Glen Charles

Glen Charles grew up in a working class family, very close to his brother Les. After attending high school in Henderson, he enrolled in the University of Redlands, California, to study English. His first job as a writer ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (8)

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Doc 1975 - 1976, 1982 - 1993, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Writer

Frasier 1982 - 1993, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Creator

Oscar 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Writer

The Betty White Show 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

Phyllis 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Writer

The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (7)

Cheers 1982 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Flesh 'n' Blood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cheers: Special 200th Episode Celebration 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Tortellis 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

All Is Forgiven 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Taxi 1978 - 1983 (TV Show)

Producer

The Bob Newhart Show 1972 - 1978 (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (1)

Cheers 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Assistant

Biography

Glen Charles grew up in a working class family, very close to his brother Les. After attending high school in Henderson, he enrolled in the University of Redlands, California, to study English. His first job as a writer was as a copywriter for an advertising agency, but he had always hoped to work in the entertainment industry. He, and his brother, Les Charles, moved to Los Angeles and started to look for work, writing spec scripts for their favorite sitcoms. After no response from their first submission, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", they heard back from the hit sitcom "MASH", who liked one of their scripts and had it produced. After "MASH", the two of them were hired as writers for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" spin-off "Phyllis", then for "The Bob Newhart Show", before writing and producing their own sitcom, ",Taxi", starring Danny Devito and Christopher Lloyd. After the success of "Taxi", which ran for five seasons, they pulled together an incredible ensemble cast and created the now legendary sitcom "Cheers" and served as executive producers through its 11- year run. Following "Cheers", they created a spin-off sitcom that took the series to another level, "Frasier", which also ran for a staggering 11 seasons. Charles has worked with his brother on every script and project.

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