Chuck Lorre Biography
Chuck Lorre is an American TV and Film Director, Producer, Writer, Composer, and Actor who is best known for starring in the CBS series “Young Sheldon.” He is the co-creator and c0-producer of the film.
Chuck Lorre Education
Lorre attended the State University of New York at Potsdam after graduating from high school. However, he dropped out of the university 2 years after joining, to pursue a career as a songwriter. In his 2 year stint at the university, he “minored in LSD and majored in rock ‘n’ roll.”
Chuck Lorre Movies and TV shows / Career
Lorre is well-known as the “King of Sitcoms.” He has co-created, created, & produced sitcoms such as Cybill, Mike & Molly, The Kominsky Method, Grace Under Fire, Disjointed, Dharma & Greg, B Positive, How to Be a Bookie, Bob Hearts Abishola, United States of Al, and many others. Lorre has also been the executive producer of “Roseanne.” Lorre holds the 2019 Golden Globe Award for “The Kominsky Method,” as well as Golden Globe Awards for Cybill (1996) and Roseanne (1993).
When Lorre graduated from college, he toured the U.S. as a songwriter and guitarist. He was the writer of the song “French Kissin’ in the United States of America.” The song became a UK Top 10 hit. In the early ’80s, he started writing scripts for animated shows. Lorre’s 1st project was the DIC version of Heathcliff. He was the co-writer of the soundtrack to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the 1987 TV series.
Lorre began writing for sitcoms in the late ’80s, first working with the writing staff of “Roseanne.” There he was fired over irreconcilable creative differences. Regardless, his stint on Roseanne impressed and ingrained producers and this made him create his first show “Frannie’s Turn.” The show was however canceled after 5 weeks. His 2nd show as creator was “Grace Under Fire,” which premiered on ABC in the year 1993. This show was nominated at the 52nd Golden Globe Awards for Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy.
Lorre’s 3rd show was “Cybill,” airing 4 seasons on CBS. It earned critical acclaim, and in 1995 it won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. It also won Best Actress in a Television Series, and 2 Golden Globe Awards in the year 1996 for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
Lorre’s other awards include 4 BMI Television Music Awards for “Two and a Half Men,” the Hollywood Walk of Fame (March 12, 2009), and the Critics’ Choice Award for Creative Achievement (2019). In March 2012, Lorre was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
Chuck Lorre Age
Lorre is 70 years old as of 2022. He was born on October 18, 1952, in Bethpage, New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 18th of October every year.
Chuck Lorre Height
Lorre stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10.5 inches (1.79 m).
Chuck Lorre Family
Lorre was born to Robert Levine (late father) and Miriam Levine (mother). Both his parents are Jewish. There is no information regarding whether Hobby has any siblings.
Chuck Lorre Father
Lorre’s dad Robert Levine was the owner of the luncheonette, which did poorly and caused financial problems. He passed away in the year 1976. The reason for his death is unknown.
Chuck Lorre Ex-Wife
Lorre is neither in a relationship, married, nor engaged to anyone at the moment. He was previously married to Arielle Mandelson (a wellness, lifestyle, and health influencer). They tied the knot in September 2018 and divorced in the year 2022, due to unknown reasons. This was his 3rd marriage. His 2nd marriage was with Karen Witter (actress and former Playboy Playmate). Lorre and Karen were in marriage for a decade and divorced in July 2010, also due to unknown reasons.
After he divorced Karen, he engaged in a relationship with Emmanuelle Vaugier (Canadian model and actress) for 1 year (2010-2011). Emmanuelle has starred as the main character’s love interest and a ballet teacher in 12 episodes of “Two and a Half Men”. Lorre’s 1st marriage was with Paula Smith (his then-business partner). They tied the knot in the year 1979 and they divorced after 13 years, due to unknown reasons.
Chuck Lorre Children
Lorre and his 1st wife Paula Smith were blessed with 2 kids, Nicole Lorre (daughter) and Asa Lorre (son). He likes spending his spare time with his children.
Chuck Lorre Net Worth
Lorre has an annual estimated net worth ranging from $500,000 to $1 Million.
Chuck Lorre Young Sheldon
Lorre is the co-creator and co-producer of the CBS sitcom “Young Sheldon.” He co-created the film with Steven Molaro (an American TV producer & writer). He and Steven created and produced the film with Lorre’s production company called Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. Young Sheldon is a spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory and Revord has played the main role from 2017 to the present. The show has so far released 5 seasons and the sixth season is set to be released in 2023.
Chuck Lorre Production Company
Lorre is the founder of a private TV production company, Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. He founded the company on January 10, 2000. The company is known for producing series and shows, including the long-running TV series “Two and a Half Men,” “Mom,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “Young Sheldon.” It entered a 4-year production pact with Warner Bros. Television in September 1999. The company entered the pact for an estimated US$8 million annually.
Chuck Lorre Vanity Cards
The unique vanity cards for Lorre’s production company, Chuck Lorre Productions, have become a “trademark” for him. It began with Dharma & Greg and used for every one of his programs since. An Apple Macintosh computer was used for his production card on the earlier Cybill and Grace Under Fire. Normally, he uses a different message at the end of each episode of his productions, which reads like an observation, essay, or editorial on life. This card appears only for a few seconds, therefore, longer messages require the viewer to pause at the right spot or visit the website where he posts the cards. His vanity cards’ compilation was published in “What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Bitter,” (a coffee table book), which was released on October 16, 2012.
Chuck Lorre Health / Illness
Lorre once publicly revealed his struggle with the autoimmune disease ulcerative colitis, which he has been struggling with for many years. Also, he struggles with depression, anger/rage, and worry. He stated in an interview that if he was put in paradise he would concentrate on one thing that will make him angry.
Chuck Lorre Real Name / Name Change
Lorre changed his surname from Levine to Lorre in the year 1978, when he was 26 years old.
Chuck Lorre Drunk
Lorre revealed to Entertainment Weekly (EW) that he was addicted to drinking in his past, in the year 2011. He stated that he “led a dissolute youth until 47.” Lorre was in recovery when he reached 47 years old. He also revealed that substance-related issues are also a recurring theme in his work.