|Born||Adam Charles Goldberg
October 25, 1970
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer|
Goldberg was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Donna (née Goebel) and Earl Goldberg, a former lifeguard. His father is Jewish and his mother is a non-practicing Roman Catholic of Irish, French, and German descent. As an adult, Goldberg does not practice any religion. He lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Digger.
Goldberg's first major screen role was in the Billy Crystal film Mr. Saturday Night (1992). His career-making role was arguably that of the tough, wise-cracking infantryman Mellish in Steven Spielberg's 1998 film Saving Private Ryan. While having played multiple lead characters, as in the short-lived 2005 Fox series Head Cases and The Hebrew Hammer, Goldberg has mostly been cast in supporting roles.
Notable roles include Jerry, the undead servant to Christopher Walken's Angel Gabriel in the supernatural thriller The Prophecy. Goldberg has also worked with preeminent voice artists like Dan Castellaneta and Charlie Adler, his vocal performances in Babe: Pig in the City and cartoons like Eek! The Cat. Goldberg often portrays stereotypically Jewish characters (most notably in Dazed and Confused, The Hebrew Hammer and in the series Entourage).
Goldberg appeared extensively in the Flaming Lips documentary The Fearless Freaks, and had a supporting role in Christmas on Mars, a science fiction film written and directed by Lips frontman Wayne Coyne. In 1999, he appeared in the 'Sixpence None The Richer' music video "There She Goes".
Goldberg wrote, produced, directed and edited the features Scotch and Milk and I Love Your Work, as well as multiple television projects, notably including the philosophical travelogue, Running with the Bulls for IFC. A guitarist and songwriter, Goldberg composed and arranged the music to I Love Your Work and Running with the Bulls and provided a song for the Hebrew Hammer soundtrack. He is known to travel with a cheap acoustic guitar, as can be seen in ...Bulls. Goldberg has released rock and jazz albums, including Changes, with Latin jazz percussionist Phil Maturano.
He appeared in a three episode arc in the second season of Friends as Chandler's crazy roommate Eddie. He also appeared some years later in a nine episode arc in season two of the spinoff show Joey as Jimmy, Joey's best friend from high school.
He also appeared in the short-lived ensemble cop show The Unusuals, where he plays a detective in New York City with brain cancer, but refuses treatment because of his dislike of doctors. His character is stated as being "sarcastic" and Goldberg has been described as "one of the better reasons to watch". He subsequently appeared in the short-lived ensemble cop show NYC 22.
He plays in a group named LANDy. LANDy's debut album, "Eros and Omissions" was released on June 23, 2009. Flaming Lips drummer Steven Drozd, with whom Goldberg collaborated on the score for his 2005 film "I Love Your Work," performed on the record. Earlimart's Aaron Espinoza is credited as having done the final mix as well as having engineered many of the more recent songs.
On June 7, 2011, Goldberg performed as lead singer with his group The Goldberg Sisters, performing "Shush" on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
- Mr. Saturday Night (1992) as Eugene Gimbel
- Son in Law (1993) as Indian
- Dazed and Confused (1993) as Mike Newhouse
- Double Rush (1995) as Leo
- Higher Learning (1996) as David Isaacs
- The Prophecy (1996) as Jerry
- Friends (1996) as Eddie Manoick
- Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (voice) (1996) as Pete
- Space: Above and Beyond (1996) as Sgt. Louie Fox
- NYPD Blue (1996) as reporter Dave Bloom s03e10
- Relativity (1996–1997) as Doug Kroll
- Scotch and Milk (1998) as Jim
- Some Girl (1998) as Freud
- Saving Private Ryan (1998) as Pvt. Stanley Mellish
- Babe: Pig in the City (voice) (1998) as Flealick
- EDtv (1999) as John
- Sunset Strip (2000) as Marty Shapiro
- Will & Grace (2001) as Kevin Wolchek ("Past and Presents")
- Waking Life (2001) as One of Four Men
- All Over the Guy (2001) as Brett Miles Sanford
- Fast Sofa (2001) as Jack Weis
- According to Spencer (2001) as Feldy
- A Beautiful Mind (2001) as Sol
- The Salton Sea (2002) as Kujo
- I Love Your Work (2003) (director)
- The Hebrew Hammer (2003) as Mordechai Jefferson Carver
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) as Tony
- Frankenstein (2004) as Detective Michael Sloane
- The Fearless Freaks (2005) as Himself
- Keeping Up with the Steins (2006) (uncredited)
- Man About Town (2006) as Phil Balow
- Joey (2005–2006) as James "Jimmy" Costa
- My Name Is Earl Episode 15 – "Something to Live For" (2006) as Philo
- Stay Alive (2006) as Miller Banks
- Déjà Vu (2006) as Dr. Alexander Denny
- 2 Days in Paris (2007) as Jack
- Zodiac (2007) as Duffy Jennings
- Nancy Drew (2007) as Arrogant Director
- Entourage (2007) as Nick Rubenstein
- Medium (2007) as Bruce Rossiter
- From Within (2008) as Roy
- Christmas on Mars (2008) as Dr. Scott Zero (A Mars Psychiatrist)
- Kate Wakes (short) (2008) as Jared
- The Unusuals (2009) as Detective Eric Delahoy
- (Untitled) (2009) as Adrian
- Landy's BFF (2009) as himself
- Numb3rs (2009) as Chris McNall
- Miss Nobody (2010) as Bill Malloy
- Norman (2010) as Mr. Angelo
- A Monster in Paris (2010) as Raoul
- White Collar Episode 29 – "Payback" (2011) as Jason Lang
- NYC 22 (2012) as Ray "Lazarus" Harper
- Animal Practice (2013) as Ethan Lawson
- Franklin and Bash (2013) as August West
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