Alec Berg

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Alec Berg
Alec Berg at SXSW 2016.jpg
Berg at SXSW 2016
Nationality American
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 1991–present
Known for

Alec Berg is an American comedy writer, best known as a writer for the sitcom Seinfeld.[1] He also co-wrote the screenplays for the films The Cat in the Hat, EuroTrip and The Dictator. In addition, Berg is an executive producer of and has directed numerous episodes of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and also executive produces Silicon Valley and Barry.[2][3]

In the Seinfeld episode "The Face Painter", Berg's name is given to an attorney friend of Jerry's who gives Jerry some New York Rangers playoff tickets. When Jerry fails to thank Berg's character for the tickets, Berg does not offer Jerry tickets for another game that week. In that episode, Jerry jokes that Berg has a great "John Houseman name", pronouncing it jokingly in Houseman's accent.

Berg is of Swedish descent.[4] In the Season 8 of Curb Your Enthusiasm episode "The Divorce," Larry David fires his divorce attorney Andrew Berg (played by Paul F. Tompkins) after he finds out that Berg is not Jewish – as he had presumed from the name – but, like Alec Berg, is a Catholic of Swedish heritage.


  1. ^ Hiatt, Brian. "'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Seinfeld' Writers Talk About the Legend of Larry David". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  2. ^ Austin Film Festival. "Interview with Alec Berg – Austin Film Festival – The Writers Festival". Archived from the original on 2014-08-29. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  3. ^ Hime, Nelly (December 20, 2016). "Bill Hader’s Barry Tv Show is HBO’s New Comedy Pick-Up for 2017". NagameDigital. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ "'Dictator' scribes dish on Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy | The Ticket". Jewish Journal. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 

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