Elliott Gould Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluwatosin Michael
Feb 16, 2023 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Apr 17, 2022
Edited by Lara Simpson
Elliott Gould is a famous comedy actor who has appeared in Hollywood films.
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About Elliott Gould

Mr. Elliott Gould is an American actor who has acted in films, television, and Broadway.
Born in 1938 to working-class parents in New York, Elliott started his career on the stage. He soon became a popular actor known for his comic acting skills.
Elliott has played several memorable roles throughout his acting career. He has starred in iconic movies like 'M*A*S*H,' 'American History X,' 'The Touch,' and 'Bugsy.' He has also appeared in the Ocean's film series as Reuben, who is an integral part of the team. In addition to that, he attained widespread fame for playing Jack Geller, the father of protagonists Monica and Ross Geller on 'Friends.'

Elliott Gould's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Elliott Gould's net worth?

According to multiple sources, Elliott Gould has a $19-20 million net worth.

How much does Elliott Gould earn per year?

Information concerning Mr. Gould's annual income remains unavailable.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Elliott Gould?

Elliott Gould is 6 ft 2 in (1.9 m) tall.

How old is Elliott Gould?

On August 29, 1938, Elliott Gould was born and is 83 years old.

Childhood And Education

Elliott Gould was born in Brooklyn. He grew up in the Bensonhurst area of Brooklyn. He is Jewish and is deeply religious. He attended the Professional Children's School. After graduating from high school, he joined Broadway, playing a minor role in various plays. However, he soon began to play the lead role in several plays before transitioning to movies and television shows.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Elliott Gould's partner?

Elliott Gould is not currently married to anybody. However, he was married to famous actress and singer, Barbra Streisand. Elliott and Barbra Streisand had a son named Jason, an actor and singer.

Career And Professional Highlights

Elliott Gould has had a prolific acting career, including television films, series, movies, and Broadway plays. He has played several eccentric, quirky, and hilarious characters that people and critics have appreciated.
In addition to his roles in 'Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice' and 'M*A*S*H,' he has also starred in the critically hit films Silent Partner,' 'Bugsy,' 'Capricorn One,' 'Matilda,' 'Little Murders' and ‘American History X.’
Apart from playing Ross and Monica Geller's father on 'Friends.', he has also played the role of Ezra Goldman in the tv series 'Ray Donovan' with Liev Schreiber.
Elliott Gould has been invited to host the comedy variety show 'Saturday Night Live' five times in his career. He has also had many guest appearances in various television series throughout his acting career, including the popular crime series 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.'

Best Known For…

Elliott Gould has had a long career that started in the '60s. He starred in the comedy movie 'Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice' in the role of Ted Henderson. Elliott received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for playing an uptight and conservative man who is friends with the protagonist's Bob and Carol.
Mr. Gould has also acted in many films directed by Robert Altman, including 'M*A*S*H,' 'California Split' and 'The Long Goodbye.' In 'M*A*S*H,' he played the role of Captain John Francis Xavier McIntyre. In 'The Long Goodbye,' he played the role of Philip Marlowe, a character created by Raymond Chandler in his noir crime detective series. Elliott Gould proved his comedy skills in the movie 'California Split' where he played Charlie Waters.
Mr. Gould has also acted in the movie 'The Touch' directed by legendary director Ingmar Bergman.
Elliott Gould is best known among the younger audiences for playing the father of Ross and Monica Geller, Jack Geller. Although the audience did not like that both Jack Geller and his wife Judy always favored Ross over Monica, he was much more sympathetic, supporting, and caring towards Monica than her mother. He was also notorious for making funny but inappropriate comments about people throughout the show.
He also played an important part in the box office hit Ocean's film series, 'Ocean's Eleven,' 'Ocean's Twelve,' and 'Ocean's Thirteen.' In the first three films, he was a wealthy and disgruntled businessman who owned hotels. The movie sets off when Reuben confesses to Danny how Terry Benedict forcefully took over his hotel. Thus, Danny prepares a team to execute a heist. In the second film, Reuben follows the team on an exhilarating adventure in Europe.
In the third film, it is shown that Reuben became extremely sick as his friend and business partner betrayed him. The team becomes heartbroken but decides to take revenge on his behalf. Mr. Gould also had a surprise guest appearance in the spin-off and sequel Ocean's movie " Ocean's 8'. In 'Ocean's 8', Reuben appears to visit Debbie Ocean and tell her more about her brother, Danny Ocean's supposed death.

Charity Work

Elliott Gould has been involved with 'The Survivor Mitzah Project,' a charity that raises funds for victims of the Holocaust.

What awards has Elliott Gould won?

Elliott Gould has won a Laurel Award for his performance in 'M*A*S*H.' Mr. Gould had also been nominated for an Academy Award for 'Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.' He was also nominated for two British Film Academy Awards for 'M*A*S*H' and 'Bugsy.'

Elliott Gould's Hobbies And Interests

Unfortunately, there are no interviews yet where Elliott Gould has revealed his hobbies and interests.

Other Interesting Elliott Gould Facts And Trivia

Elliott Gould is also famous for being a part of the Five-Timers Club on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
The Five-Timers Club is a rare distinction that some hosts achieve when they are invited to host the show five times or more.
In a sketch in 2022, he was seen lounging in the Five-Timers Club along with other members like Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Candice Bergen, and Paul Rudd as they all got together to welcome John Mulaney, the newest entrant to the exclusive club.

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Elliott Gould Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Elliott Goldstein

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Place of Birth

New York



190 cm

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Professional Children's School

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