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Chuck Barris (1929–2017)


Chuck Barris was born on June 3, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Hirsch Barris. He was a producer, known for X: First Class (2011), The Gong Show (1976) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016). He was married to Mary Clagett Kane, Robin Altman and Lynne Frances Levy. He died on March 21, 2017 in Palisades, ... See full bio »

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 1986 Bamboozle (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986 The All-New Dating Game (TV Series) (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 Special) (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) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Premiere Show (1969) ... (executive producer)
 1969 The Mama Cass Television Program (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1966-1968 The Newlywed Game (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 28 September 1968 (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 11 July 1966 (1966) ... (executive producer)
 1968 Operation: Entertainment (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.1 (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... (executive 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 Dating Game (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 October 1966 (1966) ... (producer)
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Other Works:

(novel) "The Big Question: A Novel of Reality Television by the Author of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind". New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007. ISBN 141653525X See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

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[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 ... See more »

Trivia:

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 »

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His jokingly, nervous personality. See more »

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