Elliott Gould is a legendary actor of screen, stage and television. He is best known for his work with director Robert Altman—including THE LONG GOODBYE (1973) and his Golden Globe nominated performance in M*A*S*H (1970). He is also memorable in more recent work such as the Oceans Eleven franchise as well as roles on such popular television series as Friends and Ray Donovan.
Born in Brooklyn, he began his acting career on Broadway in the 1950s appearing in such productions as Say, Darling, Irma La Douce and I Can Get It For You Wholesale. He made his feature film debut in 1964 opposite Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland in Quick, Let’s Get Married, getting his big break with his Oscar Nominated performance in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). His career quickly took off after that, and he became one of the most well known actors of the 1970s, appearing in such films as: M*AS*H, Little Murders (1971, which he also produced), THE LONG GOODBYE, California Split (1974) and A Bridge Too Far (1977). In 1971, Swedish director Ingmar Bergman selected Gould to star in his film The Touch—making Gould the first American actor to star in one of his films. More recently, he has appeared in such films as American History X (1998), Contagion (2011) and Ruby Sparks (2012).
Gould has also had a prolific career on television—he has hosted Saturday Night Live six times, in addition to recurring roles on shows ranging from Friends to Ray Donovan.
Elliott Gould continues to be an in demand actor.