Bochco, Steven Ronald
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.
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