Gregory Hoblit

Gregory Hoblit
Born Gregory King Hoblit
(1944-11-27) November 27, 1944
Abilene, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Film director, television director, television producer
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) Debrah Farentino (1994–2009)

Gregory King Hoblit (born November 27, 1944) is an American film director, television director and television producer. He is known for directing the critically acclaimed films Primal Fear, Frequency and 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.

Hoblit was born in Abilene, Texas, the son of Elizabeth Hubbard King and Harold Foster Hoblit, an FBI agent.[1] 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.

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

Hoblit's latest film, Monster, stars Rosamund Pike and Jessica Chastain. The film will be released in 2017.


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)
2017 Monster Yes


  1. "Gregory Hoblit Biography (1944-)". Retrieved 2013-11-25.

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