Height 1.94 m
|Name Jeff Goldblum|
Years active 1974–present
Children Charlie Ocean Goldblum
|Full Name Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum|
Born October 22, 1952 (age 70) (1952-10-22) West Homestead, Pennsylvania, United States
Spouse Emilie Livingston (m. 2014), Geena Davis (m. 1987–1990), Patricia Gaul (m. 1980–1986)
TV shows Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Raines
Movies Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Fly, The Lost World: Jurassic
Similar People Emilie Livingston, Sam Neill, Geena Davis, Laura Dern, Bill Pullman
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Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (; born October 22, 1952) is an American actor who has received nominations for an Oscar, an Emmy, a Genie and a Drama Desk Award throughout his career. He is known for starring in the highest-grossing films of his era, Jurassic Park (1993) and Independence Day (1996), as well as their respective sequels, The Lost World: 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 (1989), Deep Cover (1992), Powder (1995), The Prince of Egypt (1998), Cats & Dogs (2001), Igby Goes Down (2002), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Adam Resurrected (2008), Le Week-End (2013) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He has been cast as Grandmaster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Thor: Ragnarok. He also starred in several TV series including the eighth and ninth seasons of Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Zack Nichols.
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. He has a sister, Pamela, and an older brother, Lee. Another older brother, Rick, died of kidney failure at age 23. His family is Jewish, and had emigrated from Russia and Austria to the U.S. During his childhood, Goldblum belonged to an Orthodox synagogue and had a bar mitzvah.
Goldblum's parents were interested in show business. 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 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.
Goldblum made his film debut as a home-invading thug in the 1974 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 (1977); Goldblum is seen saying into the telephone at a Hollywood party, "This is Mr. Davis. I forgot my mantra." Goldblum has had leading roles in films such as The Fly (1986), The Lost World (1997), 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 Jurassic Park (1993), Independence Day (1996), as well as the Wes Anderson films 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 (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 got the role of Adam in Adam Resurrected, a film adaptation of the 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.
His guest appearance was on Sesame Street in 1990 as Bob's long-lost brother Minneapolis (parody of Indiana Jones) 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.
Goldblum replaced Chris Noth as a senior detective on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In the series, Goldblum plays the role of 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.
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 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 will reunite him with fellow Jurassic Park castmember Sam Neill. He will be reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
He was featured in a Currys Christmas advert campaign in 2015 November. Goldblum does the commercials for Apartments.com.
From 1980 to 1986, Goldblum was married to Patricia Gaul, with whom he starred 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 (1988).
In mid-2014, he became engaged to Canadian Olympic gymnast Emilie Livingston; the couple married on November 8, 2014. On January 9, 2015, Goldblum announced on the Late Show with David Letterman that the couple was expecting a son. Their son Charlie Ocean was born on July 4, 2015. Goldblum announced on the January 11, 2017 episode of Conan that Emilie was pregnant with their second child. Their second child, a boy named River Joe, was born April 7, 2017.
Goldblum follows "Eastern religions".
Jeff Goldblum has contributed as a voice actor to the following games :