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"Becker" (1998) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1998-2004

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Tagline:
His bedside manner is no manners at all! See more »
Plot:
Dr. John Becker goes through his daily routine of being a doctor, stopping at his favorite diner, and other various situations, all the while hating life and everything around him. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Goodbye, Becker See more (90 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 50)

Ted Danson ... Dr. John Becker (129 episodes, 1998-2004)

Hattie Winston ... Margaret Wyborn (129 episodes, 1998-2004)

Shawnee Smith ... Linda (129 episodes, 1998-2004)

Alex Désert ... Jake Malinak (129 episodes, 1998-2004)

Terry Farrell ... Regina 'Reggie' Kostas (94 episodes, 1998-2002)

Saverio Guerra ... Bob / ... (90 episodes, 1998-2003)
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Series Directed by
Andy Ackerman (55 episodes, 1998-2003)
Ken Levine (14 episodes, 1999-2003)
Darryl Bates (14 episodes, 2000-2003)
Chris Brougham (11 episodes, 2001-2004)
Gail Mancuso (9 episodes, 2001-2003)
Wil Shriner (7 episodes, 2001-2003)
Lee Shallat Chemel (4 episodes, 1998-2000)
Michael Uppendahl (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Gregg Heschong (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Leonard R. Garner Jr. (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Joyce Gittlin (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
 
Series Writing credits
Dave Hackel (129 episodes, 1998-2004)
Ian Gurvitz (15 episodes, 1998-2004)
Russ Woody (14 episodes, 1998-2003)
Marsha Myers (12 episodes, 1998-2002)
David Isaacs (10 episodes, 1998-2003)
Michael Markowitz (10 episodes, 1999-2002)
Matthew Weiner (9 episodes, 1999-2002)
Kate Angelo (9 episodes, 2000-2003)
Ken Levine (7 episodes, 1999-2003)
Rodger Goeckeritz (7 episodes, 1999)
Liz Astrof (6 episodes, 2001-2003)
Dana Klein (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
Anne Flett-Giordano (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Chuck Ranberg (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Earl Pomerantz (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Gary Dontzig (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Steven Peterman (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Gigi McCreery (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Perry M. Rein (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Michael Rowe (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Mark Egan (2 episodes, 2000)
Maisha Closson (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Bobby Gaylor (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

Series Produced by
Dave Hackel .... executive producer (129 episodes, 1998-2004)
Tim Berry .... producer / executive producer (124 episodes, 1998-2004)
Ian Gurvitz .... executive producer / co-executive producer (89 episodes, 1998-2004)
Russ Woody .... co-executive producer (76 episodes, 1998-2003)
Michael Markowitz .... producer / supervising producer / ... (76 episodes, 1999-2002)
Matthew Weiner .... co-producer / producer (48 episodes, 2000-2002)
Marsha Myers .... supervising producer / producer / ... (42 episodes, 1999-2002)
Andy Ackerman .... producer (40 episodes, 1998-2003)
Gary Dontzig .... co-executive producer / co-producer (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Matt Ember .... consulting producer (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Steven Peterman .... co-executive producer (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Lori A. Moneymaker .... co-producer (10 episodes, 1998-2002)
Leslie Arras .... associate producer (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gigi McCreery .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Perry M. Rein .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Michael Rowe .... producer / supervising producer (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Liz Astrof .... co-producer (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Darryl Bates .... co-producer (4 episodes, 2002)

Maisha Closson .... co-producer (unknown episodes, 2003)
 
Series Original Music by
Bruce Miller (8 episodes, 1998-2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gregg Heschong (128 episodes, 1998-2004)
Tony Askins (1 episode, 1998)
 
Series Film Editing by
Darryl Bates (123 episodes, 1998-2004)
Debra F. Simone (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Susan Federman (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Casting by
Sheila Guthrie (98 episodes, 1998-2002)
Suzanne Goddard-Smythe (44 episodes, 2000-2004)

Emily Deshotel (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Roy Christopher (65 episodes, 1998-2003)
Rodger Goeckeritz (15 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Art Direction by
Amy Skjonsby-Winslow (35 episodes, 2002-2004)
Richard Fernandez (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Linda Cooper (129 episodes, 1998-2004)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sharon Sampson (107 episodes, 1999-2004)
 
Series Makeup Department
Paula Sutor .... makeup department head / makeup artist (39 episodes, 1998-2004)
Brenda Blatt .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1998-2002)

Leslie Lightfoot .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Cheryl Downey .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 1998-2002)

Pamela Thur .... production manager: New York (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randy Carter .... first assistant director (128 episodes, 1998-2004)
Brian Fong .... second assistant director (109 episodes, 1998-2004)
Stephen Messer .... associate director (10 episodes, 2001-2004)

Marisol 'Ari' Oyola .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Tom Phillips .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Cynthia Riddle .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Steven J. Monroe .... construction coordinator (126 episodes, 1998-2004)
Larry Clark .... general foreman (106 episodes, 1999-2004)
Amy Skjonsby-Winslow .... set designer (92 episodes, 1998-2002)
Lorne Grant .... assistant property master (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
Michael Goyak .... property master (72 episodes, 2001-2004)
Metin Bereketli .... artist (2 episodes, 1999-2002)

Matt Furginson .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Kevin Morrissey .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Charlotte Raybourn .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Nick Els .... sound mixer (124 episodes, 1998-2004)
Scott C. Kolden .... sound effects editor (35 episodes, 2002-2004)
Laurence Abrams .... boom operator (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Judi Frenkel .... sound (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rich Jacob .... production mixer (4 episodes, 2002)
Michael Ballin .... production mixer / production sound mixer (3 episodes, 1998-2001)
Charles Bruce .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1999)

Robert Adams .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
John DiSante .... sound utility (unknown episodes)
John Lazear .... utility sound (unknown episodes)
Richard Luckey Jr. .... sound (unknown episodes)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Mark Server .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Noel Vought .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Greg Anthony .... stunt double (1 episode, 2002)

Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Charles R. Young .... camera operator (127 episodes, 1998-2004)
Troy Kohrs .... grip (24 episodes, 2000-2001)
John Graham .... first assistant camera (22 episodes, 2002-2003)
Mark L. Johnson .... second assistant camera (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Craig T. Mathew .... still photographer (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jeff Miller .... camera operator (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lance Dickinson .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2003)
Rick Lamb .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1999)

Joey Alvarado .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Paul Ferrara .... key grip (unknown episodes)
David French .... grip (unknown episodes)
Chava Monjaraz .... best boy grip / grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Emily Deshotel .... original casting / casting associate (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
Helen Mossler .... casting executive (5 episodes, 1998-2002)
Sheila Guthrie .... original casting / casting executive (5 episodes, 2001-2002)

Liz Dean .... casting intern (unknown episodes)
Linda DeArmond .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Kevin Goldson .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Thom Klohn .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Rice-Iacofano .... costume supervisor (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Heather Kohlhoff .... costume supervisor (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sharon Sampson .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1998-1999)

Beth Beasley .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Debra Millison .... key set costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bill Missett .... on-line editor (104 episodes, 1998-2004)
Jay Steinberg .... on-line editor (102 episodes, 1998-2004)
Gregg Lang .... colorist: dailies (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
Debra F. Simone .... assistant editor (81 episodes, 1998-2004)
Susan Federman .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Leslie Arras .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Location Management
Kenneth Halsband .... location manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Chips Swanson .... music editor (8 episodes, 1998-2002)
 
Series Transportation Department
Dana Swartout .... driver: set dressing (5 episodes, 1999-2000)

Gary Edelman .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Zuzana Cernik .... assistant to executive producer (127 episodes, 1998-2004)
Kim McLaren .... production accountant (107 episodes, 1999-2004)
Robert G. Lee .... warm-up comic (106 episodes, 1999-2004)
David Isaacs .... creative consultant (80 episodes, 1998-2004)
Bob Ellison .... creative consultant (60 episodes, 1999-2003)
Mark Maitlen .... production secretary / production coordinator (54 episodes, 2001-2004)
Rob A. Fox .... production coordinator (48 episodes, 2000-2002)
Matthew Weiner .... executive story editor (24 episodes, 1999-2000)
Naisa Wong .... assistant coordinator / assistant to producers (24 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mark Reisman .... creative consultant (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Howie Edelson .... production assistant (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Brian Reeder .... production assistant (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Markowitz .... executive story editor (14 episodes, 1998-1999)
Richard T. Arami .... assistant accountant (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Trip Gould .... production secretary (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Keith Addis .... executive consultant (9 episodes, 1998-2002)
David Reid .... audience switcher (9 episodes, 2001-2003)
Gena Bravos .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 1998-2002)
H. Lee Kagan .... medical consultant (6 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jayme Petrille .... assistant to producers (6 episodes, 1999-2002)
Dena Waxman .... assistant to producers (6 episodes, 1999-2002)
Chris Brougham .... technical coordinator (5 episodes, 1999-2002)
Missy Alexander .... assistant to producers (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kate Angelo .... executive story editor / story editor (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ken Blankstein .... assistant to producers (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Rich Tabach .... assistant to producers (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Norm Gunzenhauser .... creative consultant (4 episodes, 2002)
Michael Ricci .... assistant to producers (4 episodes, 2002)
Ian Young .... assistant to producers (4 episodes, 2002)
Caroline McLaglen .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Thia Stephan .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 2002)
Marsha Myers .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Teresa O'Neill .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Porterfield .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Anne Flett-Giordano .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1999)
Chuck Ranberg .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1999)
Bob Barress .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2001)
Dana Klein .... story editor (1 episode, 1999)

Georgyne LaLone .... assistant: Bob Ellison (unknown episodes, 1998-2002)
Shelley Andagan .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Gaye Ann Bruno .... photo publicity (unknown episodes)
Rob Greenberg .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Kristin Jones .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Conner McKinley .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Kimberley Nessler .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tennille Vega .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (including commercials - 129 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:12 (some episodes) | UK:PG (some episodes) | UK:U (some episodes) | USA:TV-PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dr. John Becker's office phone number is 555-0199.See more »
Quotes:
Jake Malinak:Don't screw with me, John. I'm blind and I sell chicklets.See more »
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FAQ

How did Reggie/Chris become owners of the diner?
Why does John live in a run-down apartment and drive a beat-up car if he's a successful doctor?
What is Becker's specialty?
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48 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Goodbye, Becker, 29 January 2004
Author: Bobs-9 from Chicago, Illinois, USA

I watched the final "Becker" episode last night, and will miss this series. Critics have beaten up on this show quite a lot lately, but I watched it regularly and always enjoyed it. The characters are diverse and likeable, and I particularly admire Shawnee Smith, who played Linda, for taking a character that could have been annoying in the extreme and making her sweet and funny. One of the funniest things I've seen in a sitcom is when Linda, in trying to fix the hanging skeleton in Becker's office, managed to crazy-glue her hand to that of the skeleton. She ended up walking around the office all day holding hands with the skeleton, which rolled alongside her on its stand (you had to see it to appreciate it).

Ted Danson was quoted in TV Guide as saying that they decided to end the show with some grace, which I think they did quite nicely, tying up loose ends for the various characters. A couple of the jokes were particularly apt, i.e. Dr. Becker looking at the chart for a patient named "Mr. Nielsen" and saying he didn't know what he was complaining about because "these numbers don't look so bad to me." Danson's wife, Mary Steenburgen, appeared briefly as a deluded patient, and Becker exclaimed after she left "I pity the poor man who's married to her."

Anyway, I commend the makers of "Becker" for giving some closure to the characters in this show while they had the chance. As a regular viewer I appreciated it, and found it a very satisfying end to the series.

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