Les Charles

Les Charles was born in Henderson, Nevada. After attending college in California and earning an undergraduate degree in English, Charles became a high school English teacher. However, he would soon make the transition ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (8)

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

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

Writer

Frasier 1982 - 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 (2)

Facing the Giants 2006 (Movie)

Calvin The Ref (Actor)

Cheers 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Filth 2014 (Movie)

("Love Really Hurts Without You") (Song)
Other (1)

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

Assistant

Biography

Les Charles was born in Henderson, Nevada. After attending college in California and earning an undergraduate degree in English, Charles became a high school English teacher. However, he would soon make the transition to writing and producing for television. Along with his brother, Glen Charles, one of Charles's earliest successes was writing and producing episodes of "The Bob Newhart Show" in the late 1970s. By then, he had already earned writing credits for single episodes of "M*A*S*H" and "Mary Tyler Moore", as well as producing and writing for "Phyllis". Reaching moderate levels of success with these endeavors, Charles's career hit new heights when he began writing and producing for the hit series "Taxi" in 1978, and formed the production company Charles-Burrows-Charles with his brother and James Burrows. As much acclaim as "Taxi" received, Charles surpassed it by co-creating the television classic "Cheers", which ran for 11 seasons. Between the two series, Charles earned a total of 22 Emmy nominations with eight wins. Six years after "Cheers" ended, Charles and his brother would write the 1999 film "Pushing Tin", their only foray into film.

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