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Jeff Goldblum      

Actor & Jazz Musician Known for Starring in the "Jurassic Park" Film Series

Jeffrey Goldblum is an actor and jazz musician who is known for playing Dr. Ian Malcolm in the Jurassic Park film series. His career began in the mid-1970s, and he has appeared in major box-office successes including The Fly (1986), Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), and Independence Day(1996). He starred as Detective Zach Nichols for the eighth and ninth seasons of the crime drama series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," which aired from 2001 to 2011.

In 1974, Goldblum appeared in Death Wish as Freak # 1. Later in his career, playing a small role as a party guest in Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977), Goldblum is seen saying into the telephone at a Hollywood party, "This is Mr. Davis. I forgot my mantra."

Goldblum has had leading roles in films such as The Fly (1986), The Lost World (1997), Earth Girls Are Easy, The Tall Guy, Vibes (1988) and Into the Night (1985).

Goldblum's strong supporting roles include those in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Big Chill (1983), and Jurassic Park, Independence Day (1993). Goldblum has also had supporting roles in films including Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and the cult films The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984) and Igby Goes Down (2002).

For several years, Goldblum was the voice for most U.S. Apple commercials, 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 appeared on Irish TV in commercials for the National Lottery and has served as the TV spokesperson for the website apartments.com.

Goldblum taught acting at Playhouse West in North Hollywood with Robert Carnegie. It was with several actors from this acting company that he improvised and directed the live action short film Little Surprises, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1996.

Goldblum got the role of Adam in Adam Resurrected, a film adaptation of the Yoram Kaniuk novel about a former German entertainer who becomes the ringleader to a group of Holocaust survivors in an asylum after World War II.

In September 2006, it was announced that Goldblum was one of the founding members of a new theater company in New York called The Fire Dept.

Goldblum made a guest appearance on "Sesame Street" in 1990, in which he played Bob's long-lost brother Minneapolis. He has also appeared on "Tom Goes to the Mayor," "The Colbert Report," "Portlandia" and "Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!."

In 2014, Goldblum's jazz band did a weekly show at the Carlyle Hotel.

In 2018, Billboard announced that Goldblum had signed to Decca Records. His debut studio album, The Capitol Studios Sessions, is a jazz album that was released in November of that same year and featured the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

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