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Chuck Hayward

writer Dear White People (television show), Fat Camp, Step Sisters,Cooper Barrett's Guide To Surviving Life
Chuck Hayward writes things. Occasionally they’re funny. But sometimes they’re just grocery lists or Yelp reviews. Every morning he wakes up and asks, “How can I mine the depths of my dysfunction for the amusement of others?” Every night he goes to sleep and asks, “Is it lame if I get a humidifier?” Chuck was born and raised in the entertainment Mecca of Wilmington, Delaware in Huxtable-esque splendor. Next stop, Syracuse University where he majored in Television, Radio and Film and minored in Overindulgence. Chuck then moved to LA where he worked as an assistant at production companies Spirit Dance Entertainment, and State Street Pictures before assisting on the hit shows Everybody Hates Chris and Entourage. After years of perfecting the arts of scheduling, coffee orders, and lunch runs Chuck landed his first staff writing gig on the NBC series Bent. Afterwards, Chuck wrote a freelance episode of the Nickelodeon series, Fred: The Show. He then sold an untitled baseball project to Nickelodeon. He then wrote for the Nick at Nite sitcom Wendell &Vinnie. Chuck’s feature film script, Potluck, won the WGA’s 2012 Feature Access Project. In 2014 Chuck became a staff writer on the new NBC series, One Big Happy. Then in 2015 he worked on the Fox series, Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life. In 2016, clearly the best year of his career thus far, he had two movies produced, Fat Camp and Step Sisters, and sold The Untitled Urban Pitch Perfect Project to The Firm and PepsiCo. He’s currently a story editor on the upcoming Netflix series, Dear White People. On said TV shows, Chuck famously included a clause in his contract requiring his bosses to throw a fresh smelt into his mouth for each successful joke pitch. Smelt are very high in Omega-3’s. Call his agency, APA, or his management company, Heroes and Villains for more info on Chuck, or if you just want to chat.