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Dick Wolf was born on December 20, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard A. Wolf. He is a writer and producer, known for Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). He has been married to Noelle Lippman since June 17, 2006. They have two children. He was previously ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Law & Order Writer
(1990-2010)
(2001-2011)
Chicago P.D. Writer
(2014-2018)

Filmography

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  Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) (created by - 443 episodes, 1999 - 2018) (story by - 3 episodes, 2000 - 2014) (written by - 1 episode, 1999)
- Mea Culpa (2018) ... (creator)
- Hell's Kitchen (2018) ... (creator)
- Caretaker (2018) ... (creator)
- Exile (2018) ... (creator)
- Accredo (2018) ... (creator)
 2015-2018 Chicago Med (TV Series) (created by - 69 episodes)
- Play by My Rules (2018) ... (creator)
- The Poison Inside Us (2018) ... (creator)
- Lesser of Two Evils (2018) ... (creator)
- What You Don't Know (2018) ... (creator)
- Backed Against the Wall (2018) ... (creator)
  Chicago P.D. (TV Series) (created by - 114 episodes, 2014 - 2018) (story by - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2016)
- Black and Blue (2018) ... (creator)
- Trigger (2018) ... (creator)
- True or False (2018) ... (creator)
- Fathers and Sons (2018) ... (creator)
- Ride Along (2018) ... (creator)
  FBI (TV Series) (created by - 7 episodes, 2018) (story by - 1 episode, 2018)
- Cops and Robbers (2018) ... (creator)
- Family Man (2018) ... (creator)
- Doomsday (2018) ... (creator)
- Crossfire (2018) ... (creator)
- Prey (2018) ... (creator)
  Cold Justice (TV Series) (6 episodes, 2017) (created by - 49 episodes, 2013 - 2015)
- Home Alone (2017)
- Beyond the Grave (2017)
- Fresh Wounds (2017)
  Chicago Justice (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 2017) (story by - 1 episode, 2017)
- Tycoon (2017) ... (creator)
- Fool Me Twice (2017) ... (creator)
- AQD (2017) ... (creator)
- Drill (2017) ... (creator)
- Comma (2017) ... (creator)
 2015 Cold Justice: Sex Crimes (TV Series) (created by - 10 episodes)
- Lost in the Footprints (2015) ... (creator)
- A Case Not Forgotten (2015) ... (creator)
- The Back Room (2015) ... (creator)
- A Serial Case (2015) ... (creator)
- The Darkest Night (2015) ... (creator)
 2013-2015 Chicago Fire (TV Series) (story by - 6 episodes)
- I Am the Apocalypse (2015) ... (story by)
- Forgive You Anything (2015) ... (story by)
- Nobody Touches Anything (2014) ... (story by)
- A Dark Day (2014) ... (story by)
- Let Her Go (2013) ... (story by)
 2009-2014 Law & Order: UK (TV Series) (original series created by - 53 episodes)
- Repeat to Fade (2014) ... (original series created by)
- Hard Stop (2014) ... (original series created by)
- Bad Romance (2014) ... (original series created by)
- Customs (2014) ... (original series created by)
- Pride (2014) ... (original series created by)
  Law & Order: LA (TV Series) (created by - 22 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (story by - 1 episode, 2010)
- Westwood (2011) ... (creator)
- Van Nuys (2011) ... (creator)
- El Sereno (2011) ... (creator)
- Carthay Circle (2011) ... (creator)
- Plummer Park (2011) ... (creator)
  Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) (created by - 195 episodes, 2001 - 2011) (story by - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2002)
- To the Boy in the Blue Knit Cap (2011) ... (creator)
- Icarus (2011) ... (creator)
- Cadaver (2011) ... (creator)
- Trophy Wine (2011) ... (creator)
- The Last Street in Manhattan (2011) ... (creator)
 2011 30 Rock (TV Series) (character: Odafin Tutuola - 1 episode)
- ¡Qué Sorpresa! (2011) ... (character: Odafin Tutuola - uncredited)
  Law & Order (TV Series) (created by - 456 episodes, 1990 - 2010) (story by - 10 episodes, 1990 - 2004) (written by - 1 episode, 1990)
- Rubber Room (2010) ... (creator)
- Love Eternal (2010) ... (creator)
- Immortal (2010) ... (creator)
- The Taxman Cometh (2010) ... (creator)
- Crashers (2010) ... (creator)
  Paris enquêtes criminelles (TV Series) (creator - 10 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (idea - 6 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Un crime d'amour (2008) ... (creator)
- La grande vie (2008) ... (creator)
- Blessure secrète (2008) ... (writer)
- Trafics (2008) ... (creator)
- Rédemption (2008) ... (creator) / (idea)
 2008 Zakon & poryadok: Prestupnyy umysel (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- Tanec kobry (Dance of the Cobra) (2008) ... (original story)
 2007 Law & Order: Division of Field Investigation (TV Series) (creator)
 2006 Conviction (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes)
- Hostage (2006) ... (creator)
- 180.80 (2006) ... (creator)
- Indiscretion (2006) ... (creator)
- Deliverance (2006) ... (creator)
- The Wall (2006) ... (creator)
  Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 2005 - 2006) (written by - 1 episode, 2005)
- Eros in the Upper Eighties (2006) ... (creator)
- Boys Will Be Boys (2005) ... (creator)
- Day (2005) ... (creator)
- Blue Wall (2005) ... (creator)
- The Line (2005) ... (creator)
 2002-2004 Crime & Punishment (TV Series documentary) (created by - 23 episodes)
- People vs. Joseph Villarino (2003) ... (creator)
- People vs. Bernard Cutts (2003) ... (creator)
- People vs. Delia Contreras (2003) ... (creator)
 2004 Law & Order: Justice Is Served (Video Game) (creator "Law & Order")
 2003 Law & Order II: Double or Nothing (Video Game) (creator "Law & Order")
 2003 Dragnet (TV Series) (creator)
 2002 Law & Order: Dead on the Money (Video Game) (creator "Law & Order")
 2000-2001 Arrest & Trial (TV Series documentary) (created by - 16 episodes)
- Noriega (2001) ... (creator)
- Iceman: Mob Killer (2001) ... (creator)
- Spittin Bullets (2000) ... (creator)
- Tequilla Sunset (2000) ... (creator)
- Armando Garcia (2000) ... (creator)
  Deadline (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 2000 - 2001) (story by - 4 episodes, 2000 - 2001) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2000)
- Shock (2001) ... (creator)
- Red Herring (2001) ... (creator) / (story by)
- The First Commandment (2001) ... (creator)
- Just Lie Back (2001) ... (creator)
- The Undesirables (2001) ... (creator)
  New York Undercover (TV Series) (created by - 89 episodes, 1994 - 1999) (story by - 2 episodes, 1994 - 1996)
- Catharsis (1999) ... (creator)
- The Troubles (1998) ... (creator)
- Going Native (1998) ... (creator)
- Sign o' the Times (1998) ... (creator)
- The Unusual Suspects (1998) ... (creator)
 1998 Exiled (TV Movie) (character)
 1997-1998 Players (TV Series) (created by - 18 episodes)
- Con-Vivants (1998) ... (creator)
- Con-undrum (1998) ... (creator)
- Con-tamination (1998) ... (creator)
- Con-spiracy (1998) ... (creator)
- Con-strained (1998) ... (creator)
 1997 Feds (TV Series) (co-creator - 6 episodes)
- Smoking Gun (1997) ... (co-creator)
- Somebody's Lyin (1997) ... (co-creator)
- Missing Pieces (1997) ... (co-creator)
- The War Against Crime (1997) ... (co-creator)
- Do No Harm (1997) ... (co-creator)
 1996 Swift Justice (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes)
- Stones (1996) ... (creator)
- The Haze (1996) ... (creator)
- Retribution (1996) ... (creator)
- Isaiah's Daughter (1996) ... (creator)
- Bad Medicine (1996) ... (creator)
  South Beach (TV Series) (created by - 7 episodes, 1993) (story by - 1 episode, 1993)
- School for Scandal (1993) ... (creator)
- I Witness (1993) ... (creator)
- Wild Thing (1993) ... (creator)
- Skin and bones (1993) ... (creator)
- Stake Out (1993) ... (creator)
 1992 School Ties (screenplay) / (story)
  Mann & Machine (TV Series) (created by - 9 episodes, 1992) (story by - 1 episode, 1992)
- Cold, Cold Heart (1992) ... (creator)
- Billion Dollar Baby (1992) ... (creator)
- Truth or Consequences (1992) ... (creator)
- Mann's Fate (1992) ... (creator)
- Torch Song (1992) ... (creator)
  Nasty Boys (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 1990) (story by - 3 episodes, 1990)
- Kill or Be Killed: Part 2 (1990) ... (creator)
- Kill or Be Killed (1990) ... (creator)
- Desert Run (1990) ... (creator)
- Crossover (1990) ... (creator)
- Home Again (1990) ... (creator)
  H.E.L.P. (TV Series) (created by - 6 episodes, 1990) (story by - 2 episodes, 1990)
- Undue Force (1990) ... (creator)
- To Everything, There Is a Season (1990) ... (creator)
- Steam Heat (1990) ... (creator)
- The Children's Hour (1990) ... (creator) / (story by)
- Are You There, Alpha Centauri? (1990) ... (creator)
 1989-1990 Christine Cromwell (TV Series) (created by - 4 episodes)
- Only the Good Die Young (1990) ... (creator)
- In Vino Veritas (1990) ... (creator)
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1989) ... (creator)
- Things That Go Bump in the Night (1989) ... (creator)
 1989 Nasty Boys (TV Movie) (written by)
  Gideon Oliver (TV Series) (created by - 5 episodes, 1989) (written by - 1 episode, 1989)
- Kennonite (1989) ... (creator)
- By the Waters of Babylon (1989) ... (creator)
- The Last Plane from Coramaya (1989) ... (creator)
- Tongs (1989) ... (creator)
- Sleep Well, Professor Oliver (1989) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (story - 12 episodes, 1986 - 1988) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 1986 - 1987) (excerpts - 1 episode, 1988)
- Deliver Us from Evil (1988) ... (story)
- A Bullet for Crockett (1988) ... (excerpts - uncredited) / (story)
- Blood & Roses (1988) ... (story)
- Badge of Dishonor (1988) ... (story)
- A Rock and a Hard Place (1988) ... (story)
 1988 Masquerade (written by)
 1987 No Man's Land (written by)
  Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (teleplay by - 5 episodes, 1986) (story by - 3 episodes, 1986) (written by - 2 episodes, 1985)
- Jagga the Hunk (1986) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Iced Coffey (1986) ... (story by)
- Scales of Justice (1986) ... (teleplay by)
- Das Blues (1986) ... (teleplay by)
- Say It as It Plays (1986) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1981 Gas (screenplay - as Richard Wolf) / (story - as Richard Wolf)
 1978 Skateboard (screenplay - as Richard A. Wolf) / (story - as Richard A. Wolf)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel (Jeremy Fisk series #3): The Ultimatum See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard A. Wolf | Richard Wolf

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've never understood the obsession with younger writers and dramas. Comedies I understand, but how do you write drama at 23; you haven't experienced anything. You know about 23-year-olds. It's kind of hard to write about 60 year old EADAs [Executive Assistant District Attorneys]. Only a couple of us are 60 years old so far, but there are not many 23-year-olds who can write about life-changing ... See more »

Trivia:

Is a close friend of famous crime novelist James Ellroy. Wolf even hired Ellroy's best friend, LAPD Homicide Detective William Stoner, as a technical advisor on his TV show Dragnet (2003). See more »

Trademark:

Does not like to use establishing shots in his shows. He believes that this gets in the way of dialogue and fitting a good story into an episode. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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