Joining the cast of GRAVES in a supporting role this season is Adam Goldberg, who will portray “Christopher Sachs,” Margaret Graves’ new campaign manager: a fastidious, idiosyncratic, often ruthless political mastermind who leads Margaret down a populist path. He doesn’t care about right or left, or right and wrong; he only plays to win.
Since 1992, after landing a career-launching role in Richard Linklater’s classic ode to ’70s high school, “Dazed and Confused,” Adam Goldberg has managed to bounce with ease between roles in blockbuster movies, Oscar winners, and sleeper independent films alike. Notably: a wrenching turn as a doomed soldier in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar winning “Saving Private Ryan” with Tom Hanks; a scientist classmate and friend of Russell Crowe’s character in Ron Howard’s Oscar winning “A Beautiful Mind”; a slacker in Linklater’s “Waking Life”; a zombie henchman of Christopher Walken’s angel Gabriel in Gregory Widen’s “The Prophecy”; the voice of a Jack Russell terrier in George Miller’s “Babe: Pig in the City”; a physicist in the Tony Scott thriller “Déjà Vu” opposite Denzel Washington and Jim Caviezel; the hero of Jonathan Kesselman’s ‘Jewsploitation’ comedy “The Hebrew Hammer”; a speed freak in D.J. Caruso’s drug noir “The Salton Sea,” with Val Kilmer; Jack in the sleeper hit, “Two Days in Paris,” opposite Julie Delpy; and a tortured musician in “Untitled,” opposite Marley Shelton, among many others. Goldberg recently had three independent films open. He starred in “Rebirth” for Netflix, and appeared in the films “Between Us” with Ben Feldman and Olivia Thirby, and “Going Under” with Bruce Willis. He is currently shooting the second season of “The Jim Gaffigan Show” in New York City.
Goldberg is also a filmmaker in his own right, having written, directed, co-edited, produced, and starred in his first film, “Scotch and Milk,” which made its debut in 1998 at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, and played at festivals all over the world, as well as being featured on the Sundance Channel series “10 Best Films You May Never Have Seen.” Goldberg co-wrote and directed his second feature, “I Love Your Work,” which was produced through his production company and released by Think Film in 2005. The film, which starred Giovanni Ribisi, Franka Potente, Christina Ricci and Joshua Jackson, with cameos by Vince Vaughn and Elvis Costello, is about the gradual meltdown of a movie star. Goldberg also composed the film’s original music with The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd. In addition, Goldberg directed, co- edited, and produced the comic documentary short, “Running with the Bulls” for the Independent Film Channel and has directed several music videos. “No Way Jose,” his third feature as a filmmaker, which he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in was released in summer 2015. In this coming-of-middle-age comedy, Goldberg plays Jose Stern, an erstwhile indie-rocker on the verge of turning 40, who is relegated to playing children’s birthday parties and has just been kicked to the curb by his fiancé.
With roles ranging from comedic turns as the deranged Eddie from “Friends,” a hapless townie on “My Name Is Earl,” and a hilarious arc as an overeager Medellin producer on “Entourage,” to dramatic turns on everything from “ER” to “Medium” as well as starring as Det. Eric Delahoy, a cop with a brain tumor in the ABC series “The Unusuals,” and an acclaimed portrayal of hitman Mr. Numbers in FX’s award winning series “Fargo,” as well as countless others, Adam Goldberg is no stranger to television. He most recently co-starred in TV Land’s “The Jim Gaffigan Show” alongside Jim Gaffigan, Ashley Williams, and Michael Ian Black.