Welcome to my Website.
In 2008, I resumed acting after many years of doing other things. Since then, I've appeared in plays, movies, Webisodes, a PSA and a couple of commercial spots. Last April, I appeared as Judge Wolff in the American premiere of Pinocchio's Ashes by the Danish playwright Jokum Rohde at Theater for the New City. "Gingold’s performance is as steady as a metronome, focused and commanding," wrote Steve Capra of Critic New York.
I grew up stage struck in New York City, studied theatre and English literature at Cornell University, and have worked as a writer, director, actor and teacher in New York, Ithaca, Tampa, Amherst and further-flung localities.
Items From Our Catalog (Avon, 1982), my first book, was a New York Times Best Seller, as was my second, More Items From Our Catalog. Subsequent books include Snooze: The Best of Our Magazine (with John Buskin), The House Trap, Fire in the John, Snafu University: America’s Oldest Safety School and Dog World and the People Who Live There.
My wife, Helen Rogan, and I wrote The Cool Parents’ Guide to New York (City & Company, 1996) and Brooklyn’s Best (City & Company, 1998). The Cool Parents’ Guide, now published by Rizzoli, is currently in its fourth edition.
I've written for numerous publications, including Esquire, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, My Generation, The New Republic, The New York Times, New York Woman, Travel & Leisure, Slate, Worth and Queste, the journal of Rolls Royce and Bentley owners. I blog occasionally for the Huffington Post, and my own blog, Joy Buzzer. I also post regularly on Items for Extremists.
I live in Brooklyn with my wife and son and our dog, Gracie.