Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum

Oct. 22nd, 1952
Born in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
6' 4 1/2"

Jeff Goldblum's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Raines TV Show
Movies That Shook the World TV Show
Movies That Shook the World
Tenspeed & Brownshoe TV Show
Tenspeed & Brownshoe
Tonight with Jonathan Ross (UK) TV Show
Tonight with Jonathan Ross (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Mortdecai
2014 - The Grand Budapest Hotel
2013 - Le Week-end
2010 - Morning Glory
2008 - Adam Resurrected
2006 - Man of the Year
2006 - Pittsburgh
2006 - Fay Grim
2006 - Mini's First Time
2006 - Pittsburgh
2004 - Incident at Loch Ness
2001 - Perfume
2001 - Cats & Dogs
2000 - Chain of Fools
1998 - Holy Man
1998 - The Prince of Egypt
1997 - Jurassic Park: The Lost World
1996 - Independence Day
1996 - The Great White Hype
1995 - Powder
1995 - Hideaway
1995 - Nine Months
1993 - Jurassic Park
1992 - Deep Cover
1992 - The Player
1990 - Mister Frost
1989 - The Fly: 2
1989 - The Tall Guy
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 - Thank God It's Friday
1978 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1977 - The Sentinel
1977 - Annie Hall
1976 - St. Ives
1976 - Next Stop, Greenwich Village
1975 - Nashville
1974 - Death Wish
1974 - California Split

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Guest
Dinner Guest
Himself - Guest
Verminous Skumm (Voiced)
Scott Woolley
Rupert Ruxin
Jeff Goldblum
[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).

  • (1995-1997) Engaged to 'Laura Dern' (qv).
  • Along with 'Jim Carrey' (qv) and 'Damon Wayans' (qv), his voice was dubbed for certain scenes in _Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)_ (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.".
  • 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).
  • Father was a doctor and mother a radio broadcaster. Has two older brothers, Rick and Lee, and a sister Pamela. Older brother Rick (by four years) died of kidney failure while traveling in Morocco at age 23. Lee is a realtor and Pamela an artist.
  • In three films, 'Jeff Goldblum' (qv) plays characters that have some sort of vomit-related sickness. In _The Right Stuff (1983)_ (qv) he plays a NASA promoter who gets seasick. In _The Fly (1986)_ (qv), Seth Brundle gets motion sickness which is why he invents teleporting. And in _Independence Day (1996)_ (qv), David Levinson gets airsick. It's unknown if Goldblum actually suffers from any of these.
  • Is the voice behind the iMac/iBook commercials for Apple Computer.
  • Was engaged to 'Catherine Wreford' (qv), a 23 year old dancer from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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