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Chuck Lorre net worth:
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Chuck Lorre Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Chuck Lorre is a famous television producer, director, composer and writer. He is mainly famous for creating such television shows as “The Big Bang Theory”, “Two and a Half Men”, “Grace Under Fire” and others. During his career, Chuck has won many awards, including BMI Television Music Awards, an honorary degree from the State University of New York at Potsdam and others. What is more, Chuck was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame and awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

So how rich is Chuck Lorre? It has been estimated that Lorre’s net worth is $600 million. This figure might grow in the future as shows created by Chuck are very successful all around the world.

Chuck Lorre Net Worth $600 Million

Charles Michael Levine, better known to the world as Chuck Lorre, was born in 1952, in New York. When Chuck finished high school, he continued studying at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Unfortunately, he dropped out after only two years and decided to start his career as a songwriter. Some of his works as a songwriter include the soundtrack of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, and Deborah Harry’s song called “French Kissin’ in the USA”. From that time Chuck Lorre’s net worth began to grow rapidly.

Despite the success he had as a composer, Chuck decided to try working as a writer of shows. His debut was with the show entitled “Grace Under Fire”. It received a lot of acclaim from the critics and made Chuck more famous. Later he created such shows as “Cybill” and “Dharma & Greg”. These had a huge impact on the growth of Chuck Lorre’s net worth.

One of the most famous of Chuck’s shows is entitled “Two and a Half Men”, which he created with Lee Aronsohn. Chuck has had an opportunity to work with Charlie Sheen, Angus T. Jones, Marin Hinkle, Jon Cryer and many others. Another very famous show, is “The Big Bang Theory”, which is really popular all around the world. These two shows are the main sources of Lorre’s net worth. Recently Chuck has been working on two more shows: “Mike & Molly” and “Mom”, .

If to talk about his personal life, Chuck was married twice. His first wife was Paula Smith and the second one was Karen Witter, a famous model and actress. Chuck has four children.

All in all, it can be said that Chuck Lorre is a very talented television producer and writer. During his career, he has created many famous television shows that are known all over the world. As Chuck continues his career there is a high chance that he will create even more television shows and that Chuck’s net worth will become even higher than it is now. Let’s hope that his fans will be able to enjoy even more interesting shows and that he will become even more popular and acclaimed.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disjointed2017TV Series 1 episode pre-production
MomTV Series created by - 74 episodes, 2013 - 2017 story by - 55 episodes, 2013 - 2017 teleplay by - 18 episodes, 2013 - 2016 written by - 1 episode, 2013
The Big Bang TheoryTV Series created by - 218 episodes, 2007 - 2017 story by - 98 episodes, 2007 - 2016 teleplay by - 32 episodes, 2008 - 2016 story - 7 episodes, 2016 written by - 4 episodes, 2006 - 2016
Mike & MollyTV Series story by - 51 episodes, 2011 - 2016 written by - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2011
Two and a Half MenTV Series created by - 261 episodes, 2003 - 2015 story by - 145 episodes, 2003 - 2015 teleplay by - 58 episodes, 2004 - 2012 written by - 14 episodes, 2003 - 2015
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV Series written by - 1 episode
Hela w opalach2007TV Series creator - 3 episodes
Dharma & GregTV Series created by - 119 episodes, 1997 - 2002 story by - 29 episodes, 1997 - 2002 written by - 11 episodes, 1997 - 1999 teleplay by - 9 episodes, 1998 - 2001
Nathan's Choice2001TV Movie
CybillTV Series created by - 87 episodes, 1995 - 1998 story by - 3 episodes, 1995 written by - 3 episodes, 1995 teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1995
Grace Under FireTV Series created by - 112 episodes, 1993 - 1998 written by - 5 episodes, 1993 - 1994
RoseanneTV Series story by - 5 episodes, 1990 - 1992 teleplay by - 4 episodes, 1990 - 1992 written by - 4 episodes, 1990 - 1991
Frannie's Turn1992TV Series created by - 6 episodes
Toxic Crusaders1991TV Series written by - 1 episode
My Two Dads1987-1990TV Series written by - 12 episodes
Beany and Cecil1988TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Little Clowns of Happytown1987TV Series creator - 1987
Fraggle Rock1987TV Series story - 1 episode
Charles in Charge1987TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Defenders of the Earth1986TV Series written by - 4 episodes
Moon Dreamers1986TV Series written by - 1 episode
Muppet Babies1985TV Series written by - 1 episode
MASK1985TV Series
Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters1985TV Series Animation Writing Consultant - 1 episode
Pole Position1984TV Series 13 episodes
The Littles1984TV Series craft spot by - 1 episode
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats1984TV Series 1984 / creator - 1984

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disjointed2017TV Series executive producer - 1 episode pre-production
SheldonTV Movie executive producer announced
Mom2013-2016TV Series executive producer - 74 episodes
The Big Bang Theory2006-2016TV Series executive producer - 219 episodes
Mike & Molly2010-2016TV Series executive producer - 125 episodes
Two and a Half Men2003-2015TV Series executive producer - 245 episodes
Dharma & Greg1997-2002TV Series executive producer - 118 episodes
Two Families2002TV Movie executive producer
Nathan's Choice2001TV Movie executive producer
Last Dance2001TV Movie executive producer
Venus on the Hard Drive1998TV Series executive producer
It's Good to Be King1997TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Cybill1995TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Grace Under Fire1993-1994TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
Frannie's Turn1992TV Series executive producer
RoseanneTV Series co-executive producer - 25 episodes, 1991 - 1992 supervising producer - 24 episodes, 1990 - 1991
My Two Dads1989-1990TV Series supervising producer - 22 episodes

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Intro Animated with Mario Paint by Mike Matei2016Short composer: theme music
Two and a Half MenTV Series composer - 158 episodes, 2003 - 2010 theme by - 86 episodes, 2009 - 2015
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1991-1996TV Series composer - 74 episodes
Toxic Crusaders1991TV Series composer - 1 episode
Barnyard Commandos1990TV Series composer: theme music - 1990
Little Clowns of Happytown1987TV Series composer: original songs and themes - 1987

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1987-1991TV Series 106 episodes
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Turtles Awesome Easter1991Video
The California Raisin Show1989TV Series 1989

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Intro Animated with Mario Paint by Mike Matei2016Short writer: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows2016writer: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme"
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rap Critic Reviews2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2014writer: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme Original Animated Series"
Two and a Half Men2003-2014TV Series writer - 45 episodes
The Big Bang Theory2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Due Date2010writer: "Theme from Two And A Half Men"
Family Guy2006TV Series music - 1 episode
Toxic Crusaders1991TV Series writer: "Toxic Crusaders"
Troop Beverly Hills1989writer: "French Kissin' in the USA"
Can't Buy Me Love1987writer: "French Kissing"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grace Under Fire1994-1995TV Series creative consultant - 26 episodes
My Two Dads1989TV Series executive story editor - 1 episode
Beany and Cecil1988TV Series story editor - 5 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Two and a Half Men2003TV Series 1 episode
Dharma & Greg1998-2002TV Series 4 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Day in the Life of Two and a Half Men2008Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards2016TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010-2015TV SeriesHimself
Two and a Half Men2015TV SeriesHimself
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Legal Analyst2012TV SeriesHimself
2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys2011TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The Big Bang Theory: Set Tour with Simon & Kunal2010Video shortHimself - Executive Producer
The Big Bang Theory: Physicist to the Stars2009Video shortHimself - Executive Producer
The Big Bang Theory: Testing the Infinite Hilarity Hyphothesis of the Big Bang Theory2009Video shortHimself - Executive Producer
The Women of Two and a Half Men2009Video documentary shortHimself - Executive Producer
Two and a Half Men: Growing Up Harper2009Video documentary shortHimself - Executive Producer
Two and a Half Men: Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard2009Video documentary shortHimself
The 7th Annual TV Land Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
A Day in the Life of Two and a Half Men2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Serious Business of Writing Comedy2008Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Two Men Talking About Two and a Half Men2008Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The Big Bang Theory: Quantum Mechanics of the Big Bang Theory2008Video shortHimself - Executive Producer
Two Adults, One Kid, No Grown-ups2007Video documentary shortHimself
Square Off2006TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself - On 'Big Bang Theory' Set
E! True Hollywood Story2010TV Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Screenplay CompetitionScreenwriters Choice Awards, OnlineBest Television ComedyThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Bill Prady
2014Lifetime Achievement Award in TelevisionPGA Awards
2014Screenplay CompetitionScreenwriters Choice Awards, OnlineBest Television ComedyThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Bill Prady
2013BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsTwo and a Half Men (2003)
2010AFI AwardAFI Awards, USATV Program of the YearThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Bill Prady
2009BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsTwo and a Half Men (2003)
2009Showmanship AwardPublicists Guild of AmericaTelevision
2009Future Classic AwardTV Land AwardsTwo and a Half Men (2003)· Mark Burg (producer)
· Jon Cryer
· Conchata Ferrell
· Angus T. Jones
· Charlie Sheen
· Holland Taylor
2009Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionAwarded on March 12, 2009 at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
2008BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsTwo and a Half Men (2003)
2005BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsTwo and a Half Men (2003)
2004BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsTwo and a Half Men (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Faye Oshima Belyeu
· Steven Molaro
· Bill Prady
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Steven Molaro (executive producer)
· Bill Prady (executive producer)
· David Goetsch (co-executive producer)
· Eric Kaplan (co-executive producer)
· Jim Reynolds (co-executive producer)
· Steve Holland (co-executive producer)
· Maria Ferrari (co-executive producer)
· Faye Oshima Belyeu (co-executive producer)
· Peter Chakos (supervising producer)
· Kristy Cecil (producer)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Anthony Del Broccolo
· Adam Faberman
· Maria Ferrari
· David Goetsch
· Tara Hernandez
· Steve Holland
· Jeremy Howe
· Eric Kaplan
· Steven Molaro
· Bill Prady
· Jim Reynolds
2014PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Bill Prady
· Steven Molaro
· Faye Oshima Belyeu
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Steven Molaro (executive producer)
· Bill Prady (executive producer)
· David Goetsch (co-executive producer)
· Eric Kaplan (co-executive producer)
· Jim Reynolds (co-executive producer)
· Steve Holland (co-executive producer)
· Eddie Gorodetsky (co-executive producer)
· Faye Oshima Belyeu (co-executive producer)
· Peter Chakos (supervising producer)
· Maria Ferrari (supervising producer)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Bill Prady
· Steven Molaro
· Steve Holland
· Maria Ferrari
· Jim Reynolds
· Eric Kaplan
· Anthony Del Broccolo
· David Goetsch
· Tara Hernandez
2013PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Steven Molaro
· Faye Oshima Belyeu
· Bill Prady
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Bill Prady (executive producer)
· Steven Molaro (executive producer)
· David Goetsch (co-executive producer)
· Eric Kaplan (co-executive producer)
· Jim Reynolds (co-executive producer)
· Steve Holland (supervising producer)
· Peter Chakos (supervising producer)
· Maria Ferrari (producer)
· Faye Oshima Belyeu (producer)
2012Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding International Producer (Comedy Series)The Big Bang Theory (2007)· Steven Molaro
· Bill Prady
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Bill Prady
· Steven Molaro
· Steve Holland
· Maria Ferrari
· Jim Reynolds
· Eric Kaplan
· Anthony Del Broccolo
· Lee Aronsohn
· David Goetsch
· Adam Faberman
· Eddie Gorodetsky
· Todd Craig
· Gary Torvinen
2012PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Steven Molaro
· Faye Oshima Belyeu
· Bill Prady
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Bill Prady (executive producer)
· Steven Molaro (executive producer)
· Lee Aronsohn (executive producer)
· David Goetsch (co-executive producer)
· Eric Kaplan (co-executive producer)
· Jim Reynolds (superising producer)
· Peter Chakos (supervising producer)
· Steve Holland (producer)
· Faye Oshima Belyeu (producer)
2010TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Bill Prady
· Steven Molaro
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesTwo and a Half Men (2003)· Lee Aronsohn (executive producer)
· Eric Tannenbaum (executive producer)
· Kim Tannenbaum (executive producer)
· Mark Burg (executive producer)
· Oren Koules (executive producer)
· Don Foster (co-executive producer)
· Eddie Gorodetsky (co-executive producer)
· Susan Beavers (co- executive producer)
· Mark Roberts (co-executive producer)
· Jim Patterson (producer)
· Michael Collier (produced by)
2008Banff Rockie AwardBanff Television FestivalBest Comedy ProgramThe Big Bang Theory (2007)· Bill Prady
· James Burrows
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesTwo and a Half Men (2003)· Lee Aronsohn (executive producer)
· Eric Tannenbaum (executive producer)
· Kim Tannenbaum (executive producer)
· Mark Burg (executive producer)
· Oren Koules (executive producer)
· Don Foster (co-executive producer)
· Eddie Gorodetsky (co-executive producer)
· Susan Beavers (co-executive producer)
· Mark Roberts (co-executive producer)
· Michael Collier (producer)
· Jim Patterson (producer)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesTwo and a Half Men (2003)· Lee Aronsohn (executive producer)
· Eric Tannenbaum (executive producer)
· Kim Tannenbaum (executive producer)
· Mark Burg (executive producer)
· Oren Koules (executive producer)
· Don Foster (co-executive producer)
· Eddie Gorodetsky (co-executive producer)
· Susan Beavers (co-executive producer)
· Mark Roberts (supervising producer)
· Michael Collier (produced by)
2006PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyTwo and a Half Men (2003)· Lee Aronsohn
· Michael Collier
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Main Title Theme MusicTwo and a Half Men (2003)· Lee Aronsohn (theme by)
· Grant Geissman (theme by)
2000WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedyDharma & Greg (1997)· Bill Prady (teleplay)
· Eric Zicklin (teleplay)
1999WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedyDharma & Greg (1997)· Dottie Dartland Zicklin (as Dottie Dartland)
1992Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize30 Minute Network or Syndicated TelevisionRoseanne (1988)· Jeff Abugov (teleplay by)
· Michael Poryes (story by)


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#Fact
1The name of his dog is Elmo Lorre, which he has shared with the audience on "the famous" vanity cards at the end of some of Chuck Lorre Productions episodes.
2Writes individual vanity cards (inserted into the credits at the end of a show, identifying the production company) in stream-of-consciousness style for his Chuck Lorre Productions shows.

#Quote
1The reason I changed my name was simple. My mother, never a fan of my father's family, had an unfortunate habit of using Levine as a stinging insult. When displeased with me, she would often say/shriek, "You know what you are? You're a Levine! A no good, rotten Levine!" So, for as far back as I can remember, every time I heard my last name I would experience acute feelings of low self-esteem. ..... My first wife was the one who suggested I change my name to remedy the situation. In fact, it was she who came up with the name Lorre, complete with the fancy spelling. I thought it sounded great. Chuck Lorre. Finally a name that did not make me squirm. It didn't occur to me that in England my new name translated into Chuck Truck. But most interestingly, I had completely forgotten that when I was around eight years old my father's business began to fail, forcing my mother to find work in a clothing store called... Lorie's. Pretty creepy, huh? Did I abandon my father's name only to unconsciously name myself after a place associated with my mother's abandonment of me? Or, even creepier, did my ex-wife somehow know all this and propose the name Lorre just to screw with me? Hmmm... I was a no good, rotten husband so I certainly had it coming.
2I believe that the Laws of Karma do not apply to show business, where good things happens to bad people on a fairly regular basis.
3I work from a deep sense of insecurity. I have the belief, and I can't shake it, that there are endless reasons to turn the channel. There are hundreds of channels and entirely other things to do besides TV. And if you make a bad television show there's no reason for the audience to come back the following week.

#Trademark
1Frequently uses fellow actors and actresses in various roles in his shows
2His shows often end abruptly to a black screen with his name displayed
3Shows usually feature a small, core cast
4Characters who make fun of their own appearances
5Uses two main characters as a double act
6Uses middle-aged characters discovering or experimenting sexuality

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