Dick Wolf Biography
Dick Wolf born as Richard Anthony Wolf is an American television producer popularly known as the creator and executive producer of the Law & Order franchise. The franchise included six police/courtroom dramas and for international spinoffs as well as a creator and executive producer. Wolf has also authored four books.
He was born and raised in New York City to Marie G his mother a homemaker and George Wolf as an advertising executive as his father. He was born in a family where the father was Jewish and his mother was a Roman Catholic. Wolf attended Saint David’s School, The Gunnery and the University of Pennsylvania class of 1969. He belonged to the Zeta Psi fraternity. He also attended Philips Academy.
Dick Wolf Age
Dick was born on December 20, 1946, in New York City, New York, the U.S. As of 2018, he is 72 years old.
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Dick Wolf Career
Wolf first worked as an advertising copywriter at Benton & Bowles creating commercials for Crest toothpaste. He is also credited with the campaign “I’m Cheryl, fly me” for National Airlines. He was also writing screenplays in the hopes of a film career. It was at this time that he briefly collaborated on a screenplay with Oliver Stone.
Later on, he moved to Los Angeles after a few years and had three screenplays produced. They include; Masquerade (1988) starring Rob Lowe and Meg Tilly, was well received. Wolf officially began his television career as a staff writer on Hill Street Blues and was nominated for his first Emmy for an episode entitled “What Are Friends For?”, on which he was the only writer.
While working on Hill Street Blues, Wolf became close friends with Tom Fontana, then writing for the series St. Elsewhere, produced in the same building, at the same time. Wolf moved from Hill Street Blues to Miami Vice, where he was a writer and co-producer for the third and fourth seasons.
Wolf’s Law & Order, which ran from 1990 to 2010, tied Gunsmoke for the longest-running dramatic show in television history, making it one of television’s most successful franchises. It has been nominated for the most consecutive Emmy Awards of any primetime drama series. Wolf serves as creator and executive producer of the current Law & Order drama series from Wolf Films and NBC Universal Television – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – and did so for the four that have been canceled – Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order:
Trial by Jury, Law & Order: the UK, and Law & Order: Los Angeles. Along with Kevin Arkadie, he co-created the police drama, New York Undercover, which ran on the Fox Broadcasting Company Network from 1994 to 1998; he also served as Executive Producer of the series. He was the creator and executive producer of NBC’s courtroom reality series Crime & Punishment, which chronicled real-life cases prosecuted by the San Diego District Attorney’s office.
Many of Wolf’s series have intersected with the Law & Order franchise in some fashion, and the Law & Order series has been adapted into several foreign versions. Wolf’s company also produced Twin Towers, the 2003 Academy Award-winning Short Documentary about two brothers, one a policeman and the other a fireman, who lost their lives in the line of duty on September 11, 2001. Wolf was also involved with the production of a theatrical documentary about the popular rock group The Doors, titled When You’re Strange.
Dick Wolf Movies
The following is Dick’s filmography:
- Skateboard (1978)
- Miami Vice (1984–1989) TV series
- Hill Street Blues (1985–1987) TV series
- No Man’s Land (1987)
- Masquerade (1988)
- Gideon Oliver (1989) TV series
- Christine Cromwell (1989) TV series
- Nasty Boys (1990) TV series
Dick Wolf Books
- The Execution (1984)
- Law & Order: Crime Scenes (2003)
- The Intercept (2012)
- The Ultimatum (2015)
- Untitled Lawyer (2015)
- Until Lawyer Series #1 (2018)
Dick Wolf Net Worth
Wolf’s estimated net worth is $555 Million.
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Dick Wolf’s Ex Loses Appeal Claiming She Was Tricked Into Signing Settlement Before $1B Payday
Dick Wolf’s second wife Christine claimed that she only found out about a $1 billion deal her ex made with NBC Universal after signing their divorce settlement
After years in court, Dick Wolf’s second wife Christine Marburg has lost an appeal in which she claimed substantial financial information was withheld from her at the time she signed their divorce settlement.
On Tuesday, a California appeals court rejected Christina’s claim that the Law & Order creator’s financial advisors — who mediated their divorce — tricked her into signing the settlement without informing her of his $1 billion deal in the works with NBC Universal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
At the time, Christina claimed that accounting statements showed the show was only worth $4 million, and was actually losing money — and that she only learned of the deal when she read about it in the Los Angeles Times, after she had already signed the papers.
According to THR, as part of the settlement, Christina received $17.5 million in cash and spousal support of as much as $2 million for eight years, as well as the house the former couple shared in Maine.
The pair were married from 1983 to 2005 and share three children: Olivia, Sarina and Elliot.Christine first took the case to court in 2004, when she initially claimed that her ex-husband had been responsible for concealing the assets, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She went on to unsuccessfully sue their business advisors at the time.
At the time, the trial judge ruled that mediation privilege applied to their divorce settlement, shielding their business advisors from liability.
In her appeal, Christine claimed that mediation privilege should not apply as the advisors did not act in a truly “neutral” capacity. However, her argument was struck down.
“There was no evidence in the record to support Christine’s speculation,” the appellate opinion states, according to THR. The opinion specifically called out Christine’s claims about Martin Weinberg, who led a financial services team that helped mediate the settlement.
“The court examined the record ‘for bias on the part of the mediator’ and found that there no evidence that Weinberg had a prior, individual relationship with Dick so as to support an inference of bias,” the opinion stated. “Ironically, it was Christine, not Dick, who had future business dealings with Weinberg after the mediation. That Weinberg accepted an expensive watch from Dick as a gift after the conclusion of the mediation was not a sufficient factual basis to support a reasonable inference that Weinberg was not impartial during the mediation.”
Adopted from People News