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Harold Gould (I) (1923–2010)

Harold Gould earned a Ph.D. in theatre and taught speech and drama at Cornell University. Pursuing off-Broadway work in the 1950s, he decided to practice what he preached and became a full-time professional actor in the 1960s. He has appeared in hundreds of TV shows since, usually playing a father, grandfather, or other authority figure. See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Patch Adams
Patch Adams Arthur Mendelson
Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday Grandpa
The Sting
The Sting Kid Twist
Love and Death


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 2010 The Day the Music Died (Short)
Old 'Wise' Man
 2010 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Walter Krieger
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series)
Monty Moran '08
 2005 McBride: Anybody Here Murder Marty? (TV Movie)
Mo Feldstein
 2004 Nobody's Perfect (Short)
 2003 Brother Bear
Old Denahi (voice)
 2003 Freaky Friday
 2003/I Loyalties (Short)
 2003 Judging Amy (TV Series)
 2002 The Master of Disguise
Grandfather Disguisey
 2001 Dying on the Edge
 1996-2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Albert Einstein / Sam Moskowitz
 2000 The Fearing Mind (TV Series)
Harold Periwinkle
 2000 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Irv Glassman
 1999 Stuart Little
Grandpa Spencer
 1999 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
 1998 Brown's Requiem
Solly K
 1998 Patch Adams
Arthur Mendelson
 1998 Felicity (TV Series)
Dr. William Garibay
 1998 Beloved
Barber Shop Man #4 (uncredited)
 1998 My Giant
Milt Kaminski
 1997 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Dr. Gustav Stumpfel
 1996 For Hope (TV Movie)
David 'Dave' Altman
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
 1995 Lover's Knot
Alan Smithee
 1995 Killer: A Journal of Murder
Old Henry Lesser
 1995 Mimi wo sumaseba
Shiro Nishi (English version, voice)
 1994-1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Edwin Griffin
 1994 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Mr. Goldenberg
 1992-1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Miles Webber
 1992 Dear John (TV Series)
William Shakespeare
 1985-1992 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Miles / Miles Webber / Arnie Peterson
 1989-1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
Colonel Stonesteel / Old Man
 1991 Birch Street Gym (Short)
 1991 The Miracles of Jesus (Video short)
Benjamin (voice)
 1991 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Dinosaur Chief
 1983-1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Velvil Finkelstein (segment "Yiddish") / Tom Garrison / Mr. Antrobus
 1990 Singer & Sons (TV Series)
Nathan Singer
 1990 Dallas (TV Series)
Dr. Wexler
 1989 Romero
Francisco Galedo
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Charlie Drexol
 1989 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Dr. Stanfield Weston
 1989 Get Smart, Again! (TV Movie)
Nicholas Dimente
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
 1986 Night Court (TV Series)
Walter Wise
 1986 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Harry Finneman
 1986 Playing for Keeps
 1986 Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (TV Movie)
Dr. Marvin Elias
 1986 Greatest Adventure Stories from Bible (TV Series)
 1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Andrei Zernov
 1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Victor Kosciusko
 1985 No Complaints! (TV Movie)
Jack Waine
 1985 Spencer (TV Series)
Ben Sprague
 1985 The Fourth Wise Man (TV Movie)
 1984 The Dream Chasers
Telford Stampley
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Melvin Millstein
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Morris Mindakovitch
 1984 Webster (TV Series)
Pee-Wee Walnutto
 1984 The Red-Light Sting (TV Movie)
Oliver Sully
 1983 Foot in the Door (TV Series)
Jonah Foot
 1982 Help Wanted: Male (TV Movie)
Eliot Bingham
 1981 Born to Be Sold (TV Movie)
Robert Westfield
 1981 Park Place (TV Series)
David Ross
 1980 Seems Like Old Times
Judge John Channing
 1967-1980 Insight (TV Series)
God (Old Man) / Beggar / God / ...
 1980 King Crab (TV Movie)
Mr. Campana
 1980 The Silent Lovers (TV Movie)
Louis B. Mayer
 1980 The Scarlett O'Hara War (TV Movie)
Louis B. Mayer
 1980 Kenny Rogers as The Gambler (TV Movie)
Arthur Stobridge
 1979 The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (TV Movie)
Dickie Dayton
 1979 Aunt Mary (TV Movie)
Dr. Hoxley
 1979 11th Victim (TV Movie)
Benny Benito
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Dr. David Duncan
 1979 Better Late Than Never (TV Movie)
Harry Landers
 1979 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Slick Willy
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Mr. Brockelman
 1974-1978 Rhoda (TV Series)
Martin Morgenstern
 1978 Grandpa Goes to Washington (TV Series)
Matthew Lawson
 1978 Actor (TV Movie)
Sol Wurtzel
 1978 The One and Only
Hector Moses
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mr. Vernon Crowler / Vernon Crowler / Captain Merrill Stubing
 1977 Have I Got a Christmas for You (TV Movie)
Leo Silver
 1977 Soap (TV Series)
Barney Gerber
 1977 Family (TV Series)
Paul Schiller
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series)
Carl Tessler
 1976-1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
Harry Danton
 1977 Never Con a Killer (TV Movie)
Harry Danton
 1974-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Emmett Parnell / Sam Grossman / Andrea Basic
 1974-1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Haskell Fox
 1976 How to Break Up a Happy Divorce (TV Movie)
Mr. Henshaw
 1976 Gus
Charles Gwynn
 1976 The Big Bus
Professor Baxter
 1976 Silent Movie
 1976 Flannery and Quilt (TV Movie)
Sam Quilt
 1976 Medical Story (TV Series)
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Dr. Asmos
 1972-1975 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Honore Vashon
 1975 Medical Story (TV Movie)
Dr. Fredericchi
 1975 Love and Death
 1975 The Bob Crane Show (TV Series)
Dr. Strauss
 1971-1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Colonel Mirza / Robert L. Jardine / Nicholas Troas
 1975 The Strongest Man in the World
Regent Dietz
 1974 The Front Page
The Mayor
 1964-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Lucius Shindrow / Hadley Boake
 1972-1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Joseph Francis / Arthur Lavery
 1974 Dirty Sally (TV Series)
 1974 Chase (TV Series)
 1974 Double Solitaire (TV Movie)
 1973 The Sting
Kid Twist
 1973 Needles and Pins (TV Series)
 1973 Lotsa Luck (TV Series)
Martin Wicker
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Martin Geller
 1972-1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Kurt / Danny Everson
 1972-1973 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Martin Morgenstern
 1973 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Walter Yost
 1973 Bachelor-at-Law (TV Movie)
Matthew Brandon
 1973 Murdock's Gang (TV Movie)
Dave Ryker
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Bruno Raphael
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Judge Lowal
 1972 Where Does It Hurt?
Dr. Zerny
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Howard Cunningham (segment "Love and Happy Days")
 1965-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
George Hale / Vincent Millard / Israel Jacobs / ...
 1971 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Lester Chennery
 1971 A Death of Innocence (TV Movie)
Alexander Weisberg
 1971 Columbo (TV Series)
Agent Carlson
 1970 Mrs. Pollifax-Spy
 1970 The Cliff (TV Movie)
Dr. Jonathan Denning
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
 1966-1970 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
General von Schlomm / General von Scheider / General Von Lintzer
 1968-1970 Lancer (TV Series)
Otto Mueller / Charlie Poe
 1970 The Lawyer
Eric P. Scott
 1970 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Mr. Phillips
 1970 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Cyrus Malone
 1969 The Arrangement
Dr. Leibman
 1969 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
General Whetherby / Irwin Winkler
 1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Vincente Bravo
 1969 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series)
 1969 Under the Yum Yum Tree (TV Movie)
 1967-1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Captain Crawford / Judge William Daggett / Major Wilson
 1967-1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
John Taney / Victor Freemantle
 1967-1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Lawrence Corning Sr. / Cleary
 1967-1968 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Rabbi Mendez / Father Sweeney
 1968 Project X
Col. Holt
 1967-1968 He & She (TV Series)
Norman Nugent
 1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Major John Richardson
 1968 Daktari (TV Series)
Dr. De Long
 1967 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
Colonel Enzio
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Allen Slater / Dr. Paul Mailer
 1967 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Knockitoff
 1967 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
Simon Green
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Phil Colby
 1964-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Tom Crailer / Dr. Willis / Eller - Interviewer
 1966-1967 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series)
 1966 The Green Hornet (TV Series)
Calvin Ryland
 1966 Get Smart (TV Series)
Hans Hunter
 1966 Love on a Rooftop (TV Series)
 1966 See You in Hell, Darling
Ganucci's Attorney
 1966 Harper
 1965-1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Bowman Chamberlain
 1965 That Girl (TV Series)
Lew Marie
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover
Cop on Pier
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Dr. Simpson
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Mr. Claiborne / Hal Miles
 1962-1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Lacey / John Marshall Harrison / John Anderson / ...
 1965 The Satan Bug
Dr. Ostrer (uncredited)
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Colonel Reed
 1964-1965 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Director / Mr. Hunter, First IRS Man / DMV Clerk - Corrects Exam
 1962-1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Judge Winston / Mr. Wheeler / TV Announcer / ...
 1961-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Earl McCloskey / Dr. Peter Duey / Frank the Cop
 1965 Mister Ed (TV Series)
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Lawrence West
 1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
 1964 Ready for the People (TV Movie)
Arnie Tomkins
 1964 Marnie
Mr. Garrett - Manager of Farm (uncredited)
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Martin Clyde
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Joe Garson
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
District Attorney
 1962-1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Judge / Eric Stanger / Paul Brauner
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
General Larrabee
 1962-1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Doctor / Edward Crane
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Raleigh Wade
 1963 The Yellow Canary
 1961-1963 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Mr. Sparks / Tramp
 1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Arnold Javits
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Judge Will
 1962 It's a Man's World (TV Series)
Arthur Rawlings
 1962 Two for the Seesaw
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1962 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Cal Winslow
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Al Walpole
 1961-1962 The Gertrude Berg Show (TV Series)
Professor Metcalfe / Dr. Otis
 1962 National Velvet (TV Series)
 1962 The Couch
Hollingsworth (uncredited)
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
 1961 Shannon (TV Series)
Jessie Dowling
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
 1951 The Man from Planet X
Frightened Villager (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He acted in Neil Simon's play, "The Sunshine Boys" in a Bonnie Franklin's Classic Contemporary American Play production at the University of Judaism Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Edward Asner, Rick Wasserman, Michele Shay, Melissa Fahn, and Jamieson Price in the cast. Marilyn Shapiro was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Harold V. GOuld | Hal Gould


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In September 2005, began a 12-city tour in the title role of "Tuesdays with Morrie" in Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Washington D.C., Nashville, Atlanta, Louisville, Minneapolis, Appleton, and Fort Lauderdale. See more »

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