Jeff Goldblum, born Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum, is an American actor and musician and has starred in some of the highest-grossing films of his era, such as Jurassic Park and Independence Day, along with their respective sequels.
Goldblum has also starred in several TV series and has directed the short film Little Surprises which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
He also performs in a Jazz band, which released their first album in 2018.
Born: October 22, 1952
Age: 68 years
Height: 6.3 ft
Spouse: Emilie Livingston
Children: Charlie Ocean Goldblum and River Joe Goldblum
Jeff was born on October 22, 1952, in West Homestead, Pennsylvania to Jewish Parents Harold Leonard and Shirley Jane Goldblum. Shirley was a radio broadcaster and later ran her own sales firm, while Harold was an army medic and a Major in the Second World War.
The family is from Russia with roots in Starobin and Zolochiv. Jeff had two brothers Rick and Lee and a sister, Pamela. Rick, who was kind of an idol to Jeff, died aged 23 during an expedition to Morocco. He is the one who influenced Jeff to make Jazz music.
At the young age of 17, Jeff moved to New York to pursue a career in acting, and studied at the renowned Neighbourhood Playhouse under the guidance of acting coach Sanford Meisner.
Jeff Goldblum is also an accomplished Jazz pianist and has also stated that if not an actor, he would have ended up becoming a professional musician.
Jeff Goldblum made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical Two Gentlemen of Verona.
His film debut came as a home-invading thug in Death Wish, a 1974 movie by Charles Bronson. Apart from minor appearances in movies here and there, Goldblum landed lead roles in movies such as The Fly, Jurassic Park, Earth Girls are Easy, The Tall Guy, Vibes, and Into the Night. The actor also has had memorable supporting roles in movies such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Big Chill, and Independence Day.
The actor has also voiced commercials for top brands such as Apple, Toyota for quite a few years.
In 2006 he was announced to be one of the founding members of a new Theatre Company in New York called the Fire Dept.
His most recent appearances came as The Grandmaster in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok(2017) and when he reprised his role as Ian Malcolm in 2018’s Jurassic Park release.
A temporary statue of Jeff Goldblum was erected next to London’s Tower Bridge to commemorate 25 years since the release of Jurassic Park.
In 2019, Disney announced The World According to Jeff Goldblum, a show that would feature him and would be available to stream on Disney+.
Jeff Goldblum’s Net Worth
As of 2020, Jeff Goldblum’s net worth is estimated to be around $40 million.