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David Milch


David Milch was born on March 23, 1945 in Buffalo, New York, USA as David S. Milch. He is a writer and producer, known for Hill Street Blues (1981), Deadwood (2004) and NYPD Blue (1993). He has been married to Rita Stern since 1982. They have three children. See full bio »

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 10 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Hill Street Blues
(1982-1987)
Deadwood
Deadwood Writer
(2004-2006)
NYPD Blue
NYPD Blue Writer
(1993-2005)
Luck
Luck Writer
(2011-2012)

Filmography

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  Deadwood (characters) (announced)
 2014 The Money (TV Movie) (screenplay)
  Luck (TV Series) (created by - 9 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (written by - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #1.9 (2012) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.8 (2012) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.7 (2012) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... (creator)
 2009 Last of the Ninth (TV Movie) (pilot)
  John from Cincinnati (TV Series) (created by - 10 episodes, 2007) (written by - 1 episode, 2007)
- His Visit: Day Nine (2007) ... (creator)
- His Visit: Day Eight (2007) ... (creator)
- His Visit: Day Seven (2007) ... (creator)
- His Visit: Day Six (2007) ... (creator)
- His Visit: Day Five (2007) ... (creator)
  Deadwood (TV Series) (created by - 36 episodes, 2004 - 2006) (written by - 5 episodes, 2004 - 2006)
- Tell Him Something Pretty (2006) ... (creator)
- The Catbird Seat (2006) ... (creator)
- A Constant Throb (2006) ... (creator)
- Amateur Night (2006) ... (creator)
- Leviathan Smiles (2006) ... (creator)
  NYPD Blue (TV Series) (created by - 261 episodes, 1993 - 2005) (story by - 93 episodes, 1993 - 2000) (teleplay by - 11 episodes, 1993 - 2000) (written by - 4 episodes, 1993 - 1997)
- Moving Day (2005) ... (creator)
- Bale to the Chief (2005) ... (creator)
- Lenny Scissorhands (2005) ... (creator)
- Old Man Quiver (2005) ... (creator)
  Big Apple (TV Series) (story - 6 episodes, 2001) (written by - 2 episodes, 2001)
- Episode #1.8 (2001) ... (story)
- Episode #1.7 (2001) ... (story)
- Follow the Blender (2001) ... (story)
- A Ministering Angel (2001) ... (story)
- A Passport to the Universe (2001) ... (story)
  Brooklyn South (TV Series) (created by - 22 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (story - 9 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (story and teleplay - 2 episodes, 1997) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- Queens for a Day (1998) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
- Skel in a Cell (1998) ... (creator)
- Cinnamon Buns (1998) ... (creator) / (story)
- Doggonit (1998) ... (creator)
- Fools Russian (1998) ... (creator)
 1997 Total Security (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes)
- Look Who's Stalking (1997) ... (creator)
- Who's Poppa? (1997) ... (creator)
- Citizen Canine (1997) ... (creator)
- Looking for Mr. Goombah (1997) ... (creator)
- Dental Men Prefer Blondes (1997) ... (creator)
 1995 Murder One (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Chapter One (1995) ... (teleplay)
 1991-1992 Civil Wars (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Grin and Bare It (1992)
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Back to the Suture (1992) ... (written by)
  Capital News (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990) (written by - 1 episode, 1990)
- Tapes of Wrath (1990) ... (creator)
- King for a Day (1990) ... (creator)
- Here Comes the Sun (1990) ... (creator)
- D.C. Tree (1990) ... (creator)
- Best Little Whorehouse in Virginia (1990) ... (creator)
 1988 Home Free (TV Movie) (written by)
  Beverly Hills Buntz (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (written by - 1 episode, 1987)
- Terry and the Pirates (1988) ... (creator)
- Cannon-Aid (1988) ... (creator)
- Ad Astra Per Peoria (1988) ... (creator)
- A Falcone in the Hand (1988) ... (creator)
- A Christmas Carol (1988) ... (creator)
  Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (story by - 48 episodes, 1983 - 1986) (teleplay by - 42 episodes, 1982 - 1986) (executive story editor - 29 episodes, 1983 - 1984) (story editor - 15 episodes, 1982 - 1983) (written by - 8 episodes, 1982 - 1987) (television story by - 2 episodes, 1983)
- It Ain't Over Till It's Over (1987) ... (written by)
- Amazing Grace (1986) ... (story by)
- I Come on My Knees (1986) ... (written by)
- Suitcase (1986) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Look Homeward, Ninja (1986) ... (written by)
 1983 Bay City Blues (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zircons Are Forever (1983) ... (writer)
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Author of the book "True Blue: The Real Stories Behind 'NYPD Blue'" (w/Bill Clark). See more »
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In 2016, multiple news sources (including the Hollywood Reporter, New York Magazine, TV Guide and People) reported that David Milch is a gambling addict who lost about $25 million between 2000 and 2011 (mostly through racetrack betting) and who owes the IRS $17 million. The financial collapse came as a surprise to Milch's wife Rita, who then sued their business managers for not informing her of ... See more »

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