Chuck Woolery Bio, Age, Family, Game Shows, Music and Net Worth
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Who is Chuck Woolery?
Chuck Woolery is an American former game show host, talk show host, and musician. He has had long-running tenures hosting several game shows. Woolery was the original host of Wheel of Fortune, the original incarnation of Love Connection, Scrabble, and during a brief revival in, Greed on Fox from 1999 to 2000, and Lingo on Game Show Network from 2002 to 2007.
Chuck Woolery’s Career
In the early 1960s, he sang and played the double bass with a folk song trio called The Bordered. He also sang in a duo called The Avant-Garde who was in the psychedelic pop genre. The other half of the duo was Bubba Fowler. They signed to Columbia Records and had a Top 40 hit with “Naturally Stoned” in 1968, bringing the duo one-hit-wonder status. During this time, he worked as a truck driver to supplement his income. They released three singles.
As a solo artist, he released five records with Columbia. After 1970, he signed with RCA and released “Forgive My Heart”. In 1971, another single “Love Me, Love Me” failed to make any impact. He then turned to action. In the late 1970s, he returned to his singing career. Woolery charted on Hot Country Songs with “Painted Lady” and “The Greatest Love Affair”. Between 1977 and 1980, Woolery recorded for Warner Bros. Records and Epic Records as a solo artist, with two low-charting singles on Hot Country Songs.
Woolery is credited as co-writer (with Dan Hoffman) of “The Joys of Being a Woman”, the single from the 1971 Tammy Wynette album ‘We Sure Can Love Each Other’ (the single peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Singles chart).
Acting and hosting career
As an actor, he has appeared with Stephen Boyd, Rosey Grier and Cheryl Ladd in the mid-1970s film The Treasure of Jamaica Reef. He appeared as himself in the 1989 film Cold Feet that starred Keith Carradine and Rip Torn. Woolery performed as Mr Dingle on the children’s television series New Zoo Revue in the early 1970s. During that time, he made his first game show appearance on an episode of Tattletales in 1974, alongside then-wife Jo Ann Pflug. Starting as a singer, Woolery appeared on an episode of Your Hit Parade. On January 6, 1975, he began hosting Wheel of Fortune at the suggestion of creator Merv Griffin, who had seen Woolery sing on The Tonight Show. Woolery hosted the show for six years.
In 1981, he was involved in a salary dispute with the program’s producers; he said in a 2007 interview that he demanded a raise from $65,000 a year to about $500,000 a year because the program was drawing a 44 share at the time, and other hosts were making that much. Griffin offered Woolery $400,000 a year, and NBC offered to pay the additional $100,000, but after Griffin threatened to move the program to CBS, NBC withdrew the offer. Woolery’s contract was not renewed and his final episode aired on December 25, 1981. Pat Sajak replaced him.
Woolery hosted Love Connection (1983–1994), The Big Spin (1985), Scrabble (1984–1990, 1993), Home & Family (1996–1998, co-host), The Dating Game (1997–1999), Greed (1999–2000), TV Land Ultimate Fan Search (1999–2000) and Lingo (2002–2007). In addition, he was the subject of short-lived reality television, Chuck Woolery: Naturally Stoned (originally titled Chuck Woolery: Behind the Lingo) in 2003. He also hosted his own talk show, The Chuck Woolery Show, which lasted for only a few months in 1991. He hosted The Price Is Right Live! at Harrah’s Entertainment casinos, and appeared in the live stage show “$250,000 Game Show Spectacular” at the Westgate Las Vegas until April 2008.
Since 2012, Woolery has hosted a nationally syndicated radio commentary show, Save Us, Chuck Woolery, which grew out of his YouTube videos. After two years as host, Woolery began a long-format podcast, Blunt Force Truth. With co-host Mark Young, Woolery expands on his conservative political ideals and current events, often inviting guest experts to join the conversation.
Woolery has spoken in favour of American conservatism. He is an active supporter of the Republican Party and has mainly donated to Republican and conservative causes. He is a gun-rights activist. Woolery was accused of antisemitism after a series of tweets in May 2017, including this message: “Believe it or not. Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin were both Jewish. I was shocked to find, most of the original Soviet Communists were Jewish.” Despite the fact that Marx and Lenin had Jewish ancestry, the tweet led to accusations of antisemitism against Woolery.
In response to the criticism, Woolery tweeted: “Amazing to me, I point out that Marx and Lenin were Jewish, the fact of history, and now I’m being called anti-Semitic? why do people do this?” On July 12, 2020, Woolery tweeted conspiracy theories that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors, the media, and Democratic Party were lying about the COVID-19 pandemic. President Donald Trump retweeted Woolery’s claims. The following day, Woolery tweeted that his son had tested positive for the virus and that the “COVID-19 pandemic is real”. His Twitter account was briefly made private.
How Old is Chuck Woolery?
Woolery was born on March 16, 1941,Ashland, Kentucky, U.S. He is currently 80 years old.
Chuck Woolery‘s Family
Who are Chuck Woolery’s parents?
Woolery’ parents are Dan and Katherine Woolery.
Does Chuck Woolery have siblings?
Woolery has a sister named Sue Woolery.
Chuck Woolery‘s Education
Woolery’s educational background is currently unavailable.
Chuck Woolery‘s wife
Woolery has been married four times and has at least five children. Woolery and his first wife, Margaret Hayes, had two children together, Katherine and Chad. Chad was killed in a motorcycle accident in January 1986. In 1972, he married actress Jo Ann Pflug and they divorced in 1980. They had a daughter together, Melissa. With third wife Teri Nelson, the adopted daughter of actor David Nelson (and granddaughter of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson), he has two sons, Michael and Sean. Woolery married Kim Barnes in 2006.
Chuck Woolery’s Net Worth
Woolery has an estimated net worth of $15 million.
Woolery stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in tall and weighs around 90 kg.