Howard West

Howard West, a talent manager and producer, got his start at the William Morris Agency after graduating from Long Island University with a degree in business administration, and serving in the United States Army. He ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (16)

Seinfeld 1990 - 1998, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Marriage Ref 1990 - 1997, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Seinfeld Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Man on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Seinfeld: The Chronicle 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sibling Rivalry 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Elayne Boosler Broadway Baby 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jerry Seinfeld -- Stand-Up Confidential 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Summer School 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Young Hearts 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lewis & Clark 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Producer

Buckshot 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

In God We Trust 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Remake of Beau Geste 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Alan Brady Show (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (4)

The Seinfeld Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Andy Kaufman's Really Big Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Man on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

ABC Executive (Actor)

The Bronx Boys (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Howard West, a talent manager and producer, got his start at the William Morris Agency after graduating from Long Island University with a degree in business administration, and serving in the United States Army. He worked his way up at William Morris and became a talent agent. He eventually moved to the branch's west coast offices in Los Angeles where he got involved in packaging talent for TV shows. There he met fellow William Morris agent George Shapiro. The two ultimately left the agency to start Shapiro/West Productions, where they worked as agents and producers. Their most successful venture was the critically acclaimed hit sitcom "Seinfeld," on which Shapiro served as executive producer. His work on the show earned him eight Emmy nominations and one win. He'd re-team with comedian Jerry Seinfeld again in 2004 for the TV documentary "The Seinfeld Story," and in 2010 for "The Marriage Ref," a program where celebrities take sides on viewers' marital disputes. Prior to "Seinfeld," Shapiro and West worked with the iconic oddball comic Andy Kaufman. Together the pair produced a number of the stand-up's specials including "Andy's Funhouse" and "Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall." In 1999, West and Shapiro served as executive producers on the biopic of Kaufman's life "Man on the Moon," in which West made a cameo appearance as an ABC executive baffled by Kaufman's act.

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