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Dick Wolf Biography

Birth Name:
Richard A. Wolf
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Producer, writer

Fast Facts

  • Best known for creating the Law & Order franchise
  • At age 12, wrote a detective serial that ran for two years in his school paper
  • Attended Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts with future president George W
  • Bush
  • A former ad copywriter, helped create the "I'm Cheryl, fly me" campaign for National Airlines, as well as the toothpaste slogan "You can't beat Crest for fighting cavities
  • " Serves as Monaco's honorary consul for Los Angeles, and is involved in the country's annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2007
  • Signed a deal to write two novels for HarperCollins in July 2010


  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Nonfiction Series: nominated
  • 2010Grammy-Best Long Form Music Video: winner
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Made for Television Movie: winner
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: winner
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 1992Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated


  • Olivia Iselin Wolf -- Daughter
  • Sarina Granger Wolf -- Daughter
  • Zoe Amelia Wolf -- Daughter
  • Christine Marburg -- Ex-wife
  • Susan Scranton -- Ex-wife
  • George Wolf -- Father
  • Marie G. Wolf -- Mother
  • Elliot Granger Wolf -- Son
  • Noelle Lippman -- Wife