Fred Goss (born March 25, 1961, Orchard Lake, Michigan) is an American TV actor, director, writer, producer and comedian.
Goss began writing and staging his own plays in his twenties. He wrote sketch comedy during his thirties, primarily at the Los Angeles based, ACME Comedy Theater. More recently, Fred wrote many of the episodes of his ABC comedy Sons & Daughters. He's written pilot scripts for ABC, NBC, and FOX.
As acting student/teacher
Instructors who have taught Goss include Harry Mastrogeorge, Cynthia Szigeti, Stephen Book, Cecily Adams, and Jeffrey Tambor. After studying the Viola Spolin technique, he has taught (Improvisation for the Theater) to adults and children.
Fred Goss began acting at age fourteen. Before he was thirty, Goss had performed in more than 75 stage productions. He has been a member of The New A.R.T.E.F Players, Pacific Rep and Theater East. Goss also performed in two different house improvisation groups at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. and as part of the main company at The ACME Comedy Theater in Los Angeles.
Goss's professional acting debut was a small guest star part in the NBC comedy ALF. Goss starred in the Bravo comedy series Significant Others. He also starred in the short-lived ABC comedy Sons & Daughters portraying the character Cameron Walker, and starred as Gracen Brooker, in the ABC comedy Carpoolers.
Goss began directing theater productions in his twenties. He has directed pilots and presentations for ABC, NBC, VH1, Fox TV Studios and more. Goss directed many episodes of his ABC comedy series, Sons & Daughters. Goss is also a successful commercial director, working exclusively with Company Films in Los Angeles.
In 2013, Goss continues to direct episodic TV. His recent credits include multiple episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Modern Family, Ben & Kate, Happy Endings and Don't Trust The B In Apt 23.
With his business partner, Nick Holly, Goss has created and executive produced pilot episodes of shows for NBC (The Weekend), ABC (Sons & Daughters, The Owners), and Fox TV Studios (Endless Summer). He also created and executive produced the ABC comedy series, Sons & Daughters. Critically acclaimed, but due to low ratings, it did not get picked up for a second season. Goss and Holly entered an exclusive development deal with ABC TV in the fall of 2006.