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Harold Gould

Harold Gould has enjoyed performing in film and on television for more than 40 years. Recently, he appeared with Geena Davis as Grandpa Spencer Little in the feature film Stuart Little, and in the heartfelt drama Patch Adams, with Robin Williams.

Born in Schenectady, New York, Gould earned a Ph.D. in theatre at Cornell University and taught speech and drama at University of California at Riverside, before winning a role in an off-Broadway production during the 1950s and deciding to pursue acting full-time.

Gould's innumerable feature film credits date from 1963, and include his work for directors John Sturges, Sydney Pollack, Elia Kazan, George Roy Hill, Billy Wilder, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks and Tom Shadyac in such motion pictures as The Satan Bug, Inside Daisy Clover, Harper, The Arrangement, The Lawyer, The Sting, The Front Page, Love and Death, Silent Movie, The Big Bus, Gus, The One and Only, Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times, Romero, Killer: A Journal of Murder, My Giant, Patch Adams and Stuart Little.

Gould's impressive list of more than 100 television credits include the telefilms The Man in the Santa Claus Suit, as mogul Louis B. Mayer in Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara War and Moviola: The Silent Lovers, Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues, Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry, co-starring with Katherine Hepburn, Playing for Keeps, Get Smart, Again!, The Love Bug and For Hope, and the miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors. He starred in such series as Rhoda, The Feather and Father Gang, The Golden Girls and Singer & Sons, and his voluminous guest appearance credits range from The Virginian in 1962 to the more recent Touched by an Angel, Felicity, The King of Queens and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

Gould's long record in comedy includes his work with Red Skelton, Red Buttons, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, Jack Carter, Carol Burnett and Danny Kaye.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Harold Gould Facts

BirthdayDecember 10, 1923 (100)
BirthplaceSchenectady, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Don't Just Do Something, Stand There
Pass the Potatoes, Ethel Merman
The Sting
Happy Hooker Goes To Washington
Brother Bear
Seems Like Old Times
Patch Adams
Freaky Friday
The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Complete Series
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