We are thrilled to announce that actor Elliott Gould will be joining us for our 2013 Waltrip Brothers’ Charity Championship to benefit Motor Racing Outreach, Feed The Children and Charlie Daniels Scholarships for Heroes!
ELLIOTT GOULD was born and raised in Brooklyn New York and began acting as a child.
He launched his career on the Broadway stage being cast in shows such as, ‘Rumple’, ‘Irma La Douce’, ‘Say, Darling’, ‘I can get it for you Wholesale’ and ‘Little Murders’.
As a young man, he left New York City and made his way to Hollywood. Within a few years, Elliott was cast in the critically acclaimed film, ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice’ co-staring Natalie Wood, Robert Culp and Dyan Cannon. Playing the role of Ted, Mr. Gould received an Academy Award OSCAR nomination for ‘Best Actor’ in a supporting role.
The following year, famed Academy Award winning director Robert Altman cast Elliott as the maverick surgeon ‘Trapper John McIntyre’ in the original motion picture, M*A*S*H. Mr. Gould received a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination as ‘Best Actor’ for his portrayal.
MASH went on to win the ‘Palme d’Or’ at the Cannes film festival, additionally, the film was nominated for five Academy Awards including, ‘Best Picture’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Supporting Actress, ‘Best Film Editing’ and won the OSCAR for ‘Best Screenplay’. MASH also won the ‘Golden Globe’ for ‘Best Comedy Motion Picture’. Co-Stars included, Donald Sutherland, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Tom Skerritt, Gary Burghoff and Bud Cort. The major success of the film led to the very successful, long running, television show.
Altman again tapped Elliott to star as the detective ‘Phillip Marlowe’ in Raymond Chandler’s classic novel, ‘The Long Goodbye’.
Mr. Gould has appeared in more than 100 feature films including; ‘Getting Straight’, ‘Little Murders’, ‘California Split’, ‘Harry and Walter go to New York’, ‘Falling in love again’, I love my Wife’, Busting’, ‘The Big Hit’, ‘American History X’ and ‘Contagion’.
Elliott co-stared in ‘A Bridge to Far’, included in the ‘All-Star’ cast were, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sean Connery, Ryan O’Neal, Gene Hackman, Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, James Caan, Maximilian Schell, Liv Ullman and Robert Redford.
Mr. Gould appeared as ‘Harry Greenberg’ in the epic classic gangster film ‘Bugsy’ with Warren Beatty and Annette Bening and starred as Robert Caulfield in ‘Capricorn One’.
Elliott starred in the title roles of two Walt Disney features. As Max Devlin in ‘The Devil and Max Devlin’, co-staring Bill Cosby and as Noah Dugan in ‘The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark’.
Elliott stars as “Reuben Tishkoff” in ‘Oceans 11, 12 and 13’. With George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Carl Reiner and Bernie Mack, Casey Affleck and Scott Caan.
Gould has also played himself in films including; (Robert Altman’s), ‘Nashville’ and ‘The Player’.
Spanning more than four decades, Gould has stared on numerous television shows including; ‘Murder she Wrote’, ‘ER’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘Mentors’, ‘L.A. Law’, ‘Law & Order’, “CSI’, ‘Together We Stand’ and ‘Las Vegas’.
Elliott claims that the most fun he has had on television was playing the roll of ‘Jack Geller’ father to Ross and Monica Geller (David Schwimmer and Courteney Cox) on ‘Friends’ and as ‘Six time’ Host of ‘SNL’ ‘Saturday Night Live’, including its first Emmy Award winning episode.
Elliott Gould has the distinction of being the first American actor chosen by the great Swedish director Ingmar Bergman to star in his film “The Touch”.
Mr. Gould has adorned the cover of Time Magazine as ‘Star for an uptight age’ and the ‘Man from M*A*S*H’.
Elliott can currently be seen as ‘Ezra Goldman’ on the blockbuster drama ‘Ray Donovan’ for Showtime.