Jeffrey Lynn "Jeff" Goldblum
(born October 22
) is an American actor whose career began in the mid-1970s and he has appeared in major box-office successes including The Fly
, the first two films of the Jurassic Park
franchise, The Grand Budapest Hotel
and Independence Day
. He starred as Detective Zach Nichols
on the USA Network
crime drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent
He played Donald Ripley in the 1996 Hollywood Pictures film Powder and Alistair Hennessey in the 2004 Touchstone Pictures film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Outside of Disney, he appeared on Sesame Street, playing Bob's adventurous brother Minneapolis Johnson, a spoof of Indiana Jones.
He was mentioned in the The Muppets episode Hostile Makeover.
He will play Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok.