Alec Berg
Berg at SXSW 2016
NationalityAmerican
OccupationScreenwriter
Years active1991–present
Known for

Alec Berg is an American comedy writer. He wrote for the sitcom Seinfeld and is co-creator and executive producer of Barry with Bill Hader.[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 Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm and has directed numerous episodes of it, and also an executive producer of Silicon Valley.[2][3] In 2016, Alec Berg signed an overall deal with HBO.[4]

Berg is of Swedish descent.[5]

Filmography

Writing

Year Title Notes
1991 MTV, Give Me Back My Life: A Harvard Lampoon Parody TV movie
1992 Great Scott! Episode "Date Bait"
1994 Herman's Head Episode "Absence Makes the Head Grow Fonder"
1995-2000 The Moxy & Flea Show
1996 68th Academy Awards Wrote special material
1995-1996 Seinfeld 3 episodes
2002 The Barenaked Ladies Show TV movie
2003 The Cat in the Hat Screenplay
2004 EuroTrip
2004 Shark Tale Additional dialogue
1994, 1998-2009 Late Night with Conan O'Brien 13 episodes
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm 10 episodes
2012 The Dictator
2013 Clear History
2014-2019 Silicon Valley 7 episodes
2018- Barry 6 episodes

Directing

Year Title Notes
2004 Eurotrip Co-director (uncredited)
2011 La chanson du dimanche Episode “Alec et Clément au cabaret fou”
2007-2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm 6 episodes
2013 New Girl 2 episodes
2014-2019 Silicon Valley 11 episodes
2018- Barry 4 episodes

Producing

Year Title Notes
1993-1994 Herman's Head 22 episodes; served as story editor
1996-1998 Seinfeld 44 episodes
2004 Eurotrip
2005, 2007-2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm 32 episodes
2012 The Dictator
2013 Clear History
2014-2019 Silicon Valley 53 episodes
2018- Barry 16 episodes

Acting

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Best Laid Plans Phone Guy No. 1
2017 Silicon Valley Documentarian Episode “Exit Event”

References

  1. ^ Hiatt, Brian. "'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Seinfeld' Writers Talk About the Legend of Larry David". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  2. ^ "Interview with Alec Berg". Austin Film Festival. 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2016-06-02). "Bill Hader Hitman Comedy 'Barry' Picked Up To Series By HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  4. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (2016-06-22). "HBO Inks Overall Deal with 'Silicon Valley' Showrunner Alec Berg (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  5. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (2012-05-02). "'Dictator' Scribes Dish on Sacha Baron Cohen's New Comedy". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2018-07-28.

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