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John Goodman
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Goodman in Paris at the French premiere of The Monuments Men, February 12, 2014.
Born John Stephen Goodman
(1952-06-20) June 20, 1952 (age 62)[1]
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Other names Jonathan Goodman
Jonathan Stephen Goodman
Occupation Actor, voice artist, comedian
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Annabeth Hartzog (1989–present)
Children Molly

John Stephen Goodman[2] (born June 20, 1952) is an American theatre, film and television actor, voice artist, and comedian. Early in his career, he was best known for playing Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988–1997), for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe Award in 1993. He is also a regular collaborator with the Coen brothers on such films as Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).

Goodman is also a prolific voice actor; among other roles, he played Baloo in the Jungle Book 2 and Sulley in Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013).

Other prominent film performances include the lead role in The Flintstones (1994) and supporting roles in The Artist (2011), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011), Argo (2012), Flight (2012), and The Hangover Part III (2013). On television, he has had regular roles on Amazon Studios' Alpha House and on the first season of HBO's Treme, and has been one of the most frequent hosts of Saturday Night Live. John Heilpern of Vanity Fair calls him "among our very finest actors."[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Goodman was born in St. Louis, Missouri on June 20, 1952. His father, Leslie Francis Goodman, was a postal worker who died of a heart attack when Goodman was 2 years old; his mother, Virginia Roos (née Loosmore), was a retail store associate and waitress at Jack and Phil's Bar-B-Que,[1][2][4] and took in laundry to support the family.[3] He has a sister, Elisabeth Horvath, and a brother, Leslie.[5] He is of Irish, English, Welsh, and German ancestry.[4]

Goodman went to Affton High School, where he played football and dabbled in theater. He earned a football scholarship to Missouri State University (then-called Southwest Missouri State University, or, "SMS") in Springfield, Missouri.[6] He pledged to Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity but did not join until several years later. He discovered the drama program, and studied there with future Hollywood stars Kathleen Turner and Tess Harper.[7] He remains close to his school friends.[3]

Early career[edit]

After an injury ended his college football career, he decided to become a professional actor and left Missouri for New York City in 1975.[6] With a small bankroll from his brother, Goodman found an apartment on Ninth Avenue and 51st Street, near Manhattan's Theater District, and unsuccessfully tried to make money as a bartender and waiter. He eventually found modest success, however, in plays, commercials, and voiceovers. He was the person who slapped himself (uttering the famous tagline, "Thanks ... I needed that!") in an iconic TV ad for Skin Bracer by Mennen.[7] Goodman also performed off-Broadway and in dinner theatres, before landing 'character roles' in films during the early-1980s.[6]

Career[edit]

In 1985, Goodman originated the role of Pap Finn in the Broadway musical Big River. For his role, he received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical; he also is featured on the Original Broadway Cast Recording. He had a long history of appearances on late night comedy shows, and was the first guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, which won him the show's "First Guest Medal" (Goodman joked that he would pawn the medal for a bottle of cheap Scotch).[citation needed] He has hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live 13 times, while also making seven cameo appearances as Linda Tripp during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and cameoing on the season 28 finale hosted by former SNL cast member Dan Aykroyd.[6] Goodman auditioned to be a cast member for Jean Doumanian's tumultuous 1980–1981 SNL season, despite having little to no prior experience in TV comedy, but was rejected, along with up-and-coming comedians Jim Carrey, Paul Reubens, and Robert Townsend.[8]

Goodman on the red carpet at the Emmys, September 11, 1994

In 1982, Goodman started landing movie roles, beginning with a small role in Eddie Macon's Run. During this period he continued to work on the stage, starring in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Big River from 1985 to 1987. Before landing his big break into movies in 1986, with a significant comedic role in the David Byrne absurdist comedy/musical True Stories,[9] he had a brief cameo as Otis - in the Patsy Cline biopic Sweet Dreams. In the former film, his character Louis Fyne memorably utters the line: "I'm 6' 3" and maintain a consistent panda bear shape", establishing his trademark size as an important part of many characters he would later play on film and stage - and in the latter film, he plays the `guy who sold Patsy's husband the car' he would destroy in the Demolition Derby.

He is also known for his role as the head football coach for Adams College in the movie Revenge of the Nerds. In 1997, John Goodman was added to the St. Louis Walk of Fame.[10]

He first worked with the Coen Brothers on Raising Arizona (1987). He would go on to appear in their films Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). In 2011, it was announced he would return to working with them on Inside Llewyn Davis—his fifth film with them and his first for a decade.[11] Only Steve Buscemi has appeared in more Coen works (six films), though Frances McDormand and Jon Polito have also appeared in five of their films.

Goodman is most famous for his role as Dan Conner on the American sitcom Roseanne, which aired on ABC from 1988 to 1997.[6]

Goodman had guest roles on the Aaron Sorkin television dramas The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In the former he appeared in four episodes, playing Speaker of the House and eventual acting president Glen Allen Walken. In the latter, he appeared as Pahrump, Nevada Judge Robert Bebe, earning a 2007 Emmy[12] for Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama Series for his performance.[13] In addition, Goodman starred as Fred Flintstone in the film adaptation of The Flintstones.[14]

He voiced Robot Santa in the character's first appearance on Futurama. Beginning in 2007, Goodman has been the voiceover in Dunkin' Donuts commercials.[15] In 2000, Goodman provided the voice of Pacha in the Disney film The Emperor's New Groove and, a year later, the voice of Sulley in the Disney/Pixar film Monsters, Inc. In 2009, Goodman voiced "Big Daddy" La Bouff in Disney's The Princess and the Frog. Goodman's voice can also be heard on an automated message system at Lambert St. Louis International airport.[16]

In theater, Goodman played the Ghost of Christmas Present in the 2008 Kodak Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, starring Christopher Lloyd as Ebenezer Scrooge. He played the role of Pozzo in a Studio 54 revival of the play Waiting for Godot, opposite Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane. John Heilpern of Vanity Fair called it "the greatest Pozzo I've ever seen."[3]

In 2011, Goodman was a guest star on the third season of NBC's Community. He also voiced a character in id Software's game RAGE voicing Dan Hagar, and played movie studio chief Al Zimmer in the Academy Award–winning live action film The Artist, as well as Best Picture nominee Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close the same year. Also in 2011, Goodman starred in Kevin Smith's foray into horror in Red State playing ATF Agent Joseph Keenan. In February 2012, it was reported that Goodman would reunite with Roseanne Barr for a new NBC pilot titled Downwardly Mobile. The show would have had Goodman portray a bachelor mechanic and all around clown as a resident in a trailer park, and would have used the standard multiple-camera setup traditionally found in sitcoms,[17] however the series' option was not picked up by the network. Other prominent roles in recent years include performances in Flight (2012) and The Monuments Men (2014). With his well-received supporting roles in The Artist (2012) and Argo (2013), Goodman accomplished the rare feat of appearing in back-to-back winners of the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Goodman was inducted as a Disney Legend on August 10, 2013.[18]

In 2013, Goodman received rave reviews for his performance as North Carolina Senator Gil John Biggs in Amazon's Alpha House, a political comedy written by Garry Trudeau.[19] The show centers around Goodman's character, a retired UNC basketball coach, and three other Republican senators living in a house on Capitol Hill. Goodman has spent the summer of 2014 shooting Season Two.

Charity work[edit]

Goodman has long resided in New Orleans, Louisiana.[6] Since Hurricane Katrina, Goodman has appeared on several recovery commercials aired in Louisiana.

Goodman was cast in In the Electric Mist (2009) as Julie "Baby Feet" Balboni, which is set in post–Hurricane Katrina Louisiana. Goodman was at one time slated to play the role of Ignatius Reilly, the main character of A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. The story takes place almost entirely in New Orleans. However, the movie was never put into production. The movie The Princess and the Frog where he lent his voice as Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff also takes place in New Orleans. Goodman was featured in the HBO series Treme. Treme focuses on a group of interconnected people trying to rebuild their lives in post–Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. Goodman played Creighton Bernette, a Tulane English professor.

In 2010, Goodman appeared in a commercial to raise awareness for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Also starring in the commercial were Sandra Bullock, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Jack Del Rio, Drew Brees, Emeril Lagasse, James Carville, and Blake Lively.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Goodman and his wife, Anna Beth, live in New Orleans. As of October 2013, their daughter, Molly, is 23 and in film school.[20]

In a 2009 interview, Goodman was open about his alcoholism, saying, "I don't know how much the old Jackie Daniel's franchise ruined my memory, which is going anyway, because of my advancing decrepitude. I had a 30-year run, and at the end I didn't care about anything. I was just fed up with myself. I didn't even want to be an actor anymore."[21] In October 2012, he said, "If I'd picture in my mind a drink—usually straight out of the ­bottle—I couldn't not do it." Acting in plays, "I'd have the shakes so bad I'd have to have a drink to get through the show. I'm lucky I never got fired." Eventually, however, "I bottomed out." He has been sober since 2007, doesn't miss "that life,"[3] and tries to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting every morning.[20] By August 2010, Goodman had lost 100 pounds. He has stated that exercising and keeping a journal of food he consumed are what helped him keep the weight off.[22]

In 2009 Goodman retired from theatre after performing the role of Pozzo in Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot at the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Personal style[edit]

Artie's Delicatessen on New York's Upper West Side is one of his favorite haunts when he's in the city. He eschews the life of a Hollywood movie star, saying in 2014 "I just don't want to dwell on myself," and about celebrity culture, "There's just too much celebrity culture. It's worthless coin."[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Eddie Macon's Run Herbert
1983 Survivors, TheThe Survivors Commando
1984 Revenge of the Nerds Coach Harris
1984 C.H.U.D. Cop in Diner
1984 Maria's Lovers Frank
1985 Sweet Dreams Otis
1986 True Stories Louis Fyne
1987 Big Easy, TheThe Big Easy Det. Andre DeSoto
1987 Raising Arizona Gale Snoats
1987 Burglar Det. Nyswander
1988 Wrong Guys, TheThe Wrong Guys Duke Earle
1988 Punchline John Krytsick
1988 Everybody's All-American Lawrence
1989 Sea of Love Det. Sherman Touhey
1989 Always Al Yackey
1990 Stella Ed Munn
1990 Arachnophobia Delbert McClintock
1991 King Ralph Ralph Hampton Gainesworth Jones
1991 Barton Fink Charlie Meadows
1992 Babe, TheThe Babe George Herman 'Babe' Ruth
1999 Frosty Returns Frosty the Snowman (voice)
1993 Matinee Lawrence Woolsey
1993 Born Yesterday Harry Brock
1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Rex the Dinosaur (voice)
1994 Hudsucker Proxy, TheThe Hudsucker Proxy Newsreel Announcer (voice) Credited as Karl Mundt[23]
1994 Flintstones, TheThe Flintstones Fred Flintstone
1996 Pie in the Sky Alan Davenport
1996 Mother Night Major Frank Wirtanen
1997 Borrowers, TheThe Borrowers Ocious P. Potter
1998 Fallen Jonesy
1998 Blues Brothers 2000 Mighty Mack McTeer
1998 Big Lebowski, TheThe Big Lebowski Walter Sobchak
1998 Dirty Work Mayor Adrian Riggins Uncredited[24]
1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie Santa Claus (voice)
1999 Runner, TheThe Runner Deepthroat
1999 Bringing Out the Dead Larry
1999 Jack Bull, TheThe Jack Bull Judge Joe B. Tolliver
2000 What Planet Are You From? Roland Jones
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Daniel 'Big Dan' Teague
2000 Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, TheThe Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Oklahoma Cop Cameo
2000 Coyote Ugly William James Sanford
2000 Emperor's New Groove, TheThe Emperor's New Groove Pacha (voice)
2001 My First Mister Benjamin
2001 One Night at McCool's Det. Dehling
2001 Storytelling Marty Livingston Segment: "Non-Fiction"
2001 Happy Birthday Dean, TheThe Dean
2001 Monsters, Inc. James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice)
2002 Mike's New Car James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice) Short film
2002 Dirty Deeds Tony
2003 Masked and Anonymous Uncle Sweetheart
2003 Jungle Book 2, TheThe Jungle Book 2 Baloo (voice)
2004 Home of Phobia Rodney
2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie George Wolfsbottom (voice)
2004 Beyond the Sea Steve 'Boom Boom' Blauner
2005 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School Steve Mills
2005 Kronk's New Groove Pacha (voice) Direct-to-video
2006 Cars James P. "Sulley" Sullivan Truck (voice) Cameo
2006 Year Without a Santa Claus, TheThe Year Without a Santa Claus Santa Claus
2006 Tales of the Rat Fink Ed "Big Daddy" Roth (voice) Documentary
2007 Death Sentence Bones Darley
2007 Evan Almighty Congressman Long
2007 Bee Movie Layton T. Montgomery (voice)
2008 Speed Racer Pops Racer
2009 Gigantic Al Lolly
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Graham Bloomwood
2009 In the Electric Mist Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni
2009 Alabama Moon Mr. Wellington
2009 Beyond All Boundaries Capt. Edwin Simmons (voice) Short film
2009 Princess and the Frog, TheThe Princess and the Frog Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff (voice)
2009 Sewer Runs Through It, AA Sewer Runs Through It Narrator
2009 Pope Joan Pope Sergius II
2009 Drunkboat Mr. Fletcher
2011 Artist, TheThe Artist Al Zimmer
2011 Red State Joseph Kennan
2011 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Stan the Doorman
2012 ParaNorman Mr. Prendergast (voice)
2012 Campaign, TheThe Campaign Scott Talley Cameo
2012 Trouble with the Curve Pete Klein
2012 Argo John Chambers
2012 Flight Harling Mays
2013 Hangover Part III, TheThe Hangover Part III Marshall
2013 Internship, TheThe Internship Sammy Boscoe Uncredited
2013 Monsters University James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice)
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Roland Turner
2014 The Monuments Men Capt. Walter Garfield
2014 Party Central James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice) Short film
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Hound (voice)[25]
2015 Spring Break '83 Dick Bender Post-production
2015 Bunyan and Babe Paul Bunyan (voice) Post-production
2015 The Gambler Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Mystery of the Morro Castle, TheThe Mystery of the Morro Castle George Rogers Television series[26]
1983 Face of Rage, TheThe Face of Rage Fred Television film
1983 Chiefs Newt 'Tub' Murray Miniseries
1983 Heart of Steel Raymond Bohupinsky Television film
1987 Murder Ordained Hugh Rayburn Television film
1987 Equalizer, TheThe Equalizer Harold Winter Episode: "Re-Entry"
1987 Moonlighting Donald Chase Episode: "Come Back Little Shiksa"
1988–1997 Roseanne Dan Conner 221 episodes
1989–2000 Saturday Night Live Host 13 episodes
1995 Kingfish Huey P. Long Television film
1995 Streetcar Named Desire, AA Streetcar Named Desire Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell Television film
1999 Now and Again Michael Wiseman Episode: "Origins"
1999 Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons Meathook (voice) Episode: "Take My Wife, Sleaze"
1999 Futurama Robot Santa (voice) Episode: "Xmas Story"
2000 Normal, Ohio William "Butch" Gamble 7 episodes
2001 When Dinosaurs Roamed America Narrator Discovery Channel documentary
2003–2004 West Wing, TheThe West Wing Glen Allen Walken 4 episodes
2004 Father of the Pride Larry (voice) 15 episodes
2004–2005 Center of the Universe John Barnett 10 episodes
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Judge Bobby Bebe Episodes: "Nevada Day: Part I & II"
2007 King of the Hill Tommy (voice) Episode: "SerPUNt"
2010–2011 Treme Creighton Bernette 11 episodes
2010 You Don't Know Jack Neal Nicol Television film
2011 Damages Howard T. Erickson 10 episodes
2011–2012 Community Vice Dean Robert Laybourne[27] 6 episodes
2012 SpongeBob SquarePants Santa Claus (voice) Episode: "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"
2013 Dancing on the Edge Masterson 5 episodes
2013–present Alpha House Gil John Biggs 11 episodes
2013 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "John Goodman/Kings of Leon"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
1996 Pyst King Mattruss (voice)
2002 Monsters Inc. Scream Arena James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice)
2007 Cars Mater-National Championship James P. "Sulley" Sullivan Truck (voice)
2009 Cars Race-O-Rama James P. "Sulley" Sullivan Truck (voice)
2011 Rage Dan Hagar (voice)[28]

Discography[edit]

Guest Appearance

  • "Candy" (1999) – Chimes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result
1989 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards "Best Supporting Actor" Sea of Love Nominated
1989 People's Choice Awards "Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program" Roseanne Nominated
1989 American Comedy Awards "Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication" Roseanne Won
1989 Emmy Awards "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" Roseanne Nominated
1989 Golden Globe Awards "Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical" Roseanne Nominated
1990 American Comedy Awards "Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication" Roseanne Won
1990 Emmy Awards "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" Roseanne Nominated
1990 Golden Globe Awards "Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical" Roseanne Nominated
1991 Saturn Awards "Best Supporting Actor" Arachnophobia Nominated
1991 Emmy Awards "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" Roseanne Nominated
1991 Golden Globe Awards "Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical" Roseanne Nominated
1991 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards "Best Supporting Actor" Barton Fink Nominated
1991 New York Film Critics Circle Awards "Best Supporting Actor" Barton Fink 3rd
1992 Emmy Awards "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" Roseanne Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Awards "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture" Barton Fink Nominated
1992 Viewers For Quality Television Awards "Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series" Roseanne Won
1993 Emmy Awards "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" Roseanne Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Awards "Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical" Roseanne Won
1994 Emmy Awards "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" Roseanne Nominated
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series" Roseanne Nominated
1995 Emmy Awards "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" Roseanne Nominated
1995 Emmy Awards "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special" Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Nominated
1996 Emmy Awards "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special" Streetcar Named Desire, AA Streetcar Named Desire Nominated
1999 Satellite Awards "Best Supporting Actor - Musical or Comedy" Big Lebowski, TheThe Big Lebowski Nominated
2001 People's Choice Awards "Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series" Normal, Ohio Nominated
2002 World Soundtrack Awards "Best Original Song Written for a Film" Monsters, Inc. Won
2004 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards "Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie" Jungle Book 2, TheThe Jungle Book 2 Nominated
2007 Emmy Awards "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series" Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Won
2007 TV Land Awards "Favorite Elvis Impersonation" Roseanne Nominated
2008 TV Land Awards "Innovator" Roseanne Won
2010 Black Reel Awards "Best Ensemble" Princess and the Frog, TheThe Princess and the Frog Nominated
2010 Emmy Awards "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie" You Don't Know Jack Nominated
2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries" You Don't Know Jack Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards "Best Cast" Artist, TheThe Artist Nominated
2011 St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards "Best Supporting Actor" Artist, TheThe Artist Nominated
2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" Artist, TheThe Artist Nominated
2012 20/20 Awards "Best Supporting Actor" Barton Fink Won
2012 St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards "Best Supporting Actor" Argo Nominated
2012 Satellite Awards "Supporting Actor – Motion Picture" Flight Nominated
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture" Argo Won
2014 Satellite Awards "Best Actor – Television Series, Musical or Comedy" Alpha House Won

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