Todd Berger

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Todd Berger
Born (1979-04-05) April 5, 1979 (age 40)
Alma materThe University of Texas at Austin
OccupationFilm director, producer, screenwriter, actor
Helena Wei (m. 2009)

Todd Berger (born April 5, 1979) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and novelist most prominently known for writing, directing, and appearing in the films It's a Disaster, Cover Versions, and The Scenesters. Berger has appeared as an actor in films, such as Southland Tales, and on the television shows Parks and Recreation and Maron. Berger also wrote the novel Showdown City, published in 2016 by Diversion Books. Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review and called it a "terrific debut novel."

Berger is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he worked for the student television station KVR-TV and wrote and directed the nationally syndicated comedy show Campus Loop.[1]

Berger also wrote the original drafts of The Happytime Murders, an R-rated comedy puppet film directed by Brian Henson and starring Melissa McCarthy, and is writing a screenplay for a film adaptation of Where's Waldo?[2]


Film and television roles
Title Year Director Screenwriter Actor Acting Role Notes
The Happytime Murders 2018 Yes
Cover Versions 2018 Yes Yes Yes Pizza Guy
Where's Waldo? 2019 Yes In production
Good Night 2013 Yes Charlie
It's a Disaster 2012 Yes Yes Yes Hal Lousteau
Cinema Six 2012 Yes Ron Garber
Holiday Road 2012 Yes Yes Yes Tom (Directed and wrote "January" and "October" segments)
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters 2011 Yes Yes
Pig Server (voice)

Rabbit (voice)

Short film
The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol 2011 Yes Short film
Parks and Recreation 2011 Yes Kip TV series, 1 episode ("Road Trip")
The Scenesters 2009 Yes Yes Yes Wallace Cotten
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five 2008 Yes Short film; 'Nominated', 2009 Annie Award, Best Writing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form
Southland Tales 2006 Yes Bing Zinneman
Chasing Christmas 2005 Yes TV movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Nominated work Category Result Ref(s)
2019 Golden Raspberry Awards The Happytime Murders Worst Screenplay Nominated [3]


  1. ^ "Todd Berger : Film Method".
  2. ^ "Exclusive: How R-Rated is Brian Henson's The Happytime Murders?". 22 June 2012.
  3. ^ "39th Razzie Nominations!". YouTube: Razzie Channel.

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