Guttenberg, Steve 1958–

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GUTTENBERG, Steve 1958–

(Steven Guttenberg)


Full name, Steven Robert Guttenberg; born August 24, 1958, in Brooklyn, New York (some sources cite Massapequa, Long Island), NY; son of Jerome Stanley (an electrical engineer) and Ann Iris (a surgical assistant; maiden name, Newman) Guttenberg; married Denise Bixler (an actress), 1988 (divorced, 1992). Education: Graduated from High School for the Performing Arts, New York City; graduate of University of California, Los Angeles; attended State University of New York at Albany; studied acting with John Houseman at the Juilliard School, and with Herbert Berghof, Uta Hagen, and Lee Strasberg; also studied improvisation with the Groundlings. Avocational Interests: Surfing, golf, dogs.

Addresses: Agent—Stone Manners Agency, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Jeff Witjas, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Cunningham, Escott, Dipene, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 130, Los Angeles, CA 90212. Manager—Untitled Entertainment, 8436 West Third St., Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Publicist—Dick Guttman, Guttman Associates Public Relations, 118 South Beverly Dr., Suite 201, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor, director, producer, and writer. Mr. Kirby Productions, principal and producer. Appeared in commercials. Guttenhouse (apartment complex for young adults), creator; Entertainment Industry Foundation, ambassador for children's issues; affiliated with Sight for Students, Friends of the Children/Bridges, and the Starlight Foundation.

Awards, Honors: Named honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades, CA, 2002.


Film Appearances:

David Kessler, The Chicken Chronicles, Avco–Embassy, 1977.

(Uncredited) Messenger, Rollercoaster, Universal, 1977.

(As Steven Guttenberg) Barry Kohler, The Boys from Brazil, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1978.

(As Steven Guttenberg) Rusty, Players, Paramount, 1979.

Jack Morell, Can't Stop the Music, Associated Film Distribution, 1980.

Edward "Eddie" Simmons, Diner, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

Sam Cooper, The Man Who Wasn't There, Paramount, 1983.

Cadet Carey Mahoney, Police Academy (also known as Police Academy: What an Institution!), Warner Bros., 1984.

Jack Bonner, Cocoon, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1985.

Jeff Marx, Bad Medicine, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1985.

Newton Crosby, Short Circuit, TriStar, 1985.

Officer Carey Mahoney, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Warner Bros., 1985.

Sergeant Carey Mahoney, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Warner Bros., 1986.

Jerry, "Two I.D.s," Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), Universal, 1987.

Marty Caesar, Surrender, Cannon, 1987.

Michael Kellam, Three Men and a Baby, Buena Vista, 1987.

Sergeant Carey Mahoney, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (also known as Citizens on Patrol: Police Academy 4), Warner Bros., 1987.

Terry Lambert, The Bedroom Window, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.

Jack, High Spirits, TriStar, 1988.

Jack Bonner, Cocoon: The Return, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1988.

Gus Kubicek, Don't Tell Her It's Me (also known as The Boyfriend School), Hemdale, 1990.

Michael Kellam, Three Men and a Little Lady, Buena Vista, 1990.

Himself, The Magical World of Chuck Jones (documentary), Warner Bros., 1992.

Roger Callaway, It Takes Two (also known as Double Trouble, Me and My Shadow, and Tradezees), Warner Bros., 1995.

Sheriff Tom Palmer, The Big Green, Buena Vista, 1995.

Walter Wedman, Home for the Holidays, Paramount, 1995.

Matt Stricker (some sources cite Steve Stricker), Overdrive, Concorde Pictures, 1997.

Terry Barnett, Zeus and Roxanne, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1997.

Tim Carson, Casper: A Spirited Beginning (live action and animated; also known as Casper: The Beginning and Casper II: Ghost Central Station), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

Mr. Butler, Home Team, 1998.

Businessperson, Jackson, Megalomania Productions, 2002.

Jimmy Zoole, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, TLA Releasing, 2002.

Ted Harper, Sheer Bliss (also known as Snow Job and Winter Break), Universal Studios Home Video, 2002.

Title role, The Stranger, 2003.

Film Work:

Director and producer, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, TLA Releasing, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Billy Fisher (title role), Billy, CBS, 1979.

Roger, No Soap, Radio, ABC, 1982.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Richard Clarke, The Poseidon Adventure, The Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mike Cappelletti, Something for Joey, CBS, 1977.

Harold Krents, To Race the Wind, CBS, 1980.

Jim Craig, Miracle on Ice, ABC, 1981.

(As Steven Guttenberg) Stephen Klein, The Day After, ABC, 1983.

Buzzy Crocker, "Tower of Terror," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1997.

Bill McNeil, Airborne (also known as L'avion de la terreur), Cinemax, 1998.

Nick, A Christmas Romance, The Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Pecos Bill, Pecos Bill: King of the Cowboys, Showtime, 1986.

A Star Spangled Celebration, ABC, 1987.

The Second Annual Star Spangled Celebration, ABC, 1988.

A User's Guide to Planet Earth: The American Environment Test, ABC, 1991.

Tom Hardgrove, "Love Off Limits" (also known as "Off Limits"), CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1993.

Earth Day at Walt Disney World, The Disney Channel, 1996.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1986.

Host, The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1991.

The 45th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1991.

Presenter, Family Film Awards, CBS, 1996.

The 1997 ESPY Awards, ABC, 1997.

The Walt Disney Company Presents the Eighth American Teacher Awards, The Disney Channel, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, V.I.P.—Schaukel, 1978.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1979, 1980, 1991.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1986.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1988, 1991, 1992.

Storytime, PBS, 1994.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Ally Sheedy, Lifetime, 1999.

Himself, Celebrity Profile: Mary–Kate & Ashley Olsen, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Guest, The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2003.

Voice of Billie Joe, "Island of the Menehune," Rocket Power (animated), Nickelodeon, 2004.

Also appeared in episodes of Doc, CBS; and Police Story, NBC.

Television Work; Specials:

Executive producer, "Gangs," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1988.

Director, "Love Off Limits" (also known as "Off Limits"), CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1993.

Stage Appearances:

The Boys Next Door, Camelot Theatre, London, 1990.

Peter, Prelude to a Kiss, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1990–1991.

Zach, Furthest from the Sun, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Minneapolis, MN, 1999.

The Exonerated, Forty–Five Bleecker Street Theatre, New York City, between 2002 and 2004.

First assistant director, Sunset Boulevard (benefit reading), Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, 2004.



Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film—Volume II, 1997.



P.S. Your Cat Is Dead (based on the stage play by James Kirkwood), TLA Releasing, 2002.



Entertainment Weekly, March 27, 1998, p. 80.

Movieline, November, 1995, pp. 59, 61–62, 84, 95.

TheaterWeek, April 1, 1991.

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