Gregory Hoblit biography
Date of Birth: November 27, 1944
Born in Texas, Hoblit spent most of his childhood in Berkley, California
where he completed his undergraduate studies at the local university.
then went off to UCLA where he studied film and television.
Starting his career in the field of producing, Hoblit took a job in Chicago
where he produced several live and taped talk shows.
Returning to L.A., he
completed a number of projects such as a sitcom, several low budget films as
associate producer, and a feature documentary which he both produced and
Now experienced, Hoblit started to get larger gigs producing the miniseries,
Loose Change, and the pilot, Dr. Strange. The exposure led to
him teaming up with Steven Bochco, which ended up being a match made in
The two went on to produce the landmark award-winning
drama series, Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and NYPD Blues.
By the turn of the century, he had earned six Emmy awards and a DGA
(Director's Guild Award) for his directing on NYPD Blue as well as
three Peabody Awards.
In 1996, he took on the big screen when he directed Primal Fear.
The legal drama about a defence attorney trying to defend an altar boy up on
murder charges featured Richard Gere and newcomer Edward Norton, who gave an
Hoblit followed that up with Fallen (1998) and
Frequency (2000), but neither faired as well with critics and box
office numbers as Primal Fear.
Hoblit is married to actress Debrah Farentino. They have a child together.