Gregory Hoblit Bio, Age. Wife, Net Worth and Awards

Gregory Hoblit Biography

Gregory Hoblit(Gregory King Hoblit)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. 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.

He was born in Abilene, Texas, the son of Elizabeth Hubbard King and Harold Foster Hoblit, an FBI agent. Much of his’s work is oriented towards police, attorneys and legal cases. He 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. He was married to actress Debrah Farentino from 1994-2009. They have one child together.

Gregory Hoblit Age

Gregory King Hoblit is an American film director, television director, and television producer. He was born on November 27. 1944 in Abilene, TX. He is 74 years old as of 2018.

Gregory Hoblit Family

He was born to his parents Elizabeth Hubbard King(mother) and Harold Foster Hoblit(father).

Director of crime films and TV shows such as Hill Street Blues and He worked as a TV producer shortly after graduating from UCLA.

Gregory Hoblit Wife

Gregory married Debrah Farentino in 1994 and they divorced in 2009. The couple has one daughter together. Farentino is an American actress, producer, and journalist. She began her career starring in the CBS daytime soap opera Capitol from 1982 to 1987, before moving to prime time with a female leading role in the ABC comedy-drama series Hooperman.

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Gregory Hoblit Net Worth

The American television and film director has an estimated net worth of $6.45 Million dollars as of 2019.

The English Country-inspired two-story house was originally built in the 1930s and its most prominent features include a hip roof, custom wood finishes, and built-ins, French doors, and five tiled fireplaces that enhances the warm feel of the space.

At 4,830 square feet, the residence boasts a formal entry, living room, dining room, family room, kitchen with a center island, and a den. There are a soaking tub and separate dressing areas in the master suite which makes up for a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Gregory Hoblit Awards

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • 1987 · L.A. Law
    Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
  • 1995, 1987, 1984, … · NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues
    Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
  • 1988 · Hooperman
    Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series
  • 1994 · NYPD Blue
    Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama or Comedy Special
  • 1989 · Roe vs. Wade
    PGA Television Producer of the Year Award – Episodic
  • 1994 · NYPD Blue

Gregory Hoblit Movies

UNTRACEABLE (R)
Release Date: January 25. 2008
Cast: Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Billy Burke, Joseph Cross, Daniel Liu
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Writer: Robert Fyvolent, Mark R Brinker
2007

FRACTURE (R)
Release Date: April 20, 2007
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Billy Burke, Rosamund Pike
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Writer: Glenn Gers, Daniel Pyne
2002

HART’S WAR (R)
Release Date: February 15, 2002
Cast: Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Vicellous Shannon, Michael Weston
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Writer: Alfonso Cuaron, Billy Ray, Terry George
2000

FREQUENCY (PG-13)
Release Date: April 28, 2000
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Andre Braugher, James Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Writer: Toby Emmerich
1998

FALLEN (1998) (R)
Release Date: January 16, 1998
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz
Director: Gregory Hoblit
1996

PRIMAL FEAR (R)
Release Date: April 3, 1996
Cast: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Alfre Woodard, John Mahoney, Frances McDormand
Director: Gregory Hoblit

Gregory Hoblit Interview

Why did you cast Colin Farrell in the title role?

A lot of young men wanted to play the role of Tommy Hart. I knew through my casting director that this movie “Tigerland” was out there and that there was a whole bunch of young actors in it who were really interesting. I got into a screening and told the studio I’d solved our problem. I flew to Boston where Colin was making a movie, had dinner with him and knew we were in business.

At what point did you realize that he came from Dublin?

At that dinner really. I couldn’t understand what he was saying at first because he talks so fast. What was so startling was that I just assumed from “Tigerland” that he was a kid from Texas. He had the accent nailed.

How did Bruce Willis take to this brash newcomer?

Bruce is a real pro. He’s been at this for a while, he’s been around the track and understands the game, and understands what it takes to succeed in the game. I think it was even bolder a move on his part because this movie is not called “McNamara’s War” it’s called “Hart’s War”. The character of Tommy Hart drives the film really.

The author of the original book based it on the experiences of his father, Nicholas Katzenbach. What was it like when he visited your set in the Czech Republic?

It was profound, knowing that Nicholas spent 27 months in a camp like that. For him to go to the camp and look around, and stand back because it was so real. It took him back 55 years. Adopted from BBC – Films