Super Bowl commercial
As Victor Harland in
A lifelong character actor, Geoffrey Gould was born in in Brooklyn, New York, America, "though" from the age of two he was raised in the northern New Jersey suburb of Pompton Plains in Pequannock Township.
A graduate of Ramapo State College at which he studied theatre and wrote film reviews for the college's newspaper Horizons (during which time had him invited along with the New Jersey Press Corp. to interviewing film stars, directors and producers promoting their projects), Geoffrey's father Robert often did musical theatre and his mother Jeannette did stage comedies, dramas, and shows for children audiences.
At the age of eight, Geoffrey was enrolled in a summer drama program and, after playing brother Sid in the group's production of Tom Sawyer, Geoffrey had been irrevocably bitten by the actor bug.
His parents belonged to the
of Upper Montclair, New Jersey, at which Geoffrey also began performing on stage and often running tech and/or doing productions' sound designs.
Geoffrey joined the famous community theatre as soon as he reached their minimum member age of 16, performing in countless stage productions before moving to southern California in the late 1990's.
Geoffrey was Taft-Hartley'd and became SAG eligible booking a
Frito-Lays/Star Wars: Phantom Menace
tie-in national commercial, which became international.
After also booking a few regional non-SAG commercial spots before his second SAG principal gig
regional Indiana/Illinois cell phone spot),
was able to have him join SAG in 2000, since which Geoffrey has remained a fully-paid member.
First off within his demo reel
Geoffrey's comic talents are reflected when they were utilized for a spec-commercial for a director's reel for
torwards Ridley Scott's company RSA.
For commercial casting directors, producers and directors: a full list of what commercials Geoffrey has done is
available on request
(though it can be noted that early 2008
Geoffrey was the dry-comical principal lead in a St. Louis based
McDonalds regional wild spot
at the end of 2008 Geoffrey landed a humourous principal role
in a national commercial which debuted during the
2009 Super Bowl
In the 2010 pre-game show highlighting the best Super Bowl commercials, CBS declared
spot as being voted as the Third Best Super Bowl commercial of the decade...
Geoffrey also booked a principal role for an albeit short-lived
commercial, the national version being in Spanish and
the English version
relegated as a regional wild spot airing only in Phoenix, Arizona.
Also as a principal, Geoffrey was directed by Roman Coppolla for a comical promo spot for the Game Show Network.
The promo not only ran for over eighteen months, the popular spot
won the Cannes 2001 Lion Award
Promax Judge's Choice Recognition.
For that spot, titled
Geoffrey played the
(in a rapid verbal montage along with various others with whom he's intercut),
frustratingly shouting the correct answer at a television's quiz-show contestant, as though such would do any good.
For two amusing spots for
Fox Sport Interactive,
Geoffrey played a head scientist measuring fans' reactions playing each spot's respective video game in lab-controlled conditons.
As a Day Player in the episode
early in the final season of
Geoffrey played a juror opposite Sharon Stone, over eight hours during which for each take she ran her fingers through Geoffrey's hair.
Geoffrey played the lead in the
online "commercial" short film
Careful What You Wish For
(created by Yahoo!, Amazon.com and RSA), which also featured former radio-personality Patty Lotz, veteran character actor Raymond O'Connor, Kent Winfrey, Pras and a don't-blink cameo by Daryl Hannah.
The innovative short was a book-end piece to five such short online films, in which during their brief run on amazon.com, one could click on an actor's name during the interactive credits to be sent to the actors' respective IMDB entry, or click on a credit-listed
product shown/used within the short,
to be sent to that item's product information within amazon.com.
For the television documentary
Statue of Liberty: Building of a Colossus
(for The Learning Channel and History Channel),
Geoffrey played the lead recreationist role of historical figure
Eduard Rene de Laboulaye,
the French financier whose inspiration and passion backed the creation of the Statue of Liberty.
Geoffrey has experience with ADR, stand-in work
(for Peter Firth),
and photo doubling
(for actor David Paymer),
and experience with special effects make-up.
Apart from doing background work, much of which being picture-picked and very featured, soon after moving to Los Angeles, Geoffrey acquired a commercial agent and, being used to auditioning and being naturally talented at cold reading, Geoffrey quickly maintained
(and currently retains),
a very high call-back ratio.
Having also done considerable
featured background work
for film and television projects
(only due to lacking TV/Theatrical agent representation),
Geoffrey was selected as one of ten background artists interviewed and such for the heart-felt, award-winning feature documentary
Always amazed that there are "actors" who eschew working on student films, since 2000, Geoffrey has since worked on over 170
in which he has been lead or supporting, most
(at least the best),
on which he written
for his website.
While for student films Geoffrey generally does not do background work, he occasional has, depending on the project, generally if the storyline
(or the shooting environment),
is extremely compelling; he participated on Malona Voigt's USC student film
what with it being a night shoot on the Warner Bros. back-lot with fake rain;
and due to his participating in the AFI film
(in which he participated due to it being done in an Artificial Airport location),
its writer/director Gavin Heffernan cast Geoffrey as a substantial supporting role in his successful subsequent project
One of the latest student films on which he worked,
written/directed solo-role animated short
The Pride of Strathmoor,
which currently is qualified/eligible for 2016 Academy Awards© consideration, having won
Best Animated Short
2015 Slamdance Film Festival.
In 2012 Geoffrey played the supporting principal role of Patrick in the indie horror film
which eventually was released direct to DVD under the peculiar title
Playing mobster Victor Harland in the international indie feature
the production created a
page on Geoffrey.
Having a lifelong interest in metaphysics and the paranormal, Geoffrey acquired the nickname "Badger" by many of his friends and online friends, the badger having turned out to be Geoffrey's Spirit Animal Totem.
According to native American lore, the tenacious badger is the Keeper of Secrets and the Teller of Tales; considering Geoffrey's ability for research and to find things on which other people have given up trying to locate, Geoffrey relates to the concept as being a "digger"
(Geoffrey also prefer it as a moniker as the plosive word Badger is easier and "faster to hear," particularly in a crowded area, than the softer-pronounced name Geoffrey).
After numerous guest appearances
on several different
online radio programs,
details of which can be found at his
Radio Guest Appearances
page, since January 2011 Geoffrey has been a co-host of the weekly Para-X live online radio show
The Paranormal View
(which also has its own
Paranormal View Facebook
page Geoffrey administers),
for which apart from interviewing guests, Geoffrey creates a synopsis report page for
each show's edition
each on which he promotes that edition's respective guests' websites, books, et al.
Having acquired, somewhat to his surprise, the beginnings of an actual strong Fan Base, Geoffrey has a
joinable Open Facebook Group
to keep his friends and fans apprised as to his career progress, as well as becoming far more active
where he frequent participates in clever word plays and puns via various users' Hashtag Games.
Hard-wired to be/work on sets
(calltimes to which he prefers being 30 minutes early to being 30 seconds late),
single and never married,
Currently Geoffrey is domiciled in Los Angeles with two brother-sister cats, Pooka and Sprite.