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Chuck Barris

Chuck Barris was born on June 3, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Hirsch Barris. He is a producer, known for The Gong Show (1976), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) and The Newlywed Game (1966). He has been married to Mary since 2000. He was previously married to Robin Altman and Lyn Levy. See full bio »

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Known For

The Gong Show
The Gong Show Producer
The Newlywed Game
The Dating Game
The Dating Game Producer


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 1986 The All-New Dating Game (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1986 Bamboozle (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1985 Anything for Laughs (TV Movie) (producer)
 1984 The New Newlywed Game (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1981 Treasure Hunt (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1979 3's a Crowd (TV Series) (producer)
 1978 The $1.98 Beauty Show (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1977 The Newlywed Game (TV Series) (executive producer - 1977-1980)
 1977 The All-Star Gong Show Special (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1976 The Gong Show (TV Series) (producer)
 1973 The New Treasure Hunt (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1972 Cop Out! (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1969 The Game Game (TV Series) (producer)
 1968 Operation: Entertainment (TV Series) (producer)
 1966-1967 Dream Girl of '67 (TV Series) (executive producer - 270 episodes)
- The Dream Girl of 1967 Pageant (1967) ... (executive producer)
- The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 270) (1967) ... (executive producer)
- The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 269) (1967) ... (executive producer)
- The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 268) (1967) ... (executive producer)
- The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 267) (1967) ... (executive producer)
 1966 The Newlywed Game (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1965 The Dating Game (TV Series) (executive producer)
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Show Show Self (18 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Author of book "You and Me Babe" (1970) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[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. See more »


In 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!". See more »


His jokingly, nervous personality. See more »

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