Dick Wolf Biography and Wiki
Dick Wolf is a well-known American film producer famous for being the creator and executive producer of the Law & Order Franchise. Since 1990, the franchise has included six police/courtroom dramas and four international spinoffs.
Dick Wolf Age
Dick is 74 years old as of 2020, He was born on December 20, 1946, in New York City.
Dick Wolf Birthday
Mr. Wolf celebrates his birthday on the 20th of December every year.
Dick Wolf Height and Weight
Dick stands at an average height and moderate weight. He appears to be quite tall in stature if His photos, relative to His surroundings, are anything to go by.
Dick Wolf Parents
Wolf was born in New York City, the son of Marie G. George Wolf, an advertising executive, and a housewife. His father was a devout Jew, and his mother was an Irish Catholic.
He was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity and was an altar boy at Saint David’s School, The Gunnery, and the University of Pennsylvania (class of 1969). Phillips Academy was also his alma mater.
Dick Wolf Wife and Children
From September 5, 1970, to March 16, 1983, Dick was married to Susan Scranton. From June 29, 1983, to June 29, 2005, he was married to Christine Marburg. Olivia, Sarina, and Elliot are their three daughters. He married Noelle Lippman on June 17, 2006.
The couple has two children: Zoe Amelia (born September 21, 2007) and Rex (born March 2, 2010). Dick and Noelle are now living apart, according to reports.
Dick Wolf Wikipedia
Wolf worked at Benton & Bowles as an advertising copywriter, making ads for Crest toothpaste, including the slogan “You can’t top Crest for battling cavities.” He is also credited with the National Airlines slogan “I’m Cheryl, fly me.”
Despite his success in copywriting, he was still writing screenplays in the hopes of a future in movies. At the time, he worked briefly on a script with Oliver Stone, who was a struggling screenwriter at the time.
After a few years, he moved to Los Angeles and had three screenplays produced; one of these films, Masquerade (1988), starring Rob Lowe and Meg Tilly, was well received. He began his television career as a staff writer on Hill Street Blues, where he was nominated for his first Emmy for the episode “What Are Friends For?” for which he was the sole writer.
Wolf became close friends with Tom Fontana, who was then writing for the series St. Elsewhere, which was made in the same building around the same time as Hill Street Blues. Wolf went from Hill Street Blues to Miami Vice, where he wrote and co-produced the third and fourth seasons.
Dick Wolf Net Worth
Dick has an estimated net worth of $550 million as of 2021 from his successful career as a producer, television show creator, and writer.
Dick Wolf Law & Order
Wolf’s Law & Order, which ran from 1990 to 2010, tied Gunsmoke for the then-longest-running dramatic show in television history, making it one of television’s most successful franchises.
It has earned the most consecutive Emmy nominations among any primetime drama series. Wolf is the writer and executive producer of Wolf Films’ and NBC Universal Television’s new Law & Order drama series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Wolf has created and executive produced the four canceled Law & Order spinoff shows: Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Law & Order: the United Kingdom, and Law & Order: Los Angeles.
He co-created the police procedural New York Undercover with Kevin Arkadie, which aired on the Fox Broadcasting Company Network from 1994 to 1998; he also acted as executive producer.
He created and executive produced NBC’s courtroom television series Crime & Punishment, which followed real-life trials investigated by the San Diego District Attorney’s office. Several of Wolf’s shows have had a kind of crossover with the Law & Order franchise, and the Law & Order series has been translated into many international versions.
Wolf’s company also produced Twin Towers, the 2003 Academy Award-winning Short Documentary about two brothers, one a policeman and the other a fireman, who lost their lives in the line of duty on September 11, 2001. Wolf was also involved with the production of a theatrical documentary about the popular rock group The Doors, titled When You’re Strange.
Dick Wolf Politics
Aside from being a classmate of former U.S. Wolf worked for President George W. Bush and Fred Thompson, who ran for the Republican nomination for President in 2008 thanks to the national exposure he received while playing the district attorney on Law & Order. Wolf and Bush both endorsed Thompson’s candidacy. Wolf was said to have donated to Thompson’s campaign before he was elected.
Dick Wolf Movies and TV Shows
- Skateboard (1978)
- No Man’s Land (1987)
- Masquerade (1988)
- School Ties (1992)
- Twin Towers (2003)
- Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
- Naked Singularity (TBA)
- 77 (TBA)
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