Certainly, Silicon Valley became the stand-up comedian's most high-profile acting part. The Pied Piper team later found her at RussFest, where she revealed that she was spying on PiperNet's abilities. Gavin Belson, portrayed by Matt Ross (recurring season 1, starring season 2–6), is the CEO and founder of tech giant Hooli and the series' main antagonist, who embodies the soulless corporate culture that Richard is desperate to avoid with Pied Piper. As Richard Hendricks, the Hooli coder who quits his job to pursue Pied Piper, his own compression application, Thomas Middleditch gave an Emmy-nominated performance at the center of Silicon Valley. While he is usually indifferent to Richard and lacks loyalty toward him, Gilfoyle highly respects Richard as a coder and admits that Pied Piper is nothing without Richard. ‘Silicon Valley’ Bosses and Cast Defend the Series’ Representation of Women in the Tech Industry. Most recently, Woods made his directorial debut with the short film David, which he also produced. Gilfoyle often plays mocking pranks on Dinesh, but the two do appear to be friends or at most, frenemies despite this, with the two often bonding over their shared moral ambiguity. He speaks English with a mixed Cantonese-Mandarin accent. Before he joined the team, however, Starr was most well-known for his roles in beloved short-lived shows like Freaks & Geeks and Party Down. Laurie later partners up with Yao, a Chinese businessman who owns YaoNet, the version of Pied Piper developed by Jian-Yang, and attempts a failed hostile takeover of Pied Piper's network. During her time in Silicon Valley, Cryer was also seen in 10 Cloverfield Lane, Lucifer, and The Fosters. Cracks in Richard's latest partnership become more apparent when he has to deal with an unexpected interloper; Dinesh scrambles to find a way out of his new relationship; Monica learns of surprising developments at Raviga. Erlich is a frequent user of marijuana. As payback for Erlich's racist abuse, Jian-Yang often insults and makes prank calls to Erlich, and takes a sadistic enjoyment in tormenting him. From developing revolutionary AI to crafting advanced software, these Silicon Valley tech companies are strengthening the region’s resources, one groundbreaking innovation at … By Season 6, Gilfoyle is promoted to VP of Architecture at Pied Piper but refuses to take anyone under his management, preferring to work on the Systems Architecture by himself. Big Head is Richard’s best friend, and once lived and worked with at the Hacker Hostel alongside Gilfoyle and Dinesh. In season 4 it is revealed that Peter Gregory theorized decentralized internet years before Richard Hendricks did, but he was limited by the technology of his time. Although there were initial issues, the Pied Piper team successfully implemented a large decentralized service through artificial intelligence, leading to Russ purchasing a stake in Pied Piper before the launch of PiperNet. Indian immigrants from Dalit backgrounds are rising up against caste discrimination at their workplaces in the United States. Aviato is a software aggregation program that takes all the information from social media whenever Frontier Airlines is mentioned and organizes it by region and airport and which are hubs and which aren’t, developed by entrepreneur Erlich Bachman.It was acquired in 2008 by Frontier for "a low seven figures." Information, interviews, photos and more for Dinesh Chugtai played by Kumail Nanjiani on the HBO original program Silicon Valley | Trailers, Characters, Behind the Scenes & More | HBO. After Pied Piper closed, Dinesh and Gilfoyle began to run a large cybersecurity firm together. Silicon Valley's fourth season advances the veteran comedy's overall arc while adding enough new wrinkles -- … Initially an undocumented immigrant from Canada, Gilfoyle successfully applied for a visa after being pressured by Dinesh. Erlich Bachman, portrayed by T.J. Miller (seasons 1–4), is an arrogant entrepreneur who founded an innovation incubator in his home after the purchase of his airfare collator Aviato. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Silicon_Valley_characters&oldid=998411928, Lists of American comedy television series characters, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2021, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Associate partner at Raviga Capital and Bream-Hall. The series' first season premiered on HBO on April 6, 2014.[1]. Directed by (13) Writing credits (32) Cast (533) Produced by (74) Music by (1) Cinematography by (2) Film Editing by (6) Casting By (3) Production Design by (1) Art Direction by (6) Set Decoration by (4) Costume Design by (3) This is his calling card role, though he was previously in The Other Guys and The Wolf of Wall Street. He proclaims in front of the United States Senate that Pied Piper will not collect user data and the implementation of a decentralized internet will prevent such actions from taking place, but soon finds that one of Pied Piper's developers, Collin, is actively mining user data. He also appeared in The Starter Wife, State of Mind, The Office, Up All Night, Arrested Development, About A Boy, Episodes, and more. In season 4, Big Head takes a position as a Computer Science instructor at Stanford University. He is later removed from the Nucleus project due to his lack of technical knowledge, and has absolutely no responsibilities at Hooli. Silicon Valley is an American comedy television series created by Mike Judge, John … Silicon Valley cast, showrunners preview 'very different' season 5 By Derek Lawrence March 23, 2018 at 09:30 AM EDT After the Hooli boxes suffer a setback in their rollout at HooliCon, Jack acquires the VR company owned by Kennan Feldspar and uses it for a demo at the conference. Aly Mawji as Aly Dutta/Naveen Dutt (seasons 1–3), a Hooli coder who bullies Richard and Big Head. For my money, he's by-and-far the HBO sitcom's best, brightest, and most bleakly funny character. As the brash, cocky, foul-mouthed billionaire investor infatuated with his wealth, his big ego, and his pride, Chris Diamantopoulos played a fiery personality who was always a quick source for a good laugh. Nanjiani’s Silicon Valley goodbye is sure to tug at the heartstrings of every fan of the series; I know it tugged at mine. 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