Ira Steven Behr - Executive Producer
Ira Steven Behr serves as Executive Producer of the USA Network original series The 4400.
Behr graduated from Lehman College in New York City, where he studied mass communications and theatre under Edward Albee. Although he was offered a playwriting scholarship to Brandeis University, Behr elected to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy writing.
However, it was in dramatic television that Behr ended up making his mark, as a writer/producer on such shows as Fame, (for which he was awarded the Scott Newman award for the episode "White Light"), The Bronx Zoo and Star Trek: The Next Generation. His success on Next Generation led to Behr being brought on-board Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, for which he wrote over 40 episodes during the series' seven-year run.
Behr's most recent television writing and producing credits include Bob Patterson, Dark Angel, The Twilight Zone (which won him a Rondo award for "It's Still a Good Life," the sequel to the classic Twilight Zone episode "It's a Good Life"), and Dr. Vegas.
In addition to his television work, Behr is also the author of two best-selling books, The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition and Legends of the Ferengi (co-author), both based on the comical Ferengi characters from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.