Elliott Gould (né Goldstein) is an American actor. He began acting in Hollywood films during the 1960s. Elliott's breakthrough role was in the Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The following year Gould starred as Capt. Trapper John in Robert Altman film M*A*S*H (1970) for which he received BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations. He continued working with Altman in The Long Goodbye (1973) and California Split (1974). Other notable film roles include Alan Arkin's Little Murders (1971), Ingmar Bergman's The Touch (1971), Richard Attenborough's A Bridge Too Far (1977), Capricorn One (1978), The Silent Partner (1978), Warren Beatty's Bugsy (1991), American History X (1998), Steven Soderbergh's Contagion (2011), and Ruby Sparks (2012). He starred as Reuben Tishkoff in the Ocean's film series (2001, 2004, 2007, and 2018). He is known for his work in television as well including as a multiple time host of Saturday Night Live. Gould is a member of SNL's Five Timer's Club having hosted 6 times from 1976 to 1980. He is also known for his role as Jack Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends (1994–2004), and his recurring roles in the Fox sitcom Mulaney (2012–2013), and the Showtime series Ray Donovan (2013–2016). He has also appeared on the Netflix shows Grace and Frankie and The Kominsky Method.
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