Chuck Barris

Once lambasted by critics, who dubbed him the King of Schlock, the Baron of Bad Taste and the Ayatollah of Trasherola, television producer and game show personality Chuck Barris hammed it up as host of one of the 1970's ... Read more »
Born: 06/02/1929

Filmography

Producer (14)

The All New Dating Game 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The All New Newlywed Game 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Newlywed Game 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Leave It to the Women 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Camouflage 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Dating Game 1965 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Gong Show Movie 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Newlywed Game 1965 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Three's a Crowd 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The $1.98 Beauty Show 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The New Treasure Hunt 1973 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Your Hit Parade 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Parent Game 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Treasure Hunt (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (9)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

Actual Barris (Actor)

Clive James 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gong Show 1976 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gong Show Movie 1980 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Chuck Barris Rah-Rah Show 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gong Show 1975 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Hugo Pool (TV Show)

Actor
Music (5)

Minions 2015 (Movie)

("The Dating Game") (Song)

X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

("Palisades Park") (Song)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

("The Dating Game") (Theme Music)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

("Palisades Park") (Song)

Roger & Me 1989 (Movie)

("The Newlywed Game Theme") (Song)
Writer (3)

The Gong Show with Dave Attell 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Creator

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

(from novel: "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind: An Unauthorized Autobiography") (Source Material)

The Gong Show Movie 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

The Gong Show Movie 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Once lambasted by critics, who dubbed him the King of Schlock, the Baron of Bad Taste and the Ayatollah of Trasherola, television producer and game show personality Chuck Barris hammed it up as host of one of the 1970's most ridiculed programs, "The Gong Show" (ABC, 1976-1980). Operating on the basic idea that anyone will do anything to get on television - even humiliate themselves before millions - Barris developed a series of infamous shows where people from all walks of life did just that. Prior to his stint as emcee on "The Gong Show," Barris created "The Dating Game" (ABC, 1965-1986) and "The Newlywed Game" (ABC, 1966-1974), both of which changed the game show format, while acknowledging for perhaps the first time on television that couples actually had sex. Despite routine savaging at the hands of critics, Barris' creations netted him millions and at least a dubious celebrity. In 1984, after he had left the airwaves, Barris published an autobiography claiming he moonlighted as a CIA hit man, leading to questions about his sanity. But the book also spawned a film adaptation, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (2002), which took semi-seriously his claim that he used his "Dating Game" chaperoning duties as cover to assassinate communist spies. Regardless of what one thought of Barris - a vast majority felt he catered to the lowest common denominator - there was no denying the indelible mark he left on television, even if it did land below the belt.

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