| Clay Tarver|
| Joy Ride, Joy Ride 3|
| Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series|
Ron Weiner, Dave Krinsky, Carson D Mell, John Dahl, Mike Judge
Clay Tarver Wikipedia
Clay Tarver (born November 8, 1965 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American guitarist and writer. He is the co-showrunner and an executive producer of Silicon Valley.
He first came to prominence as the co-founder and lead guitarist of the Boston hard rock/punk band Bullet LaVolta in the late 1980s. They recorded a few records for Taang!, RCA, and Matador Records before disbanding in 1991. He then formed Chavez with Matt Sweeney, Scott Marshall and James Lo, a band that came to be known as one of the most progressive and hard rocking math bands of the 90's. In September 2013, Tarver conducted an interview with Music Life Radio detailing his life, and experiences in Bullet LaVolta and Chavez.
Tarver has also worked as a screenwriter for television and film. He created the "Jimmy the Cabdriver" interstitials for MTV in the mid 1990s with friends from college. He has also written films like Joy Ride, with J. J. Abrams, and other projects with Mike Judge.
Tarver won the 2016 Writers Guild of America Award for Episodic Comedy with "Sand Hill Shuffle," an episode of HBO's Silicon Valley.