Elliott Gould (né Goldstein) is an American actor. He began acting in Hollywood films during the 1960s. In addition to his performance in the comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Gould is perhaps best known for his significant leading roles in Robert Altman films, starring in M*A*S*H (1970), The Long Goodbye (1973) and California Split (1974). Other notable film roles include Little Murders (1971), Ingmar Bergman's The Touch (1971), Capricorn One (1978), The Silent Partner (1978), Bugsy (1991), and American History X (1998). He also had recurring roles as Jack Geller on the television sitcom Friends (1994–2004), as Reuben Tishkoff in the Ocean's film series (2001, 2004, 2007 & 2018) and as Ezra Goldman on the television series Ray Donovan (2013–2016).