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Steven Bochco


Attended Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie-Mellon U) as a playwriting major. Barbara Bosson, Michael Tucker, Bruce Weitz and Charles Haid were classmates; he and Tucker drove cross-country to Hollywood for full-time jobs at Universal, where Bochco would remain for 12 years. In 1978, he moved to MTM Enterprises, who after several attempts gave him carte ... See full bio »
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Won 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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  Murder in the First (TV Series) (created by - 10 episodes, 2014) (story - 10 episodes, 2014)
- Blunt the Edge (2014) ... (created by) / (story)
- Family Matters (2014) ... (created by) / (story)
- Win Some, Lose Some (2014) ... (created by) / (story)
- Suck My Alibi (2014) ... (created by) / (story)
- Punch Drunk (2014) ... (created by) / (story)
  Raising the Bar (TV Series) (created by - 25 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (story - 1 episode, 2008)
- Oh, Say Can You Pee (2009) ... (created by)
- Maybe, Baby (2009) ... (created by)
- Happy Ending (2009) ... (created by)
- Beating a Dead Horse (2009) ... (created by)
- Bobbi Ba-Bing (2009) ... (created by)
 2005-2006 Commander in Chief (TV Series) (story - 5 episodes)
- Wind Beneath My Wing (2006) ... (story)
- No Nukes Is Good Nukes (2006) ... (story)
- Sub Enchanted Evening (2006) ... (story)
- The Mom Who Came to Dinner (2005) ... (story)
  Over There (TV Series) (1 episode, 2005) (created by - 12 episodes, 2005)
- Follow the Money (2005) ... (created by)
- Weapons of Mass Destruction (2005) ... (created by)
- Orphans (2005) ... (created by)
- Suicide Rain (2005) ... (created by)
- Spoils of War (2005) ... (created by)
  Blind Justice (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 2005) (story - 1 episode, 2005)
- Fancy Footwork (2005) ... (created by)
- Under the Gun (2005) ... (created by)
- Dance with Me (2005) ... (created by)
- Doggone (2005) ... (created by)
- In Your Face (2005) ... (created by)
  NYPD Blue (TV Series) (created by - 261 episodes, 1993 - 2005) (story - 8 episodes, 1993 - 1998)
- Moving Day (2005) ... (created by)
- Bale to the Chief (2005) ... (created by)
- Lenny Scissorhands (2005) ... (created by)
- Sergeant Sipowicz' Lonely Hearts Club Band (2005) ... (created by)
- Old Man Quiver (2005) ... (created by)
 2004 NYPD 2069 (TV Movie)
  Philly (TV Series) (8 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (story - 14 episodes, 2001 - 2002)
- Mojo Rising (2002) ... (creator)
- Thanks for the Mammaries (2002) ... (creator)
- Tall Tales (2002) ... (creator) / (story)
- San Diego Padre (2002) ... (creator) / (story)
- Brotherly Love (2002) ... (creator) / (story)
 2002 L.A. Law: The Movie (TV Movie) (television series)
  City of Angels (TV Series) (created by - 24 episodes, 2000) (story - 2 episodes, 2000)
- SWAT's Happening (2000) ... (created by)
- Smoochas Gracias (2000) ... (created by)
- Saving Faces (2000) ... (created by)
- The Lone Free Ranger (2000) ... (created by)
- Nathan's Hot Dog (2000) ... (created by)
  Brooklyn South (TV Series) (created by - 22 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (story - 10 episodes, 1997 - 1998)
- Queens for a Day (1998) ... (created by) / (story)
- Skel in a Cell (1998) ... (created by)
- Cinnamon Buns (1998) ... (created by) / (story)
- Doggonit (1998) ... (created by)
- Fools Russian (1998) ... (created by)
 1997 Total Security (TV Series) (creator)
  Murder One (TV Series) (created by - 41 episodes, 1995 - 1997) (story - 24 episodes, 1995 - 1997) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1995)
- Chapter Seventeen, Year Two (1997) ... (created by) / (story)
- Chapter Eighteen, Year Two (1997) ... (created by) / (story)
- Chapter Sixteen, Year Two (1997) ... (created by) / (story)
- Chapter Fifteen, Year Two (1997) ... (created by) / (story)
- Chapter Thirteen, Year Two (1997) ... (created by) / (story)
 1997 Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer (TV Mini-Series)
 1996 Public Morals (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- The Yellow Cover (1996) ... (creator)
- The Blue Cover (1996) ... (creator)
- The White Cover ... (creator)
- The Shrimp Cover ... (creator)
- The Red Cover ... (creator)
 1992-1995 Capitol Critters (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- The Lady Doth Protest to Munch (1995) ... (creator)
- The KiloWatts Riots (1995) ... (creator)
- The Bug House (1995) ... (creator)
- Into the Woods (1995) ... (creator)
- Gimme Shelter (1995) ... (creator)
  L.A. Law (TV Series) (created by - 171 episodes, 1986 - 1994) (written by - 14 episodes, 1986 - 1992) (story - 10 episodes, 1986 - 1988) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1986)
- Finish Line (1994) ... (created by)
- Whistle Stop (1994) ... (created by)
- How Am I Driving? (1994) ... (created by)
- Tunnel of Love (1994) ... (created by)
- Dead Issue (1994) ... (created by)
  Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) (created by - 97 episodes, 1989 - 1993) (written by - 2 episodes, 1989)
- What Makes Doogie Run (1993) ... (created by)
- Eleven Angry People... and Vinnie (1993) ... (created by)
- Dorky Housecall, M.D. (1993) ... (created by)
- You've Come a Long Way, Babysitter (1993) ... (created by)
 1991 L.A. Law 100th Episode Celebration (TV Movie) (created by)
  Cop Rock (TV Series) (1 episode, 1990) (teleplay - 8 episodes, 1990) (story - 6 episodes, 1990)
- Bang the Potts Slowly (1990) ... (story)
- No Noose Is Good Noose (1990) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Marital Blitz (1990) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Potts Don't Fail Me Now (1990) ... (teleplay)
- Cop-a-Felliac (1990) ... (teleplay)
  Columbo (TV Series) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 1971 - 1974) (written by - 2 episodes, 1971 - 1990)
- Uneasy Lies the Crown (1990) ... (written by)
- Mind Over Mayhem (1974) ... (teleplay)
- Double Shock (1973) ... (teleplay)
- Étude in Black (1972) ... (teleplay)
- Blueprint for Murder (1972) ... (teleplay)
  Hooperman (TV Series) (created by - 42 episodes, 1987 - 1989) (story - 7 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (written by - 4 episodes, 1987 - 1988)
- Goodnight, Sweet Hooperman (1989) ... (created by)
- Some of That Jazz (1989) ... (created by)
- Take My Building, Please (1989) ... (created by)
- Love Bytes (1989) ... (created by)
- Dog Day Afternoon, Morning and Night (1989) ... (created by)
  Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (created by - 144 episodes, 1981 - 1987) (story - 60 episodes, 1981 - 1985) (written by - 13 episodes, 1981 - 1982) (teleplay - 11 episodes, 1981 - 1984)
- It Ain't Over Till It's Over (1987) ... (created by)
- A Pound of Flesh (1987) ... (created by)
- The Runner Falls on His Kisser (1987) ... (created by)
- Days of Swine and Roses (1987) ... (created by)
- Dogsbreath Afternoon (1987) ... (created by)
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Welcome to Winfield/Quarantine (1986) ... (story - segment "Quarantine")
  Bay City Blues (TV Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 1983) (writer - 1 episode, 1983)
- Rocky IV-Eyes (1983) ... (created by)
- Play It Again, Milt (1983) ... (created by)
- Look Homeward, Hayward (1983) ... (created by)
- Going, Going, Gone (1983) ... (created by)
- I Never Swung with My Father (1983) ... (created by)
  Paris (TV Series) (10 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (writer - 3 episodes, 1979)
- America the Beautiful (1980) ... (creator)
- Pay the Two Bucks (1980) ... (creator)
- Fitz's Boys (1980) ... (creator)
- The Ghost Maker (1980) ... (creator)
- The Price Is Right (1980) ... (creator)
 1979 Vampire (TV Movie)
  Turnabout (TV Series) (6 episodes, 1979) (story - 1 episode, 1979) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1979)
- Statutory Theft (1979)
- Crass Reunion (1979)
 1979 The White Shadow (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pregnant Pause (1979) ... (written by)
 1978 Operating Room (TV Movie)
  Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1978) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1978)
- A Title on the Door and a Carpet on the Floor (1978) ... (story) / (teleplay)
  McMillan & Wife (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1974 - 1977) (story - 1 episode, 1977)
- Affair of the Heart (1977) ... (written by)
- Coffee, Tea, or Cyanide? (1977) ... (story)
- Guilt by Association (1974) ... (written by)
  Delvecchio (TV Series) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (story - 3 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (writer - 1 episode, 1977)
- The Madness Within: Part 2 (1977) ... (story - teleplay)
- The Madness Within: Part 1 (1977) ... (story - teleplay)
- One Little Indian (1977) ... (writer)
- Dying Can Be a Pleasure (1977) ... (teleplay)
- Red Is the Color of My True Love's Hair (1976) ... (teleplay)
 1976 Riding with Death (TV Movie) (created for television by)
 1976 Gemini Man (TV Mini-Series) (created for television by - 4 episodes)
- Targets (1976) ... (created for television by)
- Run Sam, Run (1976) ... (created for television by)
- Night Train to Dallas (1976) ... (created for television by)
- Smithereens (1976) ... (created for television by)
  The Invisible Man (TV Series) (developed for television by - 8 episodes, 1975) (created for television by - 2 episodes, 1975) (written by - 1 episode, 1975) (writer - 1 episode, 1975) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1975) (story - 1 episode, 1975)
- Sight Unseen (1975) ... (created for television by)
- The Klae Dynasty (1975) ... (created for television by)
- Pin Money (1975) ... (developed for television by)
- Stop When Red Lights Flash (1975) ... (developed for television by)
- Go Directly to Jail (1975) ... (developed for television by) / (written by)
 1973 Double Indemnity (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1973 Griff (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Death by Prescription (1973) ... (writer)
  The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (44 episodes, 1969 - 1973) (characters: "The Bold Ones" - 1 episode, 1972)
- And Other Springs I May Not See (1973) ... (creator "The Bold Ones Doctors")
- The Night Crawler (1973) ... (creator)
- Tightrope to Tomorrow (1973) ... (creator)
- A Terminal Career (1973) ... (creator)
- The Velvet Prison (1972) ... (creator)
 1972 Lieutenant Schuster's Wife (TV Movie)
 1972 Silent Running (written by - as Steve Bochco)
  The Name of the Game (TV Series) (story editor - 2 episodes, 1969) (written by - 1 episode, 1970)
- So Long, Baby, and Amen (1970) ... (written by)
- Chains of Command (1969) ... (story editor)
- A Hard Case of the Blues (1969) ... (story editor)
 1968 The Counterfeit Killer (written by)
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Wrote an episode for the science fiction/adventure series "The Gemini Man" (1976). The episode was in its third day of shooting when the series was abruptly canceled. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

[on Hill Street Blues (1981)]: 'We conveyed the sense of being powerless--as cops, you were garbage collectors in a sense. You might have kept the lid on things, but it never got better. Furillo ['Daniel Travanti'] had tons of responsibility and very little authority and the cumulative impact thematically was a kind of despair, alleviated by outrageous gallows humor.' See more »

Trivia:

His father, Rudolph Bochco, was a Russian-born violinist. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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