|Date of birth|
20 December 1946
|Place of birth|
New York City, New York
Dick Wolf is the creator behind all series from the Law & Order franchise. He is the executive producer, writer, and developer of the television series.
Wolf's Law & Order is the second-longest-running dramatic show in television history, making it one of television's most successful franchises. The show has been nominated for the most consecutive Emmy Awards of any primetime drama series. Wolf serves as creator and executive producer of the three current Law & Order drama series from Wolf Films and NBC Universal Television – Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. A third spinoff of the original franchise, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, was cancelled after its first season. In addition, he was the creator and executive producer of NBC's courtroom reality series Crime & Punishment, which chronicled real-life cases prosecuted by the San Diego District Attorney's office. Wolf also created the television series, Conviction.
Wolf is involved with the French adaptation of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, called Paris enquêtes criminelles.