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Leslie Moonves

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Effective president and CEO from the CBS Corporation. He began as an acting professional before getting the CEO of CBS. His performing work could possibly be observed in Cannon, The Six Mil Dollar Guy, and other Television classics. He was regularly mocked by David Letterman as well as made occasional looks within the comedian’s late-night chat show. He wedded his second wife Julie Chen, the sponsor of the favorite reality show YOUR GOVERNMENT on CBS. He once sued Howard Stern for breaching his agreement.

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Full Name Leslie Moonves
Date Of Birth October 6, 1949
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Business Executive
Education Bucknell University, Valley Stream Central High School
Nationality American
Spouse Julie Chen, Nancy Wiesenfeld, Julie Chen, Nancy Wiesenfeld
Children Charlie Moonves, Sara Moonves, Adam Moonves, Michael Moonves
Parents Herman Moonves, Josephine Schleifer
Siblings Jon Moonves
Awards PGA Milestone Award
Movies Frankie and Johnny Are Married
Star Sign Libra

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1Was appointed, along with MTV Networks chief, Tom Freston, as co-President and co-COO of Viacom (parent company of CBS, Paramount Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Simon & Schuster, among other entertainment properties). [July 2004]
2Father, with Julie Chen, of a son, Charlie, born September 24, 2009.
3Les and his wife, Julie Chen, are expecting their first child, due October 4, 2009 [April 21, 2009].
4Children, with Nancy Wiesenfeld: Adam Moonves, Sara Moonves, and Michael Moonves.
5Elected to CBS Corp. Board of Directors in July 1999.
6President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Television since April 1998.
7Joined CBS as President of CBS Entertainment in July 1995.
8Became President of Warner Bros. Television in July 1993.
9From 1989 to 1993, he was President of Lorimar Television.
10Is currently the president of CBS.
11Was trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frankie and Johnny Are Married2003Les Moonves (as Les Moonves)
The Nanny1997TV SeriesLeslie Moonves
Midnight Caller1989TV SeriesAdam
Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb1980TV Movie
The Six Million Dollar Man1977TV SeriesBob Kemps
Gemini Man1976TV Mini-SeriesGuard
Cannon1976TV SeriesPascual
Barbary Coast1975TV SeriesBellboy

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blue Rodeo1996TV Movie executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chaos on the Bridge2014TV Movie documentary thanks
American Masters2000TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paula Zahn Now2005TV SeriesHimself
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS at 752003TV Special documentary
The Practice2003TV SeriesHimself
Face Time2002TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee (2002)
The Young and the Restless2001TV SeriesHimself
Chicago Hope1998TV SeriesHimself
CBS: The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arli$$1996TV SeriesHimself
The 11th Annual Television Critics Association Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Sisters1993TV SeriesHimself
30 minuts1991TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - CEO, CBS / Himself - President / ...
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - CBS CEO
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself - CBS President
On the Money2015TV SeriesHimself - CBS CEO
Squawk Box2015TV SeriesHimself - CEO, CBS
The Insider2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Chaos on the Bridge2014TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Les Monvees)
Episodes2014TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2013TV SeriesHimself (segment "Watters' World")
Friends: Friends from the Start2012Video documentary shortHimself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2010TV Series
60 Minutes2002-2009TV Series documentaryHimself - CBS President / Himself - CEO & President, CBS (segment "Over the Hill?")
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
A Tribute to Peter Bart: Newhouse Mirror Award2007ShortHimself
A Celebration of Bob Barker's 50 Years in Television2007TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 60th Annual Tony Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases2005TV Special documentaryHimself (as Les Moonves)
Everybody Loves Raymond: The Last Laugh2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2004-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Phone Interviewee / Himself - On the phone with Dave

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - CEO, CBS
60 Minutes2010TV Series documentaryHimself - CBS President

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Milestone AwardPGA Awards
2000Career Achievement AwardCasting Society of America, USA
1997Showmanship AwardPublicists Guild of AmericaTelevision


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