The Info List - Jeff Goldblum

Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (/ˈɡoʊldˌbluːm/; born October 22, 1952) is an American actor. He is known for starring in some of the highest-grossing films of his era, Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
(1993) and Independence Day
Independence Day
(1996), as well as their sequels, The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
(1997), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). Goldblum starred in films including Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Big Chill (1983), and Into the Night (1985) before coming to the attention of wider audiences in David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986) which earned him a Saturn Award for Best Actor. His other films include The Tall Guy
The Tall Guy
(1989), Deep Cover
Deep Cover
(1992), Powder (1995), The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
(1998), Cats & Dogs (2001), Igby Goes Down (2002), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
(2004), Adam Resurrected (2008), Le Week-End (2013), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and Thor: Ragnarok (2017). He also starred in several TV series including the eighth and ninth seasons of Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Zack Nichols.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Video games

5 Theatre 6 References 7 External links

Early life Goldblum was born and raised in West Homestead, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. His mother, Shirley (née Temeles), was a radio broadcaster who later ran a kitchen equipment and appliances sales firm, and his father, Harold L. Goldblum, was a medical doctor.[2][3] He has a sister, Pamela, and an older brother, Lee. Another older brother, Rick, died of kidney failure at age 23.[4] His family is Jewish, and had emigrated from Russia and Austria to the U.S.[5][6] During his childhood, Goldblum belonged to an Orthodox synagogue and had a bar mitzvah.[7] Goldblum's parents were interested in show business.[8] Goldblum moved to New York City at 17 to become an actor. He worked on the stage and studied acting at the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse
Neighborhood Playhouse
under the guidance of acting coach Sanford Meisner. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical Two Gentlemen of Verona. He is also an accomplished jazz pianist and declared that if he did not act, he would have become a professional musician. Career

Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.

Goldblum made his film debut as a home-invading thug in the 1974 Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson
film Death Wish. He briefly appeared as a protester in the TV movie Columbo: A Case of Immunity (1975). He has a brief part as a party guest in Annie Hall
Annie Hall
(1977); Goldblum is seen saying into the telephone at a Hollywood party, "This is Mr. Davis. I forgot my mantra."[9] Goldblum has had leading roles in films such as The Fly (1986), Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
(1993), Earth Girls Are Easy, The Tall Guy, Vibes (1988) and Into the Night (1985). Goldblum's strong supporting roles include those in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Big Chill (1983), and Independence Day
Independence Day
(1996), as well as the Wes Anderson films The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
(2004) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and the cult films The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984) and Igby Goes Down
Igby Goes Down
(2002). For several years, Goldblum was the voice for most U.S. Apple commercials, including advertisements for the iMac and iBook. He also voices some U.S. Toyota
commercials as well as Procter & Gamble's facial cream line. He has recently appeared on Irish TV in commercials for the National Lottery. Goldblum taught acting at Playhouse West in North Hollywood with Robert Carnegie. It was with several actors from this acting company that he improvised and directed the live action short film Little Surprises, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1996.

Goldblum in 1985.

Goldblum got the role of Adam in Adam Resurrected, a film adaptation of the Yoram Kaniuk
Yoram Kaniuk
novel about a former German entertainer who becomes the ringleader to a group of Holocaust survivors in an asylum after World War II. In September 2006, it was announced that Goldblum was one of the founding members of a new theater company in New York called The Fire Dept. He made a guest appearance on Sesame Street
Sesame Street
in 1990 as Bob's long-lost brother Minneapolis (parody of Indiana Jones), in a sketch where Big Bird's friend Snuffleupagus had "the golden cabbage of Snuffertiti" hidden in his cave. He has also appeared on Tom Goes to the Mayor, The Colbert Report, Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!, and Portlandia. In 2014, Goldblum's jazz band did a weekly show at the Carlyle Hotel.[10] Goldblum replaced Chris Noth
Chris Noth
as a senior detective on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.[11] In the series, Goldblum plays Detective Zack Nichols. In August 2010, media outlets reported that Goldblum had decided not to return to Criminal Intent due to persistent concerns about the program's future.[12][13]

Goldblum with former spouse Geena Davis
Geena Davis
in 1990

In 2014, Goldblum appeared in an episode of Last Week Tonight parodying his role in Law & Order. In 2016, he reprised his role of David Levinson in Independence Day: Resurgence, the sequel to Roland Emmerich's 1996 alien invasion/disaster film Independence Day. In November 2015, he joined the ensemble cast of Shane Carruth's third film, The Modern Ocean[14] alongside Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe, Chloë Grace Moretz, Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield, and Abraham Attah. In May 2016, Goldblum was cast as The Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok which would reunite him with fellow Jurassic Park castmember Sam Neill.[15] He will be reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.[16] He was featured in a Currys Christmas advert campaign in November 2015.[17] Goldblum does the commercials for Apartments.com.[18] Personal life From 1980 to 1986, Goldblum was married to Patricia Gaul, with whom he appeared in Silverado (1985). From 1987 to 1990, he was married to Geena Davis, his co-star in three films: Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), The Fly (1986), and Earth Girls Are Easy
Earth Girls Are Easy
(1988). In mid-2014, he became engaged to Canadian Olympic gymnast Emilie Livingston; the couple married on November 8, 2014.[19] On January 9, 2015, Goldblum announced on the Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
that the couple were expecting a son.[20] Their son Charlie Ocean was born on July 4, 2015.[21][22] Goldblum announced on the January 11, 2017, episode of Conan that Emilie was pregnant with their second child.[23] Their second child, a boy named River Joe, was born April 7, 2017.[24] Filmography

Goldblum in 2017 at the Deauville American Film Festival.


Year Title Role Notes

1974 Death Wish Freak #1

1974 California Split Lloyd Harris

1975 Nashville Tricycle Man

1976 Special
Delivery Snake

1976 St. Ives Hood #3

1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village Clyde Baxter

1977 Annie Hall Lacey Party Guest

1977 Between the Lines Max Arloft

1977 The Sentinel Jack

1978 Thank God It's Friday Tony Di Marco

1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Jack Bellicec

1978 Remember My Name Mr. Nudd

1981 Threshold Aldo Gehring Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actor

1983 The Right Stuff Recruiter

1983 The Big Chill Michael Gold

1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension New Jersey

1984 Terror in the Aisles Jack Bellicec

1985 Transylvania 6-5000 Jack Harrison

1985 Silverado "Slick" Calvin Stanhope

1985 Into the Night Ed Okin

1986 The Fly Seth Brundle Won – Saturn Award for Best Actor Nominated – National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (2nd place) New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
(3rd place)

1987 Beyond Therapy Bruce

1988 Vibes Nick Deezy

1988 Earth Girls Are Easy Mac

1989 The Tall Guy Dexter King

1989 The Fly II Seth Brundle Uncredited

1990 Framed Wiley

1990 El Sueño del Mono Loco Dan Gillis

1990 Mister Frost Mr. Frost

1991 The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish Pianist

1992 Shooting Elizabeth Howard Pigeon

1992 The Player Himself

1992 Fathers & Sons Max

1992 Deep Cover David Jason Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor

1993 Jurassic Park Dr. Ian Malcolm Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor

1995 Hideaway Hatch Harrison

1995 Nine Months Sean Fletcher

1995 Powder Donald Ripley

1996 Independence Day David Levinson Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actor

1996 Little Surprises

Director; short film Nominated – Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film

1996 The Great White Hype Mitchell Kane

1996 Mad Dog Time Mickey Holliday

1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Dr. Ian Malcolm Nominated – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor
- Sci-Fi

1998 The Prince of Egypt Aaron Voice role

1998 Welcome to Hollywood Himself

1998 Holy Man Ricky Hayman

2000 Beyond Suspicion John Nolan

2000 Chain of Fools Avnet

2000 One of the Hollywood Ten Herbert Biberman

2001 Perfume Jamie Also executive producer

2001 Cats & Dogs Professor Brody

2002 Run Ronnie Run! Himself Uncredited[citation needed]

2002 Igby Goes Down D.H. Banes

2003 Dallas 362 Bob

2003 Spinning Boris George Gorton

2004 Incident at Loch Ness Party Guest

2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Allistair Hennessey Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble

2006 Mini's First Time Mike Rudell

2006 Fay Grim Agent Fulbright

2006 Pittsburgh Himself Also producer

2006 Man of the Year Stewart

2009 Adam Resurrected Adam Stein

2010 The Switch Leonard

2010 Morning Glory Jerry Barnes

2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Chef Goldblum

2012 Zambezia Ajax Voice role

2013 Le Week-End Morgan Nominated – British Independent Film Award
British Independent Film Award
for Best Supporting Actor

2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Deputy Vilmos Kovacs Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2014 Unity Narrator Documentary

2015 Mortdecai Milton Krampf

2016 Independence Day: Resurgence David Levinson

2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 En Dwi Gast / Grandmaster Closing credits cameo

2017 Thor: Ragnarok

2017 Miyubi The Creator

2018 Isle of Dogs Duke Voice role

2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Dr. Ian Malcolm Post-production

TBA Hotel Artemis TBA Post-production


Year Title Role Notes

1975 Columbo Protector Episode: "A Case of Immunity"

1976 The Blue Knight Daggett Episode: "Upward Mobility"

1977 Starsky & Hutch Harry Markham Episode: "Murder on Stage 17"

1980 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Ichabod Crane Movie

1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe Lionel Whitney 14 episodes

1982 Rehearsal for Murder Leo Gibbs Movie

1982 Laverne & Shirley Jeffrey Episode: "Watch the Fur Fly"

1984 Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter Ernie Kovacs Movie

1984 American Playhouse Unknown Episode: "Popular Neurotics"

1985 Faerie Tale Theatre Buck Wolf Episode: "The Three Little Pigs"

1986 The Ray Bradbury Theater Cogswell Episode: "The Town Where No One Got Off"

1987 Life Story James Watson Movie

1990 Sesame Street Minneapolis Episode: "21.72"

1990 Framed Wiley Movie

1990–91 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Verminous Skumm (voice) 5 episodes

1993 Lush Life Al Gorky Movie

1993–97 Saturday Night Live Host 2 episodes

1995 The Larry Sanders Show Jeff Goldblum Episode: "Nothing Personal"

1996 The Simpsons MacArthur Parker (voice) Episode: "A Fish Called Selma"

1998 Mr. Show with Bob and David Civil War Narrator (voice) Episode: "Like Chickens... Delicious Chickens"

2002 King of the Hill Dr. Vayzosa (voice) Episode: "The Substitute Spanish Prisoner"

2003 Friends Leonard Hayes Episode: "The One with the Mugging"

2003 War Stories Ben Dansmore Movie

2003–05 Crank Yankers Professor Fermstein (voice) 2 episodes

2004 Tom Goes to the Mayor Bill Joel (voice) Episode: "Toodle Day"

2005 Will & Grace Scott Wooley 3 episodes Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor
in a Comedy Series

2007 Raines Michael Raines 7 episodes

2007 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Himself 2 episodes

2009–10 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Detective Zack Nichols 24 episodes

2010 Top Gear Himself Series 15, Episode 6

2011 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Gunnar Geirhart Episode: "Full Hauser"

2011–12 The League Rupert Ruxin 2 episodes

2011 Allen Gregory Perry Van Moon (voice) Episode: "Van Moon Rising"

2012 Susan 313 Benny Burnet Pilot

2012–15 Portlandia Various roles 5 episodes

2012 Glee Hiram Berry 2 episodes

2015 Inside Amy Schumer Jury Foreman Episode: "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer"

2016 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Dr. Dave Episode: "Kimmy Meets a Celebrity!"

2017 Tour de Pharmacy Marty Hass Movie

Video games Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
has contributed as a voice actor to the following games :

Year Title Voice role

1996 Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland Count Dracula

1997 Independence Day David Levinson

1997 Chaos Island: The Lost World Dr. Ian Malcolm

2015 Lego Jurassic World Dr. Ian Malcolm (Archive audio)

2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Nero

2018 Jurassic World
Jurassic World
Evolution Dr. Ian Malcolm



Seminar (2012) The Pillowman
The Pillowman
(2005) Two Gentlemen of Verona The Play What I Wrote The Moony Shapiro Songbook The Exonerated City Sugar El Grande de Coca Cola

London and Broadway

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

London and Recklinghausen (Germany)



The Music Man
The Music Man
at Pittsburgh
Civic Light Opera


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Jeff Goldblum
married a contortionist half his age". The Washington Post.  ^ Curtis, Nick (2008-01-29). "What Jeff loves about London". This is London. Archived from the original on 2008-02-01. Retrieved January 29, 2008.  ^ "Jeff Goldblum: Not Dead Yet" ^ Barlow, Eve (June 12, 2016). "Jeff Goldblum: 'I'm like one of those yogis who wanders the Earth with a diaper'". The Guardian.  ^ Curtis, Nick (January 29, 2008). "What Jeff loves about London - Theatre & Dance - Arts - London Evening Standard". Standard.co.uk. Retrieved October 28, 2012.  ^ " Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
goes to the head of the class Fall Preview". Jewish Journal. September 10, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2012.  ^ Stephen, By (April 26, 2007). "Holocaust role a spiritual journey". News.com.au. Retrieved October 28, 2012.  ^ Knutzen, Eirik (2007-03-30). "TV Close-Up: Jeff Goldblum". Bend Weekly. Retrieved January 29, 2008.  ^ "10 Greatest Actor
Cameos in Woody Allen Movies – Film School Rejects". Film School Rejects. September 15, 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2017.  ^ Goldblum plays jazz at Cafe Carlyle Goldblum plays jazz, MYTimes, September 18, 2014 ^ " Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
Has 'Criminal Intent,' Chris Noth
Chris Noth
leaving 'Law & Order' series". Zap2it. Archived from the original on June 27, 2008. Retrieved June 27, 2008.  ^ Schneider, Michael (August 3, 2010). " Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
exits 'Law & Order'". Variety. Retrieved August 4, 2010.  ^ " Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
to quit Criminal Intent". The Spy Report. August 4, 2010. Archived from the original on August 30, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2010.  ^ Kit, Borys (3 November 2015). "Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe to Star in 'The Modern Ocean'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 November 2015.  ^ Breznican, Anthony (20 May 2016). "Thor: Ragnarok: Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, and more join cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 21 May 2016.  ^ Ford, Rebecca (April 26, 2017). " Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
Joins 'Jurassic World' Sequel (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 26, 2017.  ^ Liviu Marica. "Currys PC World: Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
campaign". Daily Commercials. Retrieved 22 November 2015.  ^ " Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
as Brad Bellflower". Apartments.com. Retrieved April 26, 2016.  ^ Dave Itzkoff (September 12, 2014). "Playing Piano, and Blaming Woody Allen: Jeff Goldblum's Orchestra debuts at the Carlyle". The New York Times. Retrieved September 12, 2014.  ^ "Interview". Late Night with David Letterman. Green Bay, Wisconsin. January 9, 2015. CBS. WFRV-TV. Retrieved January 9, 2015.  ^ Chestang, Raphael (July 7, 2015). " Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
Welcomes Baby Boy: See the First Family Photo!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved July 8, 2015.  ^ Marquina, Sierra (July 17, 2015). "Jeff Goldblum's Wife Emilie Livingston Shows Off Insanely Flat Stomach Eight Days After Giving Birth". Us. ^ "Jeff Goldblum/Coyote Peterson/Jimmy Eat World", Conan (January 11, 2017), Season 7, Episode 28. TBS. ^ Miller, Jenni (April 15, 2017). " Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
and Emilie Livingston Welcome Their Second Baby". New York Magazine. Retrieved April 29, 2017. 

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