Becker graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television in 1995. He also wrote the novel Link in 1999, which was on the L.A. Times' bestseller list for four weeks. He has a son and a daughter with his wife, Lindsay.
In January 2010, TBS picked up Glory Daze, a fraternity-centered comedy pilot set in the 1980s created and written by Becker and Michael LeSieur, to also be directed by Becker.
In January 2016, Becker is said to be working with Rome co-creator William J. Macdonald on a pilot for Storyville, which is based on the bestselling book Empire of Sin by Gary Krist.