About Steven Bochco
concept of Hill Street Blues sprung from the fertile mind of
although most people accept that it would have not been what it was,
without the help of Writer Producer
It was launched on the unsuspecting world in January 1981 and ran for over six years, finally ending its run in 1987. By which time he was a star!
Steven trained as a playwright at Carnegie Tech, where he first met HSB Stars Barbara Bosson, Bruce Weitz and Charles Haid. He also became friends with Michael Tucker, who would later guest on HSB and take a big role in LA Law.
He married Barbara Bosson in 1970 and the couple had two children before divorcing in 1997. Steven later married Dayna Kalins (2000), who often now produces under the name Dayna Bochco.
He joined Universal Studios as an assistant story editor where he spent 12 years gathering experience, climbing up the ranks and working on numerous TV shows. By 1976 Steven was not only writing, but producing program. It was during 1976 that he produced his first 'Cop Show' Delvecchio staring Taxi's Judd Hirsch. Amongst the cast regulars was a young Charles Haid, a George Wyner (playing an Assistant District Attorney again) and one Michael Conrad. There was also an episode featuring Kiel Martin and lastly there was a story editor called Michael Kozoll.
On Hill Street
There is an in depth article on him by the University of Southern California Click here to view
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