Steve Guttenberg - Famous Actor

Steve Guttenberg Net Worth


Steve Guttenberg’s net worth is $12 million. The famous American actor and comedian earned his wealth through his over four-decade career, starring in numerous box-office hits such as β€˜Police Academy,’ β€˜Diner,’ β€˜Cocoon,’ and β€˜Three Men and a Baby.’

Key facts:

  • Steve Guttenberg is an American actor and comedian.
  • He appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including 'Police Academy,' 'Cocoon,' and 'Three Men and a Baby.'
  • Guttenberg scored the biggest financial success of his career in 1987 with 'Three Men and a Baby.'
  • He made his Broadway debut with 1991's Prelude to a Kiss and later starred in several theater productions.
  • Guttenberg was also an executive producer of the Emmy-award winning show CBS 'Schoolbreak Special.'

Basic Information About Steve Guttenberg

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Comedian, Film Producer, Film director
Net worth$12,000,000
Date of birth1958-08-24 (65 years old)
Place of birthBrooklyn
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksLoud, jolly voice
Often plays a single father
SpouseEmily Smith - (19 JanuaryΒ 2019 - present)
Denise Bixler - (30 SeptemberΒ 1988 - 1992)Β (divorced)
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Steve Guttenberg roles

Movie / Series Role
Police AcademyCarey Mahoney
Police Academy 2: Their First AssignmentCarey Mahoney
Roe v. WadeJustice Powell
Rifkin's FestivalMort's Brother
CocoonJack Bonner
Cocoon: The ReturnJack Bonner
Short CircuitNewton Crosby
3 Men and a BabyMichael
3 Men and a Little LadyMichael
DinerEdward 'Eddie' Simmons
BiggerLouis Weider
Original GangsterJean-Baptiste Philippe
The Big GreenSheriff Tom Palmer
Trauma CenterDr. Jones
The Boys from BrazilBarry Kohler (as Steven Guttenberg)
Police Academy 4: Citizens on PatrolMahoney
It Takes TwoRoger Callaway
High SpiritsJack
Police Academy 3: Back in TrainingSgt. Mahoney
Amazon Women on the MoonJerry (segment "Two I.D.'s") (as Steven Guttenberg)
Into the DarkDon 1 episode, 2020
Party DownSteve Guttenberg 1 episode, 2010
According to JimSelf 1 episode, 2008
Access HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2008
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf 1 episode, 2008
The GoldbergsDr. Katman 6 episodes, 2019-2021
CommunityMaury 1 episode, 2015
Veronica MarsWoody Goodman 8 episodes, 2005-2006
Law & Order: Criminal IntentClay Darren, Sr. 1 episode, 2007
Saturday Night LivePavaratta / ... 1 episode, 1986
BallersWayne Hastings Jr. 8 episodes, 2017
The Mysteries of LauraSteve Guttenberg 1 episode, 2015
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2012
The Wonderful World of DisneyBuzzy Crocker 1 episode, 1997
Holey MoleySelf - Judge 5 episodes, 2020
The Daily ShowSelf 1 episode, 1997
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf 3 episodes, 1993-1997
CBS Schoolbreak SpecialDirector
CBS Schoolbreak SpecialTom Hardgrove 1 episode, 1993
FamilyPhilip 1 episode, 1979
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1997

Steve Guttenberg's Quotes

  • [addressing the rumours of a Police Academy/Mahoney spin-off film] Definitely. It's coming. People will look down at the idea, but they're in the same business of making money too. The Police Academy (1984) films gave me so much opportunity, and I've got nothing but a good attitude towards them. I sure hope they do it. If the script's right - I'm definitely in. You never know, I may direct.
  • I just want to do good stories. That's the trap. When people say, "Oh, I don't want to do this again" -- well, if they're good at it, why not do it? I don't care about switching from comedy to drama -- I just like to be able to jump from work to work. I just like to be doing good work -- that's all I want to do. I just want to work.
  • [on Charles Bubba Smith's death] Bubba was my friend. His generosity was much larger than his physical stature. Only his gift for caring about his friends and family could compare with his achievements on the football field, film and television. He also laughed like no other.
  • If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero.
  • [1985] If there's a role for a spear carrier, and it's in a good film, I'll do it. I'd rather have two lines in a good movie than the lead in a piece of doody.

The All-Rounder: Steve Guttenberg’s Life and Career

Steve Guttenberg is a renowned actor and comedian who bagged more film projects than any other actor, except Gene Hackman, in the period between 198 to 199. He mesmerized audiences with his comic timing in β€˜Police Academy,’ played a romantic lead in β€˜Cocoon,’ and even charmed viewers with his dramatic skills in β€˜Diner.’ Guttenberg holds a net worth of $12 million for his incredible work in acting, producing, directing, screenwriting, and philanthropy

Early Life and Education

Steve Guttenberg’s real name is Steven Robert Guttenberg, who was born in Brooklyn, New York in the year 1958. He’s the son of Ann Iris, a surgical assistant, and Jerome Stanley Guttenberg, an electrical engineer. Steve grew up in Queens, New York, and attended Julliard’s summer program while in high school to study drama under John Houseman.

Steve played a captivating role in the off-Broadway drama, β€˜The Lion in Winter,’ while he was completing his education. After graduating from Plainedge High School in 1976, he enrolled at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany for a year before moving to California to pursue an acting career.


β€œThe journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.” Steve Guttenberg knew what he wanted since childhood and never gave up on his dreams. Even if he got small roles initially, he didn’t let that deter him. In time, Guttenberg got recognized for his persistent efforts.

Guttenberg got his non-speaking role of MIchael in β€˜Something for Joey’ in 1977. From there, he bagged several small parts and guest appearances, from TV serials like β€˜Love Boat’ to popular films like β€˜The Chicken Chronicles’ and β€˜The Boys from Brazil.’ But β€˜Diner,’ his breakout film in 1982, made Guttenberg a household name among audiences. Steve took his acting skills to the next level with β€˜Police Academy,’ the summer blockbuster hit in 1984. He later appeared in six more sequels of β€˜Police Academy,’ which were commercial successes in the box office worldwide.

Meanwhile, Steve’s work in β€˜Cocoon,’ where he played the romantic lead role, was delightful. Steve earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in β€˜Brown Bread Sandwiches,’ an HBO Children’s Special. In 199, he played the lead role in the big hit movie β€˜Three Men and a Baby,’ co-starring with Tom Selleck and Ted Danson. Guttenberg honed his stage skills too, and hs Broadway play β€˜Prelude to a Kiss’ garnered him critical acclaim.

Steve explored other aspects of performing arts too. He debuted as a director with the movie, β€˜P.S. You Cat is Dead’ in 2002, which he co-wrote and starred in. As an executive producer, he produced more than seventy episodes of CBS Schoolbreak Special and directed a few of them. Additionally, he made guest appearances on successful TV serials like β€˜Veronica Mars’ and Dancing With the Stars’.

Charity: Awards and Philanthropy

Apart from acting, directing, and producing films, Steve values charity work. He has supported many charitable foundations like Petco Foundation (raising millions for pet adoptions), AIDS Research, V Foundation, and Make-A-Wish Foundation that fulfills the wishes of children with chronic illnesses. In honor of his philanthropic activities, Steve Guttenberg got bestowed with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.

Personal Life and Real Estate

Steve Guttenberg has a nonchalance and fun-loving attitude towards life that makes his friends and family adore him. As per some sources, Steve Guttenberg bought a luxurious Los Angeles home situated above the Sunset Strip near the end of Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills. However, there is no concrete proof of the same.

In conclusion, Steve Guttenberg is a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry. His contribution to various roles in films, TV serials, directing, and his philanthropy is commendable. He still has several projects in the pipeline, and there is no slowing down for Steve anytime soon.

Interesting Facts about Steve Guttenberg

  1. Has Austrian Jewish and Russian Jewish ancestry.
  2. Named honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades, California (2002).
  3. Turned down the role of Josh Baskin in Was ik maar groot! (1988), which eventually went to Tom Hanks.
  4. Turned down the role of Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghost Busters (1984) in favor of playing Carey Mahoney in Police Academy (1984).
  5. The writers of The Simpsons (1989) pay tribute to Guttenberg in the episode "Homer the Great", (Sixth Season; episode 2F09) where he appears as a cartoon and mentioned in the song sung by the Stonecutters ("Who holds back the electric car? Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star? We do! We do!").
  6. In a recent article in Entertainment Weekly about Police Academy (1984), the author had issues contacting Guttenberg and had no clue why his calls were never returned. Eventually, the author bumped into Guttenberg by sheer coincidence at a restaurant and learned that Guttenberg felt burned by EW in the past and -- although he had no personal issues with the author himself -- declined the interview based on that.
  7. Parents are Stanley Guttenberg and Ann Guttenberg.
  8. Spent a week volunteering at the Houston Astrodome after Hurricane Katrina hit.
  9. While on the set of Cocoon: The Return (1988), told an interviewer how his mother, Ann, had locked him outdoors. In order to wake him for school, after several failed attempts, she did so while he was still dressed for bed.
  10. Has a website of "Steve Guttenberg Facts" dedicated to him.
  11. One-time boyfriend of Anna Gilligan. They have planned a Chinese adoption as they have both done extensive charity work in and around Beijing (2008).
  12. Attended and graduated from Plainedge High School in North Massapequa, New York (1976).
  13. Attended the Julliard School, State University of New York at Albany and the University of California at Los Angeles.
  14. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6411 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 12, 2011.
  15. Started the Guttenhouse Project, which provides housing in south Los Angeles for at-risk foster care youth when they turn 18 and have nowhere else to go. Has also organized a campaign to provides glasses for poor children whose families cannot afford eye care.
  16. Is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Steve's co-star in The Boys from Brazil (1978), Gregory Peck, sponsored him for academy membership in 1978.
  17. According to his autobiography, "The Guttenberg Bible", Steve is tied with Gene Hackman as the Screen Actors Guild member who worked on the most projects between 1980 and 1990.
  18. Godson of Michael Bell.
  19. Turned down the lead in Sharknado (2013), which he regretted upon seeing how the movie had become a cult hit. He later accepted a part in Syfy's Lavalantula (2015) and appeared in the Sharknado installment Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016).
  20. Shares a birthday with Barret Oliver, his co-star in Cocoon (1985) and Cocoon: The Return (1988).

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