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“Chuck Barris has never been employed by the CIA and the allegation that he was a hired assassin is absurd.” Though asked many times over the years if it was true, Barris told the Los Angeles Times, “I’ll never answer that question.” Time’s Joel Stein, who seemed to believe the book to be fiction, wrote: [Barris] wrote the book partly because he’s a huckster: he faked a resume for NBC, peddled game shows even though he didn’t like them, and God knows what he has told his three wives.
Sam Rockwell starred as Barris, who claimed in the book that he worked as a CIA assassin in the 1960s and 70s. ABC ordered 10 episodes last fall from Sony TV, which owns rights to the originals, with the new version expected to join the summer lineup.Barris got his start in TV as a page and later staffer at NBC in New York, eventually working backstage at the TV music show as a standards-and-practices person for ABC.The book was adapted by screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and became George Clooney’s film directorial debut in 2002. In 2004, Barris released a sequel to his book, Bad Grass Never Dies.He also published Della: A Memoir of My Daughter in 2010, a novel about the death of his only child, who died in 1998 after a long struggle with drug addiction.