Today's Birthdays

one click shows all of today's celebrity birthdays

Browse All Birthdays

43,625    Actors
27,931    Actresses
4,867    Composers
7,058    Directors
842    Footballers
221    Racing drivers
925    Singers
9,111    Writers

Get FamousLikeMe on your website
One line of code gets FamousLikeMe on your website. Find out more.

Subscribe to Daily updates

Add to Google

privacy policy

Famous Like Me > Writer > B > Steven Bochco

Profile of Steven Bochco on Famous Like Me

Name: Steven Bochco  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 16th December 1943
Place of Birth: New York, New York, USA
Profession: Writer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Steven Ronald Bochco (born December 16, 1943) is an American television producer and writer. He has been involved in a number of popular hits including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and NYPD Blue.

He was born in New York City into a Jewish family. His parents were both artistic, his mother a painter, his father a violinist. He was educated in Manhattan at the High School of Music and Art, leaving in 1961 he attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh to study playwriting and theater. He graduated with a BFA in Theater in 1966 having also had an MCA Writing Fellowship.

He went to work for Universal Studios. He worked as a writer and then story editor, he did work for Ironside (TV series), Columbo, McMillan and Wife and also the flops Griff, Delvecchio and The Invisible Man. He also did movie work, writing the screenplay for the 1968 TV movie The Counterfeit Killer, he also worked on Silent Running (1972) and Double Indemnity (1973). He left Universal in 1978 to go to MTM Enterprises where he had greater scope for producing work.

He achieved major success for NBC with the police drama Hill Street Blues. It ran from 1981 to 1987 and Bochco was credited as co-creator and also wrote and produced. Despite critical acclaim and awards the series was never very lucrative. Bochco was pushed from MTM in 1985 following the failure of his (1983) Bay City Blues baseball project.

Bochco went on to develop, as creator and executive producer, L.A. Law (1986-1994) which was first aired on NBC. He was given a lucrative deal with ABC in 1987 which funded his own production company and also the comedy Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989-1993) and the 1990 musical flop Cop Rock. After a lull he came back with another hit, the controversial, by network standards, NYPD Blue (1993) with David Milch. He built from that with the lesser successes of Murder One (1995-1997), Brooklyn South (1997) and City of Angels (2000).

He married actress Barbara Bosson (b. 1939) in 1969. They divorced in 1998. He is currently married to Dayna Kalins (m. August 12, 2000).

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Steven Bochco