Gregory Hoblit

Gregory King Hoblit (born November 27, 1944) is an American film director, television director and television producer. He is best known for directing the films Primal Fear, Fallen, Frequency, Hart's War, Fracture, and Untraceable. He has won nine Primetime Emmy Awards for directing and producing Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, Hooperman and the television film Roe vs. Wade.

Gregory Hoblit
Gregory King Hoblit

(1944-11-27) November 27, 1944 (age 77)
OccupationFilm director, television director, television producer
Years active1974–present
(m. 1994; div. 2009)

Hoblit was born in Abilene, Texas, the son of Elizabeth Hubbard King and Harold Foster Hoblit, an FBI agent.[citation needed] Much of Hoblit's work is oriented towards police, attorneys and legal cases.

Hoblit has directed and produced the pilot and series of such acclaimed television series such as NYPD Blue, L.A. Law and Hill Street Blues. He also wrote an episode of the latter series. Hoblit received Primetime Emmy Awards for his directing of the pilot episodes of Hooperman and L.A. Law. In 1981, he won in the category Outstanding Drama Series, which he won along with Steven Bochco and Michael Kozoll.[1]

He was married to actress Debrah Farentino from 1994 to 2009. They have one child together.


Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
1974 Goodnight Jackie Yes
1978 Loose Change Yes Made for television
Dr. Strange Yes Made for television
What Really Happened to the Class of '65? Yes Television series (1 episode)
1979 Paris Yes Television series
Vampiro Yes Made for television
1981 Every Stray Dog and Kid Yes Made for television
1981–1985 Hill Street Blues Yes Yes Yes Television series (45 episodes)
1983 Bay City Blues Yes Yes Television series (1 episode)
1986–1988 L.A. Law Yes Yes Television series (35 episodes)
1987 Hooperman Yes Television series (2 episodes)
1989 Roe vs. Wade Yes Yes Made for television
1990 Equal Justice Yes Television series (1 episode)
Cop Rock Yes Television series (2 episodes)
1993 Class of '61 Yes Made for television
1993–1994 NYPD Blue Yes Yes Television series (9 episodes)
1996 Primal Fear Yes
1998 Fallen Yes
2000 Frequency Yes Yes
2002 Hart's War Yes Yes
2004 NYPD 2069 Yes Yes Television series (1 episode)
2007 Fracture Yes
2008 Untraceable Yes
2009 Solving Charlie Yes Television series (1 episode)
2013 Monday Mornings Yes Television series (1 episode)
2014 The Americans Yes Television series (1 episode)
2015 The Strain Yes Television series (1 episode)


  1. ^ "Outstanding Drama Series Nominees / Winners 1981". Television Academy. Retrieved June 10, 2022.

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