Alec Berg

Actor, Director, Writer, Producer


Alec Berg is an American comedy writer, best known as a writer for the sitcom Seinfeld. 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 Davids Curb Your Enthusiasm, and also executive produces Silicon Valley.In the Seinfeld episode The Face Painter, Bergs name is given to an attorney friend of Jerrys who gives Jerry some New York Rangers playoff tickets. When Jerry fails to thank Bergs 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 Housemans accent.Berg is of Swedish descent. 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.

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