Richard Anthony “Dick” Wolf is an American television writer, producer, director and creator. Born on December 20, 1946, Dick is mostly known for his work as the creator and executive producer of the “Law and Order”, a police drama. He is also the author of four books: “Law & Order: Crime Scenes”, “The Intercept”, “The Execution”, and “The Ultimatum”.
Date of Birth:
December 20, 1946 (age 67)
300 Million USD
Dick Wolf Facts
Name: Richard Anthony Wolf
Birthday: December 20, 1946
Address: New York City, New York, US
Profession: Television writer, producer, director and creator
Body Measurements: N/A
Children: Olivia Wolf, Rex Wolf, Elliot Wolf, Serena Wolf
Wife: Noelle Lippman (2006), Christine Marburg (1983–2005), Susan Scranton (1970–1983)
College/University: University of Pennsylvania
Net worth: 350 million dollars
Dick Wolf Family and Personal life:
Dick was born on New York City as the son of Marie G., a Roman Catholic of Irish decent and George Wolf, an advertising agent and also a Jew by religion. He attended Saint David’s School, The Gunnery and was an altar boy. Though from mixed descent Dick is not particularly attached any religion and grew up in secular middle class family. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania where he belonged to Zeta Psi fraternity and also went to Phillips Academy. He has been married for three times and has four children. He was married to Susan Scranton from 1970 to 1983, Christine Marburg from 1983 to 2005 and is currently married to Noelle Lippman since 2006. Olivia Wolf, Rex Wolf, Elliot Wolf, and Serena Wolf are the name of his children. There is no child from his first marriage but he had three children with his second wife and one with his third wife.
Dick Wolf Career Growth:
Before getting a break for his screenplays, Wolf worked as an advertising copywriter for Benton and Bowles creating commercials. He kept writing and former to moving to Los Angeles and getting his work produced, he briefly collaborated with Oliver Stone. As a writer he worked on “Masquerade (1988)” and “Hill Street Blues”. He then moved to Miami Vice as a supervising producer. His show “Law & Order” ran from 1990 to 2010 becoming longest running and successful dramatic show in television history.
His other works include Skateboard, Miami Vice-TV series, Hill Street Blues, No Man's Land, Masquerade, Gideon Oliver, Christine Cromwell, Nasty Boys, H.E.L.P., School Ties Mann & Machine, The Human Factor, South Beach, New York Undercover, The Invisible Man, Family Guy and Cold Justice: Sex Crimes.
Some of his current works that are still running are: Chicago Fire (TV series) since 2012, Chicago P.D. (TV series) since 2013, Cold Justice (TV series) since2013, Nightwatch since 2015, and Chicago Med since 2015-present.
Dick Wolf Net Worth:
Dick has very prosperous career in Television and considering how famous his works are, his income from his work is also very good. His net worth, lately is estimated to be a 350 million dollars.
Dick Wolf Achievements:
Dick has won many awards as recognition of his work, some of the famous are from the Banff Television Festival, Anti-Defamation League, NATPE, New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Entertainment Industries Council, the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, and Publicist's Guild of America. Dick has a star with his name on Hollywood Walk of Fame, which he received on March 29, 2009.
Dick Wolf contribution to society:
He has given break to many new artist throughout his career and works hard and if necessary harsh to bring the best out of people.