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Steven Robert “Steve” Guttenberg is a Brooklyn, New York-born American actor, comedian, director and producer. He became a huge success known not only to American audiences but also international audiences in his 20s, particularly for his role in “Police Academy”. Born on 24 August 1958 into a Jewish family, Steve Guttenberg has appeared in many box office successes. He has been actively entertaining us since 1977.

A popular name in Hollywood, how rich is Steve at the moment? Regarding his net worth, as of 2015 is estimated at $15 million with his major source of earning being acting and comedy. With his involvement in Hollywood for more than four decades, he has managed to make himself a multi-millionaire. Apart from acting, Steve is also currently active as an author, which can also be taken as one of the sources of his net worth.

Steve Guttenberg Net Worth $15 Million

After his role in “Diner” released in 1982, Steve came to be regarded as one of the biggest celebrities and most successful actors of the decade. In the 1980s, he continued his success as an actor by playing lead roles in block busters like “Cocoon”, “Police Academy”, “Three Men and a Baby”, “Short Circuit” among many others. All of these movie projects have obviously acted to the raise his net worth.

Steve Guttenberg, being a firmly established star of hit motion pictures and motion picture franchises, also has experience as a successful theatrical performer with his Broadway debut in 1991 “Prelude to a Kiss”. After that, he partook in several theater productions like “Furthest From The Sun” and “Boys next Door”.

Steve is perhaps best known from his role as Mayor Woody Goodman in the 2004 mystery TV series “Veronica Mars”. Moreover he has also worked as a director, producer and one of the writers in making “P.S Your Cat is Dead” which can also be regarded as one of the major sources of his net worth. Furthermore, he was the executive producer of the show “Gangs” a CBS School Break Special which depicted the issues affecting high school children. In 2008, he also participated in a reality show “Dancing with the Stars” paired with Anna Trebunskaya.

Apart from being an actor, comedian and producer Guttenberg is also an author of books including “The Kids from D.I.S.C.O.” and “The Guttenberg Bible”.

Further, Steve is a philanthropist who has worked for improving opportunities for homeless youths and uplifting their lifestyle. He has founded Guttenhouse, an apartment complex in South Los Angeles to accommodate young people after their graduation from “foster child” status. The Entertainment Industry Foundation chose him as the ambassador for the children’s issues as a consequence of his efforts.

As for his personal life, Guttenberg was married to model Denise Bixler in 1988 which didn’t last long as they separated in June 1991 and divorced in 1992. He has been in a relationship with Anna Gilligan, a reporter on FOX5 News in New York City since 2008. Guttenberg’s interests also mean that he is an ardent surfer and golfer who, for now, has been enjoying a net worth.

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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Godson of Michael Bell.
2According to his autobiography, "The Guttenberg Bible", Steve is tied with Gene Hackman as the Screen Actors Guild member who worked on the most projects between 1980 and 1990.
3Is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Steve's co-star in The Boys from Brazil (1978), Gregory Peck, sponsored him for academy membership in 1978.
4Started the Guttenhouse Project, which provides housing in south Los Angeles for at-risk foster care youth when they turn 18 and have nowhere else to go. Has also organized a campaign to provides glasses for poor children whose families cannot afford eye care.
5Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6411 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 12, 2011.
6Attended the Julliard School, State University of New York at Albany and the University of California at Los Angeles.
7Attended and graduated from Plainedge High School in North Massapequa, New York (1976).
8Boyfriend of Anna Gilligan. They have planned a Chinese adoption as they have both done extensive charity work in and around Beijing (2008).
9Has a website of "Steve Guttenberg Facts" dedicated to him.
10While on the set of Cocoon: The Return (1988), told an interviewer how his mother, Ann, had locked him outdoors. In order to wake him for school, after several failed attempts, she did so while he was still dressed for bed.
11Spent a week volunteering at the Houston Astrodome after Hurricane Katrina hit.
12Parents are Stanley Guttenberg and Ann Guttenberg.
13In a recent article in Entertainment Weekly about Police Academy (1984), the author had issues contacting Guttenberg and had no clue why his calls were never returned. Eventually, the author bumped into Guttenberg by sheer coincidence at a restaurant and learned that Guttenberg felt burned by EW in the past and -- although he had no personal issues with the author himself -- declined the interview based on that.
14The writers of The Simpsons (1989) pay tribute to Guttenberg in the episode "Homer the Great", (Sixth Season; episode 2F09) where he appears as a cartoon and mentioned in the song sung by the Stonecutters ("Who holds back the electric car? Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star? We do! We do!").
15Turned down the role of Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters (1984) in favor of playing Carey Mahoney in Police Academy (1984).
16Turned down the role of Josh Baskin in Big (1988), which eventually went to Tom Hanks.
17Named honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades, California (2002).
18Has Austrian Jewish and Russian Jewish ancestry.


Quotes

#Quote
1[1985] If there's a role for a spear carrier, and it's in a good film, I'll do it. I'd rather have two lines in a good movie than the lead in a piece of doody.
2If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero.
3[on Charles Bubba Smith's death] Bubba was my friend. His generosity was much larger than his physical stature. Only his gift for caring about his friends and family could compare with his achievements on the football field, film and television. He also laughed like no other.
4I just want to do good stories. That's the trap. When people say, "Oh, I don't want to do this again" -- well, if they're good at it, why not do it? I don't care about switching from comedy to drama -- I just like to be able to jump from work to work. I just like to be doing good work -- that's all I want to do. I just want to work.
5[addressing the rumours of a Police Academy/Mahoney spin-off film] Definitely. It's coming. People will look down at the idea, but they're in the same business of making money too. The Police Academy (1984) films gave me so much opportunity, and I've got nothing but a good attitude towards them. I sure hope they do it. If the script's right - I'm definitely in. You never know, I may direct.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Feature Film AwardNew York International Independent Film & Video FestivalBest ActorA Novel Romance (2011)
2011Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureAwarded on December 12, 2011 at 6411 Hollywood Boulevard
1980Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActorCan't Stop the Music (1980)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Guest ActorParty Down (2009)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's SpecialCBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)· Keith Addis (executive producer)
· Frank Doelger (producer)
· Howard Meltzer (producer)
· Eli Johnson (producer)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol1987Mahoney
The Bedroom Window1987Terry Lambert
Short Circuit1986Newton Crosby
Police Academy 3: Back in Training1986Sgt. Mahoney
Tall Tales & Legends1986TV SeriesPecos Bill
Bad Medicine1985Jeff Marx
Cocoon1985Jack Bonner
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment1985Carey Mahoney
Police Academy1984Carey Mahoney
The Ferret1984TV MovieSam Valenti
The Day After1983TV MovieStephen Klein (as Steven Guttenberg)
The Man Who Wasn't There1983Sam Cooper
No Soap, Radio1982TV SeriesRoger
Diner1982Edward 'Eddie' Simmons
Miracle on Ice1981TV MovieJim Craig
Can't Stop the Music1980Jack Morell
To Race the Wind1980TV MovieHarold Krents
Players1979Rusty (as Steven Guttenberg)
Billy1979TV SeriesBilly Fisher
Family1979TV SeriesPhilip
The Boys from Brazil1978Barry Kohler (as Steven Guttenberg)
The Chicken Chronicles1977David Kessler (as Steven Guttenberg)
Rollercoaster1977Messenger (uncredited)
Something for Joey1977TV MovieMike Cappelletti
After Party2017/IcompletedAlan
Ay Lav Yu Tuu2017post-productionChristopher
Death: Take 22017post-productionDan McKenna
Lez Bomb2017post-productionMike
Lookin' Up2016Edgar
2 Lava 2 Lantula!2016TV MovieColton West
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens2016TV MovieColton
The Other F Word2016TV SeriesGeorge Fidanza
Traveling Without Moving2016Verstag
Running on Empathy2015Video short
Lavalantula2015TV MovieColton West
The Mysteries of Laura2015TV SeriesSteve Guttenberg
Community2015TV SeriesMaury
A Man Before His Time2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Sons of Liberty2015TV Mini-SeriesJack Bonner
Affluenza2014Philip Miller
At the Top of the Pyramid2014Principal Dickson
Quick to Duck2013Mickey Beans
I Heart Shakey2012Stubbs
Eldorado2012VideoJJ
Making Change2012Trafton
A Novel Romance2011Nate Shepard
Duckwalls2010ShortMickey Beans
Party Down2010TV SeriesSteve Guttenberg
Ay Lav Yu2010Christopher
Cornered!2009Morty
Help Me, Help You2009Steve
Heidi 4 Paws2009Sebastian (voice)
The Gold Retrievers2009Wade
Fatal Rescue2009Jacob Jones
Shannon's Rainbow2009Ed
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous2008Sidney Green
Jackson2008Businessman
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2007TV SeriesClay Darren, Sr.
Mojave Phone Booth2006Barry
Veronica Mars2005-2006TV SeriesWoody Goodman
Meet the Santas2005TV MovieNick
The Poseidon Adventure2005TV MovieRichard Clarke
Domino One2005Casey
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2005Video Game voice
Rocket Power2004TV SeriesBillie Joe
Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus2004TV MovieNick
The Stranger2003ShortThe Stranger
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!2002Jimmy Zoole
Home Team1998Mr. Butler
Overdrive1998Matt Stricker
Airborne1998Bill McNeil
The Wonderful World of Disney1997TV SeriesBuzzy Crocker
Casper: A Spirited Beginning1997VideoTim Carson
Zeus and Roxanne1997Terry Barnett
It Takes Two1995Roger Callaway
Home for the Holidays1995Walter Wedman
The Big Green1995Sheriff Tom Palmer
CBS Schoolbreak Special1993TV SeriesTom Hardgrove
3 Men and a Little Lady1990Michael
The Boyfriend School1990Gus Kubicek
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl1989Video shortSteve Guttenberg (uncredited)
Cocoon: The Return1988Jack Bonner
High Spirits1988Jack Crawford
3 Men and a Baby1987Michael Kellam
Surrender1987/IMarty
Amazon Women on the Moon1987Jerry (segment "Two I.D.'s") (as Steven Guttenberg)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pride of San Quentinproducer pre-production
Making Change2012executive producer
A Novel Romance2011executive producer
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!2002producer
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead: Behind the Scenes2002Video documentary short executive producer
CBS Schoolbreak Special1988TV Series executive producer - 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
3 Men and a Little Lady1990performer: "THE THREE MEN RAP"
3 Men and a Baby1987performer: "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight", "Happy Birthday to You" uncredited, "Rock-a-bye Baby" uncredited
Saturday Night Live1986TV Series performer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!2002
CBS Schoolbreak Special1993TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pride of San Quentinpre-production
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!2002

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Race the Wind1980TV Movie songs performed by - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol1987production associate - as S. Guttenberg

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
America's Next Top Model2006TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment - Accidental Heroes: The Best of...2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy 3: Back in Training - All Washed Up: Floating Memories2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol - Remembering a Lofty Investigation2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy - Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed2004Video documentary short special thanks
Diner: On the Flip Side2000Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fabulous Allan Carr2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Cop Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Today2013TV SeriesHimself
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster2013DocumentaryHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rachael Ray2011TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Fatal Rescue'2011Video documentary shortHimself
Gylne tider2010TV Series documentaryHimself / Carey Mahoney / Michael Kellam
GMTV2008TV SeriesHimself
According to Jim2008TV SeriesHimself
Life on the Edge: A Global Crisis2008TV MovieHimself
Strictly Come Dancing2008TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Dancing with the Stars2008TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008TV SeriesHimself
ReNew Orleans2007TV Series documentaryHimself (2007)
Soapstar Superstar: Bonus Tracks2007TV SeriesHimself
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment - Accidental Heroes: The Best of...2004Video documentary shortHimself / Officer Carey Mahoney
Police Academy 3: Back in Training - All Washed Up: Floating Memories2004Video documentary shortHimself / Sgt. Carey Mahoney
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol - Remembering a Lofty Investigation2004Video documentary shortHimself / Mahoney
Police Academy - Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed2004Video documentary shortHimself / Cadet Carey Mahoney
Howard Stern2003TV SeriesHimself
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead: Behind the Scenes2002Video documentary shortHimself
Diner: On the Flip Side2000Video documentary shortHimself - 'Edward 'Eddie' Simmons'
Celebrity Profile1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHimself
1997 MTV Movie Awards1997TV Special documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentaryHimself (segment "Liberian Girl")
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-1997TV SeriesHimself
Showbiz Today1995TV SeriesHimself
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?1992TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1988-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Magical World of Chuck Jones1992DocumentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Tony Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Play
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Joan Rivers Show1990TV SeriesHimself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Comedy Motion Picture
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Saturday Night Live1986TV SeriesHimself - Host / Stalker / Spelling Bee contestant / ...
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Short
The New Show1984TV SeriesHimself / Various
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design
Magic Night1980TV MovieHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1978TV Series documentaryHimself
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rove Live2009TV SeriesMichael Kellam
Biography1999-2007TV Series documentaryMichael Kellam in '3 Men and a Baby' / Jack Bonner in 'Cocoon'

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