Chuck Lorre ( born as Charles Michael Levine) is an American television producer, writer, and composer. During the 2010s, he was also known as the “King of Sitcoms”. He has produced many famous shows such as Dharma & Greg, Grace Under Fire, Cybill, Mom, The Big Bang Theory, and Two and a Half Men. According to some sources, his net worth is around $600 million.
- Full Name: Charles Michael Levine
- Birth Date: October 18, 1952 (age: 66 years old)
- Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S
- Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Lorre
Chuck Lorre: Personal Life, family, education
Chuck Lorre was born on October 18, 1952, in Plainview, New York. He belonged to a Jewish family. During his childhood, his family had financial problems. His father opened a luncheonette, but it did not do well. After completing high school, Lorre went to the State University of New York at Potsdam. He studied there for 2 years but could not complete his undergraduate degree. He dropped out to pursue a career as a songwriter. During his two years at college, he did major in rock ‘n’ roll as well as pot and minor in LSD. He has also confessed that he drank heavily in his past. Currently, he is in a recovery.
Regarding his love life, in 1979, Lorre tied a knot to his business partner, Paula Smith. The business partnership along with the marriage ended after 13 years. Together, they have two children. Again, Lorre got married to actress and former Playboy Playmate Karen Witter. The couple stayed in a marital relationship for 10 years prior to their divorce in July 2010. After that, in September 2018, Lorre married Arielle Lorre.
Reportedly, He has also struggled with the autoimmune disease ulcerative colitis, depression, worry, and anger for decades.
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Hometown: New York City, New York
- Height: 5 feet and 10 inches
- Sexuality: Heterosexual
- Birth Sign: Libra
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Brown
- Education: the State University of New York at Potsdam
- Married: Yes
- Ex-wives: Paula Smith and Karen Witter
- Wife: Arielle Lorre
Chuck Lorre: Professional Life, Career, TV shows
Lorre started off his career as a guitarist as well as songwriter and toured across the US. He has written hundreds of pop songs including the hit song ‘French Kissin’ in the USA’ which was recorded by the American singer Deborah Harry. In the early 1980s, he focused on writing scripts for animated shows. He displayed his first work in the ‘DiC Entertainment’-produced animated TV series called ‘Heathcliff,’ which aired on September 5, 1984. After that, he concentrated in writing for TV sitcoms. At that time, his freelance projects included the syndicated comedy ‘Charles in Charge’. After that, he achieved a staff job in the Paul Reiser-starrer ‘NBC’ sitcom known as ‘My Two Dads’ (1987). He composed the theme music of the American animated TV series ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’. Not only that, but he also performed the spoken parts of the theme song.
His career took a new turn when he became the supervising producer of the ‘ABC’-aired popular American TV sitcom named ‘Roseanne.’ He remained with the project for 2 years working as a supervising producer, writer, and co-executive producer. Unfortunately, later, he got fired due to some irreconcilable creative differences. Then, he became the writer and executive producer of his first show ‘Frannie’s Turn.’ Then, he created the American sitcom named ‘Grace Under Fire,’ starring Brett Butler. The show aired on ‘ABC’ for 5 seasons.
After that, he wrote, created, and produced the show ‘Cybill,’ which was critically acclaimed. The show premiered on CBS on January 2, 1995, and lasted for 4 seasons till July 13, 1998. Further, he rose his fame with the famous American sitcom ‘Dharma & Greg,’. He created this show with Dottie Zicklin, also known as Dottie Dartland. The show premiered on ‘ABC’ September 24, 1997. The series lasted for 5 seasons till April 30, 2002.
Then, he worked as a writer and co-creator of the ‘CBS’ sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men,’. It was one of the most remarkable shows of his career. The series premiered on September 22, 2003. The show went on for 12 seasons till February 19, 2015. It won many awards and recognition including 9 ‘Emmy Awards’ and 4 ‘People’s Choice Awards’. Not only that, but Lorre also earned ‘BMI Television Music Awards’ in 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009. After that, he created the American sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’. It has earned many awards and nominations.
- Profession: television producer, writer, and composer
Chuck Lorre: Net worth, Salary, Earnings
According to some sources, his net worth is around $600 million.
- Net Worth: $600 million
- Salary: N/A
Chuck Lorre: Social Media, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
He is not available on social media.