Jeff Goldblum

Actor, Acting teacher, Musician
Despite having starred in some of the biggest blockbuster films of all time, actor Jeff Goldblum had often opted to portray offbeat characters in limited release indies. After breaking in as a drug-addled thug in "Death ... Read more »
Born: 10/21/1952 in West Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (130)

Mortdecai 2015 (Movie)

Krampf (Actor)

Portlandia 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Le Week-End 2014 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

Deputy Kovacs (Actor)

Glee 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The League 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie 2012 (Movie)

Chef Goldblum (Actor)

Zambezia 2012 (Movie)

Ajax (Voice)

NTSF:SD:SUV 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crank Yankers 2002 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Morning Glory 2010 (Movie)

Jerry Barnes (Actor)

Nova 1993 - 1994, 2001 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Primetime Glick 2001 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Switch 2010 (Movie)

Leonard (Actor)

Tom Goes to the Mayor 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Top Gear 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

Adam Resurrected 2008 (Movie)

Adam Stein (Actor)

Dinner For Five 2001 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Head Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The British Academy Film Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Fay Grim 2007 (Movie)

Fulbright (Actor)

Pittsburgh 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Raines 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Man of the Year 2006 (Movie)

Stewart (Actor)

Mini's First Time 2006 (Movie)

Mike Rudell (Actor)

Movies That Shook the World 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Narrator

Dallas 362 2005 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Will & Grace 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Incident at Loch Ness 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Spinning Boris 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

Alistair Hennessey (Actor)

Friends 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Supermarket 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Igby Goes Down 2002 (Movie)

D H (Actor)

Auggie Rose 2001 (Movie)

John C Nolan Jr (Actor)

Cats & Dogs 2001 (Movie)

Professor Brody (Actor)

King of the Hill 2001 (Tv Show)

Voice

Perfume 2001 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

Run, Ronnie, Run 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Barenaked in America 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Chain of Fools 2000 (Movie)

Avnet (Actor)

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

14th Independent Spirit Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Show 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

One of the Hollywood Ten 1999 (Movie)

Herbert J Biberman (Actor)

When Dinosaurs Ruled 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

Ricky Hayman (Actor)

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince of Egypt 1998 (Movie)

of Aaron (Voice)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Masters of Fantasy: Stan Winston 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 (Movie)

Ian Malcolm (Actor)

Welcome to Hollywood 1997 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Independence Day 1996 (Movie)

David Levinson (Actor)

Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

Mickey Holliday (Actor)

The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great White Hype 1996 (Movie)

Mitchell Kane (Actor)

The New Adventures of Captain Planet 1990 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

The Simpsons 1996 (Tv Show)

Voice

Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Future Quest 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Hideaway 1995 (Movie)

Hatch (Actor)

Nine Months 1995 (Movie)

Sean Fletcher (Actor)

Powder 1995 (Movie)

Donald Ripley (Actor)

Independent Spirit: Close Up 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Jurassic Park 1993 (Movie)

Ian Malcolm (Actor)

The Ray Bradbury Theater 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Deep Cover 1992 (Movie)

David Jason (Actor)

Fathers and Sons 1992 (Movie)

Max Fish (Actor)

The Favour, the Watch, and the Very Big Fish 1992 (Movie)

Pianist (Actor)

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Shooting Elizabeth 1991 (Movie)

Harold Pigeon (Actor)

Mister Frost 1990 (Movie)

Mister Frost (Actor)

The Mad Monkey 1990 (Movie)

Dan Gillis (Actor)

The Tall Guy 1990 (Movie)

Dexter King (Actor)

Earth Girls Are Easy 1989 (Movie)

Mac (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Vibes 1988 (Movie)

Nick Deezy (Actor)

Beyond Therapy 1987 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fly 1986 (Movie)

Seth Brundle (Actor)

The Town Where No One Got Off 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Into the Night 1985 (Movie)

Ed Okin (Actor)

Silverado 1985 (Movie)

Slick (Actor)

Transylvania 6-5000 1985 (Movie)

Jack Harrison (Actor)

Popular Neurotics 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension 1984 (Movie)

Sidney "New Jersey" Zwibel (Actor)

The Big Chill 1983 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

Recruiter (Actor)

Threshold 1983 (Movie)

Dr Aldo Gehring (Actor)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 (Movie)

Jack Bellicec (Actor)

Remember My Name 1978 (Movie)

Mr Nudd (Actor)

Annie Hall 1977 (Movie)

Lacey's Party Guest (Actor)

Between the Lines 1977 (Movie)

Max Orloff (Actor)

Thank God It's Friday 1977 (Movie)

Tony DiMarco (Actor)

Next Stop, Greenwich Village 1976 (Movie)

Clyde Baxter (Actor)

Special Delivery 1976 (Movie)

Snake (Actor)

The Sentinel 1976 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Nashville 1975 (Movie)

Tricycle Man (Actor)

California Split 1974 (Movie)

Lloyd Harris (Actor)

Death Wish 1974 (Movie)

Mugger (Actor)

Double Helix (TV Show)

Actor

Framed (TV Show)

Actor

Lush Life (TV Show)

Actor

Rehearsal For Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (TV Show)

Actor

War Stories (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Little Surprises 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Director

Little Surprises 1996 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Perfume 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Other (1)

Festival in Cannes 2002 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Biography

Despite having starred in some of the biggest blockbuster films of all time, actor Jeff Goldblum had often opted to portray offbeat characters in limited release indies. After breaking in as a drug-addled thug in "Death Wish" (1974), Goldblum spent several years looking for that one breakthrough role that would propel his career to the next level. That role came when he played a seedy magazine journalist who reconnects with his college friends during a funeral in "The Big Chill" (1983). But his biggest moment arrived with a star-making leading role in "The Fly" (1986), which earned him widespread critical plaudits. Though he spent the next several years in some rather forgettable features, Goldblum reached new heights as an unorthodox scientist in the hit action film "Jurassic Park" (1993). Three years later, he starred in one of the biggest box office draws of all time, "Independence Day" (1996), which solidified his status as one of Hollywood's top stars. While he maintained a prolific output of film and television over the next two decades, Goldblum took a step back to concentrate on lower-profile independents like "Igby Goes Down" (2002) - not at all unusual for the iconoclastic performer.

Relationships

Geena Davis Actor

Wife
Met while filming "Transylvania 6-5000" (1985) Appeared together in "The Fly" (1986) and "Earth Girls Are Easy" (1988) Married on Nov. 1, 1987 Divorced on Oct. 17, 1990

Kristin Davis Actor

Companion
Rumored to have dated in 2002 No longer together

Laura Dern Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Jurassic Park" (1993) Announced engagement in December 1994 Split two years later in 1996

Patricia Gaul Actor

Wife
Married July 4, 1980 Divorced in 1986

Harold Goldblum

Father

Shirley Goldblum

Mother

Lee Goldblum

Brother

Rick Goldblum

Brother
Died at age 23

Pamela Goldblum

Sister

Lydia Hearst Actor

Companion
Dated for a few months in 2010-11

Tania Raymonde Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated in 2009

Catherine Wreford Actor

Companion
Wreford was featured in Goldblum's documentary "Pittsburgh" (2006) Briefly engaged No longer together

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
Attended a summer drama program

The Neigborhood Playhouse

New York , New York
Studied acting with Sanford Meisner

Taylor Allderdice High School

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania

Milestones

2012

Cast as one of Rachel Berry's (Lea Michele) dads on Fox's "Glee"

2012

Appeared in the comedy feature "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie"

2010

Appeared in the romantic comedy "The Switch" opposite Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman

2008

Returned to the stage opposite Kevin Spacey in the London Old Vic revival of David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow"

2008

Joined the cast of USA Network's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," replacing Chris Noth

2007

Played the title character on the short-lived series "Raines" (NBC)

2006

Cast opposite Robin Williams in Barry Levinson's political comedy "Man of the Year"

2004

Had a supporting role in Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"

2004

Cast as Karen's old nemesis and Grace's new love interest on NBC's "Will & Grace"; garnered an Emmy nomination

2002

Cast as the title character's extremely wealthy, morally corrupted godfather in the indie feature "Igby Goes Down"

2000

Appeared with Selma Hayek and Steve Zahn in the comedy "Chain of Fools"

1998

Lent his voice to the animated feature "The Prince of Egypt"

1997

Reprised role of Dr. Malcolm in "The Lost World"

1996

Co-starred with Will Smith in Roland Emmerich's "Independece Day"

1995

Played Hugh Grant's perpetually single artist friend in the comedy "Nine Months"

1993

Played Dr. Ian Malcolm, a mathematician and chaos theorist in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster hit "Jurassic Park"

1988

Again co-starred with Davis in the comedy "Earth Girls Are Easy"

1987

Cast in Robert Altman's "Beyond Therapy"

1986

Breakthrough role in David Cronenberg's "The Fly"; also co-starred Davis

1985

First film with Geena Davis, "Transylvania 6-5000"

1985

First lead role in a feature, John Landis' "Into the Night"

1983

Joined an ensemble cast in Lawrence Kasdan's "The Big Chill"

1980

Appeared with Ben Vereen in ABC's "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe"

1977

Landed a minor role in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall"

1974

Film debut, "Death Wish"

1973

Appeared off-Broadway in "El Grande de Coca-Cola"

1970

Made stage debut in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Two Gentlemen of Verona"

1968

Moved to New York to pursue acting at age 17

Bonus Trivia

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Goldblum taught at Playhouse West in California.

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He was a juror at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.

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Goldblum was in a jazz band called The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra with fellow actor Peter Weller.

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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.

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In May 2012, Goldblum was granted a temporary restraining order against a woman he claimed had been stalking him since 2001. The actor originally filed a restraining order in 2010 against Linda Ransom, whom Goldblum alleged constantly followed him in public, showed up at his house uninvited, and appeared on multiple occasions at his stage performances in NYC and L.A.

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