Jeffrey "Jeff" Lynn Goldblum, born October 22, 1952,[1] is a 65-year-old American actor. He is known for his roles in The Fly, Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Independence Day and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

On Glee, he guest starred as Hiram Berry.

Personal life

Goldblum was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Shirley Temeles and the late Dr. Harold L. Goldblum.[1][2] He has two brothers, Lee and Rick (deceased), and one sister, Pamela.[3][4]

Goldblum attended summer sessions at Carnegie Mellon University and attended the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York under the guidance of acting coach Sanford Meisner.[1][5]

He was married to Patricia Gaul for six years before a divorce in 1986 and was married to Geena Davis for three years before a divorce in 1990.[1][6]

He has been a in relationship with Emilie Livingston for over a year[6][7]; they became engaged on 8 July 2014. [8] Goldblum and Livingston got married in November 2014 in Los Angeles, California.[9] Goldblum and Livingston have two sons, Charlie Ocean (born July 4, 2015)[10] and River Joe (born April 7, 2017)[11].


In 1974, Goldblum appeared in Death Wish as Freak # 1. Later in his career, as "Lacey 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, Independence Day (1996), 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), as well as The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) 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 the upcoming film 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. According to press materials, "The Fire Dept is made up of established and emerging writers, directors, actors and designers who have come together to create and produce work that cannot be replicated inside a television box or on a movie screen. The work of The Fire Dept combines the rigor and structure of great narrative storytelling with the vitality of formal experimentation to immerse audiences in a total experience that leaves them awake, alive and transformed." The company will devote energy into developing new live theater works as well as interpreting old favorites.

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, and Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!.

Goldblum replaced Chris Noth as a Senior Detective on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In the series, Goldblum plays the role of Detective Zach 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.

Goldblum will reprise his role from Independence Day in the 2016 sequel Independence Day: Resurgence. He guest starred on the Nextflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as Dr. Dave in 2016

In May 2016, Goldblum was announced to be the Grandmaster in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. It is set for a November 2017 release.[12]

In April 2017, Goldblum was announced to be reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the Jurassic World sequel, it is slated for a June 2018 release date.[13]


Year Title Role Notes
1974 California Split Lloyd Harris
Death Wish Freak #1
1975 Columbo Protester ("A Case of Immunity" and uncredited)
Nashville Tricycle Man
1976 The Blue Knight Daggett ("Upward Mobility")
St. Ives Hood #3
Special Delivery Snake
Next Stop, Greenwich Village Clyde Baxter
1977 Between the Lines Max Arloft
Annie Hall Lacey Party Guest
Starsky and Hutch Harry Markham ("Murder on Stage 17")
The Sentinel Jack
1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Jack Bellicec
Thank God It's Friday Tony
Remember My Name Mr. Nudd
1980 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Ichabod Crane TV movie
Tenspeed and Brown Shoe Lionel Whitney (14 episodes)
1981 Threshold Dr. Aldo Gehring
1982 The Devlin Connection Alexis Papageorgio ("The Absolute Monarch of Ward C" and uncredited)
Rehearsal for Murder Leo Gibbs TV movie
Laverne & Shirley Jeffrey ("Watch the Fur Fly")
1983 The Right Stuff Recruiter
The Big Chill Michael Gold
1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension New Jersey
Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter Ernie Kovacs TV movie
American Playhouse ("Popular Neurotics")
The New Show Various ("Episode #1.1")
1985 Transylvania 6-5000 Jack Harrison
Silverado Slick
Into the Night Ed Okin
Faerie Tale Theatre Buck Wolf ("The Three Little Pigs")
1986 The Fly Seth Brundle
The Ray Bradbury Theater Cogswell ("The Town Where No One Got Off")
1987 The Race for the Double Helix Jim Watson TV movie
Beyond Therapy Bruce
1988 Earth Girls Are Easy Mac
Vibes Nick Deezy
1989 Twisted Obsession Daniel Gillis
The Tall Guy Dexter King
1990 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Verminous Skumm 1990 - 1991 (5 episodes)
Framed Wiley TV movie
Mister Frost Mr. Frost
Sesame Street Minneapolis ("Episode #21.72")
1991 The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish Pianist
1992 Shooting Elizabeth Howard Pigeon
Deep Cover David Jason
Fathers & Sons Max
1993 Lush Life Al Gorky TV movie
Jurassic Park Dr. Ian Malcolm
Saturday Night Live Host 1993/1997 ("Jeff Goldblum/Aerosmith" and "Jeff Goldblum/En Vogue")
1994 Futurequest Narrator
1995 Powder Donald Ripley
The Larry Sanders Show Jeff Goldblum ("Nothing Personal")
Nine Months Sean Fletcher
Hideaway Hatch
1996 Mad Dog Time Mickey Holliday
Independence Day David Levinson
The Great White Hype Mitchell Kane
The Simpsons MacArthur Parker ("A Fish Called Selma")
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland Dracula video game
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Chaos Island Ian Malcolm voice and video game
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Ian Malcolm
Independence Day David Levinson voice and video game
1998 The Prince of Egypt Aaron voice
Mr. Show with Bob and David Civil War Narrator ("Like Chickens... Delicious Chickens" and voice)
Holy Man Ricky Hayman
2000 One of the Hollywood Ten Herbert Biberman
Chain of Fools Avnet
Auggie Rose John Nolan
2001 Cats & Dogs Professor Brody
Perfume Jamie
2002 Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe White Rabbit voice and TV short
Igby Goes Down D.H.
King of the Hill Dr. Vayzosa ("The Substitute Spanish Prisoner" and voice)
2003 Spinning Boris George Gorton
Dallas 362 Bob
Friends Leonard Hayes ("The One with the Mugging")
War Stories Ben Dansmore TV movie
Crank Yankers Professor Fermstein ("Episode #2.1," "Episode #3.15" and voice)
2004 Tom Goes to the Mayor Bill Joel ("Toodle Day" and voice)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Alistair Hennessey
2005 Will & Grace Scott Woolley ("Dance Cards & Greeting Cards," "Bully Woolley," and "Board Games")
2006 Man of the Year Stewart
Fay Grim Agent Fulbright
Mini's First Time Mike Rudell
2007 Raines Michael Raines (7 episodes)
2008 Adam Resurrected Adam Stein
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Detective Zach Nichols 2009 - 2010 (24 episodes)
2010 Morning Glory Jerry Barnes
The Switch Leonard
2011 Allen Gregory Perry Van Moon ("Van Moon Rising" and voice)
NTSF:SD:SUV Gunnar Geirhart ("Full Hauser")
The League Rupert Ruxin 2011 - 2012 ("Thanksgiving" and "A Krampus Carol")
2012 Zambezia Ajax voice
Glee Hiram Berry ("Heart" and "On My Way")
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Chef Goldblum
Portlandia Various 2012 - (5 episodes)
Susan 313 Benny Burnet TV movie
2013 Le Weekend Morgan
2014 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Detective Zach Nichols ("Civil Forfeiture")
The Grand Budapest Hotel Deputy Kovacs
2015 Mortdecai
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence David post production
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Dr. Dave ("Kimmy Meets a Celebrity!")
2017 Thor: Ragnarok Grandmaster pre production


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