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Charles Herbert Woolery was born on the 16th March 1941, in Ashland, Kentucky USA. He is widely known for being a TV personality – a host of talk shows and game shows, such as “Wheel of Fortune”, which was aired from 1975 to 1981, “Love Connection”, from 1983 to 1994, “Scrabble”, from 1984-1990, and “Lingo”, from 2002-2007. He is also recognized as an actor and a musician. He has been active since THE 1970s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Chuck Woolery is at the present time? According to estimates from sources, Woolery counts his net worth at the decent amount of $15 million. Obviously, most of his income is the result of his successful involvement in the entertainment industry, and the music industry, too.

 

Chuck Woolery Net Worth $15 Million

Chuck Woolery was raised in Kentucky, and attended Ashland High School, and before he continued his education as a student of Sociology and Economics at the University of Morehead State, he spent two years in the US Navy. After graduation, he started working some odd jobs and earning money. Few years later, Woolery moved to Nashville and formed the rock band “Avant Garde”, with additional member Elkin “Bubba” Fowler. Their first single called “Yellow Beads” was released in 1967, and was followed by “Naturally Stoned”, which entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 40. However, the group soon disbanded, and its members went on to solo careers. Woolery soon signed with Warner Bros Records and Epic Records, but never managed to release a full length album, instead releasing a few singles, which only managed to enter charts at low positions.

With the beginning of the 1970s, Chuck dedicated himself to acting, and in 1972 he made a debut appearance in the TV series “New Zoo Revue” in the role of Mr. Dingle. Two years later, he appeared in the television music program entitled “Your Hit Parade” as a host, and soon after he began hosting other programs and quizzes, making these the main source of his net worth.

In 1975 Chuck was hired as a host of the show “Wheel Of Fortune”, and stayed there for six years, as in 1981 he left the show after a disagreement with producers of the program. Nevertheless, he soon found a new engagement, since in 1983 he was hired as a host of the show called “Love Connection”, where he worked until 1994. At the same time, Chuck began his trademark phrase “We’ll be back in two and two”, prior to a commercial break, as two minutes and two seconds was the standard length of a TV commercial break.

To speak further of his hosting career, Woolery served as a host of such shows as “The Big Spin” (1985), “The Home And Family Show” (1996-1998), “The Dating Game” (1997-1999), and “Lingo” (2002-2007), among many others, adding to his net worth. In recent years, Chuck has become more involved in radio programs, and has hosted shows such as “Save Us Chuck Woolery” (2012), and his latest show “Blunt Force Truth”, which is a successor to his previous show.

Besides his career as a host, Chuck Woolery is politically active as a supporter of the Republican Party, claiming himself as a libertarian conservative. Additionally to this, he has written a number of publications which have appeared in newspapers, such as “The Washington Times” and “Newsmax”.

When it comes to his personal life, it is known that Chuck Woolery has six children. He has married four times and divorced thrice – with first wife, Margaret Hayes(1961-71), he has three children, of whom Chad died in a motorcycle accident. Woolery’s second wife was Jo Ann Pflug(1972-80), with whom he has one daughter. His third wife was Teri Nelson(1985-2004), the stepdaughter of David Nelson, a famous actor, with whom he has two sons. Since 2006, he has been married to Kim Barnes.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 16, 1941
Birth place: Ashland, Kentucky, United States
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Profession:Talk show host, Game Show Host, Actor, Singer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Kim Woolery (m. 2006), Teri Nelson (m. 1985–2004), Jo Ann Pflug (m. 1972–1980), Margaret Hays (m. 1961–1971)
Children:Michael Woolery, Katharine Woolery, Melissa Woolery, Chad Woolery, Cary Woolery, Sean Woolery
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1As of 2016, he is the first game show emcee to have hosted four long-running shows.
2In Hollywood taping a new season of Lingo (2002) on the Game Show Network (GSN) cable network. [August 2005]
3While in the hospital, he tried to commit suicide.
4Is politically libertarian conservative.
5Is one of the founders of the political action committee Restart Congress, along with, among others, Michigan's 41st Secretary of State, Terri Lynn Land.
6With Jo Ann Pflug, he appeared alongside Bill Cullen and his wife Ann Mocamber along with Allen Ludden and his wife Betty White on Tattletales (1974) in 1974.
7He, alongside Bob Eubanks and Jamie Farr, was one of the three rotating hosts of the $250,000 Game Show Spectacular at the Las Vegas Hilton, until the show closed in April 2008.
8According to himself, when his show Love Connection (1983) was canceled, of the roughly 22,000 couples who met on the show, there were a total of 29 marriages, 8 engagements, and 15 children.
9His idols when he was very young were Bill Cullen and his ex-brother-in-law Tom Kennedy.
10Received a letter from Bob Barker who wanted to expressed his condolences on one of Woolery's three sons, Chad, who died in an motorcycle accident in 1986.
11At one point, he was going to be a guitarist and singer.
12Friends with: Michele Lee, Vicki Lawrence, Betty White, Bob Barker, Bob Eubanks, Bob Goen, Bill Cullen, Richard Dawson, Jim Lange, Jim Perry, Tom Kennedy, Geoff Edwards, Wink Martindale, Bill Rafferty, Peter Tomarken, Merv Griffin, Mark Goodson, Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak, Pat Finn, Monty Hall, Regis Philbin and Dick Clark.
13Ranked #8 as GSN's Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time.
14Had appeared on Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (1983), just a few days before he began hosting Scrabble (1984) for NBC.
15Spent two years in the U.S. Navy.
16In the mid-1960s, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to become a musician.
17Went to high school with future basketball player Harold Sergent.
18Missed a week's worth of episodes of Wheel of Fortune (1975), because he was in the hospital, hence, Alex Trebek subbed for him.
19Best known by the public as the host of Wheel of Fortune (1975), Love Connection (1983), Scrabble (1984) and Lingo (2002).
20Graduated from Ashland High School (now Paul G. Blazer High School) in Ashland, Kentucky, in 1959.
21Made a successful comeback with Love Connection (1983), after a two-year absence on television.
22Spokesman, "Generation America".
23Had a quadruple heart bypass operation on September 23, 1996.
24Father, with Margaret Hayes, of Cary, Katherine and Chad, who died in a motorcycle accident in 1986 at age 19; father, with Jo Ann Pflug, of daughter Melissa; father, with Teri Nelson, of sons Michael and Sean.
25Before he was a game show host, he was a singer and an actor.
26His longest lasting game show is Love Connection (1983). He hosted that show for 11 years (1983-1994). He hosted Scrabble (1984) on NBC for 7 years (1984-1990, 1993) and was the first host of Wheel of Fortune (1975) (1975-1981) before he left after a contract dispute with creator Merv Griffin (Pat Sajak took over and still is the host today). Woolery's most recent game show outputs were a short lived syndicated revival of The Dating Game (1997) from 1998 to 2000 and the big money game show Greed: The Series (1999) on FOX from 1999 to 2000. Starting in August of 2002, Chuck has been hosting Lingo (2002) on Game Show Network (GSN).
27A new version of Love Connection (1983) was attempted from 1998-1999. Comedian Pat Bullard took over the hosting from Woolery. Though it retained the original format, viewers unfamiliarity with Bullard and late night time slots in most markets hindered the show, and it ceased production after only one season.
28Over 2,000 episodes of Love Connection (1983) were taped in the 11 years he hosted the show (1983-1994), making it one of the longest lasting game shows in syndication.
29Former son-in-law of David Nelson.
30In addition to writing the #40 hit "Naturally Stoned" by the duo "The Avant-Garde", he was one half of the duo, along with Elkin Thomas Fowler (better known as Elkin 'Bubba' Fowler).
31Has eight children.
32Wrote 1968 hit (Billboard #40) "Naturally Stoned" by studio group Avant-Garde.
33Worked 39 days per year while hosting Love Connection (1983).
34On September 23, 1996, Woolery underwent quadruple-bypass heart surgery in Los Angeles.
35Attended Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Hand sign language before each commercial break of two digits


Quotes

#Quote
1At the time I thought my career was on the rise. I had no idea it was Wheel of Fortune that was on the rise. The show escaped cancellation multiple times while I was hosting, so I wanted financial security in case NBC decided to dump it. Looking back at it, I let my ego get in the way of my decision making and it was a terrible mistake. I'm happy for the success Merv (Griffin) has had with the show. I have no idea if the show would become a huge hit if I stayed on board.
2[Of his current residence]: It's just like Venice Beach, California right in the middle of Texas. It's a very eclectic, interesting place. I like it.


Pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Game or Audience Participation ShowWheel of Fortune (1983)· Susan Stafford


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drop Dead Diva2009TV SeriesDream Judge / Host
Scrubs2004TV SeriesChuck Woolery
Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees1997TV MovieManager
Romance Theatre1982TV Series
Six Pack1982T.V. Commentator #2
$weepstake$1979TV SeriesTyler
A Guide for the Married Woman1978TV MovieTennis Pro
Sonic Boom1974ShortPilot Rogers
The Treasure of Jamaica Reef1974Victor Spivak
Love, American Style1973TV SeriesMr. Thompson (segment "Love and the Cozy Comrades")
New Zoo Revue1972TV SeriesMr. Dingle

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolly1976TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fox and Friends2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
Cavuto on Business2014TV SeriesHimself (segment "B Side")
The Cleveland Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Don't Forget the Lyrics!2008TV SeriesHimself
Meow Mix Think Like a Cat Game Show2008TV MovieHimself - Host
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Lingo2002-2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
The Insider's Guide to Winning Game Show Millions2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Greatest Game Show Moments2007TV MovieHimself - Host
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
World Poker Tour2005TV SeriesHimself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2002-2004TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Chuck Woolery: Naturally Stoned2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 42003TV MovieHimself - Host
Pyramid2002TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Kiss the Bride2001TV MovieHimself - Host
Greed: The Series1999-2000TV SeriesHimself - Host
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Land's Ultimate Fan Search1999TV MovieHimself - Host
The Dating Game1998TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Magic Hour1998TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family1996-1997TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Co-Host
Maury1996TV SeriesHimself
Sister, Sister1996TV SeriesHimself
Melrose Place1995-1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself - Host
Scrabble1984-1990TV SeriesHimself - Host
Donahue1989TV SeriesHimself
Cold Feet1989Himself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
2271989TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987-1988TV SeriesHimself - Center Square / Himself
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1987TV SeriesHimself
Playboy: Playmate Playoffs1986Video documentaryHimself - Host
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHimself
The Big Spin1985TV SeriesHimself - Host (1985)
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Love Connection1983TV SeriesHimself - Host
Wheel of Fortune1975-1981TV SeriesHimself - Host
CHiPs1980TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1979TV SpecialHimself
The $1.98 Beauty Show1978TV SeriesHimself / judge
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
4th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Music Hall America1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Sweepstakes1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Dolly1976TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHimself - TV Game Show Host
The Magnificent Marble Machine1975TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1975TV SeriesHimself
Your Hit Parade1974TV SeriesHimself / Host
Tattletales1974TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1973TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesSinger

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