David Chase (born August 22, 1945) is an American writer, director, and television producer who has worked in television for 40 years. His best known work is the HBO drama The Sopranos which aired for six seasons between 1999 and 2007. He has also produced and written for such shows as The Rockford Files, I'll Fly Away, and Northern Exposure. He has created the original series Almost Grown which aired for 10 episodes in 1988 and 1989. He has won seven Emmy Awards.