Steven Bochco Net Worth

Steven Bochco was a renowned writer and producer born in New York City in 1943. He attended Carnegie Tech as a playwriting major, and later drove cross-country to Hollywood with classmate Michael Tucker to pursue full-time jobs at Universal. Bochco was given carte blanche to create a show similar to Fort Apache the Bronx at MTM Enterprises, but was later fired due to his inability to keep Hill Street Blues on budget. He then created L.A. Law and Doogie Howser, M.D. for NBC, and in 1987 struck a $15M deal with ABC to create 10 series pilots over 10 years.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Writer, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew
Birth Day December 16, 1943
Birth Place  New York City, New York, United States
Steven Bochco age 77 YEARS OLD
Died On April 1, 2018(2018-04-01) (aged 74)\nLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Birth Sign Capricorn
Alma mater Carnegie Institute of Technology, BFA 1966
Occupation Television producer, writer
Spouse(s) Gabrielle Levin (m. 1964; divorce 1969) Barbara Bosson (m. 1970; div. 1997) Dayna Kalins (m. 2000; his death 2018)
Children 2, including Jesse

💰 Net worth

Steven Bochco, a renowned writer, producer, and miscellaneous crew member in the United States, is estimated to have a net worth of $100,000 to $1 million in 2024. Bochco's impressive career in the entertainment industry has spanned decades and includes iconic shows like "Hill Street Blues," "NYPD Blue," and "L.A. Law." As a talented writer and producer, Bochco has left an indelible mark on television with his innovative storytelling and character-driven dramas. With his substantial net worth, Bochco's influence and contributions to the industry will continue to be remembered and appreciated for years to come.

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Awards and nominations:

In addition to these awards, Bochco has earned induction into the Television Hall of Fame, which he achieved in 1996.



In 1961, he enrolled at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (after merging with the Mellon Institute in 1967, now known as Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh to study playwriting and theater. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theater in 1966, having also had an MCA Writing Fellowship.


He wrote the story and teleplay for Columbo: Murder by the book (1971), and the teleplays for several other episodes. He wrote the screenplay for the 1968 film The Counterfeit Killer and worked on Silent Running (1972) and Double Indemnity (1973). He left Universal in 1978 to go to MTM Enterprises where he had greater scope for producing. His first effort there was the short-lived CBS police drama Paris, notable as the first series on which James Earl Jones played a lead role.


He achieved major success for NBC with the police drama Hill Street Blues. It ran from 1981-87 and Bochco was credited as co-creator and also wrote and produced. The series also garnered considerable critical acclaim and many awards, and was nominated for a total of 98 Emmy Awards throughout its run. Bochco was fired from MTM in 1985 following the failure of Bay City Blues (1983).


Bochco moved to 20th Century Fox where he co-created and produced L.A. Law (1986–94) which aired on NBC. This series was also widely acclaimed and a regular award winner. In 1987, Bochco co-created the half-hour dramedy Hooperman which starred John Ritter but was canceled after two seasons, despite Bochco offering to take over direct day-to-day control of a third season. Hooperman was part of a lucrative deal with ABC in 1987 to create and produce ten new television series, which prompted Bochco to form Steven Bochco Productions. From this deal came Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–93) and Cop Rock (1990). The latter combined straight police drama with live-action Broadway singing and dancing, and was one of his highest-profile failures. In 1992, Bochco created an animated television series, Capitol Critters, along with Nat Mauldin and Michael Wagner.


After a lull, Bochco co-created NYPD Blue (1993–2005) with David Milch. Initially controversial at the time, the series was created with the express intention of changing the nature of network one-hour drama to compete with the more adult fare broadcast on cable networks. Other projects in this period that failed to take off include Murder One (1995–97), Brooklyn South (1997), City of Angels (2000), Philly (2001), and Over There (2005). All five shows failed to match Bochco's earlier success though Murder One and Over There garnered critical praise.


In addition to these awards, Bochco has earned induction into the Television Hall of Fame, which he achieved in 1996.


In 1970, he married Actress Barbara Bosson, who appeared as a regular on Hill Street Blues. They had two children before divorcing in 1997. In later years he was married to Dayna Kalins (m. August 12, 2000). His son, Jesse Bochco, by Bosson, was a producer/director on NYPD Blue and directed the pilot episode of Raising the Bar. Jesse Bochco also appeared as Captain Furillo's son, Frank Jr. (with Bosson playing his mother) on Hill Street Blues. Jesse has directed several episodes of his father's shows, including NYPD Blue, Philly, and Over There.


In 2005, Bochco took charge of Commander in Chief (2005–06) which was the creation of Rod Lurie and brought in a new writing team. However, in spring 2006, he left the show because of conflicts with ABC, and shortly afterward the program was canceled. Bochco described his experience on the show as "horrible". In 2006 Bochco produced a pilot ABC show, Hollis & Rae, and was reported at the same time to be developing a baseball drama and another legal drama for ABC in partnership with Chris Gerolmo.


According to an interview with Bochco published in September 2007, he is now winding down his involvement with network television, feeling that his tastes and current fashions in TV drama no longer coincide. "The network executives stay the same age and I keep getting older and it creates a different kind of relationship. When I was doing my stuff at NBC with Brandon (Tartikoff) and Hill Street, we were contemporaries," says Bochco. "When I sit down (now), they're sitting in a room with someone who's old enough to be their father and I'm not sure they want to sit in a room with their fathers."


In 2008, Bochco argued that the new home for quality prime time drama is cable, where "the atmosphere is far friendlier and the creative environment more conducive to doing original work", and that "most of what's passing for primetime drama these days isn't very good".


From 2014 to its cancellation in 2016, he wrote and executive produced Murder in the First, a series drama which he co-created with Eric Lodal.


Bochco was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014, requiring a bone marrow transplant later that year. He died from the disease on April 1, 2018.