Growing up in the ’80s, there is one friendly face that I’d always associate with some of the best comedies to come out of that decade: Steve Guttenberg. From Police Academy to Three Men and a Baby, Mr. Guttenberg permanently cemented himself in the subconscious of moviegoers. When I think of the best times I’ve had with my friends watching films, a film starring this man is always involved. His portrayal as Carey Mahoney even pushed me towards pursuing a career in law enforcement. Then I learned that they had a weight limit … and my dream died.
Regardless of my own police academy failure, I did manage to talk to the man who inspired me with the help of the utmost authority on this icon’s work. Today I teamed up with Brad Jones (The Cinema Snob) and tracked down Guttenberg. We got him on the phone and the following interview unfolded before my ears: