Dick Wolf

Dick Wolf

Highest Rated: 61% The Doors: When You're Strange (2009)

Lowest Rated: 27% Naked Singularity (2021)

Birthday: Dec 20, 1946

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A prolific writer and producer who created one of the most successful TV franchises in history, Dick Wolf entered the history books when his creation "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) tied perennial Western "Gunsmoke" (CBS, 1955-1975) as the longest-running shows on television. After starting his career writing forgettable movies in the late 1970s, Wolf joined the writing staff of "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87) before moving on to form his own production company and embark on his signature "Law & Order" franchise, which was unique in breaking up the hour into two halves; the first dedicated to the police investigation of a crime and the second focusing on the courtroom prosecution. Because of the show's ratings success, Wolf had free reign to develop any show he pleased. That resulted in a string of interesting, but ultimately short-lived series failing to last more than a season. He decided instead to expand the "Law & Order" universe into two highly successful shows, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011), both of which utilized the original's winning formula. With several characters making crossover appearances, Wolf was able to boost another show's appeal by adding an audience favorite to the cast for an episode, an arc or a season. Though he flopped with "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (NBC/Court TV, 2005-06) and "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (NBC, 2010-11), Wolf's franchise flourished and underscored the producer's TV dominance for over three decades.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
27% 29% Naked Singularity Executive Producer $3.0K 2021
40% 62% The Super Producer - 2017
61% 82% The Doors: When You're Strange Producer $238.6K 2009
No Score Yet 78% Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Executive Producer - 2007
No Score Yet 62% Exiled: A Law & Order Movie Executive Producer - 1998
60% 69% School Ties Writer $12.5M 1992
50% 51% Masquerade Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$14.4M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skateboard Producer - 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 64% Chicago Med Creator,
Executive Producer
2015-2022
No Score Yet 91% Chicago P.D. Creator,
Executive Producer
2014-2022
No Score Yet 89% Chicago Fire Writer,
Executive Producer
2012-2022
No Score Yet 13% FBI: International Executive Producer,
Writer
2021-2022
No Score Yet 37% FBI: Most Wanted Executive Producer 2020-2022
No Score Yet 57% FBI Executive Producer,
Writer
2018-2022
45% 81% Law & Order: Organized Crime Executive Producer 2021-2022
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Writer,
Creator,
Executive Producer
1994-2010 2022
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Creator,
Executive Producer
1999-2022
No Score Yet 100% Nightwatch Executive Producer 2015-2017 2021-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Moments Executive Producer 2022
No Score Yet 88% Cold Justice Creator,
Executive Producer
2013-2015 2017-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Confessions Executive Producer 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder for Hire Executive Producer,
Creator
2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Responders Live Executive Producer 2019
64% 86% Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murderers Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the FBI: New York Executive Producer,
Director
2017
73% 69% Chicago Justice Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2013-2015
No Score Yet 100% Dead Again Executive Producer 2015
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stars Earn Stripes Executive Producer 2012
59% 43% Law & Order: LA Executive Producer 2010-2011
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Character),
Writer,
Executive Producer
2001-2011
No Score Yet 100% Law & Order: UK Executive Producer 2010
22% No Score Yet Conviction Creator,
Executive Producer
2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Trial by Jury Executive Producer 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Dragnet Executive Producer 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime & Punishment Executive Producer 2002-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Executive Producer 2003
58% No Score Yet Deadline Executive Producer 2000-2001
67% No Score Yet D.C. Executive Producer 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Executive Producer 1995-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Players Executive Producer 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swift Justice Executive Producer 1996
71% 91% Miami Vice Writer 1986-1987