David Chase

  • Birth Name: David DeCesare
  • Birth Place: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
  • Profession: Writer, Director, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Moved to California after graduating from NYU in 1968.
  • Wrote scripts for The Rockford Files in the 1970s.
  • Created two original television series, Almost Grown and The Sopranos.
  • Produced and wrote for Northern Exposure. 
  • Based The Sopranos largely on the experiences he had with his own family.

Awards

  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special: Winner
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Writers Guild Awards — The Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement: Winner
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Denise Kelley — Wife
  • Michele DeCesare — Daughter

College

  • Attended Wake Forest University. Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States; New York University, New York, New York, United States (BA, 1968); Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States (MFA, 1971)
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