Jason Gould

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Jason Gould
BornJason Emanuel Gould
(1966-12-29) December 29, 1966 (age 47)
New York City, New York, United States
OccupationSinger,Actor, director, producer and writer
Years active1972-present
ParentsBarbra Streisand
Elliott Gould
 
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Jason Gould
BornJason Emanuel Gould
(1966-12-29) December 29, 1966 (age 47)
New York City, New York, United States
OccupationSinger,Actor, director, producer and writer
Years active1972-present
ParentsBarbra Streisand
Elliott Gould

Jason Emanuel Gould (born December 29, 1966) is an American actor, director, producer, writer and singer.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in New York City, the son of singer and actress Barbra Streisand and actor Elliott Gould, who divorced July 9, 1971. He spent his formative years around major Hollywood players in Los Angeles, California.[citation needed]

Gould's Bar Mitzvah was held on January 1, 1980, at the Pacific Jewish Center (also known as the Shul on the Beach).[1]

Career[edit]

Gould has appeared in the romantic comedy-drama film Say Anything... (1989) and the romantic drama film The Prince of Tides (1991; directed by and starring his mother), but has since rarely appeared in front of the camera.

In 1997, he made his West End theatre début in the drama play The Twilight of the Golds at the Arts Theatre in London, England; he played the part of David, an opera designer.[citation needed]

Gould wrote, produced and directed the short comedy film Inside Out (1997), playing Aaron in the story of the child of two celebrities who is outed by the tabloids. His real-life father also played his father in the short film. His real half-brother Sam Gould played the part of his brother. The short was later combined with other features for the compilation film Boys Life 3 (2000).

In recent years Gould has started singing and he has released two EPs, Jason Gould (2012) and Morning Prayer/Groove (2013). Gould has performed with his mother during her 2012 North American/Canada tour and also during her 2013 European tour.

Personal life[edit]

Around 1988, at the age of 21, Gould came out to his parents as homosexual.[2] Around 1991, tabloids outed Gould as being gay. In an interview with The Advocate published August 17, 1999, Streisand said:[3]

I would never wish for my son to be anything but what he is. He is bright, kind, sensitive, caring, and a very conscientious and good person. He is a very gifted actor and filmmaker. What more could a parent ask for in their child? I have been truly blessed. Most parents feel that their child is particularly special, and I am no different. I have a wonderful son. My only wish for my son, Jason, is that he continues to experience a rich life of love, happiness, joy, and fulfillment, both creatively and personally.

Nobody on this earth has the right to tell anyone that their love for another human being is morally wrong. I will never forget how it made me shudder to hear Pat Buchanan say that he stood "with George [H.W.] Bush against the immoral idea that gay and lesbian couples should have the same standing in law as married men and women." Who is Pat Buchanan to pronounce anyone's love invalid? How can he deny the profound love felt by one human being for another? ... Unfortunately, however, as long as people like Newt Gingrich and Pat Buchanan continue in public life, the fight to codify gay marriages will be a tough battle to win.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleGenreRoleNotes
1972Up the SandboxcomedyYoung Boyuncredited
1989Say Anything...romantic comedy-dramaMike Cameron
1989Listen to MedramaHinkelstein
1989The Big PicturecomedyCarl Manknik
1991The Prince of Tidesromantic dramaBernard Woodruff
1996Subterfugeaction dramaAlfie Slade
1997Inside Outcomedy shortAaronalso, director, producer and sreenwriter
2000Boys Life 3romantic drama compilationAaronsegment "Inside Out"

Theatre work[edit]

YearTitleGenreRoleTheatreLocation
1997The Twilight of the GoldsdramaDavidArts TheatreLondon, England, United Kingdom

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Waldman, Allison J. (1994, updated 2001). The Barbra Streisand Scrapbook. New York City: Citadel Press. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-806-52218-0. 
  2. ^ [dead link] Mitchell, Deborah (December 25, 2000). "Barbra's Gay Son: I Think She Knew". Daily News. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Parents and Siblings". The Advocate (via Yawning Bread blog reprint). September 1999. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 

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