Elliott Gould currently can be seen in a recurring role on Showtime’s blockbuster drama, Ray Donovan.
Gould began his acting career on Broadway in the late 1950s, going on to become the embodiment of disenchanted youth culture in such films Robert Altman’s Korean war satire, M*A*S*H (1970) in which he played the maverick surgeon “Trapper John” and Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice (1969), for which he received an Oscar nomination. Time magazine featured him on its cover in 1970, at a peak in his long and prolific career, calling him a “star for an uptight age.”
Some of Gould’s other notable films include A Bridge too Far, Capricorn One and a remake of The Lady Vanishes. He played the detective “Philip Marlowe” in Altman’s 1973 film, The Long Goodbye, and “Harry Greenberg” in Warren Beatty’s 1991 gangster epic, Bugsy. In addition, Gould appeared in American History X and Contagion. He co-starred as “Reuben Tishkoff” in Ocean’s Eleven (2001), and its sequels Ocean’s Twelve (2004), and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007).
On television, Gould has hosted Saturday Night Live six times and was a recurring guest star on Friends as “Jack Gellar” for nine years.