With eight successful game shows, few people know how to reinvent themselves better than Chuck Woolery. He has been called “one of the most recognizable faces in game show television” and has incredible appeal on-air because of his undeniable charm and affable “everyman” persona.
His latest reinvention has led him on a surprising journey as a YouTube sensation with a series of humorous political videos called “Save Us Chuck Woolery.” As the 2012 elections approached, Woolery was inspired to speak out about the problems plaguing the country. He decided to go against the grain and “come out” publicly as a rare Conservative in the entertainment industry, without aligning himself specifically with any political party or candidate.
Since the first “Save Us Chuck Woolery” video appeared in September 2012, the videos have become viral and have been viewed nearly 6 million times. These videos led to a popular 1-minute radio show that airs every day on radio stations across the country. Blunt Force TruthTM offers Chuck and relevant guests the opportunity to explore the issues that affect the nation more thoroughly in a longer podcast format.
As a young man, Woolery served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Enterprise. He soon discovered, however, that being in front of an audience simply came naturally. He began his career as a performer with the music group The Avante-Garde, whose hit “Naturally Stoned” climbed the Billboard charts in 1968. After working as a solo musician and landing some acting roles, Chuck found his calling as a game show host. In 1975, he became the first host of Wheel of Fortune and remained with the program for seven years. Since then, he has hosted a number of successful game and talk shows, including:
- Love Connection
- The Big Spin
- The Chuck Woolery Show
- The Home and Family Show
- The Dating Game
For his impressive career, Woolery was inducted into the American TV Game Show Hall of Fame in 2007. He made guest appearances on many popular television shows, including Melrose Place, Scrubs, Drop Dead Diva, plus many news programs.
He currently lives in Texas.