skip navigation
Gregory Hoblit

Gregory Hoblit

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Frequency DVD This inventive, highly original film juggles science-fiction, thriller and... more info $5.98was $5.98 Buy Now

Fallen DVD After a detective witnesses the death of a notorious serial killer, he... more info $5.99was $12.98 Buy Now

Fracture DVD Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling go head-to-head in the courtroom suspense-drama... more info $5.98was $5.98 Buy Now

Hart's War Blu-ray MORE > $5.98 Regularly $5.98 Buy Now blu-ray

Also Known As: Gregory King Hoblit Died:
Born: November 27, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Abilene, Texas, USA Profession: screenwriter, producer, director

Biography CLOSE THE FULL 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...

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.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

DIRECTOR:

1.
  Untraceable (2008)
2.
  Fracture (2007)
3.
  Hart's War (2002) Director
4.
  Frequency (2000) Director
5.
  Fallen (1998) Director
6.
  Primal Fear (1996) Director
7.
  Class of '61 (1993) Director
8.
  Roe vs. Wade (1989) Director

CAST: (feature film)

VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Raised in the Berkeley, California, area
:
Associate producer, then producer, live and taped shows at WLS, ABC-TV affiliate in Chicago
1978:
Associate producer on "Loose Change" (NBC) miniseries
1979:
Joined Steven Bochco at MTM Enterprises; produced series "Paris" (CBS) with Bochco
1981:
Served as producer of "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)
1983:
Was executive producer and director on "Bay City Blues" (NBC)
1986:
Executive produced and directed "L.A. Law" (NBC)
1987:
Produced and directed "Hooperman" (ABC)
1988:
TV-movie debut as producer and director of "Roe vs. Wade" (NBC)
1991:
Directed pilot, "Civil Wars" (ABC); also produced series
1993:
Executive producer and director (including pilot) on "NYPD Blue" (ABC)
1996:
Feature directorial debut, "Primal Fear" starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton
1996:
Formed production company, Abilene Pictures; signed a one year, first-look deal with Paramount
1998:
Helmed second feature, the thriller "Fallen" starring Denzel Washington
2000:
Directed the well-received drama, "Frequency" starring Dennis Quaid
2002:
Helmed the WWII prisoner of war drama, "Hart's War" starring Bruce Willis
2007:
Helmed the crime thriller, "Fracture" starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling
2008:
Directed Diane Lane in the thriller, "Untraceable"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

University of California, Berkeley: Berkeley , California -
University of California, Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -
University of California, Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -
University of California, Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Debrah Farentino. Actor. Formerly married to James Farentino.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Harold Foster Hoblit. FBI agent.
mother:
Elizabeth Hubbard King.
daughter:
Molly Hoblit. Born c. 1988.
daughter:
Sophie Hoblit. Born c. 1993.
VIEW COMPLETE FAMILY LISTING

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute