Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum


10/22/1952, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Birth Name

Jeffery Lynn Goldblum


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Jeff Goldblum is an actor born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania on October 22, 1952. Jeff currently is the star of Law & Order: Criminal Intent playing the character Detective Zach Nichols. He has been notable in the movies The Fly, Independence Day, The Lost World, Jurassic Park, and…more


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    • Jeff Goldblum: I've been lucky. And thank goodness the (sci-fi films) I've done have been good movies. I feel like some kind of lucky star has, for now, shone on me.

    • Jeff Goldblum: I mean, forget about Jurassic Park, I remember the real-event movie when I was a kid was King Kong Vs. Godzilla. There was a theatre outside of Pittsburgh where I grew up, a real jewel box inside, three balconies.

    • Jeff Goldblum: Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.

    • Jeff Goldblum: Well, Well, Well, its certainly a compelling provocative exciting delicious to think about idea, smart people say the universe is so big there must be something statistically it could be likely there could be something happening on some other world.

    • Jeff Goldblum: (on his relationship with ex-wife Geena Davis) We are good friends and she's a wonderful person and a wonderful actress.

    • Jeff Goldblum: (referring to "Independence Day" and the "Jurassic Park" films) The success of these three movies has certainly made my life less stressful and I'm having great fun slaying aliens and dinosaurs.

    • Jeff Goldblum: I love both doggies and kitties. I could just scrunch up their cute little faces!

    • Jeff Goldblum: When I'm in a happy state of mind, I often am in Los Angeles, recently you know those Fantasy Tour vans that go around, I don't know what they're looking at, there looking at studios and things like that, when I pass them in my car sometimes I roll down the window and point myself out to them, sometimes they don't notice me, and I'll go OK never mind, but sometimes they go "Oh ladies and gentleman to the right we have Jeff Goldblum."

    • Jeff Goldblum: (on what attracted him to one-time fiancée Laura Dern) Well, you know, I'm very easily stirred. And she's a remarkable woman. So I was struck with that from the beginning. But it wasn't until the film was over that we formed an alliance. I had been discreetly casting glances across the dinosaur. It's mysterious what attracts you to a person.

    • Jeff Goldblum: (about always playing the brainy guy) I don't think of it that way. I'm just flattered playing smart guys who get to figure out before anybody else what's going on. So that's awfully fun.

    • Jeff Goldblum: (on watching a screening of one of his films) It was odd because I hadn't seen much of what we had done until I saw it all put together up there. So, I'm watching everybody, but I care mostly about me.

    • Jeff Goldblum: I grew up watching sci-fi and monster movies like "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" and all those creepy old Vincent Price horror movies. They made a huge impression on me and I think that's what "Independence Day" is going to do for a whole generation of youngsters. It's going to be their favorite nightmare.

  • Goldblum is one of the finest actors of our day. He has excelled in both movie and TV roles. Generally seen as quirky everyman he has a wide range of emotions and can be convincingly strange and exceptionally like able at the same time.moreless

    One of my five favorite movie actors of all time. Despite many big roles it was his performance in Into the Night that really first struck me about the depth of his skills. He and another of my favorites John Cusack are similar actors part of two generations. They both can carry a movie in an independent film, but also can be a star in a blockbuster Hollywood production.

    His major roles have included Silverado, Jurassic Park, and Independence Day. A prolific actor he has performed in over 75 films and is only 56 years old. Besides film Goldblum is active in the theater and TV as well presenting a complete example of a true thespian. Goldblum has performed on Broadway as well as London. His television experience has been as a guest star and a lead. As a lead in a few programs such as Tenspeed and Brown Shoe where he played the role of Lionel "Brownshoe" Whitney which lasted 14 episodes in 1980. Short lived but very interesting Raines where he played the titled character which last seven episodes.

    Recently Goldblum has returned to the small screen in a very successful role as Detective Zach Nichols in Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Nichols is the son of two psychiatrist/psychological clinicians who obviously have had a great deal of influence on the characters life. Nichols former partner was Captain Ross play by Eric Bogosian. Goldblum adds a lot to Criminal Intent and pairs with Julianne Nicholson who plays his partner Detective Megan Wheeler. The two have hit their stride as partners and are really doing a great job on current episodes.

    A wonderful actor with immense range that brings a lot to every role. Goldblum adds a tremendous amount to any production and raises the level of quality in just being involved. Thanks for reading...moreless
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    Jeff Goldblum is a true actor and one of the coolest actors in Hollywood because he never sells himself out to get a role. You really believe that he got into acting because he loves it for what it is. You'll never see him in any tabloids and you won't hear any gossip about him. In his roles, you sense more realism than many other actor's who are considered more talented than he. Of all of his roles in all of his movies, my favorite has to be "Jurassic Park."moreless