Carl Gottlieb

As a writer, director, and comic actor, Carl Gottlieb has enjoyed success in a wide range of roles, most notably for his writing on such classic films as "Jaws" and "The Jerk". He studied drama at Syracuse University ... Read more »
Born: 03/18/1938

Filmography

Actor (17)

Hype With John Stossel 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Clueless 1995 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Into the Night 1985 (Movie)

Federal Agent (Actor)

Johnny Dangerously 1984 (Movie)

Dr Magnus (Actor)

The Sting II 1981 (Movie)

Maitre d' (Actor)

The Jerk 1979 (Movie)

Iron Balls McGinty (Actor)

Cannonball 1976 (Movie)

Terry McMillan (Actor)

Crime Club 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Jaws 1975 (Movie)

Meadows (Actor)

Savage 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Something Evil 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ken Berry Wow Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

M*A*S*H 1970 (Movie)

Ugly John (Actor)

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1966 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Maryjane 1968 (Movie)

Larry Kane (Actor)

More Than Friends (TV Show)

Actor

The Deadly Triangle (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (16)

Jaws 3-D 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Caveman 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Doctor Detroit 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Jerk 1979 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Jerk 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jaws 2 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Which Way Is Up? 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Flip Wilson Comedy Special 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Writer

Flip Wilson... Of Course 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

Jaws 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Flip Wilson Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

The Flip Wilson Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

The Flip Wilson Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

The Summer Smothers Brothers Show 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Writer

Crisis in Sun Valley (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Jerk, Too (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material
Director (9)

Campus Cops 1969 - 1970, 1985 - 1986, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

Delta House 1969 - 1970, 1978 - 1979, 1985 - 1986, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills 1969 - 1970, 1985 - 1986, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

Partners in Life 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

(("Pethouse Video" "Son of the Invisible Man" "Art Sale")) (Director)

George Burns Comedy Week 1969 - 1970, 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Director

Caveman 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

The Music Scene 1969 - 1970 (Tv Show)

Director

Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim (TV Show)

Director
Producer (2)

The New Lorenzo Music Show 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Celebration at Big Sur 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (1)

The Lot 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

As a writer, director, and comic actor, Carl Gottlieb has enjoyed success in a wide range of roles, most notably for his writing on such classic films as "Jaws" and "The Jerk". He studied drama at Syracuse University before heading to San Francisco and entering the comedy fray with improv troupe the Committee. After a couple of minor TV appearances, he began writing for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" in 1968, earning an Emmy for his contribution. He played a supporting part in the renowned Robert Altman war comedy "M*A*S*H", before joining the cast of the game-changing blockbuster "Jaws", initially called upon just to play the newspaper editor but subsequently tapped by Spielberg to rewrite the script in order to bring more depth and humor to the characters. After the troubled production process of that film, Gottlieb wrote a book detailing the experience, "The Jaws Log". Amidst other acting and writing projects, he joined forces with Steve Martin, sharing writing duties on "The Jerk", in which Gottlieb also played the part of the unforgettably named Iron Balls McGinty. Gottlieb's subsequent work, such as writing for the first two "Jaws" sequels, would be less noteworthy, though "Amazon Women on the Moon"--a sketch-driven send-up of '50s science fiction films for which Gottlieb directed several segments--achieved a cult following.

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