10+ Random Things About Jeff Goldblum Fans Didn't Know

Jordan Claes

For more than 25 years, Jeff Goldblum has been a Hollywood icon. He's an actor, director, influencer, and a father. This month, he also just so happens to be celebrating a birthday!

The world needs more Jeff Goldblum. So to help celebrate the man who's given us countless hours of enjoyment over the past three decades, here are 10+ random things about Jeff Goldblum that fans didn't know.

Jeff has an incredibly low spice tolerance.

Jeff was a guest on the popular YouTube series Hot Ones. If you haven't seen the show, host Sean Evans interviews an array of celebrity guests over a gauntlet of chicken wings.

By the final wing, Jeff was barely nibbling. He's for sure in the Hall of Shame.

He's been nominated for an Academy Award.

In 1996, Jeff directed a short film called Little Surprises. It was nominated the following year for Best Live-Action Short Film.

So far, this is Jeff's one and only Oscar nomination. Which seems criminal, if you ask me.

Jeff has his own series currently streaming on Disney Plus!

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Back in 2019, Jeff teamed up with National Geographic to create The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

Each episode is a different topic, ranging from sneaker obsession to ice cream!

He once critiqued a series of Jeff Goldblum tattoos.

Each tattoo is unique and beautiful in their own way.

My personal favorite has to be the one where Jeff is shown sharing a slice of pizza with one of the velociraptors from Jurassic Park.

Jeff had an incredibly bizarre job before breaking into Hollywood.

In the early 1970s, Jeff secured himself a job selling office supplies to correctional facilities.

Supposedly, he contracted a serious bout of flu as a result of one such sales call and vowed from then on to follow his creative dreams.

He's a musician.

For years, Jeff has been the frontman in a band called Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. They're a modern jazz contemporary group that can really wail.

As you've probably guessed, Jeff is the group's pianist.

Jeff took part in a rap battle against James Corden!

That's right, Jeff was a guest on The Late Late Show and took part in the fan-favorite segment Drop the Mic.

Both James and Jeff did surprisingly well but it was Jeff who walked away as the victor.

Don't say the word "veggies" in his presence.

Have you ever seen the episode of How I Met Your Mother where Lily can't stand to hear the word "moist"? Jeff has a similar aversion to the word "veggies."

He says he can't stand how infantile talk has become mainstream.

His dog is named after a famous Hollywood director.

Jeff is the proud owner of a poodle named Woody Allen.

He said that he always gets a kick out of telling people that Woody Allen sleeps at the foot of his bed.

Jeff has an iconic laugh.

It's been more than 25 years since we first heard Dr. Ian Malcom's laugh in Jurassic Park. Since that time, it's been parodied in pretty much every way imaginable.

For instance, there's a pop style remix on YouTube with nearly 4 million views!

He's a bit of a health nut.

Jeff doesn't mince words when he declares himself to be the smoothie king. He also talks about a time in his life when he was obsessed with carrot cleanses.

He once managed to turn himself (and his stool) completely orange!

Jeff is utterly obsessed with sneaker culture.

Jeff went sneaker shopping with Complex at Stadium Goods in New York City. During the segment, Jeff shares stories and anecdotes about his life, as told through the medium of sneakers.

It's clear to see that Jeff really knows his stuff when it comes to sneakers.

He still packs a lot of sex appeal.

Jeff sat down to read an assortment of thirst-tweets. Things got steamy pretty quickly and it's clear to see that Dr. Ian Malcolm still has it going on.

His reaction is as hilarious as it is humble.

Jeff eats cereal like no one else.

I think it's probably safe to assume that you, like myself, enjoy cold milk over top of your cereal. Not heal-conscious, Jeff.

Jeff believes milk to be harmful to the body and opts to instead pour orange juice on his corn flakes.

He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

A little more than two years ago, Jeff's star was finally laid among his fellow Hollywood greats.

The ceremony also just so happened to take place on Father's Day, so Jeff brought his young sons Charlie and River along