GREGORY HOBLIT (Director/Producer)
has been a driving force in changing the face of American television. With a vast and influential body of work, Hoblit has not only won the respect of America's viewing audience, but has amassed critical acclaim and numerous awards for his work as well. For his directing efforts, Hoblit received Emmys for the pilots of L.A. Law and Hooperman, and in 1994 he won the prestigious DGA Award for yet another groundbreaking show, NYPD Blue. In 1989 Hoblit was awarded the Emmy for producing the NBC movie Roe v. Wade, which he also directed. Hoblit received additional Emmys for his co executive producing efforts on the series Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law, and his executive producing efforts on NYPD Blue. In addition to numerous
Humanitas, Golden Globe, People's Choice and other awards, Hoblit has earned three Peabodys for Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, and the 1990 AIDS documentary The Los Altos
Story, which also earned a CableACE award.
Hoblit's other credits include Frequency, starring Dennis Quaid and Jim
Caviezel; Fallen, starring Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland and James
Gandolfini; and Primal Fear, starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney.
Born in Abilene, Texas and raised in Berkeley, California, Hoblit completed his undergraduate studies at University of California, Berkeley and UCLA and studied film and television in Graduate school at UCLA. Hoblit began his professional career in Chicago where he associate produced and produced several live and taped talk shows for Chicago ABC affiliate
WLS-TV. He then returned to Los Angeles where he cut his teeth associate producing a half- hour sitcom, two low budget films, and a feature documentary, which he produced and directed.
Hoblit then went to work as an associate producer on the six-hour miniseries Loose Change and the two-hour pilot Dr. Strange at Universal Television before joining Steven Bochco at MTM Enterprises. Together they produced the movie-of-the-week Vampire and the series Paris, Hill Street Blues and Bay City Blues. He then joined Bochco at Twentieth Century Fox, beginning their collaboration on L.A. Law, Hooperman, Cop Rock, Civil Wars and NYPD Blue, for which he also produced and directed the pilots. In 1992 Hoblit directed Class of '61 for Amblin Entertainment and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
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