Chuck Lorre Biography

Chuck Lorre

Quick Facts Of Chuck Lorre

Celebrated Name Chuck Lorre
Age 68 Years
Nick Name Chuck Lorre
Birth Name Charles Michael Levine
Birth Date 1952-10-18
Gender Male
Profession Writer

Chuck Lorre is an American television director, writer, producer, composer, and actor, who is well known as the creator of several popular American sitcoms, "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory". He has also created sitcoms including "Grace Under Fire", "Cybill", "Dharma & Greg", "The Kominsky Method", "Disjointed", and "Bob Hearts Abishola". For being the creator of trending sitcoms, Lorre was also called out by the name of "King of Sitcoms". 

For his work on "Roseanne"(1993) and "Cybill"(1996), Lorre even Golden Globe awards including one for "The Kominsky Method" in 2019. He even received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009. 

What is Chuck Lorre Famous for?

  • Famous as the creator of "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory". 

Where was Chuck Lorre Born?

Chuck Lorre was born on October 18, 1952, in Plainview, New York, United States. His birth name is Charles Michael Levine. His nationality is American. Lorre belongs to White ethnicity while Libra is his zodiac sign. 

Chuck Lorre was born as the son of a Jewish family. His father, Robert, had a luncheonette that did poorly, causing financial problems who died in 1976. After graduating from local high school, Levine attended the State University of New York at Potsdam, but he dropped out after two years to pursue a career as a songwriter. 

During his two years at college he "majored in rock 'n' roll and pot and minored in LSD". After leaving school, Lorre toured across the United States as a guitarist and songwriter. He changed his surname from Levine to Lorre at age 26.

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Chuck Lorre's Career Highlights

  • Chuck Lorre began his professional career initially as a songwriter writing pop songs including "French Kissin' in the USA" by Deborah Harry in 1986. 
  • Lorre got his first project done in the DiC Entertainment-produced animated TV series, "Heathcliff" in 1984. 
  • Lorre co-wrote the soundtrack to the 1987 television series, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" with Dennis Challen Brown.
  • He got his first breakthrough when he was appointed as the supervising producer of ABC's popular American TV sitcom, "Roseanne" in 1990. He even served as a writer and co-executive producer to the show until 1992. 
  • His own created first show was "Frannie's Turn" which ran from September 13 to October 10, 1992. 
  • Lorre created his second show, "Grace Under Fire" in which he also worked as a writer, co-executive producer, and supervising producer. The show was a hit as it aired on ABC for 5 seasons with 112 episodes, from September 29, 1993, to February 17, 1998.
  • Lorre's third show was a critically acclaimed American TV sitcom, "Cybill" which aired for 4 seasons from January 2, 1995, to July 13, 1998. 
  • Along with Dottie Zicklin, Lorre created another hit sitcom, "Dharma & Greg" which aired on ABC for 5 seasons from September 24, 1997, to April 30, 2002.
  • Lorre got another biggest breakthrough when he created his fifth show, "Two and a Half Men" with Lee Aronsohn in 2003. The sitcom was a huge success that ran for 12 seasons winning several awards from September 22, 2003, to February 19, 2015.
  • Lorre's next biggest show was "The Big Bang Theory" which he created along with co-creator Bill Prady. The hit show is even considered to be one of the highest-rated comedy series in the history of American TV. It ran for 12 seasons from September 24, 2007, to May 16, 2019.
  • He also served as the executive producer of "Mike & Molly" premiered in 2010. 
  • His seventh show, "Mom" premiered in 2013 was co-created with Gemma Baker and Eddie Gorodetsky. 
  • He also has created the hit Netflix series, "The Kominsky Method"  which premiered on November 16, 2018. 
  • His other works include "Young Sheldon", "Disjointed", and "Bob Hearts Abishola".
  • "B Positive", a new comedy series aired on CBS is executively produced by Lorre along with Marco Pennette premiered on November 5, 2020. 

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Awards

  • 4 BMI Television Music Awards(2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009) for "Two and a Half Men". 
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009. 
  • Received an honorary degree from the State University of New York at Potsdam in 2009. 
  • Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in March 2012. 
  • 3 Golden Globe Awards
  • Awarded the Critics' Choice Award for Creative Achievement in 2019. 

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Chuck Lorre's Wife

Chuck Lorre has married three times to date. His first marriage was with his business partner, Paula Smith, in 1979. They even had two children together; a daughter, Nikki Lorre, and a son Asa Lorre. However, after almost 13 years of their marriage, Lorre ended his marriage in 1992. 

After almost 8 years, Lorre got married to his second wife Karen Witter in May 2001. Witter is an actress and a former Playboy Playmate with whom Lorre stayed together for 10 years before their divorce in July 2010. 

Shortly after, he began dating Emmanuelle Vaugier, a Canadian actress and model who even guest-starred in twelve episodes of Two and a Half Men as a ballet teacher, however, their relation ended up in 2011 and did not last for more than a year.

His third and current wife is Arielle Mandelson, a Behavioral Health Specialist with whom Lorre got married in September 2018. 

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Chuck Lorre's Net Worth

Chuck Lorre is a multi-millionaire Hollywood personality who has quite healthy earnings from his stable and successful career as a director, writer, producer. Having his career started in 1986 that lasted for over 50 years and still ongoing, Lorre has easily managed to amass a million worth fortune from his several created, written shows.

Being the mastermind behind several hit TV shows, Lorre has undoubtedly managed to amass a wealthy fortune estimated to be around $800 million.  With his multi-million fortune, Lorre is one of the wealthiest people in Hollywood.

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Chuck Lorre's Height

Chuck Lorre is a handsome man who has a healthy body physique even in his 70s. He stands tall with a height of 5ft. 10inch.(1.79m) while his body weighs around ‎75kg(165 lbs). He has a well maintained athletic body physique with 40 inches as his chest size, 32 inches as his waist size, and 12 inches as his bicep size. 

Decades earlier, Lorre struggled with autoimmune disease ulcerative colitis, as well as worry, depression, and anger/fury.