Claims the scariest movie he has ever seen is Roman Polanski's Repulsion (1965).
Worked as copywriter and/or producer of over 100 TV commercials, 1969-1976. Children: Olivia, Sarina and Elliot.
Attended prep school, which served as basis later for his School Ties (1992) screenplay; also attended University of Pennsylvania.
In 1995, was presented with the Governors Award by the New York chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for being "a creative force in television for 25+ years".
Is a close friend of famous crime novelist James Ellroy. Wolf even hired Ellroy's best friend, LAPD Homicide Detective William Stoner, as a technical advisor on his TV show "Dragnet" (2003).
Ranked #50 in the Power Rankings and #12 in the Money Rankings on Forbes' 2006 Celebrity 100 list, with $70 million in earnings, primarily from the syndication of the various "Law & Order" shows.
Has four children in all, three with his wife Christine Marburg, Elliot, Olivia and Serena, and one with Noelle Lippman, a newborn in 2007.