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Steven Bochco

Steven Bochco

Winner of ten Emmys six for Hill Street Blues, three for L.A. Law and one for NYPD Blue Steven Bochco continues to leave his distinctive mark on the television landscape.

With nearly 30 years in the industry, Bochco has a track record for producing one notable series after another. He co-created and executive produced Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and Hooperman. Under the banner of Steven Bochco Productions, he co-created and executive-produced Doogie Howser M.D., Cop Rock, NYPD Blue, Murder One, Total Security, Brooklyn South, City of Angels and Philly. He also served as executive producer on Civil Wars and The Byrds of Paradise.

Born in Manhattan, Bochco started his television career in 1965, when he parlayed an MCA fellowship into a writing job at Universal during his junior and senior years at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Tech. He graduated from what is now now Carnegie Mellon University in 1966 with a bachelor's degree in theater.

Bochco's numerous awards and citations include the Writers Guild's 1994 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television, in recognition of the contributions and advancements he has made to the television writing profession. He has been honored by the Los Angeles Urban League with the Whitney M. Young Award as an industry leader in advancing equal opportunities and diversity among people of color and women, on and off camera. Bochco has been honored with two Writers Guild Awards, four Peabody Awards, four NAACP Image Awards, three Humanitas Prizes, two Edgar Allen Poe Awards, The Mystery Writers of America's Raven Award and the Banff Television Festival's 1996 Award of Excellence.

In 1996, Bochco was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Television Hall of Fame and was the first television producer/writer to receive the Writers Guild Career Achievement Award and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Fellowship Award for outstanding contribution to his craft. Bochco was honored with the David Susskind Lifetime Achievement Award by the Producers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America's Diversity Award. In addition, he has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from The American Film Institute, California Institute of the Arts and Emerson College.

Charting new waters, Bochco recently entered the publishing world with his first novel, Death By Hollywood, published by Random House.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Steven Bochco Facts

OccupationProducer
BirthdayDecember 16, 1943 (74)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.