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Chuck Woolery Net Worth

Chuck Woolery Net Worth is
$15 Million

Chuck Woolery Bio/Wiki 2017

Chuck Woolery Net Worth $15 Million

American Infamous game show host,Charles Herbert “Chuck” Woolery has an estimated net worth of $15 million. Initially set his sights on a vocation in the music industry, but made a slight detour when he joined the U.S. Navy instead. Still yearning to make music, Woolery went to Nashville and formed the rock band “Avant Garde.” The group landed in the Top 40 charts with all the song “Naturally Stoned”, which Woolery wrote and produced, but Avant Garde disbanded shortly afterward. Signing a solo record contract with RCA Records,Woolery moved to Los Angeles and broadened his aspirations to contain playing. Woolery got his first role as Mr. Dingle in New Zoo Revue, a syndicated series for children. The exact same year he was also the featured vocalist in the revised series Your Hit Parade.

It proved to be a guest appearance on The Merv Griffin Show that triggered Woolery’s livelihood as a game show host. After the show, Griffin encouraged him to audition to get a newly created game show called Wheel of Fortune. Woolery got the occupation along with the program premiered on NBC’s daytime schedule in January of 1975.

Woolery is possibly best known to television audiences as host of Love Connection, where he established the infamous “back in two and two.” Love Connection is currently part of GSN’s day lineup. During a part of the program’s 11-year run, Woolery simultaneously functioned as the host of Scrabble, holding the rare distinction of hosting two television game shows simultaneously.

In 1991, Woolery hosted his own syndicated talk show and later served as co-host of Household and Family to The Family Channel. Woolery joined The Dating Game in 1997 to relaunch the classic model of the most popular relationship show. In 1999, Woolery hosted the prime time game show Greed, which also airs on GSN.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameChuck Woolery
Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthMarch 16, 1941
Height1.88 m
ProfessionGame Show Host, Talk show host, Actor, Singer
EducationEastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University
SpouseKim Woolery, Teri Nelson, Jo Ann Pflug, Margaret Hays
ChildrenMelissa Woolery, Chad Woolery, Katharine Woolery, Michael Woolery, Cary Woolery, Sean Woolery
ParentsKatherine Woolery, Dan Woolery
SiblingsSue Woolery
Music GroupsThe Avant-Garde
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host
MoviesThe Treasure of Jamaica Reef, A Guide for the Married Woman, Bass Fishing: The Basics with Chuck Woolery
TV ShowsLove Connection, Wheel of Fortune, Lingo, Scrabble, The Dating Game, The Home and Family Show, Greed, New Zoo Revue, The Price Is Right, The Big Spin, Think Like a Cat, Chuck Woolery: Naturally Stoned

Interesting Facts

1As of 2016, he is the first game show emcee to have hosted four long-running shows.
2In Hollywood taping a new season of Lingo (2002) on the Game Show Network (GSN) cable network. [August 2005]
3While in the hospital, he tried to commit suicide.
4Is politically libertarian conservative.
5Is one of the founders of the political action committee Restart Congress, along with, among others, Michigan's 41st Secretary of State, Terri Lynn Land.
6With Jo Ann Pflug, he appeared alongside Bill Cullen and his wife Ann Mocamber along with Allen Ludden and his wife Betty White on Tattletales (1974) in 1974.
7He, alongside Bob Eubanks and Jamie Farr, was one of the three rotating hosts of the $250,000 Game Show Spectacular at the Las Vegas Hilton, until the show closed in April 2008.
8According to himself, when his show Love Connection (1983) was canceled, of the roughly 22,000 couples who met on the show, there were a total of 29 marriages, 8 engagements, and 15 children.
9His idols when he was very young were Bill Cullen and his ex-brother-in-law Tom Kennedy.
10Received a letter from Bob Barker who wanted to expressed his condolences on one of Woolery's three sons, Chad, who died in an motorcycle accident in 1986.
11At one point, he was going to be a guitarist and singer.
12Friends with: Michele Lee, Vicki Lawrence, Betty White, Bob Barker, Bob Eubanks, Bob Goen, Bill Cullen, Richard Dawson, Jim Lange, Jim Perry, Tom Kennedy, Geoff Edwards, Wink Martindale, Bill Rafferty, Peter Tomarken, Merv Griffin, Mark Goodson, Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak, Pat Finn, Monty Hall, Regis Philbin and Dick Clark.
13Ranked #8 as GSN's Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time.
14Had appeared on Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (1983), just a few days before he began hosting Scrabble (1984) for NBC.
15Spent two years in the U.S. Navy.
16In the mid-1960s, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to become a musician.
17Went to high school with future basketball player Harold Sergent.
18Missed a week's worth of episodes of Wheel of Fortune (1975), because he was in the hospital, hence, Alex Trebek subbed for him.
19Best known by the public as the host of Wheel of Fortune (1975), Love Connection (1983), Scrabble (1984) and Lingo (2002).
20Graduated from Ashland High School (now Paul G. Blazer High School) in Ashland, Kentucky, in 1959.
21Made a successful comeback with Love Connection (1983), after a two-year absence on television.
22Spokesman, "Generation America".
23Had a quadruple heart bypass operation on September 23, 1996.
24Father, with Margaret Hayes, of Cary, Katherine and Chad, who died in a motorcycle accident in 1986 at age 19; father, with Jo Ann Pflug, of daughter Melissa; father, with Teri Nelson, of sons Michael and Sean.
25Before he was a game show host, he was a singer and an actor.
26His longest lasting game show is Love Connection (1983). He hosted that show for 11 years (1983-1994). He hosted Scrabble (1984) on NBC for 7 years (1984-1990, 1993) and was the first host of Wheel of Fortune (1975) (1975-1981) before he left after a contract dispute with creator Merv Griffin (Pat Sajak took over and still is the host today). Woolery's most recent game show outputs were a short lived syndicated revival of The Dating Game (1997) from 1998 to 2000 and the big money game show Greed: The Series (1999) on FOX from 1999 to 2000. Starting in August of 2002, Chuck has been hosting Lingo (2002) on Game Show Network (GSN).
27A new version of Love Connection (1983) was attempted from 1998-1999. Comedian Pat Bullard took over the hosting from Woolery. Though it retained the original format, viewers unfamiliarity with Bullard and late night time slots in most markets hindered the show, and it ceased production after only one season.
28Over 2,000 episodes of Love Connection (1983) were taped in the 11 years he hosted the show (1983-1994), making it one of the longest lasting game shows in syndication.
29Former son-in-law of David Nelson.
30In addition to writing the #40 hit "Naturally Stoned" by the duo "The Avant-Garde", he was one half of the duo, along with Elkin Thomas Fowler (better known as Elkin 'Bubba' Fowler).
31Has eight children.
32Wrote 1968 hit (Billboard #40) "Naturally Stoned" by studio group Avant-Garde.
33Worked 39 days per year while hosting Love Connection (1983).
34On September 23, 1996, Woolery underwent quadruple-bypass heart surgery in Los Angeles.
35Attended Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.


1Hand sign language before each commercial break of two digits


1At the time I thought my career was on the rise. I had no idea it was Wheel of Fortune that was on the rise. The show escaped cancellation multiple times while I was hosting, so I wanted financial security in case NBC decided to dump it. Looking back at it, I let my ego get in the way of my decision making and it was a terrible mistake. I'm happy for the success Merv (Griffin) has had with the show. I have no idea if the show would become a huge hit if I stayed on board.
2[Of his current residence]: It's just like Venice Beach, California right in the middle of Texas. It's a very eclectic, interesting place. I like it.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Game or Audience Participation ShowWheel of Fortune (1983)Susan Stafford



Drop Dead Diva2009TV SeriesDream Judge / Host
Scrubs2004TV SeriesChuck Woolery
Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees1997TV MovieManager
Romance Theatre1982TV Series
Six Pack1982T.V. Commentator #2
$weepstake$1979TV SeriesTyler
A Guide for the Married Woman1978TV MovieTennis Pro
Sonic Boom1974ShortPilot Rogers
The Treasure of Jamaica Reef1974Victor Spivak
Love, American Style1973TV SeriesMr. Thompson (segment "Love and the Cozy Comrades")
New Zoo Revue1972TV SeriesMr. Dingle


Dolly1976TV Series performer - 1 episode


Fox and Friends2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
Cavuto on Business2014TV SeriesHimself (segment "B Side")
The Cleveland Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Don't Forget the Lyrics!2008TV SeriesHimself
Meow Mix Think Like a Cat Game Show2008TV MovieHimself - Host
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Lingo2002-2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
The Insider's Guide to Winning Game Show Millions2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Greatest Game Show Moments2007TV MovieHimself - Host
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
World Poker Tour2005TV SeriesHimself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2002-2004TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Chuck Woolery: Naturally Stoned2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 42003TV MovieHimself - Host
Pyramid2002TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Kiss the Bride2001TV MovieHimself - Host
Greed: The Series1999-2000TV SeriesHimself - Host
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHimself
TV Land's Ultimate Fan Search1999TV MovieHimself - Host
The Dating Game1998TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Magic Hour1998TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family1996-1997TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Co-Host
Maury1996TV SeriesHimself
Sister, Sister1996TV SeriesHimself
Melrose Place1995-1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself - Host
Scrabble1984-1990TV SeriesHimself - Host
Donahue1989TV SeriesHimself
Cold Feet1989Himself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
2271989TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987-1988TV SeriesHimself - Center Square / Himself
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1987TV SeriesHimself
Playboy: Playmate Playoffs1986Video documentaryHimself - Host
Hour Magazine1986TV SeriesHimself
The Big Spin1985TV SeriesHimself - Host (1985)
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Love Connection1983TV SeriesHimself - Host
Wheel of Fortune1975-1981TV SeriesHimself - Host
CHiPs1980TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1979TV SpecialHimself
The $1.98 Beauty Show1978TV SeriesHimself / judge
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
4th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Music Hall America1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Sweepstakes1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Dolly1976TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHimself - TV Game Show Host
The Magnificent Marble Machine1975TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1975TV SeriesHimself
Your Hit Parade1974TV SeriesHimself / Host
Tattletales1974TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1973TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesSinger

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