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Steve Koren

Steve Koren
Born Queens, New York, United States
Alma mater Binghamton University
Occupation Screenwriter

Steve Koren is an American screenwriter. He co-wrote the movies Bruce Almighty, Click, Superstar,[1] and A Night at the Roxbury, and wrote for Saturday Night Live (SNL) and Seinfeld.

Koren was born in Queens, New York,[2] and attended Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Bayside, Queens.


Steven also wrote the movie "SUPERSTAR" starring Molly Shannon and Will Ferrell. After college, he began his career as an NBC page. Among his duties as a page was working for Saturday Night Live. As a Rockefeller Center tour guide, Koren would hand jokes to David Letterman and Dennis Miller as they passed in the hall, which landed him a writing gig on SNL.[3] He also occasionally acted for the series.[4]

Later, he became a writer for Seinfeld, and wrote the episodes The Abstinence, The English Patient, The Serenity Now, and The Dealership, and he was one of the contributors to the teleplay for The Puerto Rican Day.[citation needed] In the episode The Van Buren Boys, a character named Steve Koren is George Costanza's choice for the first Susan Biddle Ross Scholarship to be granted by the Susan Ross Foundation.[citation needed]

Koren has executive-produced several films, including some he wrote as well as Adam Sandler's Grown Ups (2010) and Just Go with It (2011).


Writing credits:
Acting credits:
The Millennium (May 1, 1997) - as the character Steve Koren
The Dealership (January 8, 1998) - as the Cab Driver
The Finale (May 14, 1998) - as a Juror
  • Fishy (short film) (2006) - as Dad

Awards and nominations

  • Emmy Award nominee (1992, 1993) for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program; the nomination was shared with other writers for Saturday Night Live
  • Emmy Award nominee (1998) for Outstanding Comedy Series; the nomination was shared with other writers for Seinfeld


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