Howard Berk

Howard Berk (c. 1925 - March 27, 2016) was an American novelist, screenwriter, and producer.

Early life

Berk was born circa 1925. He graduated from the University of Georgia.[1]


Berk worked as a reporter for The Havana Herald in Cuba in the 1950s.[1] He also worked for the Associated Press.[1] He taught at his alma mater, the University of Georgia,[2] and he authored four novels.[1]

Berk wrote several episodes of television series Columbo, Mission: Impossible, and McMillan & Wife. He also wrote films including the 1985 movie Target, starring Gene Hackman and directed by Arthur Penn.[2]


Burk died on March 27, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.[1][2]


  1. Barnes, Mike (March 28, 2016). "Howard Berk, Screenwriter for Film and Television, Dies at 91". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  2. Dagan, Carmel (2016-03-28). "Howard Berk, Writer for TV, Movies, Dies at 91". Variety. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
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