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Elliott Gould was born Aug. 29, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Acting onstage from his teen years, Gould moonlighted as an elevator operator, vacuum cleaner salesman and chorus boy. He eventually found success on Broadway with "I Can Get It for You Wholesale," opposite future wife Barbra Streisand.

Gould's 1964 film debut wasn't released until the early '70s, retitled Quick, Let's Get Married. He fared better with The Night They Raided Minsky's and 1969's Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (which earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination). It was MASH (1970) that made Gould a counterculture hero.

The Long Goodbye, California Split and Harry and Walter Go to New York were followed by less memorable films. Gould reemerged in the '90s as a character actor in Bugsy and American History X, and later in Ocean's Eleven (2001). "Friends" fans know him as the father of Monica and Ross Geller.

Elliott Gould in Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

2001 PG-13

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos.

  • Elliott Gould in MASH MASH
  • Elliott Gould in American History X American History X
  • Elliott Gould in Ocean's Thirteen Ocean's Thirteen
  • Elliott Gould in A Bridge Too Far A Bridge Too Far
  • Elliott Gould in The Muppet Movie The Muppet Movie
  • Elliott Gould in Bugsy Bugsy
  • Elliott Gould in Ocean's Twelve Ocean's Twelve
  • Elliott Gould in The Long Goodbye The Long Goodbye
  • Elliott Gould in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
  • Elliott Gould in Capricorn One Capricorn One
  • Elliott Gould in Ruby Sparks Ruby Sparks
  • Elliott Gould in S*P*Y*S S*P*Y*S
  • Elliott Gould in The Cat Returns: Bonus Material The Cat Returns: Bonus Material
  • Elliott Gould in The Silent Partner The Silent Partner
  • Elliott Gould in The Big Hit The Big Hit
  • Elliott Gould in The Ten Commandments The Ten Commandments
  • Elliott Gould in Saving Sarah Cain Saving Sarah Cain
  • Elliott Gould in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks
  • Elliott Gould in The Last Flight of Noah's Ark The Last Flight of Noah's Ark
  • Elliott Gould in Night Visitor Night Visitor
  • Elliott Gould in Kicking and Screaming Kicking and Screaming
  • Elliott Gould in Hollywood Screen Tests Hollywood Screen Tests
  • Elliott Gould in The Night They Raided Minsky's The Night They Raided Minsky's
  • Elliott Gould in Getting Straight Getting Straight
  • Elliott Gould in Tall Tales & Legends: Casey at the Bat Tall Tales & Legends: Casey at the Bat
  • Elliott Gould in The Glass Shield The Glass Shield
  • Elliott Gould in Busted Busted
  • Elliott Gould in Bad Apple Bad Apple
  • Elliott Gould in Open Window Open Window
  • Elliott Gould in Joe Dante: The Screwfly Solution Joe Dante: The Screwfly Solution
  • Elliott Gould in The Deal The Deal
  • Elliott Gould in The Caller The Caller
  • Elliott Gould in Electile Dysfunction Electile Dysfunction
  • Elliott Gould in Little Hercules Little Hercules
  • Elliott Gould in Removal Removal
  • Elliott Gould in Morning Morning
  • Elliott Gould in His Way His Way
  • Elliott Gould in Dorfman in Love Dorfman in Love
  • Elliott Gould in Divorce Invitation Divorce Invitation