17 Surprising Truths About Jeff Goldblum

1. He also starred in their respective sequels The Lost World: Jurassic Park .

2. Goldblum rose to fame after his roles in films Invasion of Body Snatchers for which he won a Saturn Award for Best Actor.

3. Goldblum also starred in several TV series including eighth and ninth seasons of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

4. Goldblum was born in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Homestead, Pennsylvania.

5. His mother, Shirley , was a radio broadcaster who later ran a kitchen equipment and appliances sales firm, and his father, Harold L. Goldblum, was a medical doctor. He has a sister, Pamela, and an older brother, Lee.

6. Goldblum worked on the stage and studied acting at the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse under the guidance of acting coach Sanford Meisner.

7. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical Two Gentlemen of Verona.

8. He is also an accomplished jazz pianist and declared that if he did not act, he would have become a professional musician.

9. He made his film debut as a thug in the 1974 Charles Bronson film Death Wish.

10. Later in his career, as Lacey Party Guest in Annie Hall , Goldblum is seen saying into the telephone at a Hollywood party, “This is Mr. Davis.

11. Goldblum has had leading roles in films such as The Fly .

12. For several years, Goldblum was the voice for most U.S. Apple commercials, including advertisements for the iMac and iBook.

13. He has recently appeared on Irish TV in commercials for the National Lottery.

14. Goldblum taught acting at Playhouse West in North Hollywood with Robert Carnegie.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

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