Adam Goldberg

D.O.B: Oct 25, 1970 |  Santa Monica, California, USA

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An actor with a talent for mining the neuroses of his characters for both comedic and dramatic effect and a filmmaker adept at exploring the philosophical questions at the heart of the human experience, Adam Goldberg has solidified his position as a versatile and unique talent. Goldberg was born in Santa Monica, California, to Donna (Goebel) and Earl Goldberg.

Biography

An actor with a talent for mining the neuroses of his characters for both comedic and dramatic effect and a filmmaker adept at exploring the philosophical questions at the heart of the human experience, Adam Goldberg has solidified his position as a versatile and unique talent. Goldberg was born in Santa Monica, California, to Donna (Goebel) and Earl Goldberg. His father is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Russia, Lithuania, and Romania), while Adams mother is a lapsed Catholic who has German, Mexican, Irish, French, and English ancestry. Goldberg made his feature film debut in 1991 as Billy Crystals younger brother-in-law in Mr. Saturday Night (1992). Additional film credits include Steven Spielbergs Saving Private Ryan (1998) with Tom Hanks, Ron Howards Edtv (1999), Richard Linklaters ode to 1970s high school life, Dazed and Confused (1993) as well as Waking Life (2001), John Singletons Higher Learning (1995), Gregory Widens The Prophecy (1995) opposite Christopher Walken, and lent his voice to George Millers Babe: Pig in the City (1998). A familiar presence on television, Goldbergs TV credits include Marcus Nispels made-for-television film Frankenstein (2004) opposite Parker Posey, guest-starring appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), The Practice (1997), Will & Grace (1998), and a popular recurring role on Friends (1994). Additional credits include The Outer Limits (1995), ER (1994), and NYPD Blue (1993). Goldberg also appeared on the big screen in Donald Petries How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, Jonathan Kesselmans send-up The Hebrew Hammer (2003), D.J. Carusos drug noir The Salton Sea (2002) with Val Kilmer, and Ron Howards Academy Award-winning film A Beautiful Mind (2001) with Russell Crowe. Goldberg co-wrote and directed the feature I Love Your Work (2003), which was produced through his production company.