Jason Gould

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Jason Gould
Born Jason Emanuel Gould
(1966-12-29) December 29, 1966 (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, producer, writer, singer
Years active 1972–2000
Parent(s) Elliott Gould
Barbra Streisand
Relatives Roslyn Kind (maternal half-aunt)
Josh Brolin (stepbrother)
James Brolin (stepfather)
Jason Gould as a toddler with parents Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand (1967)

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, a 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] His family is Jewish.


Gould appeared in the romantic comedy-drama film Say Anything... (1989) and the romantic drama film The Prince of Tides (1991) (which was directed by and starred his mother), but has seldom appeared in front of the camera since then.

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.

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 an EP, "Jason Gould" (2012) and "Morning Prayer/Groove" (2013), though Morning Prayer is also on the first EP. Gould has performed with his mother during her 2012 North American tour and also during her 2013 European tour. He also appeared singing "How Deep is the Ocean" on her "Partners" album.

Personal life[edit]

Around 1988, at the age of 21, Gould came out to his parents as homosexual.[1] Around 1991, tabloids outed Gould as being gay. In an interview with The Advocate published August 17, 1999, 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 [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.


Year Title Genre Role Notes
1972 Up the Sandbox comedy Young Boy uncredited
1989 Say Anything... romantic comedy-drama Mike Cameron
1989 Listen to Me drama Hinkelstein
1989 The Big Picture comedy Carl Manknik
1991 The Prince of Tides romantic drama Barnard Woodruff
1996 Subterfuge action drama Alfie Slade
1997 Inside Out comedy short Aaron also, director, producer and screenwriter
2000 Boys Life 3 romantic drama compilation Aaron segment "Inside Out"

Theatre work[edit]

Year Title Genre Role Theatre Location
1997 The Twilight of the Golds drama David Arts Theatre London, England, United Kingdom


  1. ^ [dead link] Mitchell, Deborah (December 25, 2000). "Barbra's Gay Son: I Think She Knew". Daily News. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Parents and Siblings". The Advocate (via Yawning Bread blog reprint). September 1999. Archived from the original on 2004-10-24. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 

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