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Jeff Goldblum Biography

Birth Name:
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Actor, producer, director, musician

Fast Facts

  • At age 17, he moved to New York and studied acting under Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse
  • Made movie debut as a young killer in 1974's Death Wish; three years later, he had a memorable bit part in Annie Hall as a party guest
  • Founded Playhouse West with Robert Carnegie in North Hollywood, CA in 1980
  • Is an accomplished jazz pianist; fronts a jazz band called the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, which is named after a family friend
  • Played Det
  • Zack Nichols in 2009 and 2010 on Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • He left the series due to concerns about the future of the crime drama, which went off the air in June, 2011


  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 1995Oscar-Best Short Film, Live Action: nominated
  • 1993Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 1983Genie Awards-Best Performance by a Foreign Actor: nominated