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Gary David Goldberg (1944–2013)


Gary David Goldberg was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 25, 1944. After a prolonged and checkered collegiate career, which began at Brandeis University in 1962 and ended at San Diego State University in 1975 (with many other schools in between), he moved to Hollywood to try to make it as a writer. In 1976 he landed his first "real" job at MTM as... See full bio »

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Family Ties Writer
(1982-1989)
(1991-1993)
(2005)
Dad Writer
(1989)

Filmography

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 2005 Must Love Dogs (screenplay)
  Spin City (TV Series) (created by - 145 episodes, 1996 - 2002) (written by - 1 episode, 1996)
- A Tale of Four Cities (2002) ... (creator)
- A Friend in Need (2002) ... (creator)
- Look Who's Not Talking (2002) ... (creator)
- An Affair Not to Remember (2002) ... (creator)
 2000 Battery Park (TV Series) (created by - 7 episodes)
- Walter's Rib (2000) ... (creator)
- You Give Law a Bad Name (2000) ... (creator)
- Fast Times at Union High (2000) ... (creator)
- Black Monday (2000) ... (creator)
 1999 Sugar Hill (TV Series) (writer)
  Champs (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Valentine's Day Massacre (1996) ... (creator)
- The Loop (1996) ... (creator)
- It's Must Have Been Gridlock (1996) ... (creator)
- Home Alone (1996) ... (creator)
- Two of a Kind (1996) ... (creator)
 1995 Bye Bye Love (written by)
  Brooklyn Bridge (TV Series) (created by - 33 episodes, 1991 - 1993) (written by - 7 episodes, 1991 - 1992) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1991 - 1993)
- No Time Like the Future (1993) ... (creator)
- The Hollywood Country Club (1993) ... (creator)
- Keeping Up with the Joneses (1993) ... (creator)
- The Date (1993) ... (creator)
- The Wild Pitch (1993) ... (creator)
 1989 Dad (screenplay)
  Day by Day (TV Series) (created by - 32 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (creator - 1 episode, 1989)
- Father Knows Best (1989) ... (creator)
- The Lost Weekend (1989) ... (creator)
- The Reunion (1989) ... (creator)
- Foul Play (1989) ... (creator)
- Three Men and a Babe (1989) ... (creator)
  Family Ties (TV Series) (created by - 171 episodes, 1982 - 1989) (written by - 7 episodes, 1982 - 1987) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1985)
- Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1989) ... (creator)
- Mr. Keaton Takes a Vacation (1989) ... (creator)
- Wrap Around the Clock - Part 1 (1989) ... (creator)
- Rain Forests Keep Fallin' on My Head (1989) ... (creator)
 1987-1988 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series) (created by - 21 episodes)
- Unnatural Selection (1988) ... (creator)
- A Day in the Life (1988) ... (creator)
- Crossroads (1988) ... (creator)
- When I Paint My Masterpiece (1988) ... (creator)
 1985 Family Ties Vacation (TV Movie)
 1985 Sara (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes)
- Brief Encounter (1985) ... (creator)
- A Night at the Ballet (1985) ... (creator)
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) ... (creator)
- Meet Mr. Cooper (1985) ... (creator)
- Sara's Short Story (1985) ... (creator)
 1982 Making the Grade (TV Series) (created by - 6 episodes)
- Enter Miss Right (1982) ... (creator)
- Guess Who's Coming to Class? (1982) ... (creator)
- Shepherd's Pie Syndrome (1982) ... (creator)
- Teach Me Tonight (1982) ... (creator)
- Marriage, Dave Style (1982) ... (creator)
  The Last Resort (TV Series) (created by - 15 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (written by - 2 episodes, 1980)
- Zegelmania (1980) ... (creator)
- Whodunit? (1980) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Dorm Window (1980) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Is There a Doctor in the House? (1980) ... (creator)
- The Price of Love (1980) ... (creator)
 1978-1979 Lou Grant (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- Witness (1979) ... (written by)
- Home (1979) ... (written by)
- Scam (1979) ... (written by)
- Schools (1978) ... (written by)
- Murder (1978) ... (written by)
 1978 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Baby, It's Cold Outside (1978) ... (written by)
 1976-1978 The Tony Randall Show (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Wyatt Loves Bonnie (1978) ... (written by)
- Philadelphia Triangle (1978) ... (written by)
- Love vs. Excitement (1977) ... (written by)
- Case: The Lawndale Report (1977) ... (written by)
- Case: May vs. December (1977) ... (written by)
 1976-1977 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- The Mentor (1977) ... (written by)
- Love Is the Blindest (1977) ... (written by)
- Et Tu, Carol? (1976) ... (written by)
 1977 Alice (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Mel's in Love (1977) ... (written by)
 1976 Phyllis (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Speech 1A (1976) ... (written by)
 1976 The Dumplings (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Gourmet's Delight (1976) ... (written by)
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Personal Details

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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Gary Goldberg
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Personal Quote:

I watched very little TV growing up and never thought I would end up as a TV and film writer, producer and director. I thought I would play center field for the Brooklyn Dodgers and when that fell through I really had no back up plan. Which is how a lot of people end up in show business, I think. See more »

Trivia:

He and his wife Diana were, predictably, the models for the liberal parents Steven and Elyse Keaton on 'Family Ties (1982)(TV)'. Their daughter Shana Goldberg-Meehan would further use Gary as the inspiration for Jack Geller (Elliott Gould). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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