Glen and Les Charles
Glen and Les Charles
Brothers Glen (left) and Les Charles (right) co-wrote the Season 4 M*A*S*H episode "The Late Captain Pierce".
Personal Information
Nationality American
Born: Glen: (1943-02-18) February 18, 1943 (age 75)
Les: (1947-11-02) November 2, 1947 (age 70)
Birthplace: Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
Screenwriters, producers
Series connection
Appeared on/Involved with: M*A*S*H
Episode appearances/
Involved with:
"The Late Captain Pierce" in Season 4
Jobs/Role(s): Writer
Known for: co-produced the TV series Taxi and Cheers

Glen Gerald Charles (born on February 18, 1943) and Les Charles (born on November 2, 1947) are American writers and producers, notably of Taxi and Cheers.[1][2] They were born and raised in Henderson, Nevada, a Mormons.[3][4]

The Charles brothers attended University of Redlands. Glen graduated in 1965, and Les graduated in 1971.[5] Glen began his professional life as an advertising copywriter, but moved into television. Both Glen and Les began their television careers together as writer and producers for The Bob Newhart Show, created and produced Taxi, formed the Charles-Burrows-Charles production company with James Burrows, and created and produced the television series Cheers. The brothers also co-wrote the screenplay for the 1999 film, Pushing Tin. Both were credited in every episode of Frasier as the creator of the "Frasier Crane" character from Cheers.

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  1. The Los Angeles Times
  2. Glen Charles - Archive Interview. Retrieved on 19 October 2011.
  3. "Splitting Up Takes Nights For Sam, Diane Of 'Cheers'", The Blade, The Associated Press, May 3, 1984, p. P6. 
  4. Raftery, Brian. ""The Best TV Show That's Ever Been"", GQ, October 2012. Retrieved on September 27, 2012. 
  5. Notable Alumni. University of Redlands. Retrieved on August 17, 2012.

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