Walt Becker

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Walt Becker
OccupationFilm director, producer, screenwriter, novelist
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Lindsay Becker (2005–present)

Walter William Becker is an American film director,[1] writer and actor best known for directing the films Van Wilder,[2] Wild Hogs and Old Dogs.

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. It is based on some theories of Graham Hancock, to whom he refers in the epilogue.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

In September 2017, Becker was hired to direct the new Clifford the Big Red Dog movie, replacing David Bowers.



  • Link. HarperCollins. 1999. p. 384 pages. ISBN 0-688-15822-6.


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