Profession: Crime Drama Producer
Why Famous: 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.
- 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
- 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