Birth Name: Steven Ronald Bochco

Birthdate: December 16, 1943

Birthplace: New York, NY

Occupations: Director, Writer, Producer

Quote: "Steve has always been one to break the rules. He does it more cleverly, even diabolically, than anyone else. He rocks the boat as a hobby." --Former NBC chairman '''Grant Tinker''' on Bochco, ''Time'' magazine, May 2, 1988

Claim to Fame: Writer for detective series ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' (early '70s); Cocreator, writer and executive producer of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'' (1981-87), ''Series/LALaw'' (1986-94) and ''Series/NYPDBlue'' (1993-2005)

Awards:

1980/81: Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series, ''Hill Street Blues''

1980/81: Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, "Hill Street Station" episode of ''Hill Street Blues''; award shared with cowriter Michael Kozoll

1981: Golden Globe: Best TV Drama Series, ''Hill Street Blues''

1981/82: Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series, ''Hill Street Blues''

1981/82: Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, "Freedom's Last Stand" episode of ''Hill Street Blues''; award shared with cowriters Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner and Michael Kozoll

1982: Golden Globe: Best TV Drama Series, ''Hill Street Blues''

1982/83: Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series, ''Hill Street Blues''

1983/84: Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series, ''Hill Street Blues''

1986/87: Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series, ''LA Law''

1986: Golden Globe: Best TV Drama Series, ''LA Law''

1987: Golden Globe: Best TV Drama Series, ''LA Law''

1988/89: Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series, ''LA Law''

1989/90: Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series, ''LA Law''

1993: Golden Globe: Best TV Drama Series, ''NYPD Blue''

1994: People's Choice: Favorite Dramatic Series, ''NYPD Blue''

1994: People's Choice: Favorite New Dramatic Series, ''NYPD Blue''

1994: Writers Guild of America Award: Writing in a Dramatic Series, ''NYPD Blue''; shared award with David Milch; cited for pilot episode

1994/95: Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series, ''NYPD Blue''

1995: People's Choice: Favorite Dramatic Series, ''NYPD Blue''

1996: Writers Guild of America: Laurel Award, Career Achievement

1997: George Foster Peabody Award: ''NYPD Blue''

1996: BAFTA: Best Foreign Television Program, ''Murder One''

1998: People's Choice: Favorite New TV Drama Series, ''Series/BrooklynSouth''

1997: Golden Satellite: Best TV Drama Series, ''NYPD Blue''; shared award

1998: David Susskind Lifetime Achievement in Television (presented by the Producers Guild of America)

1999: Directors Guild of America: Diversity Award

Factoids:

Inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame (1996)

Education:

High School of Music and Art, New York, New York (1961)
Carnegie Institute of Technology (later renamed Carnegie-Mellon University), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; majored in playwriting and theater (BFA 1966)
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