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

  • Two book cover images: Ghoulardi by Tom Feran and R. D. Heldenfels; and Big Chuck! by Chuck Schodowski

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  • Big Chuck!: My Favorite Stories from 47 Years on Cleveland TV, a book by Chuck Schodowski and Tom Feran from Gray & Company, Publishers – front cover

    Big Chuck!