Steve Guttenberg

Actor, Producer, Director
Reportedly trained at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of dramatic stage legend John Houseman, Steve Guttenberg's film career in light, PG-rated comedies belied his theatrical background. His profile was highest ... Read more »
Born: 08/24/1958 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (73)

Lavalantula 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Sons of Liberty 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mysteries of Laura 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Affluenza 2014 (Movie)

Philip Miller (Actor)

Amazing Racer 2014 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

Cornered! 2014 (Movie)

Morty (Actor)

Fatal Rescue 2014 (Movie)

Jacob Jones (Actor)

Home Team (Premiere Pictures) 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jackson 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Making Change 2014 (Movie)

Trafton (Actor)

I Heart Shakey 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Novel Romance 2011 (Movie)

Nate (Actor)

Ay Lav Yu 2010 (Movie)

Christopher (Actor)

Party Down 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous 2009 (Movie)

Sidney Green (Actor)

Dancing With the Stars 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Charades 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Mojave Phone Booth 2005 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

P.S. Your Cat Is Dead 2003 (Movie)

Jimmy Zoole (Actor)

Airborne 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Overdrive 1998 (Movie)

Steve Stricker (Actor)

Casper: A Spirited Beginning 1997 (Movie)

Tim Carson--Chris' Father (Actor)

The 1997 ESPY Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

Zeus and Roxanne 1997 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Earth Day at Walt Disney World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Film Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

Home for the Holidays 1995 (Movie)

Walter Wedman (Actor)

It Takes Two 1995 (Movie)

Roger Callaway (Actor)

The Big Green 1995 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Love Off Limits 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magical World of Chuck Jones 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Host

3 Men and a Little Lady 1990 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Don't Tell Her It's Me 1990 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Cocoon: the Return 1988 (Movie)

Jack Bonner (Actor)

High Spirits 1988 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Second Annual Star-Spangled Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Star-Spangled Celebration 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol 1987 (Movie)

Mahoney (Actor)

Surrender 1987 (Movie)

Marty Caesar (Actor)

The Bedroom Window 1987 (Movie)

Terry Lambert (Actor)

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

Michael Kellam (Actor)

Pecos Bill, King of the Cowboys 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Police Academy 3: Back in Training 1986 (Movie)

Sergeant Mahoney (Actor)

Short Circuit 1986 (Movie)

Newton Crosby (Actor)

The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bad Medicine 1985 (Movie)

Jeff Marx (Actor)

Cocoon 1985 (Movie)

Jack Bonner (Actor)

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment 1985 (Movie)

Carey Mahoney (Actor)

Police Academy 1984 (Movie)

Carey Mahoney (Actor)

Diner 1982 (Movie)

Edward "Eddie" Simmons (Actor)

No Soap, Radio 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man Who Wasn't There 1982 (Movie)

Sam Cooper (Actor)

Can't Stop the Music 1980 (Movie)

Jack Morell (Actor)

Billy 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Players 1979 (Movie)

Rusty (Actor)

The Boys From Brazil 1978 (Movie)

Barry Kohler (Actor)

The Chicken Chronicles 1976 (Movie)

David Kessler (Actor)

Community (Tv Show)

Actor

Meet the Santas (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle on Ice (TV Show)

Actor

Something For Joey (TV Show)

Actor

The Day After (TV Show)

Actor

The Poseidon Adventure (TV Show)

Actor

To Race the Wind (TV Show)

Actor

Tower of Terror (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Making Change 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Novel Romance 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

P.S. Your Cat Is Dead 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gangs 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (1)

P.S. Your Cat Is Dead 2003 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

P.S. Your Cat Is Dead 2003 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Biography

Reportedly trained at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of dramatic stage legend John Houseman, Steve Guttenberg's film career in light, PG-rated comedies belied his theatrical background. His profile was highest during the 1980s, when he accompanied broad blockbusters "Police Academy" (1984) and "Three Men and a Baby" (1987) into seemingly endless sequels. His few forays away from his established persona as an overgrown class clown were little-seen and generally unsuccessful, but with a film resume that collectively grossed hundreds of millions of dollars and a film presence that was no worse than the goofy, nice guy competition of the era - i.e., Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton - the actor did not seem too concerned with fixing what was not broken.

Relationships

Denise Bixler

Wife
Married from 1988-1992

Stanley Guttenberg

Father

Ann Guttenberg

Mother

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
Left to pursue acting full-time

The Juilliard School

New York , New York
Studied with John Houseman

The School of Performing Arts

New York , New York 1976

Studied acting with Uta Hagen

State University of New York

Albany , New York
Attended briefly in the late 1970s

Milestones

2008

Joined the cast of ABC's reality series, "Dancing with the Stars" as a contestant

2005

Cast in a recurring role on "Veronica Mars" (UPN) as Woody Goodman, a wealthy businessman and community leader

2005

Played the lead in the NBC made-for-TV remake of "The Poseidon Adventure"

2002

First film as director/producer/co-screenwriter/star, an adaptation of the Broadway hit, "P.S. Your Cat Is Dead"

1999

Featured in the Cinemax movie, "Airborne"

1997

Featured in the children's movies "Zeus and Roxanne" and "Casper: A Spirited Beginning"

1997

Starred in ABC's TV-movie "Tower of Terror"

1995

Featured in the Jodie Foster-directed family comedy "Home for the Holidays"

1995

Played the father of the ubiquitous Olsen twins in the family comedy "It Takes Two"

1993

TV directing debut (also acted), the CBS Schoolbreak Special, "Love Off Limits"

1991

Broadway debut, "Prelude to a Kiss"

1990

London stage debut, "The Boys Next Door"

1990

Reprised his role in "Three Men and a Little Lady"

1988

Reprised role for the sequel "Cocoon: The Return"

1988

Executive produced the CBS School Break Special "Gangs"; earned an Emmy nomination

1987

Again played Officer Mahoney in "Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol"

1987

Co-starred with Tom Selleck and Ted Danson in the charming comedy "Three Men and a Baby"

1987

Featured in the Curtis Hanson's Hitchcock homage "The Bedroom Window"

1986

Starred with Ally Sheedy and a cheeky robot named Number 5 in "Short Circuit"

1986

Revisted the popular Mahoney character in "Police Academy 3: Back in Training"

1985

Starred as a tour boat captain who comes upon alien pods in Ron Howard's "Cocoon"

1985

Reprised role of Officer Mahoney in the sequel "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment"

1984

Starred as Carey Mahoney in the slapstick comedy "Police Academy"

1983

Featured in the highly-rated nuclear fallout TV-movie "The Day After" (ABC)

1982

Co-starred in Barry Levinson's 1950s set slice of life comedy "Diner"

1980

Starred in the disco-themed feature "Can't Stop the Music"

1980

Played blind Harvard Law student Harold Krents in the CBS TV-movie "To Race the Wind"

1979

Debuted as a TV series star playing "Billy" the imaginative teen-aged protagonist of the short-lived CBS sitcom

1978

Featured alongside Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier in the Nazi-themed thriller "The Boys From Brazil"

1977

Feature film debut, one line in "Rollercoaster"

1977

TV movie acting debut, "Something for Joey"

1977

First significant film role, "The Chicken Chronicles"

1976

Moved to Hollywood two days after high school graduation

Acted in commercials; debut was in a Kentucky Fried Chicken TV spot

Grew up in the Long Island town of Massapequa, New York

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