Steve Guttenberg

Biography

Date of Birth 24 August 1958, Brooklyn, New York, USA Birth Name Steven Robert Guttenberg Height 6' (1.83 m) Although Steve Guttenberg is firmly established as the star not only of hit motion pictures but of hit motion picture franchises, his roots are firmly in the theater. As a result, he has moved effortlessly between comedy and drama. His first film as director/producer/co-screenwriter/star, not surprisingly, will be the adaptation of a Broadway hit, the classic stage comedy/drama P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (2002) by the late James Kirkwood Jr., co-author of "A Chorus Line" (and, of course, A Chorus Line (1985)). The black comedy with its frank exploration of sexual role-playing has lured and defied filmmakers for a quarter-century. In two decades of stardom in both critical and box-office hits, Guttenberg has been the above-the-title star of six films that earned over $100,000,000 in the United States, a feat accomplished by relatively few superstars. He has also starred in four film franchises, appearing in such sequeled smash hits as Cocoon (1985), 3 Men and a Baby (1987), Police Academy (1984), and Short Circuit (1986), taking his films' box-office grosses into the billions. The comic timing and charm with which he illuminated those films and the dramatic invention which he displayed in such other major successes as Diner (1982), The Bedroom Window (1987), The Boys from Brazil (1978), and a string of historic television films all derive from his firm theater training. His studies, which include years with famed teacher Herbert Berghof and with one of the most fertile schools of improvisational comedy, The Groundlings, took him to such renowned theaters as the Helen Hayes on Broadway, where he created the lead role in "Prelude To A Kiss" and "The Comedy" in London's West End, where he starred in "The Boys Next Door." He recently won kudos again in the world stage premiere production of "Furthest From the Sun," which Woody Harrelson directed and co-authored. Guttenberg has carved as vivid a body of work on TV as he has on the big screen. His television films include the critically acclaimed Miracle on Ice (1981) (TV), To Race the Wind (1980) (TV), Something for Joey (1977) (TV), and the controversial nuclear holocaust picture, The Day After (1983) (TV), which more than 20 years after its original airing remains the highest-rated made-for-television movie in history. Fiercely dedicated to improving opportunities for the homeless and for young people, Guttenberg has created Guttenhouse, an apartment complex he has funded to accommodate young people after their graduation from foster child status, with on-site social worker direction to assist their assuming adult responsibilities. The Entertainment Industry Foundation, Hollywood's charity arm, selected him to be Ambassador for Children's Issues because of his dedicated work on behalf of children and the homeless. In this capacity, he is spearheading Sight for Students, a $7-million program in which, together with VSP and Altair Eyeglasses, he will help provide glasses for 50,000 underprivileged and visually challenged children throughout their school years. Part of his unique ability to Pied Piper children to better lives comes from the fact that he is as affectionately regarded by young audiences as by adults, having starred in such kids' favorites as Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) (TV), It Takes Two (1995), and Zeus and Roxanne (1997). His interest in the welfare of youngsters is reflected in his work as a producer and director. He executive-produced "Gangs," a "CBS Schoolbreak Special" (1984), which earned an Emmy nomination, and he debuted as a director with another critically acclaimed "CBS Schoolbreak Special" (1984), "Love Off Limits" (1993). Born in Brooklyn, New York (his production company, Mr. Kirby Productions, is named after his high school drama teacher) he grew up in Massapequa, Long Island. Guttenberg's crowded spare time includes his charitable activities for such kids-oriented agencies as Friends of the Children/Bridges, The Starlight Foundation as well as the Entertainment Industry Foundation. He is also an avid surfer and golfer and a passionate devoted dog owner.

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Birth Name

Steven Robert Guttenberg

Birth Place

(Brooklyn, Nueva York, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

8/24/1958
Known For
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Police Academy

Carey Mahoney

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Short Circuit

Newton Crosby

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

Carey Mahoney

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Police Academy 3: Back In Training

Sgt. Mahoney

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Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol

Mahoney

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Three Men and a Baby

Michael Kellam

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The Day After

Stephen Klein (as Steven Guttenberg)

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Diner

Eddie

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Tower of Terror

Buzzy Crocker

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Home for the Holidays

Walter Wedman

Starring In
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The Little Mermaid

King Jasper (voice)

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Roe v. Wade

Justice Powell

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Break Even

Lance

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Heckle

Ray Kelly

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Rifkin's Festival

Mort's Brother

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Original Gangster

Jean-Baptiste Philippe

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Trauma Center

Dr. Jones

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Cola Wars

Self (archive footage)

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Lez Bomb

Mike

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Bigger

Louis Weider

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Chasing the Blues

Dan McKenna

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The Fabulous Allan Carr

Self

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After Party

Alan

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2 Lava 2 Lantula!

Colton West

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Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens

Colton

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Alternate Universe: A Rescue Mission

Verstag

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Lavalantula

Colton West

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Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

Himself

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Road Trip Ready: I Love Shakey

Stubbs

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Shannon's Rainbow

Ed

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Help Me, Help You

Steve

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Amazing Racer

Ed

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The Gold Retrievers

Wade

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Cornered!

Morty

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Fatal Rescue

Jacob Jones

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Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous

Sidney Green

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Mojave Phone Booth

Barry

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The Poseidon Adventure

Richard Clarke

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Meet the Santas

Nick

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Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus

Nick

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P.S. Your Cat Is Dead

Jimmy Zoole

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Home Team

Mr. Butler

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Tower of Terror

Buzzy Crocker

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Casper: A Spirited Beginning

Tim Carson

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Zeus and Roxanne

Terry Barnett

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Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II

Himself (segment "Liberian Girl")

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It Takes Two

Roger Callaway

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Home for the Holidays

Walter Wedman

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The Big Green

Sheriff Tom Palmer

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Three Men and a Little Lady

Michael Kellam

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The Boyfriend School

Gus Kubicek

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Cocoon: The Return

Jack Bonner

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High Spirits

Jack Crawford

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Three Men and a Baby

Michael Kellam

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Amazon Women on the Moon

Jerry (segment "Two I.D.'s")

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The Bedroom Window

Terry Lambert

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Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol

Mahoney

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Surrender

Marty

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Short Circuit

Newton Crosby

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Police Academy 3: Back In Training

Sgt. Mahoney

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Cocoon

Jack Bonner

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

Carey Mahoney

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Bad Medicine

Jeff Marx

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Police Academy

Carey Mahoney

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The Day After

Stephen Klein (as Steven Guttenberg)

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The Man Who Wasn't There

Sam Cooper

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Diner

Eddie

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Can't Stop The Music

Jack Morell

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The Boys from Brazil

Barry Kohler (as Steven Guttenberg)

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Rollercoaster

Messenger (uncredited)

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The Chicken Chronicles

David Kessler (as Steven Guttenberg)

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Something for Joey

Mike Cappelletti

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