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.
Harold Gould Facts
|December 10, 1923 (100)
|Schenectady, New York, USA
|Don't Just Do Something, Stand There
|Pass the Potatoes, Ethel Merman
|Happy Hooker Goes To Washington
|Seems Like Old Times
|The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Complete Series