appearance in the move “Austin Powers: The Spy who Shagged Me”. Here he was seen as a security guard for Jerry Springer.
His wife, Rachelle Wilkos is the executive producer for Springer and The Steve Wilkos Show. Steve and Rachelle have two children – Ruby who was born in 2003, and Jack who was born in 2005. The couple currently lives in Stamford, Connecticut.