Adam Goldberg

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Adam Goldberg
Born Adam Charles Goldberg
(1970-10-25) October 25, 1970 (age 46)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, producer, musician
Years active 1990–present
Partner(s) Roxanne Daner
Children 1

Adam Charles Goldberg (born October 25, 1970) is an American actor, director, producer, and musician. Known for his supporting roles in film and television, Goldberg has appeared in films such as Dazed and Confused, Saving Private Ryan, A Beautiful Mind and Zodiac. His TV appearances include the shows Friends, Joey, Entourage, The Jim Gaffigan Show, and his critically acclaimed role as hitman Mr. Numbers in the first season of Fargo. Goldberg will appear in The Cullen Brothers' first film Going Under, set for release in 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Goldberg was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Donna (née Goebel)[1] and Earl Goldberg, a former lifeguard who ran a wholesale food business.[2][3] His father is Jewish; his mother is a non-practicing Roman Catholic, of Mexican,[4][5] Irish, French, and German descent.[6][7][8] He lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Digger.[9]

In December 2014, Goldberg and his girlfriend, artist and designer[10] Roxanne Daner had a son named Bud.[11][12]

Career[edit]

Film[edit]

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 he played a lead character in 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 TV series Entourage).[13]

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.

Music[edit]

A guitarist and songwriter, Goldberg composed and arranged the music to the 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 Running with the Bulls. Goldberg has released rock and jazz albums, including Changes, with Latin jazz percussionist Phil Maturano.

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 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.[14]

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.

Television[edit]

In 1995, Goldberg appeared in a signature wise-cracking role as delivery boy Leo in the television comedy Double Rush. Goldberg then appeared in a three episode arc in the second season of Friends (1996) as Chandler's crazy roommate Eddie. He appeared some years later in a nine episode arc in season two of the Friends spinoff show Joey as Jimmy, Joey Tribbiani's best friend from high school. He also appeared as a main character in the short-lived 2005 Fox series Head Cases.

Goldberg appeared in the short-lived ensemble cop show The Unusuals, playing a detective in New York City with brain cancer who refuses treatment because of his dislike of doctors. His character was stated as being "sarcastic" and Goldberg had been described as "one of the better reasons to watch".[15] He subsequently appeared in the short-lived ensemble cop show NYC 22.

Goldberg played the role of Dave Marks, a struggling comedian and Jim Gaffigan's best friend, for 2 seasons on the TV Land sitcom The Jim Gaffigan Show.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patterson, John (September 1, 2007). "Up'n'Adam!". Guardian Unlimited. Archived from the original on September 3, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ Roth, Mathue. "Interview: Adam Goldberg and Landy". Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvFBel3ikhU; stated at 30:10
  4. ^ Schou, Solvej (January 8, 2013). "The Hebrew Hammer is back! Adam Goldberg talks about the sequel, facing Hitler (and Mel Gibson?)". Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  5. ^ Adam Goldberg
  6. ^ Tugend, Tom (August 7, 1998). "The Arts". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  7. ^ Sternbergh, Adam (September 12, 2005). "Adam Goldberg Stars in ''Head Cases'' on Fox". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  8. ^ Robert, Daniel (December 12, 2003). "Interviews>Adam Goldberg". SuicideGirls. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  9. ^ "Adam Goldberg Is One of the Unusuals". EOnline.com. April 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  10. ^ Yours, Roxanne website Retrieved 11-8-2015.
  11. ^ Webber, Stephanie (2014). "Adam Goldberg Welcomes Baby with Girlfriend Roxanne Daner." Us Weekly, Dec. 27, 2014. Retrieved 11-8-2015.
  12. ^ "Fargo's Adam Goldberg is a Father!" Wetpaint Dec. 29, 2014 Retrieved 11-8-2015.
  13. ^ "ADAM GOLDBERG: Mixed Blessings". Matchflick.com. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  14. ^ Thill, Scott (June 25, 2009). "Gear Fetish Energizes Landy's Eros and Omissions Space Pop". Wired. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  15. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (April 22, 2009). "NJ.com Unusuals Review". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 

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