Elliott Gould, 81, is a film and TV actor who was most recently featured in Grace and Frankie, a comedy series on Netflix, and in Ray Donovan, an action series on HBO.
An early notable film role for Elliott Gould was as Trapper John McIntyre in the 1970 hit, “M*A*S*H.” A preview is below. You can watch this movie by streaming it from Amazon Prime, where it rents for about $4.CLICK HERE to get more details or to stream this title on Amazon Prime.
Elliott Gould in The Long Goodbye
Another notable role for Elliott Gould was his portrayal of private detective Philip Marlowe in “The Long Goodbye” in 1983. Many fans consider it the best Raymond Chandler film. Here’s the trailer for The Long Goodbye. You can stream the film for 99 cents from Amazon Prime. Link
In recent years Gould has become known as the definitive narrator for the works of Raymond Chandler. For a complete list of his available audio book titles, visit: Elliott Gould on Audible
Elliott Gould Retrospective
Elliott Gould looks back in this hour-long interview on Youtube.
More on Elliott Gould (from Wikipedia)
Elliott Gould (born Elliott Goldstein; August 29, 1938) is an American actor. He began acting in Hollywood films during the 1960s. In addition to his performance in the comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Gould is perhaps best known for his significant leading roles in Robert Altman films, starring in M*A*S*H (1970), The Long Goodbye (1973) and California Split (1974). Other notable film roles include Little Murders (1971), Capricorn One (1978), The Silent Partner (1978), Bugsy (1991), and American History X (1998).
He also had recurring roles as Jack Geller on the television sitcom Friends (1994–2004), as Reuben Tishkoff in the Ocean’s film series (2001–2007, 2018) and as Ezra Goldman on the television series Ray Donovan (2013–2016).
Gould returned to Hollywood from a two-year sabbatical with one of his most iconic roles in 1973’s The Long Goodbye, Robert Altman’s adaptation of Raymond Chandler‘s novel. Gould starred as detective Philip Marlowe, a role which had previously been played by Humphrey Bogart and Dick Powell. By comparison, Gould’s performance was more naturalistic, with the screenplay by Leigh Brackett (who had previously adapted The Big Sleep for Howard Hawks and Bogart) updating the setting to contemporary Los Angeles. Although not a major hit, the film was later regarded as one of Gould’s best.
He followed it with another Altman film, California Split (1974), an acclaimed gambling dramedy that co-starred George Segal. Additionally, Gould made a brief cameo appearance as himself in the Altman film Nashville (1975).
Returning to comedy, he played the lead in two films for Brut Productions, both comedies: Whiffs (1975) and then opposite Diane Keaton in I Will, I Will… for Now (1976). He and Keaton also starred in Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) with James Caan and Michael Caine. All flopped at the box office.
Gould transitioned to television acting with the sitcom E/R which aired from 1984 til 1985, followed by roles in the TV movies such as Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (1987) and Frog (1988), and the Australian miniseries Act of Betrayal (1988). He continued to act in film, though his roles tended to be less impactful than those from preceding decades: he had leading roles in films such as Inside Out (1986) and Dangerous Love (1988) and he played a supporting role to Whoopi Goldberg in The Telephone (1988).
Over time, Gould began to act more frequently in supporting roles. He received critical praise for his performance as an aging mobster in Warren Beatty‘s 1991 film Bugsy and once again performed as cameo as “himself” in Robert Altman’s The Player (1992).
He became known to a new generation of viewers thanks to a recurring role as Jack Geller, the father of Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer‘s characters Monica and Ross, on the hit NBC sitcom Friends, first appearing in 1993 and in twenty episodes over the course of the show.
In 2001 Gould co-starred in Ocean’s Eleven, a remake of the classic Rat Pack caper film. He reprised the role for its sequels, Ocean’s Twelve in 2004 and Ocean’s Thirteen in 2007, as well as its spin-off Ocean’s 8 in 2018.
Gould had a significant role in Showtime’s Ray Donovan from 2013 to 2016 and in 2020 had a cameo role in Grace and Frankie as Sam Waterston’s physician. Here’s a clip from Season 1 of Ray Donovan, featuring Gould with Jon Voight.
Is Elliott Gould Married?
Elliott Gould is currently single. Gould has been married three times, twice to the same woman:
- Barbra Streisand (March 21, 1963 – July 9, 1971; divorced; one child, actor Jason Gould)
- Jennifer Bogart (December 8, 1973 – 1975; June 9, 1978 – 1982). They were divorced twice. The couple had two children. Jennifer’s father was director Paul Bogart.
Gould currently serves on the Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors. He is known for his association to charitable causes such as Save Ellis Island.
Gould recalls his first meeting with his future wife Barbara Streisand in this interview for the Yiddish Book Center.
Elliott Gould’s Net Worth
Elliott Gould’s net worth as of 2019 is about $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Gould was a major film star in the 1960s and 1970s and most recently had roles in Ray Donovan and The Komiskey Method.
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How Old is Elliott Gould?
Elliott Gould is 81; he was born on August 29, 1938.
Where Is Elliott Gould on TV Today?
You can find Elliott Gould in these upcoming TV shows and movies: LINK