31 Fascinating Facts About Jeff Goldblum You Might Have Not Known Before

Jeff Goldblum
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Jeff Goldblum, best known for his appearance in the “Jurassic Park” series, has always attracted the attention and reverence of the audience, just with his presence on the scene. With a career dating back to as early as the 70’s, his unique and huge portfolio speaks volumes about his versatility as an actor in the Hollywood. He is one of the most accomplished actors in the industry, famous for their critically acclaimed films and delivered show-stealing performances. Here are some really interesting facts about the actor that will blow your mind away:

    Jeff Goldblum"Jeff Goldblum" by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

  1.  In July 2018, a 25 ft statue of Goldblum was erected next to London's Tower Bridge as a temporary installation to mark 25 years since the release of “Jurassic Park.”
  2.  In September 2006, he was announced to be one of the founding members of a new theater company in New York called The Fire Dept.
  3.  For several years in the 1990s, Goldblum was the voice for most U.S. Apple commercials, including advertisements for the iMac and iBook.
  4.  Goldblum has also lent his voice to some U.S. Toyota commercials as well as Procter & Gamble's facial cream line.
  5.  He signed with Decca Records on May 29, 2018, and released his first studio album “The Capitol Studios Sessions on November 9, 2018. He followed this with “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This,” exactly 12 months later.
  6.  Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born on October 22, 1952 to Harold Leonard Goldblum and Shirley Jane Goldblum in West Homestead, Pennsylvania.
  7.  His parents are both Jewish, and are from Russia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with roots in Starobin and Zolochiv.
  8.  His father was a medical doctor, and major in the U.S. Army during the World War II. He passed away on February 23, 1983. His father nearly when into the field of acting before deciding to pursue medical studies, and going on to become Chief of Medicine at a Pittsburgh hospital.
  9.  His mother was a radio broadcaster, who ran a kitchen equipment and appliances sales firm. She died on January 9, 2012.
  10.  His surname is often mispronounced due to its spelling as he often points out on various interviews and talk shows that his name is pronounced Gold-'bloom' and not Gold-'blumb'.
  11. Actor Jeff Goldblum at the Tiff 08 Premiere of Adam Resurrected"Actor Jeff Goldblum at the Tiff 08 Premiere of Adam Resurrected" by christopherharte is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

  12.  He has a sister named Pamela, an artist, and an elder brother Lee, a realtor. He also had an older brother named Rick, who was four years older than him.
  13.  Rick died of kidney failure while traveling in Morocco at age 23. Jeff has often described Rick as a “kind of hero” for him, and that his early death made Jeff “more focused.”
  14.  In fact, he has credited his brother Rick to be a great influence on his interest in jazz music, with Jeff being an accomplished Jazz pianist. It was Rick who gave him the determination to “save himself and survive.”
  15.  During his childhood, Goldblum attended an Orthodox synagogue and had a bar mitzvah ceremony. His family raised him to believe in Santa Claus, and celebrated Christmas every year.
  16.  At the age of 17, he moved to New York City, to pursue an acting career, and started working on the stage, while studying acting at the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse under the guidance of acting coach Sanford Meisner.
  17.  He made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” His movie debut was as a home-invading thug in the 1974 Charles Bronson film “Death Wish.”
  18.  In the year 1977, he had a brief part as a party guest in the movie “Annie Hall,” in which he would be seen saying into the telephone at a Hollywood party, "This is Mr. Davis. I forgot my mantra."
  19.  Goldblum, along with Robert Carnegie, taught acting at Playhouse West in North Hollywood. He collaborated with several actors from this acting company and improvised and directed the live action short film “Little Surprises,” which earned him a nomination for Academy Award in 1996.
  20.  In 2014, Goldblum's jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, did a weekly show at the Carlyle Hotel.
  21.  At Disney's D23 Expo in 2019, Disney announced the show “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” featuring Goldblum, to be available at the launch of the Disney+ streaming service on November 12, 2019.
  22. Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum"Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum" by Alan Light is licensed under CC BY 2.0

  23.  He was married to his co-star Patricia Gaul from the 1985 movie “Silverado” for a period of 5 years from 1980 to 1985.
  24.  From 1987 to 1991, he was married to actress Geena Davis, with whom he had starred in the movies “Transylvania 6-5000,” “The Fly,” and “Earth Girls Are Easy.”
  25.  During the filming of “Earth Girls Are Easy,” he was married to Davis. His co-star Julie Brown has commented that at the time of production, he and Davis would make out constantly on set, sometimes until the director calls “Action.”
  26.  Sometime in the mid-1990s, he was engaged to Catherine Wreford, a 23-year-old dancer from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. From 1995 to 1997, he was engaged to the actress Laura Dern.
  27.  He married Emilie Livingston, a Canadian Olympic gymnast, on November 8, 2014. Livingston is actually 30 years his junior. The couple had two children together.
  28.  Goldblum first announced that they were expecting a son on January 9, 2015 on the “Late Show with David Letterman.” The first son Charlie Ocean Goldblum was born on July 4, 2015. Their second son River Joe Goldblum was born on April 7, 2017.
  29.  He was almost cast in the role of Dr. David Blume in the 1977 movie “Blue Sunshine.” But unfortunately lost it to Robert Walden, as the director thought Goldblum and Zalman King looked too similar.
  30.  During his appearance in an episode of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” he demonstrated a very unique skill of his – wiggle his ears one at a time.
  31.  He was the subject of the 2021 biography “Because He's Jeff Goldblum,” written by Washington Post features writer Travis M. Andrews, published by Penguin Random House.
  32.  Goldblum was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6656 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 14, 2018.
  33.  Jeff Goldblum Net Worth: $50 Million

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