Carl Gottlieb

Carl Gottlieb

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Shark Is Still Working (2006)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Sting II (1983)
  • Birthday: Mar 18, 1938
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Portly writer/director/comedian Carl Gottlieb first gained a following as a member of the San Francisco-based improv troupe The Committee. The Syracuse University-educated Gottlieb went on to join the writing staff of the ground-breaking Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967, sharing an Emmy for his troubles. He went on to direct the 1968 TV variety series Music Scene, then played Ugly John in the original film version of M*A*S*H (1969). In 1975, he won a Golden Globe for his script work on Spielberg's Jaws (1975); he also briefly appeared in the film, and wrote an entertaining paperback chronicle on the subject, The Jaws Log. He has frequently worked in collaboration with another ex-Smothers Brothers writer, Steve Martin; he played Ironballs McGinty in Martin's starring feature The Jerk (1977) and directed Martin's 1977 short subject The Absent Minded Waiter (1977) and the concert video Steve Martin Live. Additional directing credits include the theatrical features Caveman (1981) and Amazon Women of the Moon (1987). Carl Gottlieb has taught acting and writing classes at the University of Southern California and the Sundance Institute.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% The Shark Is Still Working Actor 2006
100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' Actor 1995
79% Clueless Priest 1995
No Score Yet Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim Director 1988
59% Amazon Women on the Moon Screenwriter Director $0.6M 1987
32% Spies Like Us Screenwriter 1985
58% Volunteers Screenwriter 1985
38% Into the Night Federal Agent 1985
44% Johnny Dangerously Dr. Magnus 1984
60% Easy Money Screenwriter 1983
10% Jaws 3 Screenwriter 1983
33% Doctor Detroit Screenwriter 1983
0% The Sting II Maitre d' 1983
22% Caveman Screenwriter Director 1981
81% The Jerk Screenwriter Iron Balls McGinty 1979
60% Jaws 2 Screenwriter 1978
18% Which Way Is Up? Screenwriter 1977
No Score Yet Cannonball Terry McMillan 1976
98% Jaws Meadows Screenwriter 1975
No Score Yet Something Evil Actor 1972
60% Up the Sandbox Vinnie 1972
No Score Yet Celebration at Big Sur Producer 1971
85% M*A*S*H Ugly John 1970
No Score Yet A Session With the Committee Actor 1969
No Score Yet Maryjane Larry Kane 1968

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

95% Mork & Mindy
1978-1982
Justice Abbott
  • 1979
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Director Station Master
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Screenwriter
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Screenwriter Mr. Kuberski
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972

QUOTES FROM Carl Gottlieb CHARACTERS

Johnny Dangerously
How is she, Doc?
Dr. Magnus
It's her thyroid, Johnny.
Johnny Dangerously
Oh. What's wrong with it?
Dr. Magnus
That's the thing! I can't find it! We're going to have to do a thyroid search.