Gould was born in Los Angeles, to Tom and Valerie Gould. He has two younger sisters, Emma and Kelly, who are actresses. Gould practices Judaism, and is active in the Conservative Jewish youth group United Synagogue Youth. He participated in Nativ, a gap year program, where he spent ten months living in Israel, including time in the Negev desert, teaching English to elementary school children. Gould is a student at Brandeis University. He formerly attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, until the end of his sophomore year when he transferred to Brandeis, in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he is studying Philosophy.