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Dick Wolf

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Dick Wolf

Source: dga.org

Richard Anthony Wolf (born December 20, 1946), usually billed as simply Dick Wolf, is an American Emmy Award-winning producer, specializing in crime dramas such as Miami Vice and the Law & Order franchise.

Wolf's Law & Order is the second-longest-running dramatic show in television history, making it one of television's most successful franchises. The show has been picked up for a record-tying 20th season by NBC, beginning September 25, 2009. It has been nominated for the most consecutive Emmy Awards of any primetime drama series. Wolf serves as creator and executive producer of the three current Law & Order drama series from Wolf Films and NBC Universal Television – Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. "Law & Order: UK". A third spinoff of the original franchise, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, was cancelled after its first season. In addition, he was the creator and executive producer of NBC's courtroom reality series Crime & Punishment, which chronicled real-life cases prosecuted by the San Diego District Attorney’s office.

Fact file

  • Born: Richard Anthony Wolf December 20, 1946 (age 68) New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Other names: Richard A. Wolf Richard Wolf
  • Alma mater: University of Pennsylvania
  • Occupation: Television writer, director, executive producer, creator
  • Known for: Crime Stories
  • Home town: New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Spouse(s): Susan Scranton (September 5, 1970 – March 16, 1983) (divorced) Christine Marburg (June 29, 1983 – 2005) (divorced) Noelle Lippman (June 17, 2006 – present)
  • Children: 5

Read more about Dick Wolf at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Feedback: Readers on the 1st Amendment, blackface and 'Law & Order'
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-07-03 11:00:35
Letters on the blackface issue and Jimmy Kimmel, Stanley Fish's 1st Amendment views, Eurovision. And a "Law & Order" showrunner defends Dick Wolf.

News Analysis: Dick Wolf packed TV with hero cops. Critics say that's part of what's 'killing us'
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-06-09 22:48:14
Critics say the popular TV shows of "Law & Order," "Chicago PD" and "FBI" creator Dick Wolf create harmful misperceptions of the criminal justice system.

'Law & Order: SVU' spinoff writer fired for threatening to 'light up' looters
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-06-02 22:36:39
Craig Gore has been fired from Dick Wolf's "Law & Order: SVU" spinoff for threatening to shoot looters in comments on a Facebook photo.

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