Steve Jobs once tried to convince Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum to become "the voice of Apple," it emerged yesterday.

Goldblum disclosed his contact with the late Apple co-founder during an interview on the Today Show in Australia, according to CNET.

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"Steve Jobs called me up a few decades ago to be the voice of Apple," said Goldblum. "That was early on, and I did not know it was Steve Jobs."

The star of movies like Jurassic Park and The Fly offered no further details on the timing of the phone conversation with Jobs, but Goldblum did appear in a short series of "Think Different" Apple ads in the late 90s.


CNET suggested Jobs may have seen a role for Goldblum as the voice of Siri, but Apple didn't purchase the company responsible for the virtual assistant until 2010, making the suggestion seem unlikely.

Goldblum is currently in Australia to promote Menulog, a new food ordering app in the same vein as Seamless and DoorDash.

Top Rated Comments

smacdonald Avatar
90 months ago
Step 1: Phone Jeff Goldblum.
Step 2: Get him to be the voice of Apple.
Step 3: There's no step three!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
90 months ago
Maybe Tim can pump Goldblum's laugh whenever somebody complains about the Mac Pro.

Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WWPD Avatar
90 months ago
"ahh...yes, I would uhh like you to turn left on 5th street?"
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TomaxXamot Avatar
90 months ago
I loved his voice in the Think Different ads. They should bring him back. The Titanium PowerBook ads stand out in particular.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BaccaBossMC Avatar
90 months ago
That would have been awesome, why did he have to say no! Especially now, his speech, "your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they couod they didn't stop to think whether or not they should" applies to Apple and Tim Crook.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Defthand Avatar
90 months ago
If you’re aiming for unusual, you can’t do better/worse than Christopher Walken!

Me: Hey, Siri.

Siri: You talkin’ to me?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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