Dick Wolf

Dick Wolf


12/20/1946, New York City, New York

Birth Name

Richard A. Wolf



Also Known As

Richard A. Wolf, Richard Wolf
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Richard Anthony Wolf was born on December 20, 1946 in New York City. He is one of the most respected TV drama series creators, and has won an Emmy for his work. he is best known for creating Law & Order and its franchises.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Dick was an advertising copywriter in New York for 7 years before moving to LA.

    • Dick received a star for television on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 29, 2007. It is located at 7040 Hollywood Blvd.

    • Awards:

      1997--"Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic"; PGA Awards
      1997--"Distinguished Entertainment Industry Award"; The Anti-Defamation League
      1999-"Moniter"; International Monitor Awards
      2000--"Award of Excellence"; Banff Television Festival
      2003--"Special Edgar"; Edgar Allan Poe Awards

    • Dick married Noelle Lippman on June 17, 2006. He was formerly married to Christine Marburg (1983-2005) and Susan Scranton (1970-1983).

    • Dick is a member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity.

    • Dick's kids, Elliot and Olivia, served as the namesakes for the two lead characters of his drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson.

    • Dick has three children: Olivia, Sarina and Elliot.

    • Dick is close friends with novelist James Ellroy. One of Ellroy's friends, Bill Stoner, a detective with the LAPD, was asked by Wolf to be a technical advisor on Dragnet.

    • Wolf was an altar boy at St. Patrick's cathedral.

    • Wolf attended the University of Pennsylvania.

    • Won the Emmy in 1997 for Outstanding Drama Series for "Law & Order."

  • Quotes

    • Dick: (On CSI) CSI is a franchise. It's like the Palm restaurant. If you go to Los Angeles, if you go to Chicago, you get a great steak. The only thing that changes are the caricatures on the wall.

  • Dick Wolf is a okay show creater. I hate Law and Order,C.I, S.v.u.

    Let me tell you about Law and Order it is the worst show on NBC it is boring and lame this show would be a lot better with out Jack McCoy all he wants to do is but people in jail as much as possible. I did like the mini series Trial by Jury to bad it went off air.