November 28, 2022

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Judge Greg Mathis beams with pride while receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Judge Greg Mathis receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame… as he’s joined by Magic Johnson and Johnny Gill

Judge Greg Mathis has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was installed on Wednesday afternoon.

The 62-year-old courtroom show host was present during the installation of the star, and he beamed with pride while accepting the distinction.

The television personality was also joined by his wife, Linda Reese, as well as Magic Johnson and Johnny Gill, who appeared to be overjoyed about their friend’s achievement.

Set in stone: Judge Greg Mathis has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was installed on Wednesday afternoon

Set in stone: Judge Greg Mathis has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was installed on Wednesday afternoon

Judge Mathis wore a black pinstripe jacket on top of a stark white shirt while appearing at the ceremony.

The television mainstay also donned a pair of dark gray pants and a set of leather shoes as he spent time at the event.

The activist notably carried a jewel-encrusted gavel while addressing the audience present at the celebratory function.

The television personality was honored for his philanthropic efforts during the ceremony. 

Dressed for the occasion: Judge Mathis wore a black pinstripe jacket on top of a stark white shirt while appearing at the ceremony

Dressed for the occasion: Judge Mathis wore a black pinstripe jacket on top of a stark white shirt while appearing at the ceremony

Judge Mathis’ star marks the 2,722nd addition to the Walk of Fame ever since its completion in 1961.

His courtroom show, entitled Judge Mathis, initially premiered in 1999 and has been on the air for a total of 23 seasons. 

The media figure is the second longest-reigning arbitrator on television, only coming behind Judge Judy Sheindlin, whose program ran from 1996 until 2021.

The show’s team won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program in 2018.

Sticking around: His courtroom show, entitled Judge Mathis, initially premiered in 1999 and has been on the air for a total of 23 seasons

Sticking around: His courtroom show, entitled Judge Mathis, initially premiered in 1999 and has been on the air for a total of 23 seasons

Judge Mathis spoke about his career during an interview with Variety, where he noted that he was able to connect with the litigants featured on his program on a deeper level than many other legal experts.

‘I can identify better than most judges with the plight of the litigants because I’ve lived the life of almost every litigant that comes before me,’ he said.

Although the activist made it ‘very clear that television is entertainment first,’ he noted that ‘part of the perception that people have of me is that I’m very socially conscious and fair toward every community.’ 

Judge Mathis went on to express that he wanted to see his litigants succeed in their respective futures. 

Keeping it real: Judge Mathis spoke about his career during an interview with Variety, where he noted that he was able to connect with the litigants featured on his program on a deeper level than many other legal experts

Keeping it real: Judge Mathis spoke about his career during an interview with Variety, where he noted that he was able to connect with the litigants featured on his program on a deeper level than many other legal experts

‘My sole objective in life is to be able to inspire the people I left behind to overcome their obstacles,’ he stated.

The legal expert then noted that he wanted his show to serve as an example of a television production with a distinctly positive message.

‘My objective in entertainment is to provide programming that will be inspirational to the community or the constituents I seek,’ he said.

Making a difference: The legal expert then noted that he wanted his show to serve as an example of a television production with a distinctly positive message

Making a difference: The legal expert then noted that he wanted his show to serve as an example of a television production with a distinctly positive message

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