'Police Academy': This Is "Carey Mahoney" Today

Steve Guttenberg in „Police Academy 2“
August 21, 2019 - 13:07 / Clemens Fanger

You shouldn't underestimate him, because Steve Guttenberg from the Police Academy movies has more to offer than the lovable troublemaker. The actor looks back on a successful career. Here you can find out how Steven Guttenberg fared after Police Academy.

As the son of a policeman, Steve Guttenberg (60) knows his way around police work, which he takes for a ride in the "Police Academy" films. This - combined with his mischievous manner - was probably a reason to cast him in the role of "Carey Mahoney".

After the movies that made him a world star overnight, he could celebrate great success with family movies like Three Men and a Baby (with Tom Selleck) and in the critically acclaimed movie Cocoon.

But Guttenberg also scored well in more serious stories and was highly praised for his work in the film The Day After. The film is about a nuclear war in the US. Guttenberg also played a leading role in the classic Short Circuit!

Steve Guttenberg: Not only successful in front of the camera

Steve Guttenberg's work is not limited to film and television, critics also praise the stage work of the 60-year-old. In 2011 and 2012 he appeared in the Woody Allen production Honeymoon Hotel.

In addition there were predominantly positive reviews for the short film Gangs, which he produced. Steve Guttenberg has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is located in front of a police station.

He is now a frequent guest in various sitcoms and series and also took part in the 2008 season of Dancing with the Stars. However, he was eliminated from the show quite early. For 2019 Guttenberg has several projects in the pipeline, some of which have already been shot. So he is still quite busy.

"Police Academy" star Steve Guttenberg in 2016
Steve Guttenberg in August 2016.

Steve Guttenberg also gives back

Privately, Guttenberg is committed to helping young people who find it difficult to find their way into society after living in an orphanage and almost single-handedly founded a housing project.

He was married to model Denise Bixler for four years and has been engaged to journalist Emily Smith since December 2016.