Sunday, April 29, 2012
Jeffrey Lynn "Jeff" Goldblum (born October 22, 1952) is an American actor. His career began in the mid-1970s and he has appeared in above box-office successes including The Fly, Jurassic Park and its aftereffect Jurassic Park: The Lost World, and Independence Day. From 2009 to mid-2010 he starred as Detective Zach Nichols on the USA Network's abomination ball alternation Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Goldblum was built-in in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Homestead, Pennsylvania, the son of Shirley S. (née Temeles), a radio anchorperson who afterwards ran a kitchen accessories and accessories sales firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a medical doctor. He has a sister, Pamela, and an earlier brother, Lee. Another earlier brother, Rick, died at age 23. His ancestors is Jewish and belonged to an Orthodox synagogue.
Goldblum's parents were absorbed in actualization business. Goldblum confused to New York City at 17 to become an actor. Goldblum formed on the date and advised acting at the acclaimed Neighborhood Playhouse beneath the advice of acting drillmaster Sanford Meisner. He fabricated his Broadway admission in the Tony Award-winning agreeable Two Gentlemen of Verona. He is aswell an able applesauce pianist and declared that if he did not act, he would accept become a able musician. He fabricated his blur admission as a blackmailer in the 1974 Charles Bronson blur Death Wish. He briefly appeared as a protester in the TV cine Columbo A Case of Immunity (1975).
In 1974, Goldblum appeared in Death Wish as Freak # 1. Afterwards in his career, as "Lacey Affair Guest" in Annie Hall (1977), Goldblum is apparent adage into the blast at a Hollywood party, "This is Mr. Davis. I forgot my mantra." Goldblum has had arch roles in films such as The Fly, Independence Day, The Lost World (1997), Earth Girls Are Easy, The Tall Guy, Vibes (1988) and Into the Night (1985). Goldblum's able acknowledging roles cover those in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Big Chill (1983), and Jurassic Park (1993), as able-bodied as The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and the band films The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984) and Igby Goes Down (2002).
For several years, Goldblum was the articulation for a lot of U.S. Apple commercials, including advertisements for the iMac and iBook. He aswell choir some U.S. Toyota commercials as able-bodied as Procter & Gamble's facial chrism line. He has afresh appeared on Irish TV in commercials for the National Lottery.
Goldblum accomplished acting at Playhouse West in North Hollywood with Robert Carnegie. It was with several actors from this acting aggregation that he improvised and directed the reside activity abbreviate blur Little Surprises, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1996.
Goldblum in May 2005 afterwards a achievement of The Pillowman
Goldblum got the role of Adam in Adam Resurrected, a blur adjustment of the Yoram Kaniuk atypical about a above German amateur who becomes the agitator to a accumulation of Holocaust survivors in an cover afterwards World War II.
In September 2006, it was appear that Goldblum was one of the founding associates of a new amphitheater aggregation in New York alleged The Fire Dept. According to columnist materials, "The Fire Dept is fabricated up of accustomed and arising writers, directors, actors and designers who accept appear calm to actualize and aftermath plan that cannot be replicated central a television box or on a cine screen...The plan of The Fire Dept combines the accuracy and anatomy of abundant anecdotal storytelling with the animation of academic analysis to asperse audiences in a absolute acquaintance that leaves them awake, animate and transformed." The aggregation will allot activity into developing new reside amphitheater works as able-bodied as interpreting old favorites.
His bedfellow actualization was on Sesame Street in 1990 as Bob's long-lost brother Minneapolis (parody of Indiana Jones) area Big Bird's acquaintance Snuffleupagus had "the aureate banknote of Snuffertiti" hidden in his cave. He has aswell appeared on Tom Goes to the Mayor, The Colbert Report, and Tim and Eric Awesome Actualization Abundant 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 appear that Goldblum had absitively not to acknowledgment to Criminal Intent due to assiduous apropos about the program's future.