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Dick Wolf

August 2022


Dick Wolf, a two-time Emmy Award winner (and 13-time Emmy nominee), GRAMMY Award winner and New York Times best-selling author, is one of television’s most respected drama series creator/producers and the architect of one of the most successful brands in the history of television: “Law & Order.”


He serves as creator and executive producer for all “Law & Order”-branded series from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, including “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” the longest-running live action primetime series in the history of television, entering its historic 24th season, and the iconic “Law & Order,” the second-longest-running live action primetime series in the history of television, returning for its 22nd season. The critically acclaimed “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” starring Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler, returns for its third season on NBC and has already amassed a huge following. Wolf has extended his branding expertise to the Windy City with his Chicago-based NBC series: “Chicago Fire” (season 11); “Chicago P.D” (season 10) and “Chicago Med” (season eight), with all three series consistently winning their time periods and all placing among the top broadcast series for the season. Wolf’s CBS FBI-branded series, FBI (season five) and its spinoffs FBI: MOST WANTED (season four), and FBI: INTERNATIONAL (season two) have created a powerhouse Tuesday lineup for the network and all three series continually win the night in viewers and are among the top broadcast series for the season.


In addition, NBC’s streaming service Peacock, which launched in July 2020, announced an unprecedented deal for Wolf’s “Law & Order” and “Chicago”-branded series. CBS’ FBI-branded series are available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+, and Freevee picked up Wolf’s new half-hour drama, “On Call” to premiere in 2022 or early 2023.


Wolf has also expanded into non-fiction as executive producer of Oxygen’s critically acclaimed “Murder for Hire,” “Cold Justice” and “Criminal Confessions.” His new NBC series “LA Fire and Rescue” is slated to premiere later this year. He also executive produced USA’s docuseries “Inside the FBI: New York,” the successful A&E series “Nightwatch” and its spinoffs. Wolf Entertainment has also expanded into audio content with the successful debut of the podcast “Hunted,” in conjunction with Endeavor Audio and executive produced by Elliot Wolf. Wolf’s follow up podcast, the award-winning “Dark Woods,” stars Monica Raymund, Corey Stoll and Reid Scott and is being developed as a series by Universal Television.


Wolf’s company also produced two award-winning documentaries. “Twin Towers” is the 2003 Academy Award-winning documentary short about two brothers – one a policeman and the other a fireman – who lost their lives in the line of duty on 9/11. “When You’re Strange” is the Emmy-nominated documentary about the 1960s group The Doors, which won a GRAMMY Award for Outstanding Longform Video in 2011.


In 2007, Wolf executive produced (with Tom Thayer) the critically acclaimed HBO original movie “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” which won six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie. The film tells the tragic and powerful story of the subjugation and cultural extermination of the Native American, and garnered a record 17 Emmy nominations, the most of the 2006-07 television season. The film also received the prestigious Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critic’s Choice Award for Best Picture Made for Television. Wolf and Thayer have teamed up again with the high-profile limited series AMERICAN BABYLON, which is in development at Showtime.


Wolf’s debut novel, The Intercept, was a New York Times bestselling thriller about Jeremy Fisk, a new kind of hero for a new kind of enemy. His follow up book, The Execution, debuted in 2014 and, like its predecessor, was both popular and critically acclaimed. The Ultimatum, the third installment of the series, was released in 2015 from HarperCollins.


Wolf’s “Law & Order”-branded series continue to rewrite the annals of television history. The original “Law & Order” earned 11 consecutive Outstanding Drama Series Emmy nominations – the record for most consecutive series Emmy nominations in the history of television (tied with “Cheers” and “M*A*S*H”) – and won the coveted Emmy in that category in 1997. Additional accolades “Law & Order” has garnered include the highly coveted Peabody Award; multiple Emmys; the Crystal Apple Award from New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting; the Writer’s Guild Award for Television; and numerous other high-ranking tributes.


“Law & Order: Criminal Intent” completed its critically acclaimed and successful 10-year run on NBC and USA Network in 2011. Other “Law & Order”-branded series include “Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” “Law & Order: Trial by Jury,” “Crime & Punishment” and “Exiled: A Law & Order Movie.”


Wolf Entertainment’s feature arm will be producing “77” for Paramount, directed by Jared Leto and based on an original screenplay by James Ellroy. Wolf also produced, with Fortress Films, the psychological thriller “The Super,” written by John J. McLaughlin (“Black Swan”) and starring “Chicago P.D.’”s Patrick Flueger, which was distributed by Saban and premiered in 2018. Wolf also wrote the screenplay for the hit Paramount release “School Ties,” was writer and executive producer of “Masquerade” and served as writer and producer of “No Man’s Land.”


Wolf’s personal accolades include: the Television Academy Hall of Fame (inducted 2013); the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Lifetime Achievement Award; the Producer’s Guild of America’s Norman Lear Showmanship Award; the DGA Honors; the Governor’s Award by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; the Achievement Award from the Caucus for Producers, Writers, and Directors; the Television Showman of the Year Award from the Publicist’s Guild of America; the Monte Carlo Television Festival Gold Nymph Award; the Award of Excellence from the Banff Television Festival; NATPE’s Brandon Tartikoff Award; accolades from the Saban Clinic; and the Alliance for Children’s Rights. On March 29, 2007, Wolf received a star on Hollywood’s world-famous Walk of Fame.


Wolf is also an Honorary Consul of Monaco, is actively involved in the principality’s annual Monte Carlo Television Festival and is its primary liaison with the entertainment community. He is the founder and benefactor (with Marcy Carsey) of the Carsey-Wolf Center for Media at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is involved in numerous other philanthropic endeavors, including MOXI, the Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, the Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Princess Grace Foundation. He’s also chairman of the board of Bellosguardo and a trustee of the Paley Center for Media. Through his Wolf Family Foundation, he endowed the new Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy.