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Jason Gould
Born Jason Emanuel Gould
December 29, 1966 (1966-12-29) (age 43)
New York City, New York,
United States
Occupation Actor, director, writer
Years active 1972–present

Jason Emanuel Gould (born December 29, 1966; New York City) is an American actor, writer and director.

Gould is the son of singer/actress Barbra Streisand and actor Elliott Gould, who divorced July 9, 1971. Gould spent his formative years around major Hollywood players in Los Angeles, California. His Bar Mitzvah was held at the Shul on the Beach.[1]

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Career

Gould has appeared in Say Anything... (1989) and the Streisand-directed film The Prince of Tides (1991), but has since rarely appeared in front of the camera. In 1997 he made his West End debut in the play The Twilight of the Golds at the Arts Theatre in which he played the part of David, an opera designer. In 1997 he also wrote, produced and directed the short film Inside Out, playing Aaron in the humorous story of the child of two celebrities who is outed by the tabloids. His real life father, Elliott Gould, also played his father in the short film. The short was later combined with other features for Boys Life 3 (2000).

Personal life

About 1991, tabloids outed Gould as being gay. In an interview with The Advocate published August 17, 1999, Barbra Streisand said:[2]

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 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

References

  1. ^ Waldman, Allison J (1995, updated 2001). The Barbra Streisand Scrapbook. New York: Citadel Press. p. 26.  
  2. ^ "Parents and Siblings". Yawning Bread. September 1999. http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_1999/yax-164.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-27.  

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