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Walt Becker

Walt Becker

Walt Becker is an accomplished director, screenwriter, producer and best-selling author. One of Hollywood's top emerging filmmakers, Becker previously directed the breakout commercial comedy National Lampoon's Van Wilder. Becker made his directorial debut with Buying the Cow for Sony Pictures, which he also wrote. As a screenwriter, he has sold several scripts to Hollywood studios, including Nathan Never at DreamWorks, It's All Bull at Paramount, and Schooled at Disney, which he also plans to direct.

As a producer-screenwriter, Becker created and is attached to many projects for the small screen, including Downfall for the Fox Family Channel and the pilots Team Extreme and Morpheus for New Line/WB Television.

Becker is the author of two novels. His latest, Misconception, was co-written with renowned attorney Robert Shapiro and was optioned by Phoenix Pictures. His first book, Link, was on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list for four weeks and has been optioned by Disney for Becker to direct and produce.

Becker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies from UCLA and a master's degree in film from the School of Cinema and Television at USC, where he won the prestigious Robert S. Ferguson Award.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Walt Becker Facts

Birth Name Walt William Becker
OccupationDirector
BirthdaySeptember 16, 1968 (49)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceHollywood, California, USA

Selected Filmography

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Wild Hogs
Old Dogs
National Lampoon's Van Wilder
Buying the Cow
Boat Trip / Van Wilder / Going Overboard
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