For 23 seasons, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has shed light on hot-button issues such as sexual violence, domestic abuse, and power exploitation. But now, the show itself is at the center of a controversy over allegations of bullying and workplace misconduct against its showrunner, David Graziano.
So, who is David Graziano? Does he have a wife? And what’s his net worth? Find answers as you scroll down.
Meet David Graziano, The Law & Order: SUV Runner
David Graziano joined Law & Order: Special Victims Unit starting with the twenty-fourth season right after Warren Leight stepped down as showrunner at the end of the current 23rd season. Unfortunately, just the year he joined the crew allegations against him for “mistreating subordinate staffers, being volatile and quick to anger, and making inappropriate and demeaning comments toward women and people of color” emerged from people who have worked with him over the years.
Reportedly, what triggered the series of allegations was the show’s script coordinator, Haley Cameron’s resignation.
According to Haley, the producer “is a very unprofessional, ego-centric, and immature man.” She also added that she’s been in the industry for a long time, but she’s never experienced “such pure, white-male misogyny.”
Likewise, Amy Hartman, who worked as a script coordinator under David in Coyote, said, “Graz is super toxic and I’ve never run from a job so fast in my life as I did when I SC’ed for him. Stay away.”
However, David strictly denied all the claims. A spokesperson for David, Alafair Hall said, “The implication that Mr. Graziano created a hostile work environment, is sexist, inappropriate, and unprofessional is false.” He also stated that face that Haley only “worked briefly” on the show and was “about to be fired” for making unapproved script changes.
Furthermore, the rep shut down any additional accusations stating, “Any statement related to race, ethnicity, or gender by Mr. Graziano was made in the context of creating the storyline, characters, and dialogue.”
Later, David himself stepped up to say that he refused to blame some past behavior on the abuse he suffered and learned as a child at the hands of a Catholic priest as well as his own mother as an excuse for the misogyny.
David Graziano Net Worth
David Graziano flaunted a net worth of above $3 million in 2023 — all thanks to his career as a television writer, producer, and award-winning playwright.
Looking back, it was through Acorn, one of his plays, in 1997, that the producer started his journey. Acorn, later, was then performed in Ten Minute Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, and soon the spotlight turned to him.
Since then, he has written for numerous broadcast and cable dramatic television series including Jack Ryan (2019), What/If (2019), American Gods (2017), Awake (2011), Terra Nova (2011), Lie To Me (2010), Southland (2009), and more.
As for his education, David attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. There, he even wrote a play that won the Heideman Award at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival.
Trivia: After Acorn was initially performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1997 and 1998, he also directed the play in Drop Your Shorts at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky in 2002.
David Graziano Wife
At the time of writing this article, David Graziano and his future wife had yet to tie the knot. And sadly, we also don’t know when the lovebirds are planning to get married. Given David’s busy schedule and his fiancee also out of town in 2022, we don’t see the wedding bells ringing anytime soon.
Talking a little about his romance, David once wrote on his IG, “Today, I feel like a bonsai. The best part of taking a pair of scissors to all those gnarled branches? New growth.”
Also, back in Jan 2019, he warned others; especially “George Koutras” for he’s got one fighter of a fiancee. “Many thanks to George Koutras — wherever the fuck you are — for adding some extra drama to my face. But to be honest, my new lady wants to kick your ass for making me snore,” he said at the time.
As for his kids, David has twin daughters. They graduated from high school in 2020 and were finally “old enough to drink.” So, as they left for college, he wrote on his IG, “You were an unending hellscape of graft, corruption, and pestilence but I’m actually gonna kinda miss you. “
How Old Is David Graziano?
David Graziano was 50 years of age when he was under fire in 2023.
However, he was a year younger when he produced Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
David Graziano Height
David Graziano stands tall at a height of above 6 feet (183 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, David has blue eyes, a long face, and a fit body.
Is David Graziano On Instagram?
As of January 2023, David entertained 5.4K followers on Instagram @davidgraziano.tv.
Where Does David Graziano Reside?
In 2023, David resided in Los Angeles, California. But he was born and raised in New York, New York, and it was only after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he moved to LA.
When Is David Graziano Birthday?
David receives his birthday wishes on November 22 and is of the Scorpio zodiac.