The 65-year-old star of films like Jurassic World, Thor: Ragnarok and The Fly has signed a recording contract with Decca Records.

Goldblum is an accomplished jazz pianist and has a band called The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

He was spotted by a record executive after playing alongside jazz singer-songwriter Gregory Porter on The Graham Norton Show last year. His debut album is due out later this year.

Goldblum is far from being the first movie star to turn their hand to releasing an album. Today I thought I would look at a number of Hollywood stars that have turned to their other love: music.


Kevin Bacon, known for his roles in such films as Footloose and Apollo 13, has released seven albums with his brother Michael.

Their music that they call "Forosoco" spans folk, rock, soul and country. The Bacon brothers' latest album is called Broken Glass.

I watched a YouTube clip recently of the brothers playing with Daryl Hall. They sound great and it's well worth a look.

If you saw Ryan Gosling in La La Land, you will know he can sing. In 2009 Gosling recorded an album with his friend Zach Shields who is producer and writer. It was called Dead Man's Bones. Gosling performs on the album under the alias "Baby Goose". The pair actually play all the instruments on the record.

In 2008 Scarlett Johansson released her debut album called Anywhere I Lay My Head. The album contains songs written by Tom Waits and his wife Kathleen Brennan, plus one original composition by Johansson. She went on to release another album along with two single and two music videos.

A couple of other notable actors who have released records that are worth a mention are Clint Eastwood and Joe Pesci.

In 1963 Clint Eastwood released Rawhide's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favourites. In the popular 60s TV series Rawhide, Eastwood played a character called Rowdy Yates. If you like true country and western it's worth a listen.

Hollywood hard man Joe Pesci, famous for his roles in Goodfellas and Home Alone, was a childhood friend of Frankie Valli and had a small but pivotal role in the forming of The Four Seasons. Pesci released his first record in 1968 called Little Joe Sure Can Sing. That album included a version of the Beatles song Got To Get You Into My Life.

In 1998 he released his second album called Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just For You. On this record he sings as the character he played in the movie My Cousin Vinny. It did not get very good reviews.

There are plenty of others who have made it from screen to vinyl, including the multi-talented Wahlberg family with Donny a founding member of the band New Kids on The Block and brother Mark as a member of Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch.