Jonathan (Jon) Charles was an arranger and orchestrator, was nominated for multiple team Emmys, and for decades he volunteered countless hours as an Emmy judge in the music categories.
His television credits included:
Wildest West Show of the Stars, 1986, television Circus of the Stars, 1983-1985, television With a Touch of Burlesque (Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca), 1981, HBO Minsky’s Follies (Phyllis Diller & Stubby Kaye), 1981, RKO-Nederlander Sha-Na-Na (96 Shows), 1977-1980, syndicated television Burlesque USA (Red Buttons), 1980, HBO Here It Is, Burlesque (Ann Corio, Morey Amsterdam & Pinky Lee), 1979, HBO
American Idol (FOX), 2005 to 2012 (o), A Capitol Fourth (PBS), 1986 to 2007 (a,o) Casper (animated series), 1998 (o) The Practice (series), 1997 (a) Superman (animated series), 1996 - 1998 (o) Academy Awards Show, 1996 (a) Disney on Ice, 1996 (o) Comic Relief VII, 1995 (a) Picket Fences (series), 1992-1996 (a,o) Home Front (series), 1991-1993 (a) This Gun For Hire (remake for television), 1990 (o) Freedom Festival ’89 (Ann Jillian), 1989 (a) Mike Hammer (series & movie of the week) 1986, 1989, 1994 (o) Outpost (TV sci-fi pilot), 1989 (o) thirtysomething, 1989 (a) The Dove Awards (Nashville), 1987 (a) Liberty Weekend (Boston Pops), 1986 (a,o) Classified Ads (TV movie), 1985 (o) The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years, 1985 (c,a) All Star Salute to the Olympics (nominated for Emmy), 1984 (a) Kennedy Center Honors (Emmy winner ‘89) 1984-1991, 1999-2014 (a,o) The Grammy Awards Show, 1972, 1975-2003 (chief arranger) Tonight Show, 1966-1992 (a) The Emmy Awards Show, 1975-1983 & 1985 (a) Eubie Blake: 100 Years of Music (Emmy winner), 1983 (a,o) Rodney Dangerfield Special, 1983 (a) People’s Choice Awards, 1979-1982 (a) Perry Como TV Specials, 1975-1982 (a) Live From Studio 8H: 100 Years of Music, 1982 (a) A Gift of Music: L.A.’s 200th Anniversary, 1981 (a) Barbara Mandrell Show, 1979 (a) Juke Box Awards, 1979 (a), NBC: 50th Anniversary, 1976 (c,a). Dick Cavett Show (chief arranger), 1968-1973 (2 Emmy Awards)