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Leslie Moonves

Biography

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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1 Was 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]
2 Father, with Julie Chen, of a son, Charlie, born September 24, 2009.
3 Les and his wife, Julie Chen, are expecting their first child, due October 4, 2009 [April 21, 2009].
4 Children, with Nancy Wiesenfeld: Adam Moonves, Sara Moonves, and Michael Moonves.
5 Elected to CBS Corp. Board of Directors in July 1999.
6 President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Television since April 1998.
7 Joined CBS as President of CBS Entertainment in July 1995.
8 Became President of Warner Bros. Television in July 1993.
9 From 1989 to 1993, he was President of Lorimar Television.
10 Is currently the president of CBS.
11 Was trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frankie and Johnny Are Married 2003 Les Moonves (as Les Moonves)
The Nanny 1997 TV Series Leslie Moonves
Midnight Caller 1989 TV Series Adam
Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb 1980 TV Movie
The Six Million Dollar Man 1977 TV Series Bob Kemps
Gemini Man 1976 TV Mini-Series Guard
Cannon 1976 TV Series Pascual
Barbary Coast 1975 TV Series Bellboy

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blue Rodeo 1996 TV Movie executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chaos on the Bridge 2014 TV Movie documentary thanks
American Masters 2000 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paula Zahn Now 2005 TV Series Himself
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS at 75 2003 TV Special documentary
The Practice 2003 TV Series Himself
Face Time 2002 TV Series Himself - Interviewee (2002)
The Young and the Restless 2001 TV Series Himself
Chicago Hope 1998 TV Series Himself
CBS: The First 50 Years 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Arli$$ 1996 TV Series Himself
The 11th Annual Television Critics Association Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
Sisters 1993 TV Series Himself
30 minuts 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - CEO, CBS / Himself - President / ...
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series Himself - CBS CEO
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself - CBS President
On the Money 2015 TV Series Himself - CBS CEO
Squawk Box 2015 TV Series Himself - CEO, CBS
The Insider 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
Chaos on the Bridge 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Les Monvees)
Episodes 2014 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2013 TV Series Himself (segment "Watters' World")
Friends: Friends from the Start 2012 Video documentary short Himself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2010 TV Series
60 Minutes 2002-2009 TV Series documentary Himself - CBS President / Himself - CEO & President, CBS (segment "Over the Hill?")
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
A Tribute to Peter Bart: Newhouse Mirror Award 2007 Short Himself
A Celebration of Bob Barker's 50 Years in Television 2007 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases 2005 TV Special documentary Himself (as Les Moonves)
Everybody Loves Raymond: The Last Laugh 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2004-2005 TV Series Himself / Himself - Phone Interviewee / Himself - On the phone with Dave

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - CEO, CBS
60 Minutes 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - CBS President

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Milestone Award PGA Awards
2000 Career Achievement Award Casting Society of America, USA
1997 Showmanship Award Publicists Guild of America Television


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