Steve Guttenberg
Actor, comedian
Steve Guttenberg
Steven Robert "Steve" Guttenberg is an American actor and comedian. He became well known during the 1980s after a series of starring roles in major Hollywood films, including Cocoon, Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy, and Short Circuit.
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The 404 Show 1677: The iPhone's headphone jack vs. lightning port, Italy, Palmer Luckey (podcast)
Yahoo News - 5 months
Steve Guttenberg has done the legwork and has declared a winner in the battle of the iPhone's headphone jack versus the lightning port. Which one sounds better? We'll also talk about Jeff's Italian vacation, what the hell is up with Palmer Luckey and much more.
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What I Love: Steve Guttenberg’s Little Home in the Sky
NYTimes - 6 months
The actor and his girlfriend, Emily Smith, live in a one-bedroom near Lincoln Center.
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Steve Guttenberg: Bill Clinton and 'Police Academy'
CNN - 7 months
This week, a former president at a national convention decided to share with about 30 million of his closest friends a story about his daughter, the importance of meaningful parenting and a movie series that kept him laughing, relaxing and enjoying the craft of being funny -- funny and good-natured.
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The Writers Workbench: Headphones
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Earlier in the year, we took a look (or "listen" is probably the better term) at small portable speakers. But sometimes you want something more personal, and only earphones or headphones will do. So, this month, to round out the year, we'll check out a wide range of them. From the reasonably high-end (though affordable) to the even-more moderate. There's always a challenge when dealing with any sound-related device, a hurdle which is exacerbated with headphones and earphones - it's all so personal. Some people live for deep, rich booming bass, some only want to hear soaring treble. And what is crisp to one ear might be muddied to another. I got a bit of comfort with this conundrum earlier in the year when I came across an article on the CNET website, written by their expert in sound, a fellow named Steve Guttenberg, who goes by the name of "The Audiophilliac." And I figured that if he was okay with his theory, then that's good enough for me. The article, which you can read in f ...
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Author Bill Natale on His New Book and Race Relations in Chicago
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Is it possible to see people for who they are and not the color of their skin? Will we ever learn from our bloodied past of events like 1968 in Chicago, or are we destined to repeat our actions in ignorance? Can we truly accept other people and still speak our minds, or does open discourse have to end in resignation for everyone to feel valued? As we have painfully seen lately in cities, political debates and universities across America, we haven't made the progress in race relations and acceptance we had hoped for. I discuss this and more with author Bill Natale on my podcast The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano on WGN Radio's WGN Plus. His new novel, 1968: A Story as Relevant Today as It was Then, based around the facts of the 1968 riots in Chicago, highlights race in America through a fictional story. Natale began penning the story three years before the Laquan McDonald video was released and it is a story that, sadly, is as timely as ever. Over charcuterie and seafood from Epi ...
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Laughing out Loud With Marlo Thomas in <i>Clever Little Lies</i>, Now Off-Broadway
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Arriving early to The Westside Theater's opening night of Joe DiPietro's Clever Little Lies, Ali Wentworth and Peggy Siegal posed in front of the play's poster, mimicking the star Marlo Thomas poised with shhh finger over her mouth. This is a play with secrets, and Hoda Kotb was giggling nearby, but the big laughs for Clever Little Lies would come shortly. With all the seats filled, we could hear Tony Danza laughing loudest. When we meet her in the nicely decorated living room of a suburban home, Marlo Thomas' character Alice grouses about adorning the windows of her bookstore with copies of the sexually charged 50 Shades of Gray. By contrast, Alice's family, including husband Bill (Greg Mullavey), son Billy (George Merrick), and daughter-in-law Jane (Kate Wetherhead) have other volatile issues. The word "infidelity" resonates, and compared with the sex in last year's best-selling book, the extra-marital sort seems genteel indeed. Son Billy has delusions of real love-- with a gym tra ...
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The 404 1,604: Steve Guttenberg; Broad City; aliens; is VR here to stay? (podcast)
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The Audiophiliac Man himself Steve Guttenberg gets comfy with the 404 guys discussing VR, headphones, Broad City and asking life's big questions.&gt;
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Religious Freedom Gives Me The Constitutional Right To Violate Your Constitutional Rights. Right?
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Conservatives just love the Constitution. Or at least they say they do. The thing is, they don't seem to have any idea how it works. At least that's a more charitable explanation than saying they don't care how the Constitution works and merely use it as a fig leaf while they undermine the rights it guarantees. And I'm a charitable kind of guy, so I won't say that. When the Supreme Court recognizes that marriage equality is a constitutionally guaranteed right, one part of the battle will be over. But conservatives have already begun to fight on another front, namely how to implement (or not) that right. Republican state legislators in Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, and both Carolinas (South Carolina was first!) have this year proposed various bills that would give government officials who perform civil marriage ceremonies and/or issue marriage licenses and other related documents the ability to refuse same-sex couples if it would violate a "sincerely held religious belief." Additio ...
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Matthew Highton: Seven Robots and Monsters You Won't See Fighting...
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The impending release of Pacific Rim is going to bring colossal monsters and gigantic robots to the masses. Not only this, they will be locked in mortal combat, deciding the fate and future of humanity. If you're like me, then this alone appeals to every part of you, you'll be headed to the cinema, popcorn in one hand and giant robot toy in the other, ready to bear witness to the carnage. Before you do though, in homage, I have trawled through cinema's long history of onscreen robots and monsters and pitted them in theoretical battles (TO THE DEATH) for your own sick amusement. Johnny 5 vs The Kraken Background: Johnny 5 just wanted be human. His hunger for knowledge and lust for life made him a beloved, bumbling and endearing addition to robots everywhere. The Kraken is sometimes seen as a mythical pet of Liam Neeson and sometimes as a big, big octopus. It's as old as time and as large as a country house (it's big). Titan vs Titanium. Venue: Brighton Beach Fight: ...
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Patrick O'Connor: To (All) the Girls Who Rejected Me... an Ode to Suzy Lee Weiss
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I've been trying to come to terms with the Suzy Lee Weiss phenomenon that's crept into every college discussion I've had in the last two weeks. Fortunately, my quick-thinking colleague, Carl Ahlgren, is ahead of me on this issue, and offers this response. Carl is Director of College Counseling at The Gilman School, and offers this reflection, subtitled "If only I was more popular or better looking." Like me, millions of 40-something men, with prom season approaching, are looking back at our high school years, and asking themselves how they failed to get the most attractive, witty, and charming girls to date us. It's simple: For years, they -- we -- were lied to. Our mothers told us that we were really special, handsome and smart. They told us to "Just be yourself." That is great advice, as long as you are tall, confident, play three varsity sports and possess good hair and clear skin. Then by all means, be yourself! If you work at a funeral home part-time, and are fond ...
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Mike Ryan: Why There Will Never Be Another
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I don't like this. I don't like writing reflection pieces after someone passes away. Especially someone whose death -- even though I didn't know him or her personally -- makes me incredibly sad, the way this one does. When it comes to writing a reflection piece on Roger Ebert, I'd like the luxury of a few weeks to reflect, to tell the truth. Though, without that luxury, the first thing that comes to mind is his review of the movie Short Circuit 2, of all goddamned things. I never wanted to write about film for a living. I'm not one of those many, many, many people who will write -- truthfully -- that Roger Ebert inspired them to follow their dreams of writing about film. (To be fair, growing up in Missouri, I never knew that "writing about film for a living" was an actual option.) What Roger Ebert did do for me was make me want to watch the television show he co-hosted with Gene Siskel every week. Every week. For better or worse, Missouri doesn't always instill what you ...
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Steve Guttenberg: How To Make It In Hollywood
NPR - about 4 years
Hear the actor's unlikely Hollywood success story, which began with him talking his way onto the Paramount lot and resulted in his roles in Police Academy, Diner and Three Men and a Baby. Plus, we challenged him to determine which of three celebrities is the father of some notable babies. » E-Mail This     » Add to
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Huffington Post - about 4 years
NEW YORK — The musical based on the film "Diner" has postponed its Broadway opening. Producers said late Sunday night that the Kathleen Marshall-directed show with songs by Sheryl Crow will make its debut on Broadway in the fall, instead of the spring. Producer Scott Zeiger in a statement says a four-week workshop of the show in November got good feedback and that early fall dates work better for all involved. Set in Baltimore on Christmas 1959, the story explores the lives of a circle of friends in their early 20s, all set to vintage rock `n' roll and doo-wop. Barry Levinson, who wrote and directed the 1982 film, adapted it into the new musical. The film starred Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Paul Reiser, Tim Daly, Daniel Stern and Ellen Barkin.
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Wednesday Trending Topics: The Future Of Marvel Now
Bleeding Cool - over 4 years
It’s sometimes hard to stay current on the details of the future of the Marvel Universe — even when they give you a map.  Just as we were catching up on what we missed in that Map of the Future from a couple years back, now there’s this:  Today’s Amazing Spider-Man #695… as Madame Web goes a bit ballistic, we get a very special douple page spread, made up of images taken from upcoming Marvel titles. Most-Read Comic Stories Today: Amazing Spider-Man #695 Reveals The Future Of Marvel NOW (SPOILERS) Today’s Amazing Spider-Man #695… as Madame Web goes a bit ballistic, we get a very special douple page spread, made up of images taken from upcoming Marvel titles. Three Avengers Vs X-Men Comics Today. You’ll Never Guess Which Is The Best. There are three Avengers Vs X-Men comics published today. Avengers Vs X-Men #12, Uncanny X-Men #19 and AVX: Versus #6. What Happened To Your Favourite DC Characters In Rotworld? These are the rules of Rotworld. If you are personally connec ...
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Ben Harvey: LISTEN: Steve Guttenberg On Why Being Gay Might Be Better Than Being Straight
Popeater - over 4 years
The Six Pack is a new-school, cutting-edge radio show hosted by DJ Ben Harvey and comedian Dave Rubin. Distributed online and on SiriusXM, the show gives you a weekly dose of hot topics, celebrity guests, and brand new music, all packaged in six convenient parts. Ben and Dave take you on a journey through what's trending now, from news to views to dudes. Previous guests include Joy Behar, Andy Cohen, Fran Drescher, Steve-O, Congressman Barney Frank and many more. Currently in its third year, The Six Pack is one of the top comedy podcasts on iTunes, with listenership in over 70 countries. The Huffington Post will regularly feature episodes of The Six Pack. Episode #99: "The Secret About Gays and Straights" LISTEN: Steve Guttenberg, movie star and author of The Guttenberg Bible: A Memor, joins us this week on The Six Pack. We talk Hollywood, why gay might be better than straight, and how he keeps such a big smile on his face all the time. Guttenberg vents about ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
In which we hit it and quit it. The Amazing Spider-Man See review this issue. Various Theaters. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye In this unforgettable documentary, punk music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge decided to take his love for his partner, Lady Jaye (now deceased), to the visceral extreme: Transforming his body into hers. Through plastic surgery, Genesis crosses the streams of art and biology, joining them in his romantic quest to honor his lover. With a story that goes over the cliff from love to obsession, director Marie Losier's film is as fucked-up and fascinating as it sounds. The documentary matches its subject note for note: Chaotic, spooky, engrossing, and confusing, it's not easy to watch but is impossible to look away from. SARAH MIRK Cinema 21. Bernie Like a basset hound coming in first at the Kentucky Derby, Richard Linklater's Bernie is a floppy, improbable triumph. Nothing about it should work, but ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Guttenberg
  • 2016
    Age 57
    Guttenberg is involved with charities whose goal is to improve opportunities for the homeless and for young people. In 2016, a trust in Guttenberg's honor was established to provide support services to the homeless population of Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details The Entertainment Industry Foundation, Hollywood's charity arm, selected him to be Ambassador for Children's Issues because of his work on behalf of children and the homeless.
  • 2015
    Age 56
    Guttenberg was also featured in the Season 6, Episode 8 of Community, "Intro to Recycled Cinema", which aired on Yahoo Screen in April 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In 1990 he replaced Timothy Hutton in the lead role of Prelude to a Kiss at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. He also performed in London's West End, where he starred in The Boys Next Door. He appeared in the world stage premiere production of Furthest From the Sun, which Woody Harrelson directed and co-authored.
    Guttenberg can be seen on History Channel's 2015 Sons of Liberty (miniseries).
    More Details Hide Details He plays Jack Bonner.
  • 2014
    Age 55
    On October 19, 2014, Guttenberg received a key to the city from Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine for his work with Fun Paw Care, raising awareness for animal rights.
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    In Fall 2014, Guttenberg wrapped production on SyFy Channel Lavalantula, scheduled to premiere Summer 2015.
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  • 2011
    Age 52
    On December 12, 2011, Guttenberg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details The star is located at 6411 Hollywood Blvd.
  • 2008
    Age 49
    The sixth-annual Fire Island Golden Wagon Film Festival honored Guttenberg with the 2008 Tony Randall Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the entertainment industry, as well as his community service efforts.
    More Details Hide Details The award was created in tribute to the first Golden Wagon honoree, Tony Randall, and is given to a member of the entertainment industry who embodies the same love of Fire Island, independent spirit, and community service that Randall shared.
    Guttenberg starred in the Cinderella pantomime at Churchill Theatre in Bromley, England, playing the Baron (father of Cinderella) in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details To celebrate Guttenberg's involvement, the local Empire Cinema screened Police Academy on 19 November. Guttenberg introduced the film and answered questions. He appeared on Broadway in late 2011 to early 2012 in Woody Allen's one-act play "Honeymoon Hotel" which was part of the show Relatively Speaking. In 1989 he appeared in the Michael Jackson music video "Liberian Girl". On November 12, Guttenberg appeared as a guest on British Channel 4's The Paul O'Grady Show, he said he made the video for Will Ferrell's Funny or Die website, but then decided to release it virally "as if it were real". As part of challenge set on the show, he then went on to become the Guinness World Record Holder for preparing the most hot-dogs in one minute.
    Guttenberg took part in the 2008 spring season of Dancing with the Stars with professional pro Anna Trebunskaya and was eliminated on April 1.
    More Details Hide Details Guttenberg also played himself in an episode of the Starz comedy Party Down that originally aired May 21, 2010. Guttenberg starred in Season 7 Episode 6 of Law&Order:Criminal Intent(air date:11/8/2007)
    On August 25, 2008, Guttenberg released a video entitled "Steve Guttenberg's Steak House" on
    More Details Hide Details There are rumors that he will star as comedian Tony Martin in a movie adapted from Martin's book, A Nest of Occasionals.
    He also appeared in According to Jim episode "Two for the Money" in 2008
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  • 2005
    Age 46
    He appeared as a lead in the NBC made-for-TV remake of The Poseidon Adventure, which aired on November 20, 2005, playing Richard Clarke, a failing writer having an affair with a massage therapist.
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    He had a recurring role on the 2005-2006 season of the television series Veronica Mars as Woody Goodman, a wealthy businessman and community leader.
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  • 1988
    Age 29
    Guttenberg married model Denise Bixler on September 30, 1988. They separated in June 1991 and were divorced in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details He has lived with WCBS-TV reporter Emily Smith since 2014.
  • 1979
    Age 20
    Prior to becoming well known, Guttenberg played the title role in the short-lived 1979 sitcom Billy as a teenage boy with a Walter Mitty complex.
    More Details Hide Details In 1980, a Coca-Cola commercial featured him trying to help a non-English-speaking woman whose car stalled. They share a common bond in their love of Coke.
  • 1978
    Age 19
    He also appeared in the 1978 film The Boys From Brazil, based on the Ira Levin best seller.
    More Details Hide Details In 1980 Guttenberg starred in the Nancy Walker-directed-Allan Carr produced movie Can't Stop the Music—a semi-autobiographical movie about the disco group Village People. In the 1980s, Guttenberg starred in three film franchises: Police Academy (1984), Cocoon (1985), and Three Men and a Baby (1987). He also appeared in the films Diner (1982), The Bedroom Window (1987), Short Circuit (1986), and High Spirits (1988). Guttenberg was seen less during the 1990s. He starred in It Takes Two (1995) with Kirstie Alley and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. He also starred alongside Kirsten Dunst in Disney's Tower of Terror (1997), based on the attraction at the Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. His first film as director/producer/co-screenwriter/star was P.S. Your Cat Is Dead (2002), a film adaptation of a novel and Broadway play by James Kirkwood, Jr.. He starred in Mojave Phone Booth (2006) as Barry, and Making Change as Trafton. In Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus and its sequel Meet the Santas, he played the starring role of Nick.
  • 1977
    Age 18
    Guttenberg's first credit (after an uncredited bit part in Rollercoaster) was the starring role in the 1977 California high school comedy The Chicken Chronicles. The picture, set in Beverly Hills in the Spring of 1969, was not a big box-office success, but did become a cult classic after extensive showings on premium cable networks in the United States.
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  • 1976
    Age 17
    Guttenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Ann Iris (née Newman), a surgical assistant, and Jerome Stanley Guttenberg, an electrical engineer. He has two sisters. He had a Jewish upbringing in North Massapequa, New York, where he graduated from Plainedge High School in 1976 (according to some sources, he transferred to New York City's High School of Performing Arts two years before graduating).
    More Details Hide Details During high school, he attended a summer program at the Juilliard School where he studied under John Houseman, and he won a role in an off-Broadway production of The Lion in Winter. After his high school graduation, he moved to California to pursue an acting career. Guttenberg left for LA with $300 in his pocket, salami from his mother, and his father's briefcase. As Guttenberg recounts, within weeks he was cast in a Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial playing opposite Colonel Sanders. Guttenberg's film career has spanned nearly four decades. In that time, he has served as an actor, director, writer and producer. His production company, "Mr. Kirby Productions", is named after Gerald J. Kirby, his high school drama teacher.
  • 1958
    Born on August 24, 1958.
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