Born in Mt. Vernon, New York, and raised in New Jersey.  American writer, director and television producer for more than 30 years; he has produced and written for such shows as The Rockford Files, I’ll Fly Away, and Northern Exposure. He has created two original series; the first, Almost Grown, aired for 10 episodes in 1988 and 1989. Chase is best known for his second original series, critically acclaimed HBO drama The Sopranos. Chase has won seven Emmy Awards.