Elliott Gould

Elliott Gould

Highest Rated: 98% The Player (1992)

Lowest Rated: 0% Live At The Foxes Den (2013)

Birthday: Aug 29, 1938

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Elliot Gould was one of Hollywood's hottest actors of the early '70s and though he reached the peak of his popularity years ago, he remains a steadily employed supporting and character actor. Gould's lifelong involvement in show business is partially the result of his mother. In classical stage mother fashion, she made an eight-year-old Gould take numerous classes in performing, singing, and dance, including ballet. She enrolled him in Manhattan's Professional Children's School and then had him perform in hospitals, temples, and sometimes on television. Gould was also a child model. During summers, Gould performed at Catskill mountain resorts. When he was 18, he made it into a Broadway chorus line. Working odd jobs in between minor stage gigs, Gould did not get his big break until he joined the chorus line of the musical Irma La Douce. From there he won the leading role opposite Barbra Streisand in I Can Get It for You Wholesale. Though the two leads got good reviews, the show did not and rapidly closed. During its short run, Gould and Streisand fell in love, and in 1963, married. The following year, Gould made an inauspicious feature-film debut playing a deaf-mute in The Confession (1964). He did much better in his second film, The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968). While Gould's career seemed jammed in neutral, his wife's popularity hit the stratosphere, and for a time, he helped arrange her television appearances. By 1967, after years of being called Mr. Streisand and undergoing analysis, Gould untied the knot with Streisand. Gould became a star in 1969 when his co-starring role in the sex comedy Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination. After playing Trapper John in Robert Altman's counterculture classic M*A*S*H, Gould at last made it to the big league. Tall, curly-haired, more homely than handsome, laid-back, unconventional, sensitive, and unabashedly Jewish, Gould was tremendously popular with young adults who strongly identified with the often confused and neurotic characters he played. Gould's subsequent few films, notably Getting Straight (1970) and Little Murders, reinforced his counterculture image. For a while, he seemed to be everywhere, but by 1973, his career had already begun tapering off. A powerfully subtle performance as Philip Marlow in Altman's Long Goodbye (1973) proved that Gould had talent to spare, but over the next few years, he chose several independent, under the radar films, like California Split and Capricorn One. Over the coming decades, Gould would eventually find an ideal level of fame and activity, appearing in a massive number of films, like Dangerous Love, Bugsy, Ocean's Eleven (and its sequels), and Contagion. Gould would also enjoy a beloved recurring role on the massively successful sitom Friends as the father of Ross and Monica Geller.


Highest Rated Movies



68% Humor Me Bob Kroll 2018
No Score Yet L'histoire de l'amour Bruno Leibovitch 2016
No Score Yet Yellowbird Actor 2014
69% Altman Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Michaels Max 2014
0% Live At The Foxes Den Paul Munchack 2013
No Score Yet Switchmas (Ira Finkelstein's Christmas) Sam Finkelstein 2013
No Score Yet Divorce Invitation Paul Lipnicks 2013
21% Dorfman in Love Burt Dorfman $14.2K 2013
71% Fred Won't Move Out Fred 2012
79% Ruby Sparks Dr. Rosenthal $2.6M 2012
91% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Actor 2012
84% Contagion Dr. Ian Sussman $75.7M 2011
No Score Yet All I Want is Christmas Sam Finkelstein 2011
No Score Yet The Encore of Tony Duran Jerry Braill 2011
No Score Yet Removal Actor 2010
No Score Yet Expecting Mary Horace Weitzel 2010
No Score Yet Morning Dr. Goodman 2010
No Score Yet Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy Narrator 2009
13% The Caller Frank Turlotte 2008
No Score Yet The Deal Rabbi Seth Gutterman 2008
No Score Yet Electile Dysfunction Actor 2008
No Score Yet Little Hercules Actor 2008
18% The Ten Commandments God $0.9M 2007
No Score Yet Saving Sarah Cain Bill 2007
70% Ocean's Thirteen Reuben Tishkoff $78.9M 2007
No Score Yet Seasons in the Valley Narrator 2007
No Score Yet St. Urbain's Horseman Actor 2007
20% Open Window John 2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror Actor 2006
No Score Yet Little Hercules in 3-D Actor 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - The Best of Tom Hanks Actor 2005
55% Ocean's Twelve Reuben Tishkoff $125.5M 2004
No Score Yet Bad Apple `Buddha' Stanzione 2004
No Score Yet Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Mr. Stoppable 2003
No Score Yet Puckoon Dr. Goldstein 2003
90% The Cat Returns Toto 2002
No Score Yet A Yiddish World Remembered Narrator 2002
82% Ocean's Eleven Reuben $183.4M 2001
57% Boys Life 3 Aaron's Father 2000
No Score Yet Picking Up the Pieces Father LaCage 2000
64% Playing Mona Lisa Bernie Goldstein 2000
No Score Yet Busted Actor 1999
No Score Yet Michael Kael contre la World News Company Coogan 1998
83% American History X Murray 1998
41% The Big Hit Morton Schulman 1998
43% City of Industry Gangster (Uncredited) 1997
54% Johns Manny Gould 1997
No Score Yet Busted Game Show Host 1996
No Score Yet Let It Be Me Actor 1995
57% Kicking and Screaming Grover's Dad 1995
No Score Yet Bleeding Heart Mr. Baum 1995
No Score Yet A Boy Called Hate Richard Wells 1995
No Score Yet Kill Shot Actor 1995
No Score Yet Cover Me Capt. Richards 1995
No Score Yet The November Conspiracy Senator George M. Kohn 1995
65% The Glass Shield Greenspan 1994
54% The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Himself 1994
No Score Yet The Dangerous Levine 1994
No Score Yet Wet and Wild Summer! (Exchange Lifeguards) Mike McCain 1993
No Score Yet Amore! Agent 1993
No Score Yet Bloodlines: Murder in the Family Stewart Woodman 1993
No Score Yet Hitz Judge Callow 1992
98% The Player Himself 1992
No Score Yet Frogs! Bill 1992
No Score Yet Beyond Justice Red Merchantson 1992
85% Bugsy Harry Greenberg 1991
No Score Yet Dead Men Don't Die Barry Barron 1991
91% The Big Picture Attorney 1989
14% The Lemon Sisters Fred Frank 1989
No Score Yet Night Visitor Ron 1989
No Score Yet Frog Actor 1989
No Score Yet Dangerous Love Rick 1988
No Score Yet The Telephone Rodney 1988
No Score Yet Vanishing Act Lieutenant Rudameyer 1988
No Score Yet Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim Actor 1988
No Score Yet Act of Betrayal Callaghan 1988
No Score Yet Inside Out Jimmy Morgan 1987
No Score Yet Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 Leonard Weinglass 1987
No Score Yet Lethal Obsession Serge Gart 1987
83% The Muppets Take Manhattan Himself 1984
No Score Yet Over the Brooklyn Bridge Alby Sherman 1984
No Score Yet The Naked Face Angeli 1984
No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Devil & Max Devlin Actor 1981
No Score Yet Dirty Tricks Prof. Colin Chandler 1981
18% The Devil and Max Devlin Max Devlin 1981
No Score Yet Camp Stories Older David Katz 1980
40% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark Noah Dugan 1980
No Score Yet Falling in Love Again Harry Lewis 1980
88% The Muppet Movie Beauty Contest Compete 1979
33% The Lady Vanishes Robert Condon 1979
No Score Yet Escape to Athena Charlie 1979
67% The Silent Partner Miles Cullen 1978
No Score Yet Matilda Bernie Bonnelli 1978
62% Capricorn One Robert Caulfield 1978
63% A Bridge Too Far Col. Bobby Stout 1977
63% Harry and Walter Go to New York Walter Hill 1976
No Score Yet Who? Sean Rogers 1975
91% Nashville Himself 1975
No Score Yet I Will, I Will...For Now Les Bingham 1975
No Score Yet Whiffs Dudley Frapper 1975
No Score Yet Mean Johnny Barrows The Professor 1975
88% California Split Charlie Waters 1974
No Score Yet S*P*Y*S Griff 1974
No Score Yet Busting Michael Keneely 1974
97% The Long Goodbye Philip Marlowe 1973
67% The Touch David Kovac 1971
60% Little Murders Producer Alfred Chamberlain 1971
86% M*A*S*H Trapper John 1970
No Score Yet I Love My...Wife Dr. Richard Burrows 1970
25% Getting Straight Harry Bailey 1970
87% Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Ted Henderson 1969
No Score Yet The Night They Raided Minsky's (The Night They Invented Striptease) Billy 1968


72% Ray Donovan
Ezra Goldman Ezra Goodman 2019
19% 9JKL
Harry 2018
53% Doubt
Isaiah Klein Isaiah Roth 2017
No Score Yet Sensitive Skin
Dr. Cass 2017
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
Leo Hirsch 2016
75% Maron
Himself 2015
17% Mulaney
Alfred Oscar 2015
48% Back in the Game
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
41% The Cape
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
63% Masters of Horror
54% K Street
Richard Bergstrom 2003
No Score Yet Las Vegas
The Professor 2003
85% The Simpsons
Voice 2003
No Score Yet Kim Possible
Voice 2003
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
Himself 2000
46% It's like, You Know...
Himself 1999
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Dr. Vincent Winninger 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Lt. Hanna 1989
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
No Score Yet Together We Stand
David Randall 1986
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Guest 1980
No Score Yet Getting Personal
Jack Kacmarczyk


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