David Chase

David Chase

Highest Rated: 71% The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

Lowest Rated: 68% Not Fade Away (2012)

Birthday: Aug 22, 1945

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, USA

After spending two decades trying to find his footing on the small screen, writer-director-producer David Chase finally grabbed hold of the brass ring when he created the highly-acclaimed and award-winning series, "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1998-2007). An unusually gritty soap opera centering on the professional and personal travails of New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, the series became an instant hit on its way to becoming one of the most decorated and successful cable series of all time. Prior to "The Sopranos," Chase forged his path as a writer and producer on the classic series, "The Rockford Files" (NBC, 1974-1980), and later earned acclaim for his small screen movie "Off the Minnesota Strip" (ABC, 1980). Chase struggled throughout the 1980s with failed pilots and forgettable TV movies, while earning critical plaudits - but not eyeballs - for his civil rights drama "I'll Fly Away" (NBC, 1991-93). After guiding "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95) during its tumultuous last two seasons, he was rejected by every network for "The Sopranos" before HBO swooped in and developed the show, which earned seemingly countless Emmys and Golden Globes for Chase and the cast. Following the series' controversial and much-talked about finale, Chase disappeared for a few years before re-emerging with his hailed feature debut, "Not Fade Away" (2012), which allowed him to begin the process of burying Tony Soprano for good.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
71% 59% The Many Saints of Newark Screenwriter,
Producer
$8.2M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Chase: A Sopranos Session Self - 2020
68% 42% Not Fade Away Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$607.3K 2012
No Score Yet 40% Kounterfeit Writer,
Screenwriter
- 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime Producer,
Director
- 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Grown Director - 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
92% 96% The Sopranos Writer,
Executive Producer,
Director,
Producer
1999-2002 2004 2006-2007
No Score Yet 86% Northern Exposure Executive Producer 1990-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Grown Creator,
Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
1988-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Director,
Writer
1986
100% 100% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Writer 1974-1975