Alan Myerson

Though he was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Alan Myerson did not begin working in film and television until relocating to the United States He found work in theater and with several improvisational groups, including the famed Second City. His first directorial effort was the 1973 caper comedy "Steelyard Blues," but he quickly began to focus primarily on television for the rest of the decade, directing episodes of such shows as the romance-on-the-sea staple "The Love Boat," the sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," and the high-school comedy "Welcome Back, Kotter." Myerson continued to direct for television into the 1980s, working on such iconic series as the David Hasselhoff vehicle "Knight Rider" and the flashy detective drama "Miami Vice." He also worked occasionally in film, including, forgettably, 1988's "Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach." Myerson's profile rose during the 1990s when he directed popular shows including the lifeguard melodrama "Baywatch" (reuniting with Hasselhoff), the hit sitcom "Friends," and the "30 Rock"-predecessor "The Larry Sanders Show," and more.