Goldberg in 2015
Adam Charles Goldberg
October 25, 1970
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, musician|
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. He has also played leading roles in independent films such as The Hebrew Hammer and 2 Days in Paris. His TV appearances include the shows Friends as Eddie Menuek, Chandler's roommate, Joey, Entourage, The Jim Gaffigan Show, The Unusuals, and his critically acclaimed role as hitman Mr. Numbers in the first season of Fargo.
Goldberg was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Donna (née Goebel) and Earl Goldberg, a former lifeguard who ran a wholesale food business. His father is Jewish with roots in Russia, Lithuania and Romania; his mother is a non-practicing Roman Catholic, of Mexican, Irish, French, and German descent. 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 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, and has given 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).
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 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.
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.
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". He subsequently appeared in the short-lived ensemble cop show NYC 22.
|1992||Mr. Saturday Night||Eugene Gimbel|
|1993||Son in Law||Indian|
|1993||Dazed and Confused||Mike Newhouse|
|1995||Higher Learning||David Isaacs|
|1996||Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco||Pete||Voice only|
|1998||Scotch and Milk||Jim|
|1998||Saving Private Ryan||Pvt. Stanley Mellish|
|1998||Babe: Pig in the City||Flealick||Voice only|
|2000||Sunset Strip||Marty Shapiro|
|2001||Waking Life||One of Four Men|
|2001||All Over the Guy||Brett Miles Sanford|
|2001||Fast Sofa||Jack Weis|
|2001||According to Spencer||Feldy|
|2001||A Beautiful Mind||Sol|
|2002||The Salton Sea||Kujo|
|2003||The Hebrew Hammer||Mordechai Jefferson Carver|
|2003||How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days||Tony|
|2005||The Fearless Freaks||Himself||Documentary|
|2005||I Love Your Work||Director and writer only|
|2006||Man About Town||Phil Balow|
|2006||Stay Alive||Miller Banks|
|2006||Keeping Up with the Steins||Uncredited|
|2006||Déjà Vu||Dr. Alexander Denny|
|2007||2 Days in Paris||Jack|
|2007||Nancy Drew||Arrogant Director Andy|
|2008||Christmas on Mars||Dr. Scott Zero (A Mars Psychiatrist)|
|2010||Miss Nobody||Bill Malloy|
|2010||A Monster in Paris||Raoul||Voice only|
|2015||No Way Jose||Jose||Also director|
|2017||Once Upon a Time in Venice||Lou the Jew|
|TBA||Running with the Devil||The Snitch|
|1995||Double Rush||Leo||Main cast|
|1995||ER||Joshua Shem||1 episode|
|1996||NYPD Blue||Reporter Dave Bloom||1 episode|
|1996||Space: Above and Beyond||Sgt. Louie Fox||1 episode|
|1996||Friends||Eddie Manoick||3 episodes|
|1996-1997||Relativity||Doug Kroll||Main cast|
|2000||The Outer Limits||Sid Camden / Chad Warner||1 episode|
|2000-2001||The $treet||Evan Mitchell||Main cast|
|2001||Will & Grace||Kevin Wolchek||1 episode|
|2004||Frankenstein||Detective Michael Sloane||TV movie|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Victor Garros||1 episode|
|2005-2006||Joey||James "Jimmy" Costa||9 episodes|
|2006||My Name Is Earl||Philo||1 episode|
|2007||Medium||Bruce Rossiter||1 episode|
|2007||Entourage||Nick Rubenstein||4 episodes|
|2009||The Unusuals||Detective Eric Delahoy||Main cast|
|2009||Numb3rs||Chris McNall||1 episode|
|2011||White Collar||Jason Lang||1 episode|
|2012||NYC 22||Ray "Lazarus" Harper||Main role|
|2013||Animal Practice||Himself||1 episode|
|2013||Franklin & Bash||August West||1 episode|
|2013||The Anna Nicole Story||Howard K. Stern||TV movie|
|2014||Fargo||Grady Numbers||5 episodes|
|2015||Maron||Jack Ross||1 episode|
|2015||The Jim Gaffigan Show||Dave Marks||Main cast|
|2017||Graves||Christopher Sachs||Regular cast; 2 episodes|
|2017||Lore||Peter Stumpp||Episode: "The Beast Within"|
|2018||Taken||Harden Kilroy||Regular cast|