Steven Bochco Biography (1943-)

Full name, Steven Ronald Bochco; born December 16, 1943, in New York, NY; sonof Rudolph (a concert violinist) and Mimi (a painter) Bochco; married firstwife (divorced, c. 1966); married Barbara Bosson (an actress), February 14, 1969 (divorced, August, 1997); married Dayna Kalins, August 12, 2000; children: (second marriage) Melissa P., Jesse John. Addresses: Office: StevenBochco Productions, 10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035.; Contact: 694 Amalfi Dr., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272-4506.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, television series creator, screenwriter
Birth Details
December 16, 1943
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Producer, Griff, ABC, 1973
  • Producer, The Invisible Man, NBC, 1975
  • Producer, Delvecchio, 1975-1976
  • Creator and executive producer, Richie Brockelman, Private Eye, NBC, 1978
  • Creator and executive producer, Paris, CBS, 1979-1980
  • Executive producer (with Michael Kozoll, Gregory Hoblit, Scott Brazil, and others), Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981-1985
  • Producer, Bay City Blues, NBC, 1983-1984
  • Creator, executive producer, and executive consultant (with Gregory Hoblit), L.A. Law, NBC, 1986-1989, 1992-1993
  • Creator and consultant, Hooperman, ABC, 1987-1989
  • Creator and executive producer, Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1989-1993
  • Creator and executive producer, Cop Rock, ABC, 1990
  • Executive producer and consultant, Civil Wars, ABC, 1991-1993
  • Creator and executive consultant, Capitol Critters, ABC, 1992
  • Creator and executive producer (with David Milch), NYPD Blue, ABC,1993-
  • Executive producer, The Byrds of Paradise, ABC, 1994
  • Creator and executive producer, Murder One, ABC, 1995-1996
  • Creator and executive producer, Public Morals, CBS, 1996
  • Executive producer, Brooklyn South, CBS, 1997
  • Creator and executive producer, Total Security, ABC, 1997
  • Executive producer, City of Angels, CBS, 2000
  • Executive producer, Philly, ABC, 2001-2002
  • Pilots
  • Producer, The Invisible Man, NBC, 1975
  • (With Steven J. Cannell) Executive producer, Richie Brockelman: Missing 24 Hours, NBC, 1976
  • Executive producer, Every Stray Dog and Kid, NBC, 1981
  • Executive producer, L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • Movies
  • Story editor, Columbo: Murder by the Book, 1971
  • Story editor, Columbo: Death Lends a Hand, 1971
  • Story editor, Columbo: Dead Weight, 1971
  • Story editor, Columbo: Suitable for Framing, 1971
  • Story editor, Columbo: Lady in Waiting, 1972
  • Producer, Lieutenant Schuster's Wife, ABC, 1972
  • Creator and executive producer (with Michael Kozoll), Vampire, ABC, 1979
  • Co-executive producer, Operating Room, 1980
  • Miniseries
  • Creator and executive producer, Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • 50 Years of Television: A Golden Celebration, CBS, 1989
  • Twin Peaks and Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes, ABC, 1990
  • The L.A. Law 100th Episode Special, NBC, 1991
  • Today at Night, NBC, 1994
  • Shock Video 2: The Show Business of Crime and Punishment (also known as American Undercover), HBO, 1995
  • Influences: From Yesterday to Today, CBS, 1999
  • Assignment E! with Leeza Gibbons: Television Taboos, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Himself, 32nd NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Dennis Franz: Out of the Blue, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • What Is a Producer?, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Himself, Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television, TV Land,2002
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Writing
  • Episodic
  • Columbo, NBC, 1971-1978
  • McMillan and Wife, NBC, 1971-1976
  • Griff, ABC, 1973-1974
  • Delvecchio, NBC, 1976-1977
  • McMillan, NBC, 1977
  • Turnabout, NBC, 1979
  • Paris, CBS, 1979-1980
  • Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981-1985
  • Bay City Blues, NBC, 1983-1984
  • L.A. Law, NBC, 1986-1993
  • Hooperman, ABC, 1987-1989
  • Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1989-1991
  • Cop Rock, ABC, 1990
  • NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993-
  • Murder One, ABC, 1995
  • Brooklyn South, CBS, 1998
  • Philly, ABC, 2001-2002
  • Also wrote episodes of The Name of the Game, NBC; and The BoldOnes, NBC.
  • Pilots
  • Double Indemnity, ABC, 1973
  • The Invisible Man, NBC, 1975
  • (With Steven J. Cannell) Richie Brockelman: Missing 24 Hours, NBC,1981
  • L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • Movies
  • The Movie Maker, 1967
  • The Counterfeit Killer (also known as Crackshot), 1968
  • Columbo: Murder by the Book, 1971
  • Columbo: Lady in Waiting, 1972
  • Columbo: Etude in Black, 1972
  • Columbo: Blueprint for Murder, 1972
  • (With Bernie Kukoff) Lieutenant Schuster's Wife, ABC, 1972
  • NBC Mystery Movie, NBC, 1972
  • NBC Sunday Mystery Movie, NBC, 1973
  • Columbo: Double Shock, 1973
  • The Invisible Man, 1975
  • (With Michael Kozoll) Vampire, ABC, 1979
  • Operating Room, 1980
  • (With William Read Woodfield) "Uneasy Lies the Crown," Columbo (also known as The ABC Saturday Mystery), ABC, 1990
  • L.A. Law: The Movie, NBC, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer, 1997
  • Screenplays
  • (With Harold Clements) The Counterfeit Killer (based on the television movie The Faceless Man; also known as Crackshot), Universal, 1968
  • (With Deric Washburn and Michael Cimino) Silent Running, Universal, 1972

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume 35, Gale, 1985
    • Gitlin, Todd, Inside Prime Time, Pantheon, 1983
    • Newsmakers 89, Gale, 1989, p. 5
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Broadcasting and Cable, September 4, 1995, p. 15; July 1, 1996, p.13; June 29, 1998, p. 18
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 11, 1996, pp. 62-66
    • Esquire, May, 1990, p. 158
    • Variety, September 22, 1997, p. 78
    • Video Age International, October, 1996, p. 32
    Electronic
    • Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2002

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