Adam Charles Goldberg (born October 25, 1970) is an American actor, director, and producer.
Goldberg's first major screen role occurred in 1992's Billy Crystal film Mr. Saturday Night. His career-making role was arguably that of the tough, wise-cracking infantryman Mellish in Steven Spielberg's 1998 film Saving Private Ryan. While having capably played lead characters, as in the short-lived 2005 Fox series Head Cases and Hebrew Hammer, Goldberg has mostly been cast in strong supporting roles.
Memorable roles include Jerry, the miserable undead servant to Christopher Walken's Gabriel character in the supernatural thriller The Prophecy and the borderline-psychotic Eddie Menuek on the sitcom Friends. Goldberg has also worked alongside preeminent voice artists like Dan Castellaneta and Charlie Adler, lending his voice to 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 series Entourage).
Goldberg appeared extensively in the Flaming Lips documentary The Fearless Freaks, and will have a supporting role in Christmas on Mars, a science fiction film written and directed by Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne.
He appeared in a three episode arc on Friends season two as Chandler's new roommate Eddie. He also appeared some years later in a nine episode arc in season two of the spinoff show Joey as Joey's best friend from high school Jimmy. In Joey he is the father of Michael Tribbiani and in the later episodes Goldberg's character starts dating Gina Tribbiani (Michael's mother) and marries her in the series finale.
He also appeared in the short-lived ensemble cop show The Unusuals, where he plays a police officer and detective in New York City with brain cancer. He refuses to have treated because of his dislike of doctors. His character is stated as being the "sarcastic" and has also been described as not only "most entertaining", but also "the reason to watch".
His current musical project goes by the moniker LANDy. A collection of songs recorded over 6 years, LANDy's debut album, "Eros and Omissions" is to be released on June 23, 2009. The Flaming Lips' Steven Drozd with whom Goldberg collaborated on the score for his 2005 film "I Love Your Work" makes frequent appearances on the record. Earlimart's Aaron Espinoza is credited as having done the final mixses as well as having
"My tattoos are all from tattoo artist Mark Mahoney of the Shamrock Social Club. He is the best black and grey tattoo artist in LA."