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Chuck Rallen Vinson (born July 14, 1956 in Elkhart, Indiana) is an American television director and producer.

Chuck Vinson
Chuck Rallen Vinson

(1956-07-14) July 14, 1956 (age 62)
OccupationTelevision director and producer
Years active1982–present



Vinson began his career as a stage manager on the sitcom Detective School,[1] going on to stage manage for the sitcom Benson.[1] In 1985, he began stage managing for The Cosby Show, going on to direct his first episode entitled "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" co-directing with Carl Lauten.

His other sitcom directing credits include Martin, Clarissa Explains It All, Thea, The Sinbad Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sister, Sister, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Living Single, One World and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.[2]

In recent years, Vinson has directed number of stand-up comedy specials for Sinbad, Steve Harvey, Mark Curry and Jamie Foxx.[2] He also directed numerous episodes of Last Comic Standing.

His professional awards include. Winner of an EMMY for Outstanding Directing for SESAME STREET-HBO. 2 NAACP IMAGE AWARD for Sinbad Summer Jam-HBO. Cable Ace award for Sinbad Summer Jam-HBO

Personal lifeEdit

Vinson currently resides in Atlanta,GA with his daughter Spencer.[3]



  1. ^ a b Stage Manager Chuck Vinson directs 'Cosby Show' episode Jet magazine dated February 1, 1998 - via Google Books
  2. ^ a b Chuck Vinson at
  3. ^ Chuck Vinson, Director / Producer Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine -

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