Robert Hewitt Wolfe is an American television producer and screenwriter. He is mostly known for his work as a writer on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and for developing and producing the series Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. As of 2005, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Celeste, and dog, Tonka.
Wolfe was born in 1964 in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of a career army officer and a surgical nurse. As an army family, the Wolfes moved frequently before finally settling in San Francisco in the mid-seventies. During his childhood, Wolfe tried three times to write a novel (at the ages of ten, thirteen and twenty), but never finished. In college he discovered that television and film screenwriting suited him better.
Wolfe graduated UCLA, receiving a bachelor's degree in Film and Television and a MFA in Screenwriting. His first screenplay, Paper Dragons, placed second in the prestigious Goldwyn awards. The prize money allowed Wolfe to buy his first computer. At this point he decided to try to make himself a career in show business.
Wolfe's career didn't seem to be rising for five years, until he sold the story for A Fistful of Datas to the series Star Trek: The Next Generation. His writing of the screenplay for the episode secured him a place in the creative staff of the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, that made its debut in the following year.
Wolfe worked on DS9 for five years, under the supervision of showrunners Michael Piller and Ira Steven Behr. During this time, he wrote or co-wrote over thirty episodes. These include action-packed episodes with high story-arc importance (The Way of the Warrior, Call to Arms), dramatic character studies (The Wire, Hard Time) and even comedic farces (Family Business, Little Green Men).