Gary Michael Goetzman
November 6, 1952
Life and career
Born in Los Angeles, Goetzman began his career as a child actor. He had starred in the film Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball, appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, and eventually started a waterbed company and pinball arcade. Goetzman at one time delivered a waterbed to Jon Peters's home. His exploits as a performer and a salesman inspired his friend Paul Thomas Anderson's 2021 film Licorice Pizza.
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. 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 was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.
- As an actor
|1967||Divorce American Style||Jonathan Harmon|
|1968||Yours, Mine and Ours||Greg Beardsley|
|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|
|1993||Family Prayers||Irate Driver|
- Music department
|1982||Jinxed!||Radio source music|
|1984||Swing Shift||Lyricist: Additional original songs|
|1986||Something Wild||Musical consultant|
|1988||And God Created Woman||Music supervisor|
|The Prince of Pennsylvania||Music supervisor|
|Married to the Mob|
|Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills|
|1990||A Shock to the System|
|The Hot Spot|
|Reversal of Fortune|
|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"
"Don't Think Twice"
"Dancin' in Jamaica"
"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"
|1993||Philadelphia||Performer: "All the Way"|
|1996||That Thing You Do!||Writer:|
"Voyage Around the Moon"
"Hold My Hand, Hold My Heart"
"Will You Marry Me?"
|2000||Big Momma's House||Writer: "Radio"|
- Production manager
|1974||Caged Heat||Unit manager|
|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|
|2021||Licorice Pizza||Special thanks|
|2000||West Point||Executive producer|
|2001||Band of Brothers||Co-executive producer|
|We Stand Alone Together||Co-executive producer||Television special|
|2006||We're with the Band||Executive producer||Television special|
|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||Executive producer||Television special|
|2010||The Pacific||Executive producer|
|2006−11||Big Love||Executive producer|
|2011||The 3 Minute Talk Show||Executive producer|
|2012||Game Change||Executive producer||Television film|
|The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony||Executive producer||Television special|
|Electric City||Executive producer|
|2013||The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony||Executive producer||Television special|
|The Assassination of President Kennedy||Executive producer||Documentary|
|2014||The Sixties||Executive producer||Documentary|
|Olive Kitteridge||Executive producer|
|The Concert for Valor||Executive producer||Television special|
|2015||The Seventies||Executive producer||Documentary|
|2016||The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony||Co-executive producer||Television special|
|The Eighties||Executive producer||Documentary|
|2017||The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony||Executive producer||Television special|
|The Nineties||Executive producer||Documentary|
|2018||Notes from the Field||Executive producer||Television film|
|The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony||Executive producer||Television special|
|1968: The Year That Changed America||Executive producer||Documentary|
|The 2000s||Executive producer||Documentary|
|2019||The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony||Executive producer||Television special|
|The Movies||Executive producer||Documentary|
|2020||My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood||Executive producer||Television special|
|TBA||Masters of the Air||Executive producer|
- As an actor
|1979||Hot Rod||Security Guard||Television film|
|1978−80||Family||Steven / Sam|
|1984||Kidd Video||Writer: "Video Romeo"|
- Miscellaneous crew
|2014||The Concert for Valor||Tribute film executive producer||Television special|
|2021||A Night in the Academy Museum||Filmmaker acknowledgement||Television special|
- "Gary Goetzman". Filmreference.com.
- "Gary Goetzman". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2007. Archived from the original on October 18, 2007.
- Mankiewicz, Ben (November 6, 2021). "Licorice Pizza Panel/w Paul Thomas Anderson and Alana Haim" (Interview). Event occurs at 2:00–4:00, 17:00–18:00, 32:00–33:00. Archived from the original on November 7, 2021. Retrieved November 7, 2021 – via YouTube.
- Whipp, Glenn (November 26, 2021). "Paul Thomas Anderson's hilarious and intimate 'Licorice Pizza' tour of the Valley". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 6, 2021. Retrieved December 11, 2021.
- Lang, Brent. "Paul Thomas Anderson on 'Licorice Pizza' and Moviemaking: 'Anyone Who's Done This Knows That Confidence Is an Illusion'". Variety. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
- Gary Goetzman Profile: Biography, Filmography & Photos – Yahoo! Movies UK
- "Officers, Board Members & Staff – Producers Guild of America". Producersguild.org. Retrieved October 23, 2012.