About Chuck Schodowski

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Chuck Schodowski, author of Big Chuck!

Photo © Chet Roberts / WJW TV 8

    Chuck Schodowski

    Chuck Schodowski began his television career as an engineer at KYW Channel 3 in 1960, then moved to WJW TV8 for a temporary position that lasted for 47 years. Schodowski appeared in humorous sketches with Ernie “ Ghoulardi” Anderson on the late-night TV show Shock Theater and eventually took over as co-host with Bob “ Hoolihan” Wells. Later he co-hoseted The Big Chuck & Lil' John Show, with Lil' John Rinaldi. He is the recipient of two-dozen local Emmys, numerous television and film awards, and a Grammy nomination. Schodowski retired from television in 2007 but continues to make public appearances and host the annual Ghoulardifest.

    Books by Chuck Schodowski

    Big Chuck! by Chuck Schodowski
    Big Chuck!
    My Favorite Stories from 47 Years on Cleveland TV
    by Chuck Schodowski | Tom Feran

    Cleveland TV legend “ Big Chuck” Schodowski tells hundreds of funny and surprising stories from a lifetime in television— in his familiar, good-natured, Cleveland-to-the-bone style.

    Since 1960, Chuck has been on camera, behind the camera, and in the d . . . [Read More]


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