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David S. Milch (March 23, 1945, Buffalo, New York) is an American television writer and producer. is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ...


He was graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Yale and won the Tinker Prize in English. He earned an MFA from the Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa. The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is an environment for machine learning experiments and data mining. ... In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal graduate degree in an area of visual, plastic, literary or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. ... The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or U of I, is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ...


To avoid the draft during the Vietnam War, Mich enrolled in Yale Law School, but was expelled for shooting out a police car siren with a shotgun. Milch then worked as a writing teacher and lecturer in English literature at Yale. During his teaching career, he assisted Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks in the writing of several college textbooks on literature. Milch's poetry and fiction have been published in The Atlantic Monthly and the Southern Review. Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... The Sterling Law Building Sculptural ornamentation on the Sterling Law Building Yale Law School, or YLS, is the law school of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Robert Penn Warren Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic, and was one of the founders of The New Criticism. ... Cleanth Brooks (October 16, 1906 - 1994) was an influential American literary critic and professor. ... The Atlantic redirects here; for the ocean, see Atlantic Ocean. ... The Southern Review is a publication of Louisiana State University. ...


In 1982, Milch wrote a script for Hill Street Blues. This began his career in television. He worked five seasons on Hill Street Blues as executive story editor and then as executive producer. Milch earned two more Writers Guild Awards, a second Humanitas prize, and another Emmy while working on that show. Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. ... Annual awards given out by the Writers Guild of America for outstanding achievements in film, TV, or radio writing. ... Humanitas Prize is an award for film and TV writing deemed to promote human dignity, meaning, and freedom. ... An Emmy Award. ...


Milch created NYPD Blue with Steven Bochco and served as Executive Producer of that series for seven seasons. After NYPD Blue, Milch created a CBS series called Big Apple. NYPD Blue was an Emmy Award-winning hour long-running American television police drama set in New York City. ... Steven Ronald Bochco (born December 16, 1943) is an American television producer and writer. ...


From 2002-2006, Milch produced Deadwood, a dramatic series for HBO. Milch served as creator, writer, and executive producer. The series ended in 2006, following its third season, but there are plans for two feature length movies. Deadwood is an American television drama series that premiered in March 2004 on HBO. The series is a Western set in the 1870s in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner. ...


Milch began production in 2006 on John from Cincinnati, another dramatic series for HBO. John From Cincinnati is an American television drama, set against the surfing community of Imperial Beach, California, that airs on HBO. It is the result of a collaborative effort between writers David Milch and Kem Nunn, whose novels have been termed surf noir. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner. ...

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Thoroughbred horse racing

Milch is an owner of Thoroughbred racehorses. Notably, as a co-owner with Mark and Jack Silverman, he won the 1992 Breeders' Cup Juvenile with the colt Gilded Time. Milch owned outright Val Royal who captured the 2001 Breeders' Cup Mile. Thoroughbred race horses The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known as a race horse. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... The Breeders Cup Juvenile is a Thoroughbred horse race for 2-year-old colts and geldings. ... The Breeders Cup Mile is a 1-mile Grade 1 Weight for Age stakes race for thoroughbred racehorses three years old and up run annually since 1984 at a different racetrack in the United States or Canada as part of the Breeders Cup. ...


Television credits (as creator)

  • Capital News (1990) - co-creator, writer, producer.
  • NYPD Blue (1993-2005) - co-creator, writer, executive producer.
  • Brooklyn South (1997-1998) - co-creator, executive producer.
  • Total Security (1997) - co-creator, writer.
  • Big Apple (2001) - creator, writer, executive producer.
  • Deadwood (2004-2006) - creator, writer, executive producer.
  • John From Cincinnati (2007) - co-creator, writer, executive producer

Capital News is an American television series in 1990 created by David Milch and Christian Williams. ... NYPD Blue was an Emmy Award-winning hour long-running American television police drama set in New York City. ... Brooklyn South was a short-lived American television police drama. ... Deadwood is an American television drama series that premiered in March 2004 on HBO. The series is a Western set in the 1870s in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. ... John From Cincinnati is an American television drama, set against the surfing community of Imperial Beach, California, that airs on HBO. It is the result of a collaborative effort between writers David Milch and Kem Nunn, whose novels have been termed surf noir. ...

Awards and recognition

  • 1994 Edgar Award, Best Episode in a Television Series Teleplay (NYPD Blue, "4B or Not 4B")
  • 1995 Emmy Award, Best Drama Series (NYPD Blue)
  • 1995 Edgar Award, Best Episode in a Television Series Teleplay (NYPD Blue, "Simone Says") (shared with Steven Bochco and Walon Green)

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ... Walon Green (b. ...

External links

  • David Milch at the Internet Movie Database
  • Profile: HBO
  • David Milch article at Salon.com
  • Milch at MIT
  • David S. Milch at the NTRA
NYPD Blue
Characters Andy Sipowicz | John Kelly | Bobby Simone | Danny Sorenson | John Clark, Jr. |
Lt. Arthur Fancy | Greg Medavoy | Sylvia Costas | Diane Russell | Baldwin Jones | Lt. Tony Rodriguez | Rita Ortiz | Laura Murphy | Lt. Thomas Bale
Actors Dennis Franz | David Caruso | Jimmy Smits | Rick Schroder | Mark-Paul Gosselaar | James McDaniel | Gordon Clapp | Nicholas Turturro | Sharon Lawrence | Kim Delaney | Sherry Stringfield | Amy Brenneman | Gail O'Grady | Andrea Thompson | Bill Brochtrup | Henry Simmons | Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon | Charlotte Ross | Esai Morales | Jacqueline Obradors | John F. O'Donohue | Currie Graham | Bonnie Somerville
Creators Steven Bochco | David Milch
Episodes Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 5
Season 6 | Season 7 | Season 8 | Season 9
Season 10 | Season 11 | Season 12

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David Milch's Active Imagination (3561 words)
Milch ran into a bit of bad PR a few years ago when he gave a professional writer’s seminar and attempted to earnestly discern the reasons for gradients of success between Black writers and Jewish writers.
Milch went on to speculate that the large number of Jews writing for television might be because of the different life experiences a Jew might have over a Black.
Milch has made it clear in numerous venues that Steven Bochco’s role on NYPD BLUE was to deal with the network so he could concentrate on the creative side of the show.
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David Milch was born in Buffalo in 1945, the second son of Mollie and Dr. Elmer Milch.
Milch was a clinical professor and chief of surgery at Buffalo General Hospital and, according to David, may have been the model for some of the personality traits exhibited by the character of Detective Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue.
Robert Milch is the medical director of the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care and is clinical professor of surgery at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
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