Charles Hirschhorn

Berklee Trustee; President, Otis College of Art and Design

With a three-decade-long career spanning film, television, cable, broadband, animation, and video games, Charles Hirschhorn founded G4 Television, the first TV network dedicated to video games, and was chief creative officer of Retirement Living TV, the country’s only network serving adults aged 50+. As vice president of development for Fox Broadcasting, he helped launch the Fox Network and developed the Emmy-winning sketch comedy series In Living Color. While vice president of production at Disney’s Hollywood Pictures, he was involved in such films as The Joy Luck Club and the Oscar-nominated Quiz Show. Hirschhorn was also president of Disney Television and Television Animation, where he oversaw movies and animated TV series releases for ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney, the Disney Channel, Disney Video Premieres, and Movietoons, managing over 1,200 employees. As president of AEG Television, Hirschhorn comanaged AXS TV, which was launched in 2012 in partnership with Mark Cuban, AEG, Creative Artists Agency, CBS, and Ryan Seacrest Media. 

On June 1, 2020, he was appointed the president of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. 

Hirschhorn is an active community member. For over a decade, he has volunteered with Chrysalis, offering job counseling services to convicted felons. In addition to Berklee College of Music, he serves on the boards of the Harvard College Office of the Arts and Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and is on the advisory board of University of Southern California’s Lloyd Grief Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. He also is a founder of L.A. City Partners. He holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and served as an arts management fellow for the National Endowment for the Arts.