Chuck Barris Net Worth

Chuck Barris Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Charles Hirsch Barris net worth is
$120 Million

Charles Hirsch Barris Wiki Biography

Charles Hirsch Barris was born on the 3rd June 1929m in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, and is a game show host, creator and producer, who is probably best known for creating such game shows as “The Gong Show”, “The Newlywed Game”, and “The Dating Game”. He is also recognized as a songwriter, film writer and an author of several books.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Chuck Barris is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Chuck counts his net worth at the impressive amount of $120 million, as of mid- 2016 accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. Another source is coming from sales of his books.


Chuck Barris Net Worth $120 Million

Chuck Barris spent his childhood in his hometown; little is known of his parents and early education. After high school, he enrolled at the Drexel Institute of Technology, from which he graduated in 1953. While there, he carried out his love for writing, as he was a columnist for a student newspaper called “The Triangle”.

Chuck’s career on television began, when he started to work backstage for the TV music show “American Bandstand”, which ran on the NBC channel. Subsequently, he began to work as a music producer, and songwriter – one of his best known songs was “Palisades Park”, recorded by Freddy Cannon, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, increasing his net worth by a large margin.

Afterwards, Chuck was hired by the ABC channel in Los Angeles, to decide which game shows ABC would air, and soon after he became the producer of his own game shows, establishing his own production company under the name Chuck Barris Production in 1965. His first big project came in the same year, entitled “The Dating Game” and hosted by Jim Lange, which lasted for 15 years. During the next year, he began another game show named “The Newlywed Game”, which was originally created by E. Roger Muir and Nick Nicholson. The show was also aired on the ABC channel, hosted by Bob Eubanks, and it lasted 19 years, increasing further his net worth.

He also created several other shows, such as “Operation: Entertainment”, “Your Hit Parade”, and “The Bobby Vinton Show”, which also added to his wealth.

To speak further of his career as a show creator, in 1976, Chuck became a show host, when he started his own game show “The Gong Show”, which marked his entire career. In 1980 he directed a film focused on the show entitled “The Gong Show Movie”. Afterwards, he also created “The $1.98 Beauty Show”, “Three’s A Crowd”, and “Camouflage”, all of which contributed to his net worth.

Speaking about his career as an author, in 1984 he published his autobiography “Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind”, which was later made into a film, directed by George Clooney. In 2004, he wrote its sequel – “Bad Grass Never Dies”. Other books which he has written are “You And Me, Babe” (1974), “Who Killed Art Deco?” (2009). His net worth was certainly rising.

Regarding his personal life, Chuck Barris has been married to Mary Rudolph since 2000. Previously, he was married to Lyn Levy (1957-1976) who passed away from a drug overdose, with whom he had a daughter. Later, he was married to Robin Altman from 1980 to 1999. His current residence is in Palisades, New York.

Full NameChuck Barris
Net Worth$120 Million
Date Of BirthJune 3, 1929
DiedJune 3, 1929
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
ProfessionProducer, game show host, creator, writer
EducationDrexel Institute of Technology
SpouseRobin Altman (m. 1980–1999), Lyn Levy (m. 1957–1976)
ChildrenDella Barris
ParentsEdith Barris, Nathaniel Barris
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show
MoviesConfessions of a Dangerous Mind, Hugo Pool, The Gong Show Movie
TV Shows“Operation: Entertainment”, “Your Hit Parade”, “The Bobby Vinton Show”, “The Gong Show”, “The Newlywed Game”, “The Dating Game”, “American Bandstand”, “The $1.98 Beauty Show”, “Three’s A Crowd”, “Camouflage”
1His jokingly, nervous personality.
2His accentuated hand-clapping between sentences.
3Curly, grayish hair.
4Game shows that involved personal relationships or to make fun of contestants.
1[Who responded if he watched game shows]: I never even watched them when I was creating them because I didn't want to be influenced by anyone. I hate game shows. But that doesn't mean you can't create them and be successful.
2[Of his interest in working in game shows]: Only that I was privy to watching them. See, ABC would go on the air at 5 at night, and they wanted to get competitive with NBC and CBS. So they backed up-they went from 5 to 4 to 3 to 2, all the way back to 1-and they did it with game shows, because a) They were inexpensive, and b) If they hit, they hit big, and if they didn't hit, they could be replaced immediately. So game shows were on a 13-week cycle, which was not much. It's like three months, which was only about eight weeks, really, because they had to give you four weeks' notice. So ABC tried tons of game shows. Tons. And I'm there watching them as a low-level clerk. I watched what worked. I watched what didn't work at the time and what I hoped we could do differently at the time. Then, when I thought the time was right, I went out and created The Dating Game and went back and sold it to ABC.
3[on whether The Gong Show (1976) was in direct contrast of American Idol (2002)]: That's what I've been told. I did an interview show on Fox and the host asked me if I watched American Idol, and I told him no, and he just refused to believe me. He kept repeating the question over and over. Maybe it's out of jealousy because I think they did make American Idol infinitely better than The Gong Show.
4[Of Dick Clark]: It was at the time of the payola scandals, where these station guys were taking money to play records. It was a big scandal, and a lot of station guys were fired. On the network, they had just gone through the quiz-show scandals, so after that, they didn't want another scandal. Dick Clark had American Bandstand, and that was a big show. One play on American Bandstand was worth 20,000 in sales, was the way they used to figure it in those days. So he was highly susceptible to having payola. At the same time, there was a guy, [legendary DJ Alan] Freed, who was on an ABC-affiliated station in New York. He had a big record program, and he billed $200,000 a year. Dick Clark was billing $2 million a year. Once again, in those days that was big, big money. ABC fired Freed. They gave him over to the lions, and they kept Clark. They were going to have to go down to the FCC and testify as to why Clark was not guilty of any misdemeanors. So they got called, and I was out of work at the time-I had just come down to see if they had anything available for a former NBC management-training-program guy-so they said "Yep, here," and gave me a suit, because I didn't have a suit and they wanted me to look like an executive. They brought me down to Philadelphia and introduced me to Dick Clark and said I had to watch him until he went to Washington, and they expected him to go to Washington any week, so I was there on a week-to-week basis. You figure it out. What was there to watch? I worked from 10 to 6. Then I'd get on the train, and I always thought, "Well, whatever he does, he could be doing it from 6 p.m. to when I get back to work." But I never suggested anything like that, because I needed the job. Actually, he did finally go to Washington after about a year, and was cleared automatically. I think by that time the scandal had blown away. And I got a permanent job in the programming department, which really started me off with game shows.
5I was a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none, and I think I just went through life kind of being that. When I look at Bob Barker on "The Price is Right," I couldn't have been a Bob Barker if you put a gun to my head. I could never have done something that long. I probably made a mistake to sell my company when I did and get out of television because right after I did, in 1986, it just exploded with all this reality television. But I always wanted to write and I've written, so I've experienced the things that I wanted to experience.
6I went to a bunch of schools; St. Joseph's for a week, the University of Miami in Florida for a semester. I really wasn't much of a student and all of my family went to Penn and I couldn't get in. I finally got into Drexel, which was great. At least I got myself a college education, which now, in retrospect, I didn't really need. I should have gone right to New York and become a page at NBC. The horrible thing is that I was destined to go into my grandfather's cloak and suit factory. He made men's clothes in this horrible factory down in Philadelphia and that's where all the men in the family went, but I just rebelled and did something else.
7I think my ambition came from my great fear of ever ending up in that clothing business.
8I always felt I had a midlife crisis right on coast-to-coast television.
9[When he talked about working with Dick Clark, for the first time]: I spent my time writing these dumb, low reports, everyday, because I didn't know what else to do; and they piled up in cartons and eventually, they took those down to Washington. I worked with Dick, for about a year, and they took those reports down to Washington, and he was exonerated. I don't think they would even went to look at those things that I wrote. So, he was exonerated and that was the end of my career.
10[on his recollection of the celebrity photographs]: They used to have a picture of me on the wall, before they had any other photos up. Half the people demanded they take it down. In the end, someone stole it.
11The day that The Dating Game went on air, the headline in the Chicago Tribune was: Daytime Television Hits All-Time Low. I think I just became the guy they love to hate.
12[As to who influenced him on writing]: It used to be Hemingway and Fitzgerald. That's why I went to the south of France to write You And Me, Babe, the first book I wrote, and it was a bestseller, so that's part of the reason I finally quit television. The fun kind of ran out of television in the 1980s, and I dabbled around for a couple of years before finally selling the company so I could pretend I was Fitzgerald and Hemingway and go write on the Riviera. I was lucky enough to make enough money to live happily ever after, so I took off. You know, I probably should have never quit my day job. The books I wrote in Europe, I couldn't even get them published. I think I wrote two manuscripts, and neither one was published. Well, one was, but it wasn't that good.
13The whole world has changed. Shows now are terribly mean-spirited. You're rooting for people to be eliminated, rooting for judges to find new ways of being nasty. I wouldn't want to see electrocutions on TV. But I've no doubt some day we will.
14[on a game show he preferred]: The Dating Game has a special place for me because it was my first. It was my baby. In my opinion, the best game-show format ever was The Newlywed Game, because it's so simple: It's just four couples, eight questions, and a refrigerator or washing machine. That's it. You're done, and it worked. The Gong Show, that was fun. That was, for me, the epitome. In between, I had a game show called Three's A Crowd, which was "Who knows a husband better? His wife or his secretary?" It was the most powerful game show I ever created. I mean, it was really a visceral experience. It was too embarrassing and devastating for the contestants, so I pulled that show off the air. I did another one called How's Your Mother-In-Law?, which wasn't good because, as I did with all my shows, I tried to do something that my audience could relate to. And I thought everyone could relate to a mother-in-law. If you didn't have one, you certainly knew about them. But the problem was that you were making fun of somebody's mother, so it didn't work. There were other things. There was a show called Family Game, which was about how well kids know their parents and how well parents know their kids. I hated working with kids, so I didn't like that show.
15[Who talked about reality television with contestants who had underlying schemes]: Yeah. But, you know, every -- every contestant knows exactly what's -- what's in store for him or her when they go on these shows, and that's what they used to say about -- about my shows, when -- about the Gong Show. If a contestant comes on the Gong Show, they're opening themselves up to whatever. But -- so if a contestant goes on American Idol and it's one of the first few and that guy Simon rips them apart, the contestant knows that, and is sort of looking for that, don't you think?
16If you stick in the business of being creative, you get hurt. And creative disappointment seems so much harder to take than any other kind. But if you're not prepared to get hurt like that, life can be pretty boring. I think I'm going to keep on going.
1His show The Gong Show (1976) debuted when the trial begins at Oxford Crown Court of Donald Neilson, the killer known as the Black Panther.
2Barris was promoted to the daytime programming division at ABC in Los Angeles and was put in charge of deciding which game shows ABC would air. Barris told his bosses that the producer/packagers' pitches of game show concepts were worse than Barris' own ideas. They suggested that he quit his ABC programming job and become a producer.
3On The Dating Game (1965) some of the music that he composed were the music that was actually his, the rest were hits, all over. Barris also used the mix of the hits and little things that he composed. His first wife, Lyn Levy, wrote all the music cues of the show, who also used a huge record library to put in the various music cues.
4Had absolutely no trouble with the standards, practices, along with the censors while producing the first-run of The Dating Game (1965).
5One more attempt at reviving an old game show that was not his own originally resulted in an unsold pilot of the 1950s-era game Dollar a Second, hosted by Bob Eubanks.
6In 1953, when Barris was 24, he took his 75-year-old grandmother on a camping trip to the Poconos, where they spent a wonderful day, but unfortunately when he woke up the next morning she was dead, so he zipped her body into a sleeping bag, tied it to the roof of his Volkswagen, and drove to a police station, but even more unfortunately while he was inside making a report someone stole the car.
7He tried to be a very popular student at Ardmore's Lower Merion High School.
8When he hired San Francisco radio personality and announcer, Jim Lange as Barris's first choice to host The Dating Game (1965), Lange was sort of a goofball, who was also very thankful for the job, who (in turn) was hired immediately.
9He and his sister had inherited their writing characteristic from his parents, the only thing he inherited from his parents is his comedic personality.
10Was one of the few game show hosts and producers to have a very busy schedule, at one point for 27 half hours of network television a week.
11It was his idea for Jim Lange, to blow a kiss, to the audience, at the end of every The Dating Game (1965) episode, something Barris had thought of doing for Lange.
12He made another on-camera appearance at the end of the taping of The Dating Game (1965), where he took off Jim Lange's blazer, while he was dancing.
13Was the second game show host (after Bob Eubanks) to use the word "Whoopee," on The Gong Show (1976), in reference to Murray Langston's, "The Unknown Comic.".
14Comedian and his ex-The Gong Show (1976) amateur performer, Murray Langston also appeared on The $1.98 Beauty Show (1978), as "The Unknown Comic.".
15Most of The Newlywed Game (1966)'s questions dealt with, "Making Whoopee," the euphemism that Barris and his producers used for sexual intercourse to circumvent network censorship. It was also the catchphrase of the show that Bob Eubanks continued to use the word throughout the show's many runs, even in the 1980s and 1990s episodes and beyond, when he could easily have said "make love" or "have sex" without censorship.
16Before a young comedian, Murray Langston would act in The Gong Show (1976), he used to appear on The Dating Game (1965), which was also created by Barris, as one of the bachelors, who was actually picked to date by actress Louisa Moritz.
17Before Cheryl Lynn became a successful solo artist, she was one of his amateur performers on The Gong Show (1976), performing "You Are So Beautiful" and scored a 30. However, a previous act (a singing juggler) had also earned the same score; and in the audience applauded tie-breaker, the juggler was declared the winner.
18Met future comedian Pat Harrington Jr. when he was also working as a young page at NBC in New York. Both Barris and Harrington had a lot in common from jazz music to playing the trombone.
19Composed the first song "Summertime Guy", which was sung by Eddie Rambeau. Originally, Rambeau was to debut the song on New American Bandstand 1965 (1952), in 1962, but mere minutes before Rambeau was to perform, he was told the song could not be sung, due to Barris then being an ABC employee, owing to concerns of payola, which had become a major music industry scandal at the time. Later, Barris contacted composer Milton Delugg to arrange an instrumental version of the song, which eventually wound up on the game show The Newlywed Game (1966), and would become its signature theme song (the main melody of the theme is preceded by Felix Mendelssohn's Wedding March).
20Songwriting ran in his family.
21His uncle Harry Barris died just 11 days before his daughter Della Barris was born.
22His favorite game show of all was The Dating Game (1965).
23During his long career, he produced 12 game shows.
24In the four years that he hosted The Gong Show (1976), Barris got gonged once. In one of the acts, Barris played the role of lead vocalist/guitarist for "The Hollywood Cowboys," which he sang "Take This Job And Shove It!".
25His daughter Della Barris appeared on The Gong Show (1976) with him.
26His daughter Della Barris made a cameo appearance on The New Treasure Hunt (1973), who was described as "the very own child.".
27The Gong Show (1976) wasn't the first TV show on which he appeared on camera. Rather, that occurred on a taping of The New Treasure Hunt (1973), throwing a pie in Geoff Edwards's face.
28Unlike in the original The New Treasure Hunt (1973), Barris didn't have direct involvement with the production of the show itself.
29Before Johnny Jacobs was his sidekick announcer on The Gong Show (1976), he was the announcer on most of the game shows produced by Barris.
30Had attended various colleges: St. Joseph, followed by University of Miami for 1 semester.
31Before Paul Reubens and John Paragon co-starred together, in the popular children comedy, Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986), they both appeared on Barris's The Gong Show (1976) as Suave & Debonair.
32Before Jim Lange, Wink Martindale and Geoff Edwards would all work for Barry-Enright Productions (which is now Sony Pictures Television), they all worked for him, as well as announcer Johnny Jacobs.
33Depression ran in his family.
34His mother, Edith (Cohen) Barris, married his father, Dr. Nathaniel Barris, after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, after Chuck was born.
35Is a best-selling author.
36His third wife, Mary Rudolph Barris, is from Bowling Green, Kentucky.
37Once owned a house in Malibu, California.
38Created his last game show 3's a Crowd (1979), which was a spin-off from The Newlywed Game (1966). The difference was that as opposed to recently married couples, a married man joined forces with his wife and his secretary to see who knew him better.
39Before he was a successful game show producer and host, he used to work at his grandfather's clothing store, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
40Was idolized by: Bob Goen, Pat Finn, Louie Anderson, Graham Elwood and Todd Newton.
41The only successful musical variety show he ever produced was The Bobby Vinton Show (1975).
42Composer Milton Delugg was associated with his production company.
43Had decided to cease production of The Gong Show (1976), at the end of the fourth season, to pursue other interests. Gong wasn't the only game show that got canceled in 1980, three of Barris's created game shows went off the air that same year: 3's a Crowd (1979), The Dating Game (1965) and The Newlywed Game (1966).
44Barris Industries was renamed as the Guber-Peters Entertainment Company, Barris Program Sales was renamed to Guber-Peters Program Sales, and Barris Advertising Sales was renamed Guber-Peters Advertising Sales. A day after Sony Corporation of Japan acquired Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Sony acquired Guber-Peters Entertainment Company for $200 million. The sale was completed on November 9, 1989 after Sony's acquisition of Columbia Pictures Entertainment a day earlier. [1989].
45Relocated from New York City, New York to Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2001.
46Hobbies: playing the trumpet & guitar, listening to music, boating, dining, dancing, traveling, and writing.
47At Ardmore's Lower Merion High School, he played basketball for his team.
48His popularity on The Gong Show (1976) led him to revive both of his earlier shows: The Dating Game (1965) and The Newlywed Game (1966).
49Met fellow game show host Geoff Edwards on a pilot that didn't sell.
50Though he was born in Philadelphia, he was raised in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, which is a middle-class suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
51After producing the revival of The Gong Show (1988), Barris retired from producing (as well as hosting) in 1989, at age 60.
52Met fellow game show hosts Jim Lange and Bob Eubanks, while working in the Chuck Barris Studios, in Los Angeles, California, before becoming a game show host in 1965. A few years later, Barris also met 2 other hosts in the same studio, Bob Barker and Wink Martindale.
53Executive Producer of Chuck Barris Productions from 1965 to 1981.
54Had relocated from St. Tropez, France to New York City, New York, from 1990 to 2001.
55His daughter Della Barris reconciled with him before her death.
56His daughter Della Barris was an alcoholic and a drug addict. In fact, it was him who put his daughter in the psychiatric ward, after the rest of his staff did everything they could to protect her.
57Is a Republican.
58He is known to be a very private man.
59Was a heavy smoker.
60Before Al Michaels became a successful television sportscaster for ABC, in his young career, Michael worked alongside Barris, as his production assistant on The Dating Game (1965), where he met his wife, Linda.
61One of its most infamous incidents on The Gong Show (1976) came on the NBC version, when he presented an onstage act consisting of two young women slowly and suggestively sucking Popsicles.
62His company, Barris Industries, filed a $5 million copyright lawsuit against Lorimar-Telepictures (which was before Warner Bros. Television), indicating that the game show Perfect Match (1986) was similar to The New Newlywed Game (1984). [1986].
63Executive Producer of Barris Industries, Inc. from 1981 to 1989.
64Barris was not the first choice to host The Gong Show (1976), for NBC. The original host of the show John Barbour, who didn't understand the show's concept and considered it a straight talent show as opposed to Barris's parody concept. He removed Barbour at the very last minute, in order to save the show, Barris followed the advice of an NBC executive that he should host the show himself. He also hosted the syndicated version, too.
65When Barris hosted The Gong Show (1976), he was ill at ease before the camera; he had a nervous habit of clapping his hands together and pointing to the camera while talking. He did this so often that, by the show's second year, it had become a running gag. Audience members began clapping their hands in unison with Barris whenever they saw him doing it. Barris caught on, and would sometimes pretend to clap, deliberately stopping short to fool the audience.
66Like fellow game show host Wink Martindale, Barris was also an avid game show watcher, who would later host The Gong Show (1976).
67Attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was on the student newspaper. He began his writing there.
68Went to high school with James Billington.
69Before he was a successful game show host and producer, he used to work as a football film editor, at Tel-Ra Productions, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
70At age 34, Barris moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1963, to continue pursuing his career as a game show producer.
71Father of Della Barris.
72Best known by the public as the host of The Gong Show (1976).
73Before he was a successful game show producer and host, he used to work at the U.S. Steel in the foundry, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
74Mentor and friend of Murray Langston.
75Before he was a successful producer and game show host, he used to work backstage on New American Bandstand 1965 (1952), which was hosted by Dick Clark, at the time, the show was filmed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which of course is Barris's hometown.
76At age 23, Barris moved to New York City, New York, in 1952, to continue pursuing his career as a producer.
77Met his first wife Lyn Levy, whose uncle William Paley was the manager at CBS, in New York City. Her family was on the board of the network, they refused to accept Barris, who couldn't get into any of the major sales representations.
78Graduated from Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia's suburb of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, in 1947.
79His parents were, Dr. Nathaniel Barris, who was a dentist and Edith (Cohen) Barris, who was a housewife.
80Before Barris would celebrate his 85th Birthday in 2014, both of his longtime friends Jim Lange and Geoff Edwards, died within a week of each other. The most coincidental thing is they both worked at his production company.
81Also friends with: Bob Eubanks, Richard Dawson, Jim Lange, Geoff Edwards, Wink Martindale, Freddy Cannon, Chuck Woolery, Allen Ludden, Jamie Farr, Jaye P. Morgan, Al Michaels, Milton Delugg, Phyllis Diller, Pat Harrington Jr., Paul Reubens, Michele Lee, Adrienne Barbeau, Rip Taylor, Gary Owens, Arte Johnson, Jo Anne Worley, Mitzi McCall, Robert Downey Sr., Gene Patton, Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Larry Manetti and Patty Andrews.
82Met television personality, Dick Clark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1957. The two men would be friends for 55 years, until Clark's death on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
83His sister, Rita Frances Barris, is an aspiring writer.
84The first game show he created was 'Poker People.'.
85GSN honored him as the 'Most Zaniest Host,' in 2007.
86He resided in St. Tropez, France, from 1980 to 1990.
87Is the best-selling author of 6 books: "Bad Grass Never Dies: More Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind: An Unauthorized Autobiography," "Della: A Memoir of My Daughter," "The Game Show: A Confession," "Who Killed Art Deco?" and "The Big Question: A Novel".
88Daughter Della Barris died of suspected overdose. She was his only child.
89Had a film made about his life, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), by George Clooney in his directorial debut with Sam Rockwell playing the man.
90Before he was a successful game show producer and host, he began his television career as an NBC page in New York.
91Introduced first-run syndication on television when he bought back an unsuccessful show he created and resold it.
92Survived lung cancer.
93Claimed to have been a CIA operative.
94As a songwriter, he co-composed the song "Palisades Park", a number three hit in the US for singer Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon in 1962.
95Nephew of singer/songwriter/actor Harry Barris.


The All-New Dating Game1986TV Series executive producer
Bamboozle1986TV Movie executive producer
Anything for Laughs1985TV Movie producer
The New Newlywed Game1984TV Series executive producer
Treasure Hunt1981TV Series executive producer
3's a Crowd1979TV Series producer
The $1.98 Beauty Show1978TV Series executive producer
The Newlywed Game1977TV Series executive producer - 1977-1980
The All-Star Gong Show Special1977TV Movie executive producer
The Gong Show1976TV Series producer
The New Treasure Hunt1973TV Series executive producer
Cop Out!1972TV Movie executive producer
The Game Game1969TV Series producer
Operation: Entertainment1968TV Series producer
Dream Girl of '671966-1967TV Series executive producer - 270 episodes
The Newlywed Game1966TV Series executive producer
The Dating Game1965TV Series executive producer


Mafia III2016Video Game writer: "Palisades Park" - uncredited
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows2016writer: "Dating Game Theme" - as Charles Barris
Minions2015writer: "The Dating Game"
X: First Class2011writer: "Palisades Park" - as Charles Barris
ScrewAttack's Top 10s2010TV Series music - 1 episode
Svengoolie2006TV Series music - 1 episode
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind2002writer: "Palisades Park", "The Dating Game", "The Newlywed Game", "Gong Off"
Roger & Me1989Documentary writer: "The Newlywed Game Theme"
The Ratings Game1984TV Movie writer: "Palisades Park"
The Gong Show Movie1980lyrics: "Sometimes It Just Don't Pay to Get Up", "Why Me Oh Lord", "I'm the Cook", "Don't Get Up" / music: "Sometimes It Just Don't Pay to Get Up", "Why Me Oh Lord", "I'm the Cook", "Don't Get Up", "Robin's Song"
3's a Crowd1979TV Series writer: "3's A Crowd"
Teenage Cover Girls1976writer: "Palisades Park" - uncredited
How's Your Mother-in-Law?1967TV Series writer: "Mother Trucker"
The Family Game1967TV Series performer: "The Family Game"
Dream Girl of '671966TV Series writer: "Hunk O' Love The Theme of The Dream Girl of 1967"
The Dating Game1965TV Series writer: "THE DATING GAME", "Little Rosie" 1965
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series writer - 1 episode


Confessions of a Dangerous Mind2002book
The Gong Show1985TV Movie devised by
The Gong Show Movie1980written by


Hugo Pool1997Irwin
The Gong Show Movie1980Chuck Barris


The Gong Show1976TV Series
The Dating Game1965TV Series


The Gong Show Movie1980


Confessions of a Dangerous Mind2002consultant


Bird of Steel!2016special thanks filming


TV Land: Myths and Legends2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2003TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind2002Himself - Present Day
TV's Most Censored Moments2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Later with Bob Costas1993TV SeriesHimself
Anything for Laughs1985TV MovieHimself - Host
The Chuck Barris Rah-Rah Show1977-1978TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show1972-1978TV SeriesHimself - Game Show Producer / Himself / Himself - Game Show Host / ...
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself
The All-Star Gong Show Special1977TV MovieHimself - Host
The Carol Burnett Show1977TV SeriesHimself
Sanford and Son1976TV SeriesHimself
The Gong Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Host
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

The Wrecking Crew!2008DocumentaryHimself

Won Awards

1979Sour AppleGolden Apple Awards

Nominated Awards

1977Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk, Service or Variety SeriesThe Gong Show (1976)

Known for movies

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