Stu Billett - Updated Dec 2023

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Stu Billett

Stu Billett was a producer from the USA. Stu Billett was very popular as the co-creator and producer, with Ralph Edwards, of the popular series ‘The People’s Court’. Sadly, he passed away on October 22, 2021, in Los Angeles when he was 85 years old.

Early Life  

Stu Billett was born on November 19, 1935, in the United States of America. His astrological sign was Scorpio and he used to hold American nationality.

The name and information regarding Billett’s parents and other family members such as his siblings, cousins, and grandparents are not available until now.

He had kept his personal and family information private and away from the media. Regarding his educational background, he attended New York University after serving in the Marines. Apart from this, no information about his early life is known to date.

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Caption: Stu Billett along with his co-workers (Source: TMZ)


Stu Billett passed away due to natural causes at the age of 85 in Los Angeles, California, USA, in the presence of his close family and friends. His deceased date is on October 22, 2021.

Career and Professional Life

Stu Billett, after graduating from the university, was able to land a position as a producer’s assistant on a number of shows. He went on to serve as the associate producer of “Who Do You Trust?” as well. Later on, he was able to create as well as produce the game show “One in a Million” for Merv Griffin Productions.

Likewise, Stu along with his producing partner Ralph Edwards launched “The People’s Court”, starring Judge Joseph Wapner in the year 1981. He is the mastermind who was able to create and birth the whole genre of courtroom TV shows. And, the program was successful in becoming the first arbitration-based reality court show and the first long-running hit in the space.

He became a veteran TV producer as well as the creator of the mentioned venerable TV show. The original series was able to run from the year 1981 to 1993. Later in the year 1997, the show returned and is still in production today. Billett on the other hand was able to serve as an executive producer, earning four Daytime Emmy awards for his work on the show.

The show was able to spawn countless satirical takes over the years on ‘SNL’. And, the most recent one was where Kim Kardashian played her older sister in “The People’s Kourt”. Due to all this, Stu Billett’s remembered by his ‘TPC’ family as “a kind and remarkable man who made a great impact on the lives of so many people, and he will be missed tremendously”.

Moreover, he also developed and executive produced other TV programs such as Love Stories, Superior Court, Moral Court, Family Medical Center, So You Think You Got Troubles and the comedy/dating show Bzzz!

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Caption: Stu Billett celebrating the 300th show program (Source: TMZ)

Relationship Status

Stu Billett did tie the knot with his wife but his wife’s name is unknown until now. However, we do know that the couple was together for more than 40 years until Billett passed away.

The pair also has children as well as grandchildren and are extremely close with them. When he passed away, all of his children and grandchildren surrounded him along with his wife.

Body Measurements

The height and weight of Billett are not available to this date. His other body measurements such as his chest size, waist size, and hip size were not available as well. However, it is known that he used to have brown eyes and dark-coloured hair.

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Caption: Stu Billett posing for a picture (Source: Daily Mail)

Social Media  

Stu Billett was not active on any social media platforms. He may have wanted to stay away from the social world.

Net Worth 2023

According to networthpost, Stu Billett had a net worth of $1.5 million and his main income source was his career as a producer and co-creator.