Charles Pratt Jr.

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Charles Pratt Jr.
Born (1955-01-06) January 6, 1955 (age 63)
Other names
  • Charles A. Pratt Jr.
  • Chuck Pratt
Citizenship American
Occupation television writer, producer, director

Charles Pratt Jr. (born January 6, 1955[citation needed]) is an American television writer, producer and director.

In September 2014, it was revealed that Pratt had been hired as head writer and co-executive producer of The Young and the Restless.[1] In September 2016, it was confirmed that Pratt was leaving his position at The Young and the Restless to become show-runner and executive producer of the primetime series, Star.[2][3]

Daytime soap opera positions held[edit]

All My Children (hired by Brian Frons)

  • Head writer: August 27, 2008 – February 15, 2010
  • Co-head writer (with Lorraine Broderick): February 8 – 15, 2010
  • Consulting producer: August 20, 2008 – November 2009

General Hospital

Santa Barbara

  • Script Writer: 1985–1986
  • Co-head writer (with Anne Howard Bailey): December 1986 – January 1989
  • Head writer: January 1989 – May 1990

Sunset Beach

  • Created show with Robert Guza Jr. and Josh Griffith
  • Executive Storyline Consultant: 1997

The Young and the Restless (hired by Jill Farren Phelps)

Other positions held[edit]

Beverly Hills, 90210

  • Director: January 28, 1998 – "Rebound"

Cruel Intentions 2

  • Executive Producer: 2001

Desperate Housewives

Gabriel's Fire

  • Executive Storyline Consultant: 1991
  • Writer: 1990-1991; "Postcards from the Faultline", "Belly of the Beast", “Windows”

The Lying Game

  • Executive Producer: 2011–2013
  • Developer

Melrose Place

  • Writer: 1992–1999
  • Executive Producer: Late 1990s
  • Director: 1996–1999
  • Wrote and directed the last episode

Models Inc.

  • Executive Producer: 1994

Pacific Palisades

  • Consultant
  • Director

The Colbys

  • Writer: January 16, 1986 – "The Turning Point"

Titans

  • Head writer: 2000
  • Executive Producer: 2000

Ugly Betty

  • Consulting Producer: 2007–2010

The Apostles (directed by David McNally)

  • Creator: 2007

Full House

  • "A Pinch for a Pinch" aired on October 26, 1990.

Star

  • Executive Producer: 2016–2017

Awards and nominations[edit]

Pratt has been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmys. He won the 1991 Emmy for Outstanding Writing Team with Sheri Anderson, Samuel D. Ratcliffe, Maralyn Thoma, Josh Griffith, Robert Guza Jr., Linda Hammer, Lynda Myles, Frank Salisbury, and Richard Culliton

Head writing tenure[edit]

Preceded by
Bridget and Jerome Dobson
Head writer of Santa Barbara
(with Anne Howard Bailey: December 1986–January 1989)

December 1986 – May 1990
Succeeded by
Sheri Anderson
Maralyn Thoma
Preceded by
Megan McTavish
Head writer of General Hospital
(with Robert Guza Jr.)

June 13, 2002 – March 10, 2006
Succeeded by
Robert Guza Jr.
Preceded by
James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten
Head writer of All My Children
(with Lorraine Broderick: February 8–15, 2010)

August 27, 2008 – February 15, 2010
Succeeded by
Lorraine Broderick
Preceded by
Shelly Altman
Jean Passanante
Tracey Thomson
Head writer of The Young and the Restless
(with Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante and Tracey Thomson: January 16–March 18, 2015)

January 16, 2015 – December 6, 2016
Succeeded by
Sally Sussman Morina

Executive producing tenure[edit]

Preceded by
Bridget and Jerome Dobson
Jeffrey Hayden
Executive Producer of Santa Barbara
(with Bridget and Jerome Dobson)

October – November 1984
Succeeded by
Bridget and Jerome Dobson
Mary-Ellis Bunim
Preceded by
Jill Farren Phelps
Executive Producer of The Young and the Restless
(with Jill Farren Phelps: January 16, 2015 – July 12, 2016)
(with Mal Young: July 13 – December 6, 2016)

January 16, 2015 – December 6, 2016
Succeeded by
Mal Young
Sally Sussman

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/yr-hires-new-head-writer
  2. ^ Roots, Kimberly (September 13, 2016). "Ex-Y&R Headwriter Chuck Pratt Named New Showrunner of Lee Daniels' Star". TVLine. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on September 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ SOD (September 13, 2016). "New Gig For Y&R's Charles Pratt, Jr". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Retrieved September 13, 2016. 

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