Chuck Lorre – Family, Family Tree

by Jessica Sara

When it comes to small television and Hollywoood, very few people have been as successful as Chuck Lorre with behind the scene jobs! He holds the record of producing massively popular sitcoms and writing some popular chartbusters. This talented Jewish American television writer had also proved his mettle as composer, producer and director.

Chuck Lorre

From the 1990s till date, Lorre has produced and written a number of successful sitcoms, including Dharma & Greg, Grace Under Fire and The Big Bang Theory. All of these shows have won a wide public and critical acclaim along with equal number of awards.

Chuck Lorre began his career as a touring songwriter and musician and tasted success with hits like “French Kissin’ in the USA”. However, after 1986, his focus shifted to scripting sitcoms. After working briefly with Rosanen, he decided to make writing his niche.

Chuck Lorre

Sitcoms like ‘Cybill’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ were met with widespread applause and popularity. Lorre bagged plum awards for his contribution to the television industry. He was inducted into the coveted Television Academy Hall of Fame two years ago.

Chuck Lorre Family Profile

Below is the family profile of Chuck Lorre:

Lorre Parents

Lorre was born as Charles Michael Levine in New York’s Bethpage on 18 October 1952. He did not have a happy childhood and this was one factor that led to changing his name.

Lorre Siblings

Not much is known about the siblings of Chuck Lorre.

Lorre’s Spouses – Paula Smith and Karen Witter 

Chuck Lorre was married twice in life and both of the marriages ended in divorce, unfortunately.

In 1979, Lorre tied the knot with Paula Smith, his business partner. They had 2 children. The business partnership and marriage lasted for 13 years. They filed for divorce in 1992.


Lorre married again, this time to  Karen Rachel Witter who had been a playmate for famous Palyboy Magazine and actress. After marrying her in 2001, Lorre had two kids with the model. When she was married, Karen used the surname of her spouse. This marriage lasted only till 2010. Since then Lorre has remained single, though he has been in and out of relationships.

Children of Chuck Lorre

Not much is known about the kids of Chuck Lorre.

Lorre Family Net Worth

Chuck Lorre

The estimated Net worth of Chuck Lorre is approx $600 million.