|Name||Charles John "Charlie" O'Donnell|
|Born||August 12, 1932|
|Died||November 1, 2010 (aged 78)|
|Place||Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California|
|Cause of Death||Heart failure|
Charles John “Charlie” O’Donnell (born August 12, 1932, in Philadelphia, PA; died November 1, 2010, in Sherman Oaks, CA) was an American broadcaster and announcer for both television and radio. He has done many works of announcing on other game shows, but most notably, he was familiarized for announcing Wheel of Fortune from 1988 to 2010. Before his game show announcing career, he was a radio host, disc jockey, and a news anchorman. Also, he announced for the Emmy and Academy awards. Other than Wheel, he was also the announcer for other game shows such as Monopoly, Tic Tac Dough, Burt Luddin's Love Buffet, and Pyramid. Charlie O passed away in his sleep, due to heart failure in 2010. In 2011, Jim Thornton was confirmed as Charlie O's permanent successor at the start of Wheel's 29th season in syndication.