Koch, Howard W., Jr. 1945- (Hawk Koch; Howard Koch, Jr.)

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Koch, Howard W., Jr. 1945- (Hawk Koch; Howard Koch, Jr.)


Full name, Howard Winchel Koch, Jr.; born December 14, 1945, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Howard Winchel (a director, producer, and actor) and Ruth (maiden name, Pincus) Koch; married; children: William (an actor as Billy Koch), Emily, Robert. Education: Attended University of California, Los Angeles. Religion: Jewish.


Contact—c/o Producers Guild of America, 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 450, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.


Producer and studio executive. Rastar Co., president, 1987; De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, founder, 1987, president, 1987-88; Koch Company Productions, Los Angeles, founder, 1989, producer, 1989—. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, member of board of governors of producers' branch, beginning 2004. Worked as an assistant director in the 1970s, and as a stage manager and unit production manager. Harold Davison, worked as a talent agent, 1964; also worked as a road manager for musical acts, including the Dave Clark Five and the Supremes.


Producers Guild of America (member of board of directors; past vice president for motion pictures).


Film Executive Producer:

Heaven Can Wait, Paramount, 1978.

The Frisco Kid (also known as No Knife), Warner Bros., 1979.

Necessary Roughness, Paramount, 1991.

Wayne's World, Paramount, 1992.

Sliver (also known as Sliver—Gier der augen), Paramount, 1993.

The Temp, Paramount, 1993.

Wayne's World 2, Paramount, 1993.

Virtuosity, Paramount, 1995.

Primal Fear, Paramount, 1996.

Film Executive Producer; As Hawk Koch:

Collateral Damage, Warner Bros., 2001.

Hostage (also known as Hostage—Entfuehrt), Miramax, 2005.

Fracture (also known as Perfekte), New Line Cinema, 2006.

Film Producer:

(With Gene Kirkwood) The Idolmaker, United Artists, 1980.

(With Dan Boyd) Honky Tonk Freeway, Universal, 1981.

(With Kirkwood) Gorky Park, Orion, 1983.

The Keep, Paramount, 1983.

(With Kirkwood) A Night in Heaven, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

The Pope of Greenwich Village (also known as Village Dreams), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1984.

Rooftops, New Visions, 1989.

(With Dave Bell) The Long Walk Home, Miramax, 1991.

(With Ted Field and Robert W. Cort) Collision Course, HBO Home Video, 1992.

Losing Isaiah, Paramount, 1995.

Film Producer; As Hawk Koch:

(With Fran Drescher, Todd Graff, and Peter Marc Jacobson) The Beautician and the Beast, Paramount, 1997.

Frequency, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Keeping the Faith, Buena Vista, 2000.

Blood and Chocolate (also known as Blood & Chocolate—Die Nacht der werewoelfe), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2007.

Untraceable, Screen Gems, 2008.

Film Associate Producer:

The Drowning Pool, Warner Bros., 1975.

Film Appearances; As Hawk Koch:

Rabbinical professor, Keeping the Faith, Buena Vista, 2000.

Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (documentary), Automat Pictures, 2007.

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (documentary), HBO Documentary Films, 2008.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

(As Hawk Koch) The Riverman, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Hawk Koch) "The Making of Collateral Damage," HBO First Look, HBO, 2002.

(As Hawk Koch) "Look Closely: The Making of Fracture, " HBO First Look, HBO, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(As Howard Koch, Jr.) What Is a Producer?, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

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