Chuck Lorre | TVBuzer
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Birth Name: Charles Michael Levine
Date Of Birth: Oct 18, 1952 (68 years)
Place of Birth:  Bethpage, Long Island, New York,  Bethpage
 
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For the past twenty years, award-winning creator, executive producer and writer Chuck Lorre has conquered the entertainment industry with hit shows like "Grace Under Fire," "Dharma & Greg," "Roseanne" and "Cybill" as well as the number 1 comedy on television and four year People's Choice Award winner, "Two and a Half Men" and sophomore series "The Big Bang Theory." A native of Long Island, Lorre got his start as a guitarist/singer, touring the country and writing several hundred pop songs that, as he puts it, "helped keep him out of t he big time" (Debbie Harry's top 40 hit "French Kissin' in the USA" being the lone exception). After more than a decade on the road, Lorre decided to turn his attention to television. He began writing animation scripts for DIC and Marvel Productions, as well as writing and producing the themes and scores for such animated series as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."A spec primetime script soon led to freelance work on the syndicated comedy "Charles In Charge" and eventually to a staff job on the NBC sitcom "My Two Dads", starring Paul Reiser. Lorre's big break came in 1991, when he became a supervising producer on the ABC/Carsey-Werner hit comedy "Roseanne." Over the next two seasons, during which he was upped to co-executive producer, Lorre helped bring the show to the height of its critical and popular acclaim, shattering one sacred cow after another in the process.Since then, Lorre has dominated network television by single-handedly keeping the multi-camera sitcom alive in creating hit series that generate mass appeal. He continues to break television records with "Two and a Half Men" as it is the number one off-network sitcom in syndication for the 2007-2008 season among Households, which consistently ranks number one on a weekly basis* and is the fastest-growing A-tier sitcom in syndication history since the introduction of barter ratings in the 1988-89 season. During this season, the rebroadcast of the show has delivered more viewers than first-run episodes of nearly every other sitcom. He is also responsible for creating an online buzz when he established the unprecedented idea to illustrate his thoughts by airing messages for a split second on his vanity card at the end of his shows.In January 2009, Lorre kicked off the New Year when he was honored with the NATPE Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award for exhibiting extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision in the process of creating television programming and in evoking the spirit of Brandon Tartikoff's generosity. In February, Lorre was presented with the 2009 Television Showman of the Year Award at the 46th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Ceremony, which recognizes individuals whose creative accomplishments reflect the finest qualities of what has traditionally been defined as showmanship. In March 2009, Lorre was awarded with his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his life-long contribution of both public and peer appreciation that has forever added to the entertainment industry. Lorre will also be presented with the David Angell Humanitarian Award on behalf of the American Screenwriters Association for demonstrating his charitable efforts at the Venice Family Clinic. The David Angell Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual in the entertainment industry who contributes to global well being through their donation of time, expertise, or other support to improve the human condition. This award is an annual reminder of David Angell's legacy of kindness and selflessness, and a celebration of friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry who share those gifts. moreless
 
 
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Chuck Lorre in Two and a Half Men: Season 12, Episode 16 | TVBuzer

Two and a Half Men: Season 12, Episode 16

Aired: Feb 19, 2015

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Sara Rue, Kether Donohue Join CBS' Chuck Lorre Kidney Donor Comedy Pilot

Chuck Lorre’s new leading lady just landed two of the best friends a sitcom character could ask for — assuming they can all get along. Sara Rue (Impastor) and Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst) have joined the cast of CBS’ Annaleigh Ashford-led comedy pilot B Positive, TVLine has learned. Penned by Ugly Betty and D... more

Annaleigh Ashford to Star in Chuck Lorre CBS Comedy Pilot 'B Positive'

Annaleigh Ashford will star in the CBS multi-camera comedy pilot “B Positive.” In the show, faced with finding a kidney donor, newly divorced dad Drew is at the end of his rope when he runs into Gina (Ashford), a rough-around-the edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives. Gina is further described as a working-class woman who is larger than life in every sense — most importantly, her hear... more

Listen: Chuck Lorre on Embracing 'the Minutia of Getting Old' in 'Kominsky Method'

Chuck Lorre wanted to write a show about aging guys with old-guy problems. The streaming revolution allowed him to do so. Lorre, one of the most successful producers in television history, offers his thoughts on how the dawn of the commercial-free binge-watching age has changed the nature of television storytelling in the latest episode of Strictly Business, Variety‘s weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of media and entertainment. “I wanted to wri... more

Ava DuVernay to Receive Icg Publicists Television Showman of the Year Award

Ava DuVernay is set to receive the Television Showman of the Year award from the International Cinematographers Guild in February. The prolific writer, director and producer will be presented the award as part of the 57th Annual ICG Publicists Awards luncheon set for Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hilton. Before she made her mark as a writer and director, DuVernay worked in entertainment PR as the head of her own firm. “Ava DuVernay is the talented... more

Chuck Lorre Talks Streaming Vs. Broadcast, WGA-Agency Battle at Innovate Summit

With “The Kominsky Method,” Chuck Lorre ventured out of his broadcast comedy comfort zone and took a leap into the world of streaming, an unknown quantity for him. During a keynote conversation at the Variety Innovate summit, held Thursday at the 1 Hotel in West Hollywood, Lorre talked about how making a show for a streaming platform changed him as a writer. Rather than presiding over the large writer’s rooms of his many classic broadcast shows, doing “The Kominsky Method” fo... more

 
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Chuck Lorre AWARDS

  • 2014 (2)

    Won or Nominated
      • PGA Awards
        Won Lifetime Achievement Award in Television
      • PGA Awards PGA AwardOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy
        Won Lifetime Achievement Award in Television
  • 2013 (3)

    Won or Nominated
      • Primetime Emmy Awards The Big Bang Theory(2007)
        Nominated Primetime Emmy
      • BMI Film & TV Awards
        Won BMI TV Music Award
      • PGA Awards The Big Bang Theory(2007)
        Nominated PGA Award
 
 
 
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