Chuck Lorre is one of the main writers for The Big Bang Theory; the other is Bill Prady. Not only is Lorre a writer, but a director, producer, and even a composer! You’re thinking somewhere along the lines of, He’s rich. Why yes; there is no downgrading his bank account. Anyways… Lorre has been the creator/writer for many other popular sitcom shows, including Dharma and Greg and Two and a Half Men. After being promoted from writer, he has also served as an executive producer for the (older) sitcom show Roseanne.
In his earlier days, Lorre dropped out of college after two years to become a singer/songwriter. Playing rock n’ roll music, Lorre publicly admits to have “majored in rock ‘n’ roll and pot and minored in LSD.” Alcohol abuse has been a part of his past as well. After leaving college, he toured the US as a guitarist/songwriter and actually managed to create a few radio hits. Once asked to create a soundtrack for a TV show, he shifted to writing, and later to producing and directing.
Lorre’s most recent shows, Dharma and Greg and Two and a Half Men, have not only been a hit series, but have some similar feature characteristics along with The Big Bang Theory. Notice how all three shows involve two main characters (Dharma, Greg – Charlie, Alan – Leonard, Sheldon). Also, notice the love life differences in each show – Dharma and Greg are totally opposites but married despite this, Charlie is a womanizer and Alan is a divorced man, Leonard and Sheldon have no luck with love and Penny gets dates with men frequently. Though they are not exactly the same, there are obvious contrasts in each show when it comes to love. Ironically, Lorre has had a bad past with marriages and family relationships…
Lorre claims to have been a “no good, rotten husband.” After two marriages of over ten years, he is currently sticking with the single life. Lorre also claims to have anger management and be worried about something all the time. Notice that Lorre’s character creation of Greg and Sheldon as worriers reflects Lorre himself, or Alan who has terrible luck with women, just like Sheldon and Leonard. As such an amazing writer and creator of multiple shows, maybe he is so good at it all because it is his own therapy to make characters with his problems come to life.