Gary David Goldberg (born June 25, 1944 - ) is an American writer and producer for television and film, best known for his work on Family Ties, Spin City, and his acclaimed semi-autobiographical Brooklyn Bridge.
Goldberg was born in Brooklyn, New York City. He studied at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego State University, ultimately deciding to become a writer. In 1969, he met the woman who would become his wife, Diana Meehan. They founded and ran a day care center in Berkeley, California, during the 1970s.
His first "real job" came in 1976, when he became a writer for CBS's the The Bob Newhart Show. This was followed by The Tony Randall Show and later CBS's Lou Grant, for which he was also producer.
He formed his own company, UBU Productions, (named after his dog) in 1981. In 1982, he created Family Ties, which ran for seven years. The show was based on the experiences he shared with his wife and family of hippie parents raising children in the 1980s. He later produced Brooklyn Bridge and Spin City. In 1989, he produced Dad, starring Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson and Olympia Dukakis. This film was followed by Bye Bye Love and Must Love Dogs . He received numerous awards for his work.