Exclusive Photo: ‘The World According to Jeff Goldblum’

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CHICAGO – To paraphrase what used to be said of Frank Sinatra, “It’s Jeff Goldblum’s world, we only live in it.” The wacky, quirky veteran actor is experiencing a major career renaissance, which includes “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” on the new streaming service, Disney+, available beginning on the first day of its launch, November 12th, 2019.

Through the prism of Jeff Goldblum’s always inquisitive and highly entertaining mind, nothing is as it seems for his world in the series. Each episode is centered around something we all love — like sneakers or ice cream — as Jeff pulls the thread on these deceptively familiar objects and unravels a wonderful world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history, amazing people, and a whole lot of surprising big ideas and insights.

Jeff Goldblum in Chicago at Wizard World Comic Con, August of 2019
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Jeff Goldblum has been a prominent actor and personality since his memorable first film role in “Death Wish” (1974). Born in Pennsylvania. He moved to New York City at age 17 to pursue acting, and studied under the legendary teacher Stanford Meisner. He made his Broadway debut in the musical adaptation of “Two Gentleman of Verona,” and broke into film in the mid 1970s, which included a memorable cameo in “Annie Hall” (1977) and a supporting role in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” a year later. 

His career took off like a rocket from there, with lead and supporting roles in “The Big Chill,” “The Right Stuff,” “The Fly,” “Earth Girls are Easy,” “Jurassic Park,” “Independence Day,” “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and a major scene stealing role in “Thor: Ragnarok.” TV includes a run on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” various appearances on Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim shows (“Tom Goes to the Mayor”) and as a distinctive ad pitchman for Apartments.com.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum
Photo credit: Disney+

Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com took this Exclusive Photo of Jeff Goldblum at the Wizard World Comic Con in August of 2019. Wizard World is a national fan convention that travels to cities all over the country, including annually in Chicago, where Jeff Goldblum made his appearance. The next Wizard World is in Austin, Texas, and for more details and ticket information, click here.

The premiere of “The World of Jeff Goldblum” and Disney+ is Tuesday, November 12th, 2019. Click here for details and pricing.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2019 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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