Oct. 22nd, 1952
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
6' 4 1/2"
Jeff Goldblum's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2015 - Mortdecai
2014 - The Grand Budapest Hotel
2010 - Morning Glory
2008 - Adam Resurrected
2006 - Fay Grim
2006 - Man of the Year
2000 - Chain of Fools
1998 - The Prince of Egypt
1998 - Holy Man
1997 - Jurassic Park: The Lost World
1996 - The Great White Hype
1996 - Independence Day
1995 - Powder
1995 - Nine Months
1995 - Hideaway
1993 - Jurassic Park
1992 - Deep Cover
1992 - The Player
1990 - Mister Frost
1989 - The Tall Guy
1989 - The Fly: 2
1988 - Vibes
1988 - Earth Girls Are Easy
1986 - The Fly
1985 - Transylvania 6-5000
1985 - Into the Night
1985 - Silverado
1984 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
1983 - The Big Chill
1983 - The Right Stuff
1978 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1977 - Annie Hall
1977 - The Sentinel
1976 - Next Stop, Greenwich Village
1976 - St. Ives
1975 - Nashville
1974 - Death Wish
1974 - California Split
Guest TV Roles[Complete List]
Born Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum on October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, actor Jeff Goldblum began his career on the New York stage after moving to the city at the age of seventeen.
Possessing his own unique style of delivery, Goldblum made an impression on moviegoers with little more than a single line in Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977), when he fretted about having forgotten his mantra. Goldblum went on to appear in the remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) before a high-profile turn in the classic ensemble film The Big Chill (1983).
The quirky actor turned up in the suitably quirky film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), which became a 1980s cult classic, then went on to a breakthrough role in the David Cronenberg remake The Fly (1986), which also featured actress Geena Davis, Goldblum's wife from 1987-1990 and co-star in two additional films: Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) and Julien Temple's Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).
Goldblum was the rather unlikely star of some of the biggest blockbusters of the 1990s: Steven Spielberg's dinosaur adventure Jurassic Park (1993) and its sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), as well as the alien invasion flick Independence Day (1996). These films saw Goldblum playing the type of intellectual characters he's become associated with.
Recent roles have included critically acclaimed turns in Igby Goes Down (2002) and Wes Anderson (I)'s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).
- Almost got the part of 'Dr. David Blume' in _Blue Sunshine (1976)_ (qv), but lost the part to 'Robert Walden (I)' (qv) because the director thought he had better chemistry with leading actor 'Zalman King' (qv).
- Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999.
- Has worked twice with three of the writers of _Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv): the film's director, 'Steven Spielberg' (qv), directed him in _Jurassic Park (1993)_ (qv) and _The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)_ (qv); the screenwriter, 'Lawrence Kasdan' (qv), directed him in _The Big Chill (1983)_ (qv) and _Silverado (1985)_ (qv). 'Philip Kaufman (I)' (qv), whose idea it was for Indy to pursue the Ark of the Covenant, directed him in _Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)_ (qv) and _The Right Stuff (1983)_ (qv).
- After playing the victim of an alien invasion in the remake of _Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)_ (qv), he appears in two films in which he fights aliens: _The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)_ (qv) and _Independence Day (1996)_ (qv). Also one where he plays an alien: _Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)_ (qv).
- Was engaged to 'Catherine Wreford' (qv), a 23 year old dancer from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
- Born on the same day as actor 'Christopher Lloyd (I)' (qv).
- Appeared opposite his then-girlfriend 'Geena Davis' (qv) in _The Fly (1986)_ (qv), and future girlfriend 'Laura Dern' (qv) in _Jurassic Park (1993)_ (qv). In both films, each actress's character remarks that "Something went wrong.".
- Appears alongside ex-wife 'Geena Davis' (qv) in three films, back to back: _Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)_ (qv); _The Fly (1986)_ (qv) and _Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)_ (qv).