David Chase (II)


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Born in Mt. Vernon, New York, and raised in New Jersey, David Chase (born David DeCesare) dreamed of being a star--a star drummer in a rock band! He spent many years playing drums and bass trying to be part of a successful rock band in the 1960s East Coast music scene. He also loved movies, such as The Public Enemy (1931) with James Cagney and TV ... See full bio »

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Won 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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The Sopranos Producer
(1999-2007)
(1976-1979)
I'll Fly Away Producer
(1991-1993)
(1974-1975)

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 2012 Not Fade Away (producer)
 1999-2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (executive producer - 86 episodes)
- Made in America (2007) ... (executive producer)
- The Blue Comet (2007) ... (executive producer)
- The Second Coming (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Kennedy and Heidi (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Walk Like a Man (2007) ... (executive producer)
 1996 The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1996 The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1996 The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1996 The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1993-1995 Northern Exposure (TV Series) (executive producer - 47 episodes)
- Tranquility Base (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Let's Dance (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Ursa Minor (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Balls (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Buss Stop (1995) ... (executive producer)
 1995 The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1994 The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (TV Movie) (supervising producer)
 1992-1993 I'll Fly Away (TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes)
- State (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Commencement (1993) ... (executive producer)
- What's in a Name? (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Small Wishes (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Realpolitik (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1988-1989 Almost Grown (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- The Root of All Evil (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Richie (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Holy Grail (1989) ... (executive producer)
- The Hat That Fell from Space (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Joey's 15 Minutes (1989) ... (executive producer)
 1982 Moonlight (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1982 Palms Precinct (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1980 Off the Minnesota Strip (TV Movie) (producer)
  The Rockford Files (TV Series) (producer - 62 episodes, 1976 - 1979) (supervising producer - 5 episodes, 1977 - 1979)
- Just a Coupla Guys (1979) ... (producer)
- Love Is the Word (1979) ... (producer)
- A Different Drummer (1979) ... (supervising producer)
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Other Works:

Book: "The Sopranos Sessions by Matt Zoller Seitz, Alan Sepinwall, Laura Lippman, David Chase". ISBN: 1419734946

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

David H. Chase

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Network television at that time was nothing but a world of certainties. The Sopranos (1999) was ambiguous to the point where, to this day, I'm not really sure whether it was a drama or a comedy. It can be both, but people like to reduce it to one or the other. I know there are the two masks, Comedy and Drama, hanging together, but that's not the way American audiences seem to break things down. See more »

Trivia:

He has described both of his parents as abusive, saying that his father was an angry man who belittled him constantly, and his mother was a "passive-aggressive drama queen" and a "nervous woman who dominated any situation she was in by being so needy and always on the verge of hysteria.". See more »

Nickname:

Master Cylinder

Star Sign:

Leo

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