A member of Arcadia High’s class of 1965, Bob has found
his entertainment industry success not in front of the camera,
but behind it.
Bob has found great success with David E. Kelley Productions
as an Emmy Award winning producer on Picket Fences, L.A Law,
Chicago Hope, Ally McBeal and The Practice. Bob met Kelley in
1986 when they came together to work on L.A. Law. Bob had been
a practicing attorney for many years, having earned his B.A.
from Stanford and his J.D. from Loyola University School of
Law, but had left his practice to obtain an MFA in producing
at USC. He worked briefly in documentaries, did a couple of
features, then met his neighbor, Gregory Hoblit, who was Steven
Bochco’s right hand man. Hoblit introduced him to the
Bochco organization and his career took off. Bob stayed with
L.A. Law through its sixth season. At that time he left to work
with Kelley on Picket Fences. After that series left the air,
Bob moved on with Kelley to produce both The Practice and Ally
McBeal. More recently, his work has been exclusively on The
Practice. His main responsibilities deal with the creative execution
of The Practice.
Bob oversees a team of ten writers who develop story ideas
and research them until strong story lines can be developed
from them. He’s involved with ever aspect of production
including editing the final version that is then screened by
David E. Kelley. About working with Kelley, Bob says, “David
gives total delegation for the execution of the product. He
has a lot of trust in his colleagues. This is a true collaboration
in every sense of the word.” During his years working
with Kelley, Bob has won seven Emmy Awards.
Bob also says, “You have to adapt to the unexpected situations
and maintain flexibility. You’re best off practicing preventative
medicine, but when the unexpected comes through the door, that’s
when your mettle as a production team is really tested.”
As a location manager for the short lived Steven Bochco series,
Bay City Blues, Bob unknowingly rented a mafia hangout from
a major L.A kingpin.