Net Worth: $15 Million
- Source of Wealth TV personality (Game show host), Actor
- Nationality United States
About Chuck Woolery
American Legendary game show host,Charles Herbert “Chuck” Woolery has an estimated net worth of $15 million.Originally set his sights on a career in the music industry, but made a slight detour when he joined the U.S. Navy instead.Following his two years of naval service, Woolery studied economics and sociology at Morehead State University in Morehead,Kentucky.After college,the Kentucky native held various jobs including positions as a wine consultant for a leading German importer and as a sales representative at Pillsbury.
Still yearning to make music, Woolery went to Nashville and formed the rock band “Avant Garde.” The band landed on the Top 40 charts with 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 include acting.
Woolery landed his first role as Mr. Dingle in New Zoo Revue, a syndicated series for children.He went on to co-star with Cheryl Ladd and Rosie Grier in his first feature film,1974’s Treasure of Jamaica Reef. That same year he was also the featured vocalist on the revised series Your Hit Parade.
It was a guest appearance on The Merv Griffin Show that triggered Woolery’s career as a game show host. After the show, Griffin invited him to audition for a newly created game show called Wheel of Fortune. Woolery got the job and the program premiered on NBC’s daytime schedule in January of 1975. Woolery’s seven-year run as host of Wheel of Fortune earned him an Emmy award nomination for Best Host of a Game Show (1997-98 season).
Woolery is perhaps 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 time lineup.During part of the program’s 11-year run, Woolery simultaneously served 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 Home and Family on The Family Channel. Woolery joined The Dating Game in 1997 to re-launch the vintage version of the popular relationship show. In 1999, he hosted the prime time game show Greed, which also airs on GSN. For the past 7 years, Woolery has been hosting Lingo for GSN and recently guest starred on Lifetime’s new hour dramady Drop Dead Diva (2009).