Silicon Valley, the HBO comedy about computer programmer Richard Hendricks’ (Thomas Middleditch) venture into software, has been a hit for four seasons. The show’s stars have kept themselves busy since it ended.
Some of them have starred in major productions after the show, while others have continued to work in comedy. Here are the actors who starred in Silicon Valley and what they’re up to now.
Silicon Valley was one of the most successful comedy series of its time. It made stars out of many of the cast members, including Thomas Middleditch.
During his time on the show, Middleditch was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Richard Hendricks. He also appeared in Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
Middleditch was recently named in a Los Angeles Times report about the Hollywood goth club Cloak & Dagger, where he was accused of sexual misconduct by a 21-year-old woman who said that he “groped” her. The allegations were dismissed by the club’s co-founders, Adam Bravin and Michael Patterson.
Zach Woods is a veteran actor who has played a series of recurring roles on HBO’s comedy “Veep” and the hit series “Silicon Valley.” He also appeared in several feature films, including In The Loop and Spin Me Round.
Born in Virginia Beach, Woods has been a performer at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) comedy club since age 16. He used his experience from his nights on the circuit to transition into acting for film and television.
His role as Jared Dunn, the uneasy Pied Piper COO with an intense attachment to Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch), has helped him build a cult following and establish himself as one of HBO’s most compelling leads. He’s a standout in Season 5 of the critically acclaimed show, which has won several Emmy awards.
If you’ve tuned into HBO’s comedy series Silicon Valley, chances are you’ve heard of Martin Starr. As network engineer Bertram Gilfoyle, Starr is known for his sarcastic attitude (even among tech guys).
He also started as Bill Haverchuck in the short-lived NBC comedy series Freaks and Geeks. He then moved on to a number of one-off roles, including in a mini-series called Revelations and How I Met Your Mother.
He then landed a starring role in the television show Party Down as Roman DeBeers and a guest appearance on shows like Mad Love, Community, and Children’s Hospital. He’s since starred in films like Knocked Up, Adventureland, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Kumail Nanjiani is best known for portraying Dinesh Chugtai on the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley. He also starred in the film The Big Sick, co-hosted the Comedy Central show The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, and lent his voice to Adventure Time.
He is a Pakistani American comedian and actor. He is also a writer and podcast host.
Nanjiani began his career as a standup comedian in 2007 and made an immediate impression with his wry, self-effacing routines. He drew on his upbringing in Pakistan and reckoned with his identity as a Muslim American to create the characters that would later become synonymous with his act.
Matt Ross is an actor, director, and writer. He is best known for his role as Hooli CEO Gavin Belson on HBO’s hit comedy Silicon Valley and has also starred in Big Love.
A classically trained actor, Ross has also honed his skills as a storyteller, including writing and rewriting scripts for shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and American Psycho. He also wrote and directed his first feature film, 28 Hotel Rooms (2012).
Ross has since shifted away from acting to focusing more on directing and writing. His second feature, Captain Fantastic, is based on his own non-traditional upbringing and stars Viggo Mortensen.
Jimmy O. Yang
‘Jian Yang’ is an actor, stand-up comedian, and writer best known for his portrayal of ‘Jian Yang’ on HBO’s Emmy-nominated series Silicon Valley and his dramatic turn opposite Mark Wahlberg in the highly acclaimed film Patriot’s Day. He can also be seen in the hit Warner Bros. movie Crazy Rich Asians.
He was born and raised in Hong Kong. He moved to Los Angeles at age thirteen.
After graduation, he began to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. He spent a few thousand dollars, which he saved up from jobs at used car dealerships and deejaying strip clubs, to fund his pursuit of comedy.