Steven Bochco

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Steven Ronald Bochco
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/16/1943, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Producer; writer
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Steven Bochco Fast Facts:
  • Shared first writing credit with Rod Serling when he expanded Serling's A Slow Fade to Black, which aired in 1964 as part of Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, into the 1967 theatrical release The Movie Maker, starring Rod Steiger.
  • When Columbo began as a series, he wrote the award-winning opening script ("Murder by the Book"). The episode was directed by Steven Spielberg.
  • Cowrote the 1972 sci-fi movie Silent Running.
  • A career detour was Cop Rock, a cop-musical series that he cocreated and produced in 1990. The ambitious, over-the-top show---in which cops burst into song while fighting crime---didn't get the acclaim of his classic Hill Street Blues and, later, NYPD Blue (to put it mildly) and lasted only three months.
  • (Bochco had tasted a bit of failure, too, with the short-lived 1983 baseball drama Bay City Blues...which featured Dennis Franz, Sharon Stone and Ken Olin.)
  • The man playing the violin on the TV logo for Steven Bochco Productions is in honor of his father, a concert violinist.
  • Published the novel Death by Hollywood in 2003.
  • Awards include the David Susskind Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, the Directors Guild of America Diversity Award in 1999 and the Humanitas Prize in 1999.
  • Son Jesse Bochco has directed episodes of some of his shows, including Philly (2001-2002) and Raising the Bar (2008-2009).
  • The one-time rebel (known for pushing the sex-and-violence TV envelope) acknowledged late in the 2000s that TV honchos were younger than he is and that "the network executives stay the same age and I keep getting older...they're sitting in a room with someone who's old enough to be their father and I'm not sure they want to sit in a room with their fathers."
  • Steven Bochco Relationships:
  • Dayna Kalins - Wife
  • Joanna Frank - Sister
  • Mimi Bochco - Mother
  • Barbara Bosson - Ex-wife
  • Rudolph Bochco - Father
  • Melissa P. Bochco - Daughter
  • Jesse Bochco - Son
  • Steven Bochco Awards:
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Winner
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Winner
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Winner
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Winner
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Winner
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Winner
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Winner
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1972 Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended New York University, New York, NY; Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA (BFA in Theater, 1966)

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