Gregory Hoblit

Screenwriter, Director, Producer
A much celebrated producer-director of perennial Emmy-winning series, usually in tandem with Steven Bochco, Gregory Hoblit got his start in local TV in Chicago, where he worked as an associate producer and producer on ... Read more »
Born: 11/26/1944 in Abilene, Texas, USA

Filmography

Director (18)

The Americans 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Monday Mornings 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Untraceable 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Fracture 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Hart's War 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Frequency 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Fallen 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Primal Fear 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Civil Wars 1979 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Director

NYPD Blue 1979 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Director

Cop Rock 1979 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Director

L.A. Law 1979 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Director

Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Director

Hooperman 1983 - 1984, 1987 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

Bay City Blues 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

Director

Class of '61 (TV Show)

Director

Roe vs. Wade (TV Show)

Director

The Strain (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (6)

Hart's War 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Frequency 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paris 1979 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

Every Stray Dog and Kid 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Supervising Producer

Vampire 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Producer

Dr. Strange 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Associate Producer

Biography

A much celebrated producer-director of perennial Emmy-winning series, usually in tandem with Steven Bochco, Gregory Hoblit got his start in local TV in Chicago, where he worked as an associate producer and producer on live and taped programming. He returned to Los Angeles in the late 1970s and served as associate producer on the miniseries "Loose Change" (NBC, 1978). Steven Bochco, who had risen to the status of one of the hottest young writers in TV thanks to "Columbo" and other "prestige" series, asked Hoblit to join him in the new company Bochco was setting up at MTM Enterprises. Hoblit accepted, although the partnership got off to a shaky start. Their first series, "Paris", starring James Earl Jones, was unsuccessful. Their second made TV history. Bochco along with Michael Kozoll conceived "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87), with Hoblit in the producer's chair. The resulting series about life in and around a gritty urban police station, with constant activity and a very alive camera, was slow to find an audience but went on to create TV history, earning multiple Emmy nominations over its six year run. Most critics cite "Hill Street Blues" as one of the best series ever aired on American television.

Relationships

Elizabeth Hubbard King

Mother

Debrah Farentino

Wife
Married in 1994

Harold Hoblit

Father

Molly Hoblit

Daughter
Born c. 1988

Sophie Hoblit

Daughter
Born c. 1993

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley , California
Transferred to UCLA

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
Post-graduate study; left to work in TV

Milestones

2008

Directed Diane Lane in the thriller, "Untraceable"

2007

Helmed the crime thriller, "Fracture" starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling

2002

Helmed the WWII prisoner of war drama, "Hart's War" starring Bruce Willis

2000

Directed the well-received drama, "Frequency" starring Dennis Quaid

1998

Helmed second feature, the thriller "Fallen" starring Denzel Washington

1996

Formed production company, Abilene Pictures; signed a one year, first-look deal with Paramount

1996

Feature directorial debut, "Primal Fear" starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton

1993

Executive producer and director (including pilot) on "NYPD Blue" (ABC)

1991

Directed pilot, "Civil Wars" (ABC); also produced series

1988

TV-movie debut as producer and director of "Roe vs. Wade" (NBC)

1987

Produced and directed "Hooperman" (ABC)

1986

Executive produced and directed "L.A. Law" (NBC)

1983

Was executive producer and director on "Bay City Blues" (NBC)

1981

Served as producer of "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)

1979

Joined Steven Bochco at MTM Enterprises; produced series "Paris" (CBS) with Bochco

1978

Associate producer on "Loose Change" (NBC) miniseries

Raised in the Berkeley, California, area

Associate producer, then producer, live and taped shows at WLS, ABC-TV affiliate in Chicago

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