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David Chase Net Worth

David Chase Net Worth is
$80 Million

David Chase Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Chase has worked in television for over 30 years; he’s produced and written for such shows as “The Rockford Files”, “I’ll Fly Away”, and “Northern Exposure”. He’s created two original show; the first, “Almost Grown”, aired for 10 episodes in 1988 and 1989. Chase is famous for his second first show, the incredibly powerful and critically acclaimed HBO drama “The Sopranos”, which aired for six seasons between 1999 and 2007. A leading figure in American television, Chase has won seven Emmy Awards.

After The Rockford Files run stopped the exact same year, Chase worked in numerous television occupations until he wound up in charge of Northern Exposure in 1993. Chase worked in relative anonymity before The Sopranos debuted. In a recently available interview Chase said he experienced discouragement to get an extended span with being not able to break from the TV genre and into movie over now. In 2000, David Chase was the receiver of the Austin Film Festival’s Excellent Television Writer Award. In 2005, Chase received a Specific Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his whole body of work. He participated as arranger of On the Record musical. His first initial created show was Almost Grown in 1988, with Eve Gordon and Timothy Daly. Although the one-hour show was well received by critics, just 10 episodes aired from November 1988 to February 1989. Thirty episodes of The Sopranos are expressly credited to Chase. Yet, as the show’s originator, show runner and head writer he’d a leading part in all the scripts, including creating and touching up each script’s final draft. He also directed the pilot episode as well as the series finale (both of which he also composed). Of the contentious closing scene of the series finale, Chase said, “I’ve no interest in explaining, defending, reinterpreting, or adding from what is there.”

David Chase Net Worth $80 Million Dollars

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Full NameDavid Chase
Net Worth$80 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 22, 1945
Place Of BirthMount Vernon, New York, United States
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Television Director, Drummer, Actor, Writer
EducationStanford University, New York University, Wake Forest University
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseDenise Kelly
ChildrenMichele DeCesare
NicknamesDavid DeCesare , David Henry DeCesare , Master Cylinder
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama
MoviesNot Fade Away, The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime, Off The Minnesota Strip
TV ShowsThe Sopranos, Almost Grown
Star SignLeo
TitleSalary
The Sopranos (1999)$15,000,000 (Season 5)
#Quote
1[on the final scene of The Sopranos (1999)] He [Tony Soprano] can never be sure that any enemy is completely gone. He always has to have eyes behind his head. He stood more of a chance of getting shot by a rival gang . . . than you or I do because he put himself in that situation. All I know is the end is coming for all of us. That's what I wanted people to believe. That life ends and death comes, but don't stop believing.
2Network television at that time was nothing but a world of certainties. The Sopranos (1999) was ambiguous to the point where, to this day, I'm not really sure whether it was a drama or a comedy. It can be both, but people like to reduce it to one or the other. I know there are the two masks, Comedy and Drama, hanging together, but that's not the way American audiences seem to break things down.
3[on James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano] His eyes are very expressive. There's something about him that's very caring, which you see in him no matter what he's doing. There's a sadness there. As cynical, bullying, vulgar and overbearing as he could be, there's still a little boy in there. He did a lot of mean things, and he enjoyed vengeance, but he didn't seem mean. Somewhere he believed that people are good. There were some roads he was not going to go down, because there was no coming back.
4[on having to eliminate certain characters during The Sopranos (1999) run] I'd call them into my office and tell them how grateful I was for all the work they'd done, and that this was very painful for the show but that the story had to be served. and this is where the story has taken us--rightly or wrongly--for myself and the other writers. And that the writers had thought about it a lot. We didn't do this easily or cheaply. We never fired anyone for dereliction of duty or for being difficult. It was a hard thing to do, but at the same time, I thought to myself, "Well, I'm writing about a guy who's the boss of a Mafia family, and he has to do these things, too".
5I was picturing Anne Bancroft as Livia, Tony's mother. We must have read 200 women or more. Then somebody suggested Nancy Marchand. She came up the stairs; she was very out of breath. She sat down and did it, and she was channeling--that character is based on my mother, her mannerisms--she was channeling it. She just got it. The other people were playing this Italian mama who was crazy. She was playing some person who's only hearing what's going on in her head--that was the key.
6[on the conception of The Sopranos (1999)] When I got over there, they asked, "Would you be interested in doing The Godfather (1972) for TV?" I said, "No, it's already been done". But then I started thinking about this idea that I'd had for a feature film, about a mobster in therapy. I told them about it, they sparked to it, and Fox bought it. When I wrote the pilot script for Fox, I had a feeling that this whole thing wasn't going to happen. I knew what network television is like, and this didn't have that feeling. Sure enough, they passed.
7It's a cold universe, and I don't mean that metaphorically. If you go out into space, it's cold. It's really cold and we don't know what's up there. We happen to be in this little pocket where there's a sun. What have we got except love and each other to guard against all that isolation and loneliness?
8I wrote many, many, many a script and they never got made. I could not get arrested, as they say. Nothing started to click movie-wise for me. All the scripts were either too dark or too this or that. Their appetite for me didn't get whetted until The Sopranos (1999), and once they see you are someone who can make a billion dollars, they let you do anything. That's all it comes down to.
9I guess Tony Soprano has his roots in film noir, but the American gangster picture goes back a lot further than that. But in those films there was a moral accounting. In The Sopranos (1999) there is not. I guess what's essential about it is you are still portraying a hero. In American film, the hero is always the smartest guy in the room, he's always got the answer or the plan. We don't make movies about stumble-bums and slackers or lost souls.
10[on a perceived change in the traditional view of men as heroes] There are people that will tell you the white American male is clinging to, and nostalgic for, his place at the top of the food chain. Maybe it isn't true anymore and that's what we're seeing.
11Network dramas have not been personal. I don't know very many writers who have been cops, doctors, judges, presidents, or any of that--and, yet, that's what everybody writes about: institutions. The courthouse, the schoolhouse, the precinct house, the White House. Even though it's a Mob show, The Sopranos (1999) is based on members of my family. It's about as personal as you can get.
12It wasn't something I was really dying to hear, because my response in my head was: I don't give a fuck - I hate television. But I wasn't used to being talked to that way. - on his reaction to Brad Grey's desire to sign him to a television deal.
13I felt I was out of step with everything. I remember seeing Pretty Woman (1990) on an airplane. Everybody was laughing their heads off. "Ho-ho-ho!" It wasn't funny to me, it wasn't dramatic--it wasn't anything. I thought, "Why don't I just open the door and jump out?"
14Network television is all talk. I think there should be visuals on a show, some sense of mystery to it, connections that don't add up. I think there should be dreams and music and dead air and stuff that goes nowhere. There should be, God forgive me, a little bit of poetry.
#Fact
1Livia Soprano's frequently used line "Oh poor You" was something Chase's mother used to say.
2Based Tony Soprano's experience in psychotherapy for depression and anxiety on his own.
3Chase named the 'College" episode of _ "The Sopranos (1999)_ as his favorite because of its "self-contained nature". Co-stars James Gandolfini and Jamie-Lynn Sigler agreed it was perhaps their favorite episode as well.
4Has suffered from severe depression and panic attacks since his teens. His depression was so severe in his first year of college that he often slept for 18 hours a day.
5He originally wanted to be a professional musician.
6The character of Livia Soprano is based on his own mother, Norma.
7Attended Wake Forest University in the mid-'60s. A few of The Sopranos (1999) episodes included references to both Wake Forest's basketball team as well as its location, Winston-Salem, NC.
8Father of Michele DeCesare.

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Not Fade Away2012producer
The Sopranos1999-2007TV Series executive producer - 86 episodes
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime1996TV Movie supervising producer
The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play1996TV Movie supervising producer
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best1996TV Movie supervising producer
The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits...1996TV Movie supervising producer
Northern Exposure1993-1995TV Series executive producer - 47 episodes
The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise1995TV Movie supervising producer
The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.1994TV Movie supervising producer
I'll Fly Away1992-1993TV Series executive producer - 24 episodes
Almost Grown1988-1989TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Moonlight1982TV Movie executive producer
Palms Precinct1982TV Movie executive producer
Off the Minnesota Strip1980TV Movie producer
The Rockford FilesTV Series producer - 62 episodes, 1976 - 1979 supervising producer - 5 episodes, 1977 - 1979

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Not Fade Away2012written by
The SopranosTV Series created by - 86 episodes, 1999 - 2007 written by - 24 episodes, 1999 - 2007 story by - 6 episodes, 2001 - 2002 teleplay by - 1 episode, 2002
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime1996TV Movie written by
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best1996TV Movie written by
Northern Exposure1994TV Series story by - 1 episode
I'll Fly Away1991-1992TV Series written by - 4 episodes
Almost Grown1988-1989TV Series created by - 13 episodes
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1986TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Moonlight1982TV Movie
Palms Precinct1982TV Movie
Off the Minnesota Strip1980TV Movie
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1980TV Series story - 1 episode
The Rockford FilesTV Series written by - 18 episodes, 1976 - 1979 teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1978 story by - 1 episode, 1978
SwitchTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1975 - 1976 teleplay - 3 episodes, 1975 - 1976
Kolchak: The Night StalkerTV Series teleplay - 6 episodes, 1974 - 1975 written by - 2 episodes, 1974 - 1975
The MagicianTV Series staff writer - 7 episodes, 1974 written by - 1 episode, 1974
Grave of the Vampire1972novel "The Still Life" - uncredited / screenplay
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers1971TV Series teleplay - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rockford Files1979TV Series creative consultant - 1 episode
Switch1975-1976TV Series story consultant - 24 episodes
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974-1975TV Series story consultant - 20 episodes

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'll Fly Away1992TV Series 2 episodes
Almost Grown1988TV Series 1 episode
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1986TV Series 1 episode
Not Fade Away2012
The Sopranos1999-2007TV Series 2 episodes
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime1996TV Movie

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sopranos2000-2006TV SeriesAirline Passenger / Man / Italian Man

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Not Fade Away2012writer: "Surgical Supply"

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Act of Killing2012Documentary special thanks
Mad Men2007TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
The Sopranos: A Sitdown2007TV Short documentary special thanks
Expiration2003special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 1st Annual West Essex High School Film Festival2014TV MovieHimself - Keynote Speaker
James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Basement Tapes2013Video documentary shortHimself
Charlie Rose2001-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
America in Primetime2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Creator, The Sopranos
Godfather World2008Video shortHimself
The Godfather vs. The Godfather Part II2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't2008Video documentary shortHimself
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies2008DocumentaryHimself
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series
Media City2007TV SeriesHimself
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Music of 'The Sopranos'2007TV Short documentaryHimself
HBO: The Making of 'The Sopranos: Road to Respect'2006TV MovieHimself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2006TV SeriesHimself
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Drama Series
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Casting Calls2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Sopranos: Family Business2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series / Nominated: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series & Outstanding Drama Series
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Drama Series

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El último golpe de Tony Soprano2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2009Lifetime Achievement Award in TelevisionPGA Awards
2008PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaThe Sopranos (1999)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2007WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2005Special EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsThe Sopranos (1999)
2005PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaThe Sopranos (1999)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2003Award of ExcellenceBanff Television Festival
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2000Silver FIPABiarritz International Festival of Audiovisual ProgrammingTV Series and SerialsThe Sopranos (1999)
2000DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - NightThe Sopranos (1999)
2000PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic TelevisionThe Sopranos (1999)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
1993PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of TelevisionI'll Fly Away (1991)
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a SpecialOff the Minnesota Strip (1980)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Rockford Files (1974)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2008DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - NightThe Sopranos (1999)
2008WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearThe Sopranos (1999)
2007PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaThe Sopranos (1999)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2003PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, DramaThe Sopranos (1999)
2002WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaThe Sopranos (1999)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
1999TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaThe Sopranos (1999)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesNorthern Exposure (1990)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesI'll Fly Away (1991)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesI'll Fly Away (1991)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Drama SeriesI'll Fly Away (1991)
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Rockford Files (1974)
1980WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaThe Rockford Files (1974)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe Rockford Files (1974)
1978WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaThe Rockford Files (1974)
1977EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Television EpisodeThe Rockford Files (1974)

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