On This Day

Dick Wolf

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
DFree / Shutterstock.com

Profession: Crime Drama TV Producer

United States of America

Biography: The television writer and producer is responsible for both the Law & Order Franchise, which started in 1990 and the Chicago franchise which began in 2012.

Both franchises are extremely successful. The original "Law and Order" (1990-2010) was nominated for the most consecutive Emmy Awards of any primetime drama series. Its follow-up "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999-) stars Mariska Hargity who won an Emmy for the role in 2006.

The Chicago franchise started with "Chicago Fire" (2012-)and has spawned three other shows.

Born: December 20, 1946
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA
Age: 75 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Married Life

  • 1970-09-05 Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton
  • 1983-03-16 Producer Dick Wolf (36) divorces Susan Scranton after more than 13 years of marriage
  • 1983-06-29 Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg
  • 2006-06-17 Producer Dick Wolf (59) weds fashion publicist Noelle Lippman

Historical Events

  • 1990-09-13 "Law and Order" created by Dick Wolf first premieres on NBC
  • 1999-09-20 TV crime procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" created by Dick Wolf, starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni premieres on NBC

Famous TV Producers