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Overview (2)

Born in Abilene, Texas, USA
Birth NameGregory King Hoblit

Mini Bio (1)

Gregory Hoblit was born in Texas but moved to Northern California at a young age because of his father's job in law enforcement, a hint at what might have attracted the mystery/courtroom plots of his movie/TV credits. After graduating from UCLA, he worked as a TV co-producer with Steven Bochco until directing the 80s series, Hill Street Blues (1981) and L.A. Law (1986). He made his film directorial debut with the psychological thriller, Primal Fear (1996), followed by Fallen (1998), Frequency (2000) and the WWII drama, Hart's War (2002), starring Bruce Willis.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Debrah Farentino (10 September 1994 - 4 January 2009) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (31)

Graduated from Berkeley High School, Berkeley, California in 1962
Pioneered the "loose camera" look, used constantly during the first 2 seasons of NYPD Blue (1993) and then reduced by half after that due to its causing distraction from the storyline - as well as potential viewer problems similar to one reading a book while riding in a moving vehicle. This technique has recently been revived, however, on the big screen, in the 2007 release, The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).
Father, with Debrah Farentino, of daughter Sophie Hoblit, born in 1995.
Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Edward Norton in Primal Fear (1996).
Was fired from the film Sea of Love (1989) 10 days before shooting began.
Is close friends with Steven Bochco.
Grew up in Berkeley, California.
Father was an FBI agent.
Former Merchant Marine.
Attended UC Berkeley, but flunked out.
Graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Son Elizabeth Hubbard King Hoblit and Harold Foster Hoblit.
Donated to the Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate PAC in 2000.
Donated to the Obama Victory Fund in 2008.
Donated to the Friends of Rahm Emanuel in 2008.
Donated to the Julia Brownley for Congress PAC in 2012.
Donated to the John Kerry for President PAC in 2004.
Donated to the Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC in 2014.
Donated to Emily's List in 2003.
Donated to the Obama for America PAC in 2008.
Donated to the Blinken for Senate PAC 2002.
Donated to the DGA-PAC of The Directors Guild of America in 2004.
Donated to the Obama for America PAC in 2012.
Donated to the Obama Victory Fund in 2012.
Donated to the Tammy Baldwin for Senate PAC in 2012.
Donated to the Martin Heinrich for Senate PAC in 2012.
Donated to the Montanans for Tester PAC in 2012.
Donated to the Elizabeth for MA PAC in 2012.
Donated to ACTBLUE in 2012.
Donated to the Khazei for Massachusetts PAC in 2012.
Became a father for the first time at the age of 50 when then-wife Debrah Farentino gave birth to his daughter, Sophie Taylor Hoblit on July 27, 1995.

Personal Quotes (1)

Cops kind of embody the best and worst of us. I mean, they are as brutal as you see in the Rodney King case. And they are as good as the guy who sees somebody in distress and takes care of them, takes them to a hospital, is a father in a moment of need. Some of the most remarkable guys I've come across have been cops, and some I could just pin against the wall with their sexism and racism and reactionary attitudes. Yet there's a visceral quality to their lives that's fascinating.

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