Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
Birthday: Oct 22, 1952
Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Tall, gangly, and oddly handsome, stage, screen, and television actor Jeff Goldblum is an unlikely sex symbol. But for many women, especially those fond of eccentric intellectual types, he fits the role perfectly. Known for the range of quirky, often otherworldly characters he has portrayed, Goldblum is adept at playing lead and supporting roles in dramas and comedies alike.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, where he was born October 22, 1952, Goldblum moved to New York at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career. He got his start at Sanford Meisner's distinguished Neighborhood Playhouse, and in the '70s began performing in a wide variety of on and off-Broadway productions. When he was 22, Goldblum made his film debut with a small role as a rapist in Michael Winner's brutal revenge drama Death Wish (1974). He was performing on-stage in the El Grande de Coca Cola review when Robert Altman gave him a small part in California Split (1974) and a slightly larger role in Nashville (1975). Afterwards, Goldblum was steadily employed as a bit player in both major and minor features, turning in one of his most notable performances as a nervous houseguest struggling to remember his mantra in the Los Angeles-set segment of Annie Hall (1977).

In 1980, Goldblum branched out into television, starring opposite Ben Vereen in the short-lived television detective comedy Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. As Brown Shoe, Goldblum played an uptight stockbroker trying to make it as a hardboiled private detective. Although the role may have given him greater recognition, the actor gained his first really favorable reviews playing a tabloid magazine reporter in The Big Chill (1983). This led to leading roles in such films as Into the Night (1985), where Goldblum played an aerospace engineer opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, and Silverado (also 1985), which cast him as a villainous gambler. In 1986, he had his first hit movie with David Cronenberg's terrifying sci-fi-horror film The Fly (1986), playing a driven scientist whose research turns him into a gruesome mutant. His co-star was his then-wife, Geena Davis, whom he met while they were on the set of the comedy-thriller Transylvania 6-5000 (1985). The couple divorced in the early '90s and Goldblum then embarked on a highly publicized relationship with actress Laura Dern that broke up in the mid-'90s.

In 1989, Goldblum made a favorable transatlantic impression in the British romantic comedy The Tall Guy, playing a perpetually unemployed actor who is cast as the lead of a musical about the Elephant Man. He continued to work steadily throughout the subsequent decade, appearing in films of markedly varying quality. He found great success in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, playing a mathematician in one of the decade's biggest blockbusters. In 1996, Goldblum again explored blockbuster territory with a leading role as a computer genius in Independence Day. He reprised his role from Jurassic Park in that film's sequel 1997 sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He starred opposite Eddie Murphy in the notorious bomb Holy Man.

At the beginning of the next decade Goldblum worked primarily in independent films such as Burr Steers' debut Igby Goes Down, and playing the romantic and professional rival to Bill Murray in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. In 2006 he scored a role in his most mainstream film in quite sometime as part of the impressive ensemble in Barry Levinson's satire Man of the Year.

In 2009, Goldblum joined the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent in the show's eighth season to play the role of Detective Zach Nichols. 2010 found the actor co-starring with Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton for the showbiz comedy Morning Glory. In 2014, he re-teamed with Anderson in The Grand Budapest Hotel.


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Movies TV
Year Title Credit
2015 Mortdecai Actor
2014 Le Week-End Morgan
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Deputy Kovacs
2013 Zambezia Actor
2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Chef Goldblum
2012 Adventures In Zambezia Ajax
2010 Morning Glory Jerry Barnes
2010 The Switch Leonard
2008 Adam Resurrected Adam Stein
2007 Fay Grim Agent Fulbright
2006 Mini's First Time Mike Rudell
2006 Man of the Year Alan Stewart
2006 Pittsburgh Himself
2005 Stories of Lost Souls Actor
2005 Dallas 362 Bob
2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Alistair Hennessey
2004 Dinner For Five Actor
2004 Incident at Loch Ness Actor
2004 Special Thanks to Roy London Actor
2004 Spinning Boris George Gorton
2003 War Stories Ben Dansmore
2003 Run Ronnie Run! Himself
2002 Festival In Cannes Himself
2002 Igby Goes Down D.H.
2002 Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire and the Legend of the Lost Tribe White Rabbit [US Version]
2001 Auggie Rose (Beyond Suspicion) John C. Nolan
2001 Perfume Jamie
2001 Cats & Dogs Professor Brody
2000 One of the Hollywood Ten Herbert Biberman
2000 When Dinosaurs Ruled: At the Ends of the Earth Narrator
2000 When Dinosaurs Ruled: Birth of the Giants Narrator
2000 When Dinosaurs Ruled: The Land That Time Forgot Narrator
2000 Chain of Fools Avnet
2000 When Dinosaurs Ruled: The Real Jurassic Park Narrator
2000 Welcome to Hollywood Actor
2000 When Dinosaurs Ruled: Ground Zero Actor
1999 Barenaked in America Actor
1998 Holy Man Ricky
1998 Welcome to Hollywood Himself
1998 The Prince of Egypt Aaron
1997 The Lost World - Jurassic Park Dr. Ian Malcolm
1996 Mad Dog Time Mickey Holliday
1996 The Great White Hype Mitchell Kane
1996 Independence Day David Levinson
1995 Powder Donald
1995 Hideaway Hatch
1995 Nine Months Sean Fletcher
1994 Lush Life Al Gorky
1993 Fathers & Sons Max
1993 Jurassic Park Ian Malcolm
1993 Real Jurassic Park Host
1992 The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish Pianist
1992 Deep Cover David Jason
1992 The Player Himself
1992 Shooting Elizabeth Harold Pigeon
1992 Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish Actor
1990 The Tall Guy Dexter King
1990 Twisted Obsession Actor
1990 Mister Frost Actor
1990 Framed Wiley
1990 Mr. Frost Mr. Frost
1990 El sueño del mono loco (The Mad Monkey) Actor
1989 Earth Girls Are Easy Mac
1989 The Fly II Seth Brundle
1989 Twisted Obsession (El sueño del mono loco) (The Mad Monkey) Dan Gillis
1988 Vibes Nick Deezy
1987 Beyond Therapy Bruce
1986 The Fly Seth Brundle
1986 Race for the Double Helix Jim Watson
1985 Silverado Slick
1985 Transylvania 6-5000 Jack Harrison
1985 The 3 Little Pigs Actor
1985 Into the Night Ed Okin
1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension New Jersey
1984 Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter Ernie Kovacs
1983 Threshold Dr. Aldo Gehring
1983 The Big Chill Michael
1983 The Right Stuff recruiter
1982 Rehearsal for Murder Leo Gibbs
1980 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Ichabod Crane
1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Jack Bellicec
1978 Remember My Name Mr. Nudd
1978 Thank God It's Friday Tony
1977 The Sentinel Jack
1977 Annie Hall Lacey's Party Guest
1977 Between the Lines Max Arloft
1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village Clyde the Actor
1976 St. Ives Hood
1976 Special Delivery Snake
1975 Nashville Tricycle Man
1974 California Split Lloyd Harris
1974 Death Wish Freak 1