Alan Myerson (born July 1, 1940) is an American film and television director.


Myerson began working in theatre in New York City, then directing The Second City in Chicago. He founded the improvisational comedy troupe The Committee in San Francisco in 1963. He directed films in the 1970s and 1980s, and has directed over 200 television episodes for shows such as Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Friends, Boy Meets World, The Larry Sanders Show, Picket Fences, Miami Vice, Laverne & Shirley, Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show, and Busting Loose. He has taught acting at UC Berkeley, SF State, and directing at Maine Media Workshops. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, and has received nominations for Emmy, DGA, and CableACE awards.[1] His son, Lincoln Myerson, is an improvisational performer.[2]


as director

as actor

Selected television credits


  1. ^ Alan Myerson at Maine Media Workshops
  2. ^ "Chicago Improv Festival". 20 April 2000.