Walt Becker

Walt Becker
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist
Years active 2000–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.


Year Title Director Writer Producer
2000 Buying the Cow Yes Yes No
2002 Van Wilder Yes No No
2007 Wild Hogs Yes No No
2009 Old Dogs Yes No No
2011 Zookeeper No No Yes
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Yes No No
2021 Clifford the Big Red Dog Yes No No


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


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