Interview with Steve Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg became well known during the 1980s, after a series of starring roles in major films, including “Cocoon”, “Three Men and a Baby”, “Police Academy”, and “Short Circuit”. Movie Mikes had a chance to ask Steve a few brief questions about his career.

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Mike Gencarelli: How did a Long Island, NY native like yourself get into acting?
Steve Guttenberg: My Parent’s good friend is an actor, Michael Bell, and he invited me to come to L.A. for a two week visit. The casting bug bit, and I stayed for thirty years.

Mike Gencarelli: When you starred in the first “Police Academy” movie did you think it was going to be as successful as it was?
Steve Guttenberg: I really thought the script was incredible and lobbied to be in it. It was across between “An Officer and a Gentleman” and “Stripes”.

Mike Gencarelli: What is your favorite “Police Academy” movie?
Steve Guttenberg: I love them all the same. No Favorites.

MG: With Hollywood in a remake/reboot craze, any interest in ever catching up again with the “Police Academy” series?
SG: Warner Bros. is developing a new P.A. as we speak by David Diamond and David Weisman.

MG: How was it writing, producing, directing and starring in “P.S. Your Cat is Dead!”, was it hard to juggle all of those roles?
SG: I loved every second of it. It was thrilling.

MG: Do you plan on directing again anytime soon?
SG: I am developing some things and one might be a directing vehicle.

MG: You are involved in quite a bit of charity work, tell us about your of involvement?
SG: I am involved in “GuttenHouse” a home for foster children in L.A. Anywhere I can lend some support. I am also on the board of The Wellness Community in L.A.

MG: You recently starred in “A Novel Romance”, how was it returning to Long Island, NY for the shoot?
SG: Shooting at home was a luxury that I want to do again.

MG: According to the internet, rumors are buzzing about a “Three Men and a Bride” film, any truth to this?
SG: Disney is developing a new “Three Men”, Dimension is developing a “Short Circuit”, and Warner Bros is doing “Police Acadamy”. The audience wants to be reminded of good times.
“Three Men” with a great Mary like Dakota Fanning, or Miley Cyrus, or Blake Lively, is a sure hit.

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