Jeff Goldblum

American actor and musician

Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (/ˈɡldblm/; born October 22, 1952)[1][2] is an American actor and musician. He has starred in some of the highest-grossing movies of his era. These include Jurassic Park (1993) and Independence Day (1996).

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Jeff Goldblum at the 2019 Phoenix Fan Fusion
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum

(1952-10-22) October 22, 1952 (age 71)
Occupation(s)Celebrity, Musician
Years active1974 - present
  • Patricia Gaul
    (m. 1980; div. 1985)
  • (m. 1987; div. 1991)
  • (m. 2014)
Musical career
LabelsDecca Records

Goldblum's first movie role was in Death Wish (1974). His early roles include California Split (1974), Nashville (1975), and Annie Hall (1977). He got wider attention for his roles in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Big Chill (1983), and The Fly (1986). In 1996 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Little Surprises.

He is also known for his role as Grandmaster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok (both in 2017) and the Disney+ series What If...? (2021).

Jeff Goldblum was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for a guest appearance on Will & Grace. He also appeared in Friends, Portlandia and Inside Amy Schumer. In 2023, he was the host of his own series The World According to Jeff Goldblum (2019 - present).

His jazz band released their first album, The Capitol Studios Sessions, in 2018.


Year Title Role Notes
1974 Death Wish Freak #1
California Split Lloyd Harris
1975 Nashville Tricycle Man
1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village Clyde Baxter
St. Ives Hood #3
Special Delivery Snake
1977 The Sentinel Jack
Annie Hall Lacey Party Guest
Between the Lines Max Arloft
1978 Remember My Name Mr. Nudd
Thank God It's Friday Tony Di Marco
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Jack Bellicec
1981 Threshold Aldo Gehring Nominated - Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actor
1983 The Big Chill Michael Gold
The Right Stuff Recruiter
1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension New Jersey
Terror in the Aisles Jack Bellicec
1985 Into the Night Ed Okin
Silverado "Slick" Calvin Stanhope
Transylvania 6-5000 Jack Harrison
1986 The Fly Seth Brundle Won - Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated - National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (2nd place)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd place)
1987 Beyond Therapy Bruce
1988 Vibes Nick Deezy
Earth Girls Are Easy Mac
1989 The Tall Guy Dexter King
El Sueño del Mono Loco Dan Gillis
1990 Mister Frost Mr. Frost
1991 The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish Pianist
1992 Fathers & Sons Max
The Player Himself Cameo
Deep Cover David Jason Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Shooting Elizabeth Howard Pigeon
1993 Jurassic Park Dr. Ian Malcolm Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
1995 Hideaway Hatch Harrison
Nine Months Sean Fletcher
Powder Donald Ripley
1996 The Great White Hype Mitchell Kane
Independence Day David Levinson Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actor
Little Surprises Director; short movie
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
Mad Dog Time Mickey Holliday
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Dr. Ian Malcolm Nominated - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Sci-Fi
1998 Holy Man Ricky Hayman
The Prince of Egypt Aaron Voice
Welcome to Hollywood Himself Cameo
2000 Beyond Suspicion John Nolan
Chain of Fools Avnet
One of the Hollywood Ten Herbert Biberman
2001 Perfume Jamie Also executive producer
Cats & Dogs Professor Brody
2002 Run Ronnie Run! Himself Uncredited cameo
Igby Goes Down D.H. Banes
2003 Dallas 362 Bob
Spinning Boris George Gorton
2004 Incident at Loch Ness Party Guest Cameo
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Allistair Hennessey Nominated - Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble
2006 Mini's First Time Mike Rudell
Fay Grim Agent Fulbright
Pittsburgh Himself Also producer
Man of the Year Stewart
2008 Adam Resurrected Adam Stein
2010 The Switch Leonard
Morning Glory Jerry Barnes
2012 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Chef Goldblum
Zambezia Ajax Voice
2013 Le Week-End Morgan Nominated - British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Deputy Vilmos Kovacs Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Unity Narrator Voice
2015 Mortdecai Milton Krampf
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence David Levinson
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Grandmaster Closing credits cameo
Thor: Ragnarok
Miyubi The Creator Short movie
2018 Isle of Dogs Duke Voice
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Dr. Ian Malcolm
Hotel Artemis Niagara (The Wolf King)
The Mountain Dr. Wallace Fiennes
2021 The Boss Baby: Family Business Dr. Erwin Armstrong Voice
2022 Jurassic World Dominion Dr. Ian Malcolm
2023 Asteroid City Post - production
2024 Wicked: Part One The Wizard Filming


  1. American Film Institute (2002). The American Film Institute Desk Reference. DK. p. 76. ISBN 9780789489340. Jeff Goldblum: Oct. 22, 1952
  2. Who Sang What on Broadway, 1866–1996: The Singers. McFarland. 2006. p. 300. ISBN 9780786421893. Jeff Goldblum (Oct. 22 1952 –)