Who is Alec Berg, a co-creator of the TV series “Seinfeld”? Wiki Bio
Alec Berg was born in in the USA sometime in the ‘70s – his zodiac sign is said to be Sagittarius and he holds American nationality. He is a writer, best known for creating the TV series “Seinfeld” and the comedy film “EuroTrip”.
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Early life and education
Alec was raised an only child in the US by his Swedish father who was a factory worker, and his American mother who was teaching at a local elementary school. He grew up being interested in comedy, and often made jokes to make his family and his friends laugh.
Upon enrolling at high school, Alec joined the school’s drama club where he excelled at writing plays rather than starring in them, and was then encouraged by his teachers to pursue a career in comedy. He began doing stand-up comedy during his final year, then upon matriculation decided not to enroll at college but to rather focus on writing screenplays for comedy films and TV series.
Career as a screenplays writer
Alec became famous worldwide after co-creating the comedy TV series “Seinfeld”, which starred Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Michael Richards and which follows stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who is trying to survive in New York City together with his friends.
The show aired from 1989 to 1998, and was nominated for 185 awards winning 71 including three Golden Globes. Alec has been working on the comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as its executive producer since 2000; it stars Larry David and Cheryl Hines, and follows Larry, a real person who is an actor and a writer, and his relationships with his friends and strangers.
Alec wrote the screenplay for the adventure comedy film “The Cat in the Hat” in 2003, which starred Mike Myers and Spencer Breslin, and which follows two kids whose lives become much more interesting when a talking cat comes to their house.
Alec was praised for writing the screenplay for the comedy movie “EuroTrip” in 2004, in which you could see Scott Mechlowicz and Jacob Pitts portray two high school graduate students who go on an adventure to Europe. His next work was on the popular comedy movie “The Dictator” in 2012, which starred the one and only Sacha Baron Cohen of the legendary comedy movie “Borat”, and follows Sacha who is portraying the dictator oppressing his country, doing his best not to allow democracy to flourish.
Alec served as the executive producer of the comedy series “Silicon Valley”, which aired its first episode in 2014 and ended in 2019.
It starred Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller, and follows an engineer living in Silicon Valley, who is trying to found his own company, Pied Piper.
Alec’s latest work has been on the action comedy series “Barry”, for which he has written the screenplay together with Bill Hader, while he is also the show’s executive producer. It aired its first episode on 25 March 2018, and it is still running, starring Bill Hader and Stephen Root, following a hitman who moves to Los Angeles, and who eventually becomes a theatre actor.
Love life and wife
Alec met his other half Michele Malka sometime in the ‘90s when the two worked on the same TV series; they started dating just a month later, and married on 28 May 2000 at a small event attended by the two’s closest friends and family; they don’t have any children together. Alec and Michele are currently living at their home in New York City.
Michele launched her career as an actress sometime in the ‘80s, and gained recognition after she portrayed the supporting character Eponine in the revival of the play “Les Miserables” in 1990 and 1991, reprising the role on Broadway in 1991 and 1992.
She guest starred in the TV series “NYPD Blue” in 1993, and was then invited to guest star in an episode of the romantic comedy series “Friends”, which helped her gain further recognition. One of her latest roles has been in the film “The Dictator” in 2012, in which Alec cast her to appear.
Hobbies and other interests
Alec has been a fan of the film industry since he was a teenager – some of his favorite actors and actresses include Robin Williams, Heath Ledger and Julia Roberts, while some of his favorite movies are “Good Will Hunting”, “The Dark Knight”, and “Runaway Bride”.
— Alec Berg (@realalecberg) January 5, 2020
He is also keen on watching animated TV series, and two of his favorites are “Rick and & Morty” and “BoJack Horseman”. Alec is also interested in music, and is a fan of jazz and soul, with some of his favorite performers being Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Sam Cooke.
Alec enjoys spending his free time in nature surrounded by trees and mountains rather than by cars and crowds of people.
His main hobby is travelling, and he’s toured around the US several times, while he’s also visited many European countries including Germany, France, and Italy. He is a lover of animals and has a pet dog, while his favorite animals are horses.
Appearance and net worth
Alec is around 48 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 6ft 1ins (1.85m) tall, and weighs around 174lbs (79kgs). As of March 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $3 million.