Charles Michael "Chuck" Lorre (born October 18, 1952) is an American television director, writer, producer, composer, and actor. He changed his surname from Levine to Lorre at the age of 26.

Lorre was born in Plainview, New York, to a Jewish family. He was given the Hebrew name Chaim. His father, Robert, opened a luncheonette that did poorly, which caused financial problems. After graduating from high school, Lorre attended the State University of New York at Potsdam, dropping out after two years to pursue a career as a songwriter.

During his two years at college he "majored in rock 'n' roll and pot and minored in LSD". He was given the nickname the "King of Sitcoms" during the 2010s, he has created and produced sitcoms including "Grace Under Fire" "Cybill", "Dharma & Greg", "Two and a Half Men" "The Big Bang Theory", "Mike & Molly" "Mom," "Young Sheldon", "The

Kominsky Method" "Disjointed", "Bob Hearts Abishola", "B Positive", and "The United States of Al". He also served as an executive producer of "Roseanne". He won Golden Globe Awards for "Roseanne" (1993) and "Cybill" (1996), and won the 2019 Golden Globe Award for "The Kominsky Method ".

Chuck Lorre received the 2,380th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on March 12, 2009.

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