Carl Gottlieb Biography (1938-)

Born March 18, 1938, in New York, NY; son of Sergius M. (an engineer) and Elizabeth (a medical administrative assistant) Gottlieb; married Allison Caine,1970 (divorced, 1982). Career: Screenwriter, director, and actor. TheCommittee (improvisational comedy troupe), San Francisco, CA, actor, 1963-68.Instructor at University of Southern California and Sundance Institute. Military service: U.S. Army, 1961-63. Member: Writers Guild of America-West (vice-president, 1991-95; member of board of directors), Academy ofMotion Picture Arts and Sciences. Awards, Honors: Shared Emmy Award, outstanding writing achievement in comedy, variety, or music, 1969, for TheSmothers Brothers Comedy Hour; shared (with Peter Benchley) Golden GlobeAward nomination and British Academy Award nomination, best screenplay, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, both 1975, for Jaws. Addresses: Office: c/o Writers Guild of America-West, 8955 Beverly Blvd., WestHollywood, CA 90048.; Agent: APA, 9000 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Screenwriter, Director, Actor
Birth Details
March 18, 1938
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Larry Kane, Maryjane, American International Pictures, 1968
  • A Session with the Committee, 1969
  • Captain "Ugly John" Black, M*A*S*H, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • Vinnie, Up the Sandbox, National General, 1972
  • Meadows, Jaws, Universal, 1975
  • Terry McMillan, Cannonball (also known as Carquake), New World, 1976
  • Iron Balls McGinty, The Jerk, Universal, 1979
  • Maitre d', The Sting II, Universal, 1983
  • Dr. Magnus, Johnny Dangerously, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Federal agent, Into the Night, Universal, 1985
  • Priest, Clueless (also known as I Was a Teenage Teenager and No Worries), Paramount, 1995
  • Film Director
  • The Absent-Minded Waiter (short film), Aspen Film Society, 1977
  • Caveman, United Artists, 1981
  • "Art Sale," "Pethouse Video," and "Son of the Invisible Man," Amazon Women on the Moon, Universal, 1987
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • The Super, ABC, 1972
  • Other Television Appearances
  • The Ken Berry "Wow" Show (series; also known as Ken Berry's Wow), ABC, 1972
  • Something Evil, 1972
  • The TV TV Show (pilot), NBC, 1977
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Delta House, ABC, 1977
  • Campus Cops, USA Network, 1996
  • Other Television Work
  • Director, The Music Scene (series), ABC, 1969-70
  • Producer, The New Lorenzo Music Show (pilot), ABC, 1976
  • Producer and director, Partners in Life (special), CBS, 1990
  • Screenplays
  • (With Peter Benchley) Jaws (based on the novel by Benchley), Universal, 1975
  • (With Cecil Brown) Which Way Is Up?, Universal, 1977
  • (With Howard Sackler) Jaws II, Universal, 1978
  • (With Steve Martin and Michael Elias) The Jerk (based on a story by Martin and Gottlieb), Universal, 1979
  • (With Rudy DeLuca) Caveman, United Artists, 1981
  • (With Robert Boris and Bruce Jay Friedman) Dr. Detroit (based on astory by Friedman), Universal, 1983
  • (With Richard Matheson) Jaws 3-D (based on a story by Guerdon Trueblood), Universal, 1983
  • Television Series
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, CBS, 1967-1969
  • The Summer Smothers Brothers Show, CBS, 1968
  • The Super, ABC, 1972
  • Television Pilots
  • The New Lorenzo Music Show, ABC, 1976
  • The Deadly Triangle, NBC, 1977
  • (With Alvin Boretz) Crisis in Sun Valley, NBC, 1978
  • Television Specials
  • Flip Wilson.Of Course, NBC, 1974
  • The Flip Wilson Special, NBC, 1974
  • The Flip Wilson Comedy Special, NBC, 1975
  • Television Episodes
  • Writer for episodes of The Odd Couple, ABC, and The Bob NewhartShow, CBS.
  • Other
  • The Jaws Log, Dell (New York City), 1975
  • (With David Crosby) Long Time Gone: The Autobiography of David Crosby, Doubleday (New York City), 1988

Further Reference


    • Contemporary Authors, Volume 143, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1994.*

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