Knowledge Identifier: +Chuck_Barris
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
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
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
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
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
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
Barris Industries - They renamed Chuck Barris Productions, Inc. to "'Barris Industries, Inc."' In 1985, Barris Industries formed an ad-sales barter called "'Clarion Communications"'
On September 7, 1989, Barris Industries was renamed as the "'Guber-Peters Entertainment Company"'
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"
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
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 - 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 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