Actor, producer, writer, and director Adam Goldberg is from the United States. In the film “Mr. Saturday Night,” where he played Billy Crystal’s younger brother-in-law, he made his acting debut. He is also well-known for his brief but memorable cameos in popular films like “Zodiac,” “Edtv,” “Dazed and Confused,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “Saving Private Ryan.” He is regarded as a serious performer who is skilled in both humor and drama. He has also made numerous TV appearances and is well known for playing Chandler’s wacky friend Eddie on the hit sitcom Friends. His other notable television roles include those for the shows “The Unusuals,” “Relativity,” “NYC 22,” “Taken,” and “Fargo.” After completing his studies at Sarah Lawrence College, he continued his education at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film School. In addition to releasing jazz and rock CDs, he also plays guitar and writes songs. He has also written music for his own films. Moreover, he performs with a group called LANDy, formerly known as “The Goldberg Sisters.” In addition, Goldberg enjoys photography and uses a digital camera.
Early Childhood & Life
In Santa Monica, California, on October 25, 1970, Goldberg was born to Donna (Goebel) and Earl Goldberg. His mother is a non-practicing Catholic, and his father is of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry (originating in Russia, Lithuania, and Romania). Eugene John Goebel, his maternal grandfather, was of German ancestry. Neva Bernice Tully, Adam’s maternal grandmother, was half-Mexican.
He began acting when he was just 14 years old and then went to the renowned “Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.” Also, he went to the “Sarah Lawrence College,” where he performed in several theatre shows.
Adom Goldberg’s Career
In the 1991 film “Mr. Saturday Night,” Goldberg made his acting debut as Eugene Gimbel, the younger brother-in-law of Bill Crystal. Other notable films in which he has appeared in minor roles include “Dazed and Confused” (1993) by Richard Linklater, “Higher Learning” (1995) by John Singleton, “The Prophecy” (1995) by Gregory Widen, and “Edtv” (1995) by Ron Howard (1999).
Next, alongside Tom Hanks, he played the infantryman “Mellish” in Steven Spielberg’s 1998 film “Saving Private Ryan,” which was a career-defining performance for him. He provided the voiceover for George Miller’s Australian-American comedy-drama movie “Babe: Pig in the City” that same year.
With “Scotch and Milk,” a neo-noir movie that was fully shot in black and white, Goldberg made his screenwriting and directing debuts. He co-edited the movie, played the lead role, and received praise for it. In Jonathan Kesselman’s 2003 film “The Hebrew Hammer,” he played the title character, Mordechai Jefferson Carver, a part that was rife with anti-Semitic tropes. He has previously portrayed a Jew in “Dazed and Confused.”
He co-wrote and directed the psychological suspense film “I Love Your Job.” The movie had its world premiere at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival and was made by his production business. Together with the drummer for “The Flaming Lip,” Steven Drozd, also wrote the film’s original score.
Together with Russell Crowe and Matthew McConaughey, he also starred in Donald Petrie’s ‘How to Lose a Man in 10 Days’ (2003) and Ron Howard’s ‘A Beautiful Mind’ (2001), which won an Academy Award. He participated in DJ Caruso’s “The Salton Sea” as well (2002).
In 2015, Goldberg co-wrote the comedy-drama movie “No Way Jose” and directed and starred in it. In the US, the movie had its debut. Also, he has appeared in other TV programs. He played “Leo,” a delivery guy, in the 1995 film “Double Rush,” which featured him in the main cast. One season was all the sitcom had.
He portrayed the part of Chandler’s roommate, “Eddie,” in a few episodes of the hit sitcom “Friends” (1996). He also made an appearance in the 2004 Friends spinoff “Joey.”
He made appearances in “ER” and “NYPD Blue” in 1996. He starred as “Doug” the main character in the 1996–1997 television series “Relativity.” Due to low ratings, it was discontinued after 17 episodes. Also, he made cameos in the 1997 films “The Practice,” “Will & Grace,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2001).
He oversaw the 2003 TV documentary film “Running with the Bulls.” In the movie, Goldberg played himself.
Goldberg portrayed police investigator “Michael Sloane” in the 2004 television film “Frankenstein,” who enlists the creature’s assistance to stop a serial killer. Martin Scorsese contributed to co-producing the movie. The book of the same name by Mary Shelley was not directly adapted into its story, which was written by Dean Koontz.
In the 2009 film “The Unusuals,” which examined the comedic craziness of the detectives at the “New York City Police Department,” Goldberg played the humorous investigator “Eric Delahoy” (NYPD). After 10 episodes, the drama was canceled without addressing what might have happened to Delahoy’s brain tumor.
In the television series “NYC 22,” he portrayed Ray “Lazarus” Harper, a Jewish divorced former newspaper reporter (2012). After one season, the show was terminated due to its unfavorable reception. In the 2013 American biographical TV film “The Anna Nicole Story,” he played the role of “Howard K Stern.” The movie, which was based on actor and “Playboy” playmate Anna Nicole Smith, got mixed reactions.
He played “Mr. Numbers” in the critically acclaimed television series “Fargo” (2014). He appeared on “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (2015) as “David Marks,” Jim’s pal and an aspiring comic. He performed in it for two seasons.
As computer hacker “Kilroy,” Goldberg appeared in “Taken” (2018)’s second season. Sadly, on April 18, 2018, “NBC” dropped the program from its schedule. Liam Neeson starred in the trilogy of films on which the television show was based.
In addition to being a singer and guitarist, Goldberg. For the films “I Love Your Job” and “Running with the Bulls,” he composed the original music.
Also, he performed with the ensemble “LANDy.” In 2009, the group issued “Eros and Omissions,” its debut album. The group’s previous name had caused a lot of confusion, so it was changed to “The Goldberg Sisters” in the intervening years. With his band, Goldberg appeared on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”
He was acquaintances with the band ‘The Flaming Lips’ members. He starred in the documentaries “The Fearless Freaks” and “Christmas on Mars,” both of which were written and directed by the band’s leader Wayne Coyne.
Adam’s Bigger Works
The Sundance Channel’s program “10 Greatest Films You May Have Never Seen” included his 1998 film “Scotch and Milk,” which had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
Adam’s Individual Life
He dated Christina Ricci between 2003 and 2007, Natasha Lyonne between 2001 and 2004, and Julie Delpy from 1999 and 2007. Bud, his son, was born to him and Roxanne Daner. Roxanne is a designer and an artist. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Goldberg owns a dog by the name of “Digger.”
Estimated Net Worth
American actor, director, producer, and musician Adam Goldberg has a $6 million net worth. For his parts in movies like “Dazed and Confused,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Zodiac,” and “2 Days in Paris,” Adam Goldberg is well-known.
He played various characters in both the “Friends” (1994) and the Joey (2004) spinoff.
He appeared in “Déjà vu” (2006), the first production in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and “Stay Alive,” the final production shot in New Orleans before the storm struck the nation, by weird coincidence.
He has collaborated with the Ribisi twins, Marissa and Giovanni, on the films “Dazed and Confused” and “Saving Private Ryan.”