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Chuck is a masculine given name or a nickname for Charles or Charlie. It may refer to:


Arts and entertainment

  • Chuck Alaimo, American saxophonist, leader of the Chuck Alaimo Quartet
  • Chuck Barris (1929–2017), American TV producer
  • Chuck Berry (1926–2017), American rock and roll musician
  • Chuck Brown (1936–2012), American guitarist and singer
  • Chuck Close (born 1940), American painter and photographer
  • Chuck Comeau (born 1979), Canadian drummer
  • Chuck D (born 1960), stage name of Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, American rapper
  • Chuck Garric, rock bassist of Alice Cooper
  • Charlton Heston, "Chuck", (1923–2008), American actor and political activist
  • Chuck Holmes (entrepreneur) (1945–2000), American entrepreneur and philanthropist, founded Falcon Studios
  • Chuck Jones (1912–2002), American animator, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films
  • Chuck Leavell (born 1952), American pianist and keyboardist
  • Chuck Lorre (born 1952), American television writer, director, producer, composer, and production manager
  • Chuck Mangione (born 1940), American flugelhorn player and composer
  • Chuck Norris (born 1940), American martial artist, actor and media personality
  • Chuck Palahniuk (born 1962), American novelist and freelance journalist
  • Chuck Schuldiner (1967–2001), American singer, songwriter, and guitarist
  • Chuck Traynor (1937–2002), American pornographer
  • Charles F. Walker, American historian
  • Chuck Willis (1928–58), American blues singer and songwriter
  • Chuck Woolery (born 1941), American actor, singer and game show host



  • Chuck Fager (born 1942), American activist, author, editor, publisher, and prominent member of the Religious Society of Friends
  • Chuck Grassley (born 1933), senior United States senator from Iowa, serving since 1981
  • Chuck Hagel (born 1946), United States Secretary of Defense, February 27, 2013 to February 13, 2015
  • Chuck Schumer (born 1950), politician, and senior United States senator from New York, serving since 1999


  • Chuck Hull (born 1939), inventor of 3D printing
  • Chuck Testa (born 1956), American taxidermist
  • Chuck Yeager (1923–2020), retired brigadier general in the United States Air Force and record-setting test pilot
  • Charles W. Mooney Jr., American, the Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Professor of Law, and former interim Dean, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School

Fictional characters

See also