Is the voice behind the iMac/iBook commercials for Apple Computer.
Was engaged to Laura Dern (1995-1997).
In a jazz band called The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra with actor Peter Weller, they perform at local clubs in Los Angeles, California. They were also in a band together in the cult movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984). The origin of the band's name came from a friend of Jeff's mother who used to visit the Goldblum Pittsburgh household when he was growing up.
Studied acting at New York City's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse under the guidance of legendary acting coach, Sanford Meisner.
Was engaged to Catherine Wreford, a 23-year-old dancer from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
While filming Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), he and co-stars Damon Wayans and Jim Carrey took approximately two hours to be suited up as the aliens. The trio also dubbed certain scenes.
He can wiggle his ears one at a time. He demonstated this talent on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993).
Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999.
Father was a doctor and mother a radio broadcaster. Has two older brothers, Rick and Lee, and a sister Pamela. Older brother Rick (by four years) died of kidney failure while traveling in Morocco at age 23. Lee is a realtor and Pamela an artist.
Almost got the role of Dr. David Blume in Blue Sunshine (1977), but lost the role to Robert Walden because the director thought Goldblum and Zalman King looked too similar.
Appeared opposite his then-girlfriend Geena Davis in The Fly (1986), and future girlfriend Laura Dern in Jurassic Park (1993). In both films, each actress's character remarks that "Something went wrong.".
In three films, Jeff Goldblum plays characters that have some sort of vomit-related sickness. In The Right Stuff (1983) he plays a NASA promoter who gets seasick. In The Fly (1986), Seth Brundle gets motion sickness which is why he invents teleporting. And in Independence Day (1996), David Levinson gets airsick. It's unknown if Goldblum actually suffers from any of these.
Is a skilled piano player who plays most Wednesday nights with his band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra at the Rockwell Club in Los Angeles.
Attended and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
His surname is often mispronounced due to its spelling as he pointed out on a talk show that his name is pronounced Gold-'bloom' and not Gold-'blumb'.
His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry.
Became a father for the first time at age 62 when his third wife Emilie Livingston (age 32) gave birth to their son Charlie Ocean Goldblum on July 4, 2015.
Became a father for the second time at age 64 when his third wife Emilie Livingston (age 34) gave birth to their son River Joe Goldblum on April 7, 2017.
As of 2017, has appeared in five films that were nominated for Best Picture Oscar: Nashville (1975), Annie Hall (1977), The Big Chill (1983), The Right Stuff (1983), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Of those, Annie Hall (1977) is a winner in the category.
He and his friend Peter Weller have both appeared in films by Woody Allen (Annie Hall (1977) and Mighty Aphrodite (1995)) and David Cronenberg (The Fly (1986) and Naked Lunch (1991)). He also played one member in a trio of thugs in two Charles Bronson films: Death Wish (1974) and St. Ives (1976).
Appeared with Laurence Fishburne in Deep Cover (1992). Early in their careers, they both played thugs in the Death Wish franchise with Goldblum appearing in Death Wish (1974) and Fishburne appearing in Death Wish II (1982).
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6656 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 14, 2018.
He has appeared in four films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Nashville (1975), Annie Hall (1977), The Right Stuff (1983) and Jurassic Park (1993).
In 1983, he played the comic relief in two films, each directed by a writer of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and in each film, his character, out of his element in a rural area, cautiously asks if there are any snakes around. The movies are 'The Right Stuff' by Philip Kaufman and 'The Big Chill' by Lawrence Kasdan.
Friends with Ben Vereen.