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Bochco, Steven Ronald

Born: 1943 AD
Currently alive, at 72 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Producers, Writers

1943 – Born on the 16th of December in New York City into a Serbian family. US television producer and screenwriter.

       – He was educated in Manhattan at the high school of Music and Art.

1961 – Enrolled at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh to study playwriting and theater.

1966 – Graduated with a BFA in Theater, having also had an MCA Writing Fellowship.

       – Worked for Universal Studios as a writer and then story editor on Ironside, Columbo.

1968 – He wrote the screenplay for the TV movie The Counterfeit Killer.

1972-1973 – Worked on Silent Running and Double Indemnity.

1978 – He left Universal to go to MTM Enterprises.

1981-1987 – Achieved major success for NBC with the police drama Hill Street Blues.

1983 – Fired from MTM following the failure of Bay City Blues baseball project.

1986-1994 – Bochco moved to Twentieth Century Fox where he made as creator and executive producer, L.A. Law.

1987 – Created the half-hour dramedy Hooperman that starred John Ritter and lasted two seasons.

1989-1993 – He was the executive-producer Doogie Howser, M.D.

1990 – Produced musical flop Cop Rock, which combined straight police drama with live-action Broadway singing and dancing.

2005-2006 – He took charge of "Commander in Chief", which was the creation of Rod Lurie and brought in a new writing team.

2006 – He left the show because of conflicts with ABC.