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Chuck Barris

Knowledge Identifier: +Chuck_Barris


Chuck Barris

American game show creator, producer, and host add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1953.

Countries: United States (72%), France (16%), Canada (4%)

Main connections: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Barris Industries, George Clooney

Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, Ford Motor Company, CBS, Kleenex




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Chuck Barris was born in 1953 add something


Barris created several other short-lived game shows for ABC in the 1960s and for syndication in the 1970s, all of which revolved around a common theme: the game play normally derived its interest from the excitement, vulnerability, embarrassment, or anger of the contestants or participants in the game add something


In Barris's biography, he claims to have worked for the Central Intelligence Agency as an assassin in the 1960s and the 1970s add something


Recorded by Freddy Cannon, it peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 12, 1962, the biggest hit of Cannon's career add something


Barris first became successful during 1965 with his first game show creation, "The Dating Game", on ABC. On this show, which was hosted by Jim Lange, three bachelors or "bachelorettes" competed for the favor of a contestant of the opposite sex blocked from their view add something


Barris formed his production company "'Chuck Barris Productions"' on June 14, 1965 add something


Barris Industries - One known employee that was a longtime announcer for Chuck Barris Productions was Johnny Jacobs, who had served from 1965 until his death in 1982


Barris Industries - Barris founded his company on June 14, 1965 as "'Chuck Barris Productions"'


Unlike with the 1970s version of "Treasure Hunt", Barris did not have direct involvement with the production of the show itself add something


William S. Burroughs - In 1972, Burroughs and Southern unsuccessfully attempted to adapt "Naked Lunch" for the screen in conjunction with American game-show producer Chuck Barris


In 1973, Barris released an LP of television game show music, "Chuck Barris Presents Themes From TV Game Shows" add something


However, Barris became a public figure in 1976 when he produced and served as the host of the talent contest spoof "The Gong Show", which he packaged in partnership with TV producer Chris Bearde add something


One of its most infamous incidents came on the NBC version in 1978, when he presented an onstage act consisting of two young women slowly and suggestively sucking Popsicles add something


He hosted a short lived primetime variety hour for NBC from February to April 1978, called "The Chuck Barris Rah-Rah Show," essentially a noncompetitive knock-off of "Gong" add something


During the winter of 1980, Barris attempted to rebuild by bringing back another game show that was not an original of his, "Camouflage", in which contestants answered questions for the chance to locate a "hidden object" concealed within a cartoon-type drawing add something


In 1980, he starred in and directed "The Gong Show Movie" add something


In the early 1980s, Patton was even pointed out by tour guides of incoming NBC tours as his onscreen character, while at the same time adhering to his more typical off-camera work duties add something


The show would air for eleven of the next fifteen years and be revived twice in the 1980s and 1990s add something


"Gong Show" and "Dating Game" ended otherwise successful syndicated runs in 1980 because of the "Three's a Crowd" and "Newlywed" controversies, likely because stations were fearful of community and advertiser retribution on account of Barris' reputation add something


By September 1980, for the first time in his company's history, Barris had no shows in production add something


After a week-long trial of "The Newlywed Game" on ABC in 1984 , Barris produced the daily "Newlywed Game" in syndication from 1985 to 1989, with original host Eubanks add something


Barris, by this time living in France, came back again in 1984 and formed Barris Industries add something


Barris Industries - They renamed Chuck Barris Productions, Inc. to "'Barris Industries, Inc."' In 1985, Barris Industries formed an ad-sales barter called "'Clarion Communications"'


Chuck Barris sold his shares of Barris Industries, Inc. in 1987 to Burt Sugarman and left to move back to France and was no longer directly involved in his media company add something


"The Gong Show" would return for one season in 1988, now hosted by "True" Don Bleu add something


On September 7, 1989, Barris Industries was renamed as the "'Guber-Peters Entertainment Company"' add something


Sony revived "Dating" and "Newlywed" from 1996 to 1999 add something


Della died of a drug overdose from alcohol and cocaine in 1998 at age 36 add something


Sony revived "The Gong Show" in 1998, this time as "Extreme Gong", a Game Show Network original production add something


Sam Rockwell - After appearances as a bumbling actor in 1999's science fiction satire "Galaxy Quest", in the 1999 Shakespeare adaptation "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as Flute, and as gregarious villain Eric Knox in "Charlie's Angels" , Rockwell won the biggest leading role of his career as "The Gong Show" host Chuck Barris in George Clooney's 2002 directorial debut, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"


Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - In December 2000, Ben Stiller was in discussions to star as Chuck Barris, with Bryan Singer directing and Clooney still aboard


Bryan Singer - In early 2001, Singer was planning to direct "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" with Johnny Depp in the lead role, from Charlie Kaufman's script based on the Chuck Barris book of the same name


A 2002 feature film version, directed by George Clooney and starring Sam Rockwell, depicts Barris as killing 33 people add something


Dick Clark - Clark appeared in interview segments of another 2002 film, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind", which was based on the "unauthorized autobiography" of Chuck Barris


George Clooney - Clooney made his directorial debut in the 2002 film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, an adaptation of the autobiography of TV producer Chuck Barris.


Michael Cera - In 2002, Cera played the young Chuck Barris in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" and he provided the voice for Brother Bear in "The Berenstain Bears" animated series


Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - "'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"' is a 2002 biographical spy comedy film depicting the life of popular game show host and producer Chuck Barris, who claimed to have been an assassin for the Central Intelligence Agency


Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - George Clooney, Chuck Barris, Sam_Rockwell, "Behind The Scenes of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind", 2003, Miramax Home Entertainment and Curtis Hanson instantly agreed to direct with Sean Penn in the lead role and George Clooney and Drew Barrymore attached to co-star


Barris wrote a sequel, "Bad Grass Never Dies", in 2004 add something


Sony and MTV Networks' Comedy Central collaborated on a fourth "Gong Show" revival as "The Gong Show with Dave Attell" in 2008; this did sell and aired on Comedy Central from July to September 2008 add something


Interviewed on the NPR program "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" on August 1, 2009, Barris said that the Newlywed Game was the easiest program he had developed: "All I needed was four couples, eight questions, and a washer-dryer add something


Barris published "Della: A Memoir of My Daughter" in 2010 about the death of his only child, who died in 1998 after a long struggle with drug addiction add something


Barris died on March 21, 2017, of natural causes at the age of 87 at his home in Palisades, New York, where he lived with wife, Mary Clagett add something