Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jeff Goldblum

Jeffery Lynn Goldblum is well know for his acting career. He was born on October 22nd 1952 in a Pittsburgh suburb, West Homestead, Pennsylvania. His father Harold L. Goldblum was a medical doctor and his mother Shirley S. née Temeles who was a radio broadcaster who later ran a kitchen equipment and appliances sales firm.
He has a sister Pamela and an older brother, Lee. He had another older brother Rick but he passed away at age 23. Jeff moved to New York City at the age of 17 in hopes of becoming an actor. His parents were always interested in show business. Goldblum worked on the stage and studied acting at the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse under the guidance of acting coach Sanford Meisner. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical Two Gentlemen of Verona. He is also an accomplished jazz pianist and declared that if he did not act, he would have become a professional musician. He made his film debut as a thug in the 1974 Charles Bronson film Death Wish as Freak #1 and he briefly appeared as a protester in the TV movie Columbo A Case of Immunity (1975).
Later in his career, as "Lacey Party Guest" in Annie Hall(1977), Goldblum is seen saying into the telephone at a Hollywood party, "I forgot my mantra." Goldblum has had leading roles in films such as The Fly(1986), Independence Day, The Lost World(1997), Earth Girls Are Easy, The Tall Guy and Vibes(1988). Goldblum's strong supporting roles include those in Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1978), The Big Chill(1983), Into the Night(1985), Jurassic Park (1993) and he also had strong supporting roles in 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).
Jeff was the voice for most U.S. Apple commercials for several years, 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. It was announced In September 2006, 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. Jeff replaced Chris Noth as a Senior Detective on Law & Orders Criminal Intent. In the series, Goldblum plays the role of Detective Zach Nichols. 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.
Jeff Goldblum is one of my favorite actors because of his witty comments and intellectual roles. I really liked his roles in Jurassic Park, The Fly, Independence Day and Powder the best.
Here is an video ad for apple slowed down with Jeff Goldblum in it. It's hilarious! He sounds like he is drunk.

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