Gary Goetzman

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Gary Goetzman
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Executive Producers Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman pose for pictures on the red carpet at HBO's Hollywood premiere for 'The Pacific' at Grauman's Chinese Theater Feb. 24
Born
Gary Michael Goetzman[1]

(1952-11-06) November 6, 1952 (age 67)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationProducer, actor
Years active1967–present

Gary Michael Goetzman (born November 6, 1952) is an American film and television producer,[2] and co-founder of Playtone with actor Tom Hanks.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, Goetzman began his career as a child actor.

In 1984, he produced the Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense with director Jonathan Demme. That initiated a successful run as a music supervisor, on such films as Something Wild, Colors, Modern Girls and Married to the Mob, among many others.[3] In 1991, producer Goetzman and director Demme again collaborated to make The Silence of the Lambs, which garnered the top five Academy Awards including Best Picture.

In 1993, Goetzman was executive producer of Demme's Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks, beginning a working relationship with Hanks. Goetzman co-produced Hanks's 1996 directorial debut, That Thing You Do!. The two then co-founded Playtone in 1998. Since then, Goetzman has produced hit films including My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Polar Express, Charlie Wilson's War and Mamma Mia!. Goetzman has also received several Emmy Awards for HBO mini-series Band of Brothers, The Pacific, John Adams, Game Change and Olive Kitteridge.

Aside from producing films, Goetzman has been known to play small parts in movies he is connected to.

He has also enjoyed a successful parallel career as a music composer and producer, working with such artists as Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, Jane Child, Thelma Houston, and The Staples Singers.

He currently sits on the National board of directors for the Producers Guild of America.[4]

Goetzman is executive producer (with Tom Hanks and Mark Herzog) of the CNN exclusive documentary miniseries The Sixties (2014), The Seventies (2015) and The Eighties (2016).

Filmography[edit]

All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.

Film[edit]

Year Film Notes
1986 Modern Girls
1990 Miami Blues
1991 The Silence of the Lambs Executive producer
1993 Amos & Andrew
Philadelphia Executive producer
1995 Devil in a Blue Dress
1996 That Thing You Do!
1998 Beloved
2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding
2004 The Polar Express
2006 The Ant Bully
Starter for 10
2007 Evan Almighty Executive producer
Charlie Wilson's War
2008 The Great Buck Howard
Mamma Mia!
City of Ember
2009 My Life in Ruins Executive producer
Where the Wild Things Are
2011 Larry Crowne
2013 Parkland
2015 Ricki and the Flash
Ithaca Executive producer
2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
A Hologram for the King
2017 The Circle
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
2020 Greyhound
News of the World
TBA
1776
A Man Called Ove
American Idiot
Beautiful
In the Garden of Beasts
Major Matt Mason
As an actor
Year Film Role Notes
1967 Divorce American Style Jonathan Harmon
1968 Yours, Mine and Ours Greg Beardsley
1974 Caged Heat Sparky
Uncredited
1977 Handle with Care RV Salesman
1979 Last Embrace Tour Guide
1980 Melvin and Howard Melvin's Cousin Fred
1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman Newscaster
Bustin' Loose Store Manager
1984 Swing Shift 'Swing Shift' Bandleader
1986 Something Wild Guido Paonessa
Modern Girls Undercover Cop
1988 And God Created Woman Al Lawrence
Married to the Mob The Guy at the Piano
1990 Miami Blues Hotel Desk Clerk
1991 The Silence of the Lambs Guido Paonessa
Uncredited
1993 Family Prayers Irate Driver
Philadelphia Guido Paonessa
Music department
Year Film Notes
1982 Jinxed! Radio source music
1984 Swing Shift Lyricist: Additional original songs
1986 Something Wild Musical consultant
1988 And God Created Woman Music supervisor
Colors Music consultant
The Prince of Pennsylvania Music supervisor
Married to the Mob Music supervisor
1989 Lost Angels Music supervisor
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills Music supervisor
Little Monsters Music supervisor
1990 A Shock to the System Music supervisor
Catchfire Music supervisor
The Hot Spot Music supervisor
Reversal of Fortune Music supervisor
1991 Queens Logic Music supervisor
Point Break Music supervisor
1992 Freejack Music supervisor
Soundtrack
Year Film Song
1984 Heavenly Bodies Producer: "At Last You're Mine"
1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Producer: "Temporary Insanity"
Writer: "Dirty Work"
Just One of the Guys Writer: "Gone Too Far"
Fright Night Producer: "Boppin' Tonight"
Writer: "Boppin' Tonight"
1986 Thrashin' Producer:
"Don't Think Twice"
"Dancin' in Jamaica"
Writer:
"Arrow Through My Heart"
"Dancin' in Jamaica"
Something Wild Lead vocal: "Before the Next Teardrop Falls"
1988 Dominick and Eugene Writer:
"Game of Love"
"Lucky at Love"
1990 Miami Blues Writer:
"Island Blues"
"Floatin'"
1993 Philadelphia Performer: "All the Way"
1996 That Thing You Do! Writer:
"Mr. Downtown"
"Voyage Around the Moon"
"Hold My Hand, Hold My Heart"
"Will You Marry Me?"
2000 Big Momma's House Writer: "Radio"
Production manager
Year Film Notes
1974 Caged Heat Unit manager
Thanks
Year Film Notes
1991 Straight Out of Brooklyn Thanks
Fires Within Special thanks
2002 The Truth About Charlie Very special thanks
2005 The Wedding Date Thanks
2008 Surfer, Dude Very special thanks
2009 I Hate Valentine's Day Special thanks
2014 Inherent Vice Thank you
2018 Hotel Artemis Special thanks
2019 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood The producers wish to thank

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
2000 West Point Executive producer
2001 Band of Brothers Co-executive producer
We Stand Alone Together Television special
Co-executive producer
2006 We're with the Band Television special
Executive producer
2007 Big Love: In the Beginning Executive producer
2008 John Adams Executive producer
David McCullough: Painting with Words Television special
2009 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts Television special
Executive producer
2010 The Pacific Executive producer
2006−11 Big Love Executive producer
2011 The 3 Minute Talk Show Executive producer
2012 Game Change Television film
Executive producer
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Television special
Executive producer
Electric City Executive producer
2013 The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Television special
Executive producer
The Assassination of President Kennedy Documentary
Executive producer
2014 The Sixties Documentary
Executive producer
Olive Kitteridge Executive producer
The Concert for Valor Television special
Executive producer
2015 The Seventies Documentary
Executive producer
2016 The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Television special
Co-executive producer
The Eighties Documentary
Executive producer
2017 The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Television special
Executive producer
The Nineties Documentary
Executive producer
2018 Notes from the Field Television film
Executive producer
1968: The Year That Changed America Documentary
Executive producer
The 2000s Documentary
Executive producer
2019 The Movies Documentary
Executive producer
TBA Masters of the Air Executive producer
As an actor
Year Title Role Notes
1965 McHale's Navy Tonio
1979 Hot Rod Security Guard Television film
1978−80 Family Steven / Sam
2012 Electric City N/A
Soundtrack
Year Title Notes
1984 Kidd Video Writer: "Video Romeo"
Miscellaneous crew
Year Title Notes
2014 The Concert for Valor Television special
Tribute film executive producer
Thanks
Year Title Notes
2012 POV Special thanks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gary Goetzman". Filmreference.com.
  2. ^ "Gary Goetzman". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Gary Goetzman Profile: Biography, Filmography & Photos – Yahoo! Movies UK
  4. ^ "Officers, Board Members & Staff – Producers Guild of America". Producersguild.org. Retrieved October 23, 2012.

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