William M. Finkelstein

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William M. Finkelstein
Born January 1, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA
Sometimes credited as William Finkelsein,
Bill Finkelstein,
William Finkelstein,
William Finkkelstein,
William Finklestein
Notable Shows L.A. Law
Cop Rock
Civil Wars
Awards 1 Primetime Emmy Awards
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Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
L.A. Law
(uncredited)
Howard Hulse 4x05 - One Rat, One Ranger November 30, 1989
L.A. Law
(credited as Bill Finkelstein)
Howard Hulce 5x02 - Happy Trails October 25, 1990
Cop Rock Gil Garrity 1x06 - Oli of Ol' Lay October 31, 1990
Ally McBeal
(credited as Bill Finkelstein)
William 1x22 - Alone Again May 11, 1998
The Good Fight
(credited as William Finkelstein)
Judge Simon Kassovitz 1x10 - Chaos April 16, 2017
The Good Fight
(credited as William Finkelstein)
Judge Simon Kassovitz 2x12 - Day 485 May 20, 2018
The Good Fight
(credited as William Finkelstein)
Judge Simon Kassovitz 3x03 - The One Where Diane Joins the Resistance March 28, 2019

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Writer

Episodes Written

Series Episode Airdate Credit
L.A. Law 1x12 - Sidney, the Dead-Nosed Reindeer December 18, 1986
L.A. Law 1x14 - The Douglas Fur Ball January 15, 1987
L.A. Law 1x17 - Becker on the Rox February 12, 1987
L.A. Law 1x19 - The Grace of Wrath February 26, 1987
L.A. Law 2x05 - The Brothers Grimm November 12, 1987
L.A. Law 2x11 - Gorilla My Dreams January 14, 1988
L.A. Law 2x14 - Petticoat Injunction February 18, 1988
L.A. Law 2x15 - The Bald Ones February 25, 1988
L.A. Law 2x16 - Fetus Completus March 3, 1988
L.A. Law 2x17 - Belle of the Bald April 14, 1988
L.A. Law 2x19 - Open Heart Perjury April 21, 1988
L.A. Law 2x20 - Leapin' Lizards! April 28, 1988
L.A. Law 2x20 - Chariots of Meyer May 5, 1988
L.A. Law 3x03 - Romancing the Drone November 17, 1988
L.A. Law 3x05 - Princess and the Pee December 8, 1988
L.A. Law 3x10 - The Plane Mutiny February 9, 1989
L.A. Law 3x11 - Izzy Ackerman or Is He Not? February 16, 1989
L.A. Law 3x13 - Barstow Bound March 23, 1989
L.A. Law 3x15 - The Unbearable Lightness of Boring April 6, 1989
L.A. Law 3x16 - His Suit Is Hirsute April 27, 1989
L.A. Law 3x17 - America the Beautiful May 4, 1989
L.A. Law 3x18 - Urine Trouble Now May 11, 1989
L.A. Law 3x19 - Consumed Innocent May 18, 1989
L.A. Law 4x02 - Captain Hurt November 9, 1989
L.A. Law 4x03 - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling November 16, 1989
L.A. Law 4x04 - The Mouse That Soared November 23, 1989
L.A. Law 4x07 - Placenta Claus Is Coming to Town December 14, 1989
L.A. Law 4x09 - Noah's Bark January 11, 1990
L.A. Law 4x10 - The Pay's Lousy, But the Tips Are Great Jan 18, 1990
L.A. Law 4x11 - True Brit Jan 25, 1990
L.A. Law 4x12 - On Your Honor Feb 8, 1990
L.A. Law 4x13 - Whatever Happened to Hannah? Feb 15, 1990
L.A. Law 4x14 - Ex-Wives and Videotapes Feb 22, 1990
L.A. Law 4x16 - Bound for Glory Mar 22, 1990
L.A. Law 4x19 - Bang... Zoom... Zap Apr 26, 1990
L.A. Law 4x20 - Forgive Me Father, For I Have Sued May 3, 1990
L.A. Law 4x21 - Outward Bound May 10, 1990
L.A. Law 4x22 - The Last Gasp May 17, 1990
Cop Rock 1x01 - Pilot September 26, 1990
Cop Rock 1x02 - Ill-Gotten Gaines (October 3, 1990
Cop Rock 1x03 - Happy Mudder's Day October 10, 1990
Cop Rock 1x07 - Cop-a-Feeliac November 7, 1990
Cop Rock 1x08 - Potts Don't Fail Me Now November 21, 1990
Civil Wars 1x01 - Pilot November 20, 1991
Civil Wars 1x03 - The Pound and the Fury December 4, 1991
Civil Wars 1x08 - For Better or Perverse January 21, 1992
Civil Wars 1x15 - Dirty Pool March 31, 1992
Civil Wars 1x16 - Mob Psychology April 14, 1992
Civil Wars 1x17 - Denise and De Nuptials April 21, 1992
Civil Wars 2x01 - The Naked and the Wed September 23, 1992
Civil Wars 2x10 - The Triumph of DeVille December 16, 1992
Civil Wars 2x15 - Watt, Me Worry? February 9, 1993
L.A. Law 7x15 - F.O.B. April 1, 1993
L.A. Law 7x17 - That's Why the Lady Is a Stamp April 15, 1993
L.A. Law 7x18 - Come Rain or Come Schein April 22, 1993
L.A. Law 7x20 - Testing, Testing, 1...2...3...4 May 6, 1993
L.A. Law 7x22 - Hackett or Pack It May 27, 1993
L.A. Law 8x01 - Book of Renovation, Chapter 1 October 7, 1993
L.A. Law 8x02 - Leap of Faith October 14, 1993
L.A. Law 8x03 - How Much Is That Bentley in the Window? October 21, 1993
L.A. Law 8x04 - Foreign Co-Respondent October 28, 1993
L.A. Law 8x05 - The Green, Green Grass of Home November 4, 1993
L.A. Law 8x06 - Safe Sex November 11, 1993
L.A. Law 8x07 - Pacific Rimshot November 18, 1993
L.A. Law 8x09 - Rhyme and Punishment December 16, 1993
L.A. Law 8x12 - Cold Cuts February 17, 1994
L.A. Law 8x15 - Three on a Patch March 17, 1994
L.A. Law 8x18 - Dead Issue April 21, 1994
L.A. Law 8x20 - How Am I Driving? May 5, 1994

Teleplays

Episodes

Series Episode Airdate Credit
L.A. Law 1x21 - Oy Vey! Wilderness! April 2, 1987
L.A. Law 2x06 - Auld L'Anxiety November 19, 1987
L.A. Law 2x07 - Rohner vs. Gradinger December 3, 1987
L.A. Law 2x08 - Goldilocks and the Three Barristers Dec 10, 1987
Cop Rock 1x04 - A Three-Corpse Meal October 17, 1990
Cop Rock 1x05 - The Cocaine Mutiny October 24, 1990
Cop Rock 1x06 - Oil of Ol' Lay October 31, 1990
Cop Rock 1x09 - Marital Blitz December 5, 1990
Cop Rock 1x10 - No Noose Is Good Noose December 12, 1990
Cop Rock 1x11 - Bang the Potts Slowly December 26, 1990
Civil Wars 2x08 - A Bus Named Desire December 2, 1992

Producer

Series Produced

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
L.A. Law 1988 –1989 Co-Producer 3
1989 –1990 Supervising Producer 4
Cop Rock 1990 Supervising Producer 1
Civil Wars 1991 –1993 Executive Producer 1 2
L.A. Law 1993 –1994 Executive Producer 7 8
Murder One 1996 Executive Producer 1
Brooklyn South 1997 –1998 Executive Producer 1
Law & Order 2000 –2001 Executive Producer 11
NYPD Blue 2004 –2005 Executive Producer
(credited as William Finkelstein)
12
The Good Fight 2017 –2018 Consulting Producer
(credited as William Finkelstein)
1 2
2019 –2020 Executive Producer
(credited as William Finkelstein)
3 4

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Drama Series (1989, 1990)
L.A. Law

Trivia