Chuck Sigars was born in 1958 in southern California and grew up in Arizona before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1983. Beginning his creative career as an actor (with a brief detour as a stand-up comedian), he began writing plays, including "Take My Life," which won the New City Theater Festival (Seattle) in 1985.
He began writing his newspaper column, "Chuck's World," in 2001 and continues to the present, along with multiple essays for the Seattle Times and various other publications. He is the author of three collections of essays, "The World According to Chuck" (2 editions), "Mr. Chuck Explains It All: Four Seasons In Snohomish County," and "50 Is The New Nothing." His latest book, a memoir, "Learning to Walk," was published in February 2015.
In the spring of 2015, Chuck can be seen in the Seattle-based feature film "Winning Dad," written and directed by Arthur Allen.
Chuck Sigars has been married since 1983 to Julie Kae Sigars, a popular Northwest soprano, educator and Presbyterian minister. He has 2 children, Beth, a musician/educator in Austin, Texas, and John, age 25, of Mukilteo, WA.