Gary David Goldberg Biography

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Born: June 25, 1944


Date of Birth: June 25, 1944

With years of success as a TV writer and producer under his belt, Gary David Goldberg first tried his hand at directing in 1982 with the short-lived sitcom Making the Grade.

Returning to writing for several more years, he won his second Emmy in 1987 for the sitcom Family Ties (his first was in 1979 for Lou Grant); and won two Humanitas Prizes in 1984 and 1987, also for Family Ties.

His feature film directorial debut was Dad (1989), which he also wrote and produced. With an all-star cast that included Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Ted Danson and Kathy Baker, the film received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations and won a Wise Owl Award.

Unable to keep away from television for long, Goldberg executive produced series such as American Dreamer and Brooklyn Bridge (for which he received a 1992 Television Producer of the Year award), then went on to create the hit sitcom Spin City starring Michael J. Fox of Family Ties. In 1998 he won a Writers Guild of America award, an Outstanding Television Writer Award in 2001 from the Austin Film Festival and a 2002 Award of Excellence from the Banff Television Festival.

Returning to the big screen, Goldberg wrote, produced and directed Must Love Dogs (2005), a romantic comedy starring Diane Lane, John Cusack and Dermot Mulroney.

Born in New York, Goldberg makes his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Diane.


Must Love Dogs(2005)
Dad (1989)

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