Harold Gould

Actor, Acting teacher
A highly admired character actor who become forever identified as Martin Morgenstern, father of TV's "Rhoda" (Valerie Harper), the silver-haired, distinguished Harry Gould enjoyed a long and varied career. He actually ... Read more »
Born: 12/10/1923 in Schenectady, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (107)

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

This is England 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Thacker (Actor)

Brother Bear 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Old Denahi (Actor)

Freaky Friday 2003 (Movie)

Grandpa (Actor)

Judging Amy 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nobody's Perfect 2003 (Movie)

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The Master of Disguise 2002 (Movie)

Grampa Disguisey (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1968 - 1980, 1986 - 1989, 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brown's Requiem 2000 (Movie)

Solly K (Actor)

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1980, 1988 - 1989, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1968 - 1980, 1986 - 1989, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1968 - 1980, 1986 - 1989, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The King of Queens 1988 - 1989, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Felicity 1988 - 1989, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stuart Little 1999 (Movie)

Grandpa Spencer (Actor)

My Giant 1998 (Movie)

Milt (Actor)

Patch Adams 1998 (Movie)

Arthur Mendelson (Actor)

The Love Bug 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Killer: A Journal of Murder 1996 (Movie)

Old Henry Lesser (Actor)

Lover's Knot 1996 (Movie)

Alan Smithee (Actor)

Flesh Suitcase 1995 (Movie)

Tate (Actor)

The Golden Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ray Bradbury Theater 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sunset Gang 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Birch Street Gym 1990 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Hanukkah: Let There Be Lights 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Singer & Sons 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Romero 1989 (Movie)

Francisco Galedo (Actor)

Sidewalk Motel 1989 (Movie)

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The Closed Set 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Tickets, Please 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

I Never Sang For My Father 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Playing for Keeps 1986 (Movie)

Rockerfeller (Actor)

No Complaints! 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Spencer 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Under One Roof 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Foot in the Door 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Born to Be Sold 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Park Place 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap 1977 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Better Late Than Never 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara War 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Seems Like Old Times 1980 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

The Gambler 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Rhoda 1974 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Columbo 1971 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Have I Got a Christmas For You! 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The One and Only 1977 (Movie)

Hector Moses (Actor)

Flannery and Quilt 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Gus 1976 (Movie)

Charles Gwynn (Actor)

Medical Story 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Movie 1976 (Movie)

Engulf (Actor)

Love and Death 1975 (Movie)

Count Anton (Actor)

The Big Bus 1975 (Movie)

Professor Baxter (Actor)

The Front Page 1974 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

The Strongest Man in the World 1974 (Movie)

Dietz (Actor)

Bachelor at Law 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sting 1973 (Movie)

Kid Twist (Actor)

Love and the Happy Days 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Where Does It Hurt? 1972 (Movie)

Dr Zerny (Actor)

Hogan's Heroes 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. Pollifax - Spy 1971 (Movie)

Colonel Nexdhet (Actor)

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Arrangement 1969 (Movie)

Dr Liebman (Actor)

The Lawyer 1969 (Movie)

Eric P Scott (Actor)

He and She 1966 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fugitive 1963 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Dream 1966 (Movie)

Ganucci's Lawyer (Actor)

Harper 1966 (Movie)

Sheriff Spanner (Actor)

Inside Daisy Clover 1966 (Movie)

Cop (Actor)

Mr. Ed 1960 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Long Hot Summer 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Double Affair 1965 (Movie)

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The Satan Bug 1965 (Movie)

Dr Ostrer (Actor)

Ready For the People 1964 (Movie)

Arnie Tompkins (Actor)

The Untouchables 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

11th Victim (TV Show)

Actor

A Death of Innocence (TV Show)

Actor

Aunt Mary (TV Show)

Actor

For Hope (TV Show)

Actor

Get Smart, Again! (TV Show)

Actor

Gunsmoke (TV Show)

Actor

Help Wanted: Male (TV Show)

Actor

King Crab (TV Show)

Actor

Moviola: The Silent Lovers (TV Show)

Actor

Murdock's Gang (TV Show)

Actor

Never Con a Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Perry Mason (TV Show)

Actor

Ransom For a Dead Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Feather and Father Gang (TV Show)

Actor

The Fourth Wise Man (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Boat (TV Show)

Actor

The Red-Light Sting (TV Show)

Actor

The Skin of Our Teeth (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

The Writing on the Wall (TV Show)

Actor

The Yellow Canary (Movie)

Ponelli (Actor)

Biography

A highly admired character actor who become forever identified as Martin Morgenstern, father of TV's "Rhoda" (Valerie Harper), the silver-haired, distinguished Harry Gould enjoyed a long and varied career. He actually played a range of roles far beyond sitcoms, including leading man to Katharine Hepburn in "Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry" (CBS, 1986) and a wonderfully manipulative Louis B. Mayer in "Moviola" (NBC, 1980), proving his versatility well into his eighties as he continued to be employed as a dependable presence in any film or television production

Relationships

Joshua David Gould

Son

Lowell Seth Gould

Son

Louis Goldstein

Father

Lillian Goldstein

Mother
Worked for the NY State Department of Health

Deborah Gould

Daughter

Lee Vernon

Wife
Married from 1950 until his his death in 2010

EDUCATION

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York 1948

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York 1953

New York State College for Teachers

Albany, New York 1947

Milestones

2003

Co-starred in the remake of "Freaky Friday"

1999

Played Grandpa Spencer Little in the award winning feature "Stuart Little"

1998

Cast in the Robin Williams comedy "Patch Adams"

1996

Had featured role in TV-movie "Far Hope" (ABC), directed by Bob Saget

1994

Played the father of a villain called The Prankster on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC)

1991

Starred in "Yiddish" installment of "The Sunset Gang" (PBS)

1990

Starred in short-lived NBC sitcom "Singer & Sons"

1986

Played a Jewish widower wooing the Christian Katharine Hepburn in the CBS TV-movie "Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry"; earned an Emmy nomination

1985

Co-starred as the grandfather on "Spencer" (NBC)

1985

Played Miles Webber, the steadfast boyfriend of Rose Nylund (Betty White) on the NBC series "The Golden Girls"

1983

Starred as skirt-chaser on "Foot in the Door" (CBS)

1981

Co-starred in the Broadway production of Neil Simon's "Fools"

1981

Returned to series TV with "Park Place" (CBS)

1980

Portrayed Louis B. Mayer in the NBC miniseries "Moviola"; earned an Emmy nomination

1977

Co-starred with Stefanie Powers in "The Feather and Father Gang" (ABC)

1976

Played a villain in the Mel Brooks directed "Silent Movie"

1975

Appeared in the Woody Allen movie "Love and Death"

1974

Reprised role of Martin Morgenstern on the sitcom "Rhoda" (CBS)

1973

Had breakthrough film role as Kid Twist in "The Sting"

1972

First played Martin Morgenstern, father of Valerie Harper's Rhoda on an episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

1972

Originated the role of Howard Cunningham on an episode of "Love, American Style" titled "Love and the Happy Days" (ABC); when the show was made into a series, Gould was unavailable, and the series role went to Tom Bosley

1970

Played opposite Rosalind Russell in the feature "Mrs. Polifax-Spy"

1970

Made TV-movie debut in "Ransom for a Dead Man" (NBC)

1968

Off-Broadway debut, "The Increased Difficulty of Concentration"

1965

Originated the role of Marlo Thomas's father Lou in the pilot for "That Girl" (ABC); series role went to Lew Parker

1962

First credited role was a small part in "The Coach"

1962

Made his film debut in "Two for the Seesaw"; was not credited for his role

1956

Taught in the drama department at the University of California, Riverside

1955

Made stage debut as Thomas Jefferson in "The Common Glory" in Williamsburg, VA

1942

Served in the US military

Spent three years teaching at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Virginia

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