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John Goodman
John Goodman by David Shankbone.jpg
Goodman at the Tribeca Film Festival in May 2008
Born(1952-06-20) June 20, 1952 (age 61)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Other namesJohn Stephen Goodman
Jonathan Goodman
Jonathan Stephen Goodman
OccupationActor, voice artist, comedian
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Annabeth Hartzog (1989–present)
Children1
 
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John Goodman
John Goodman by David Shankbone.jpg
Goodman at the Tribeca Film Festival in May 2008
Born(1952-06-20) June 20, 1952 (age 61)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Other namesJohn Stephen Goodman
Jonathan Goodman
Jonathan Stephen Goodman
OccupationActor, voice artist, comedian
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Annabeth Hartzog (1989–present)
Children1

John Stephen Goodman[1] (born June 20, 1952)[2] is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988–1997), for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe Award in 1993, and for providing the voice of Sulley in Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University. Other prominent roles Goodman has portrayed include supporting roles in The Artist, Argo, Flight, and The Hangover Part III and a regular role on the first season of HBO's Treme. As a film actor, Goodman has frequently collaborated with the Coen brothers on such films as Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Inside Llewyn Davis.

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][3] He has a sister, Elisabeth Horvath, and a brother, Leslie.[4] He is of Irish, English, Welsh, and German ancestry.[3]

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.[5] 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.[6] After injury ended his college football career, he decided to become a professional actor and left Missouri for New York City in 1975.[5]

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.[6] Goodman also performed off-Broadway and in dinner theatres, before landing 'character roles' in films during the early-1980s.[5]

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.[5] 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.[7]

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,[8] 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.[9]

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.[10] 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.[5]

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[11] for Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama Series for his performance.[12] In addition, Goodman starred as Fred Flintstone in the film adaptation of The Flintstones.[13]

He voiced Robot Santa in the character's first appearance on Futurama. Beginning in 2007, Goodman has been the voiceover in Dunkin' Donuts commercials.[14] 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.[15]

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.

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. 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,[16] however the series' option was not picked up by the network.

John Goodman was inducted as a Disney Legend on August 10, 2013.[17]

Charity work[edit]

Goodman has long resided in New Orleans, Louisiana.[5] 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 2012, their daughter, Molly, is 22 and in film school.[18]

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."[19] 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 and tries to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting every morning.[18] 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.[20]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films
YearTitleRoleNotes
1983Eddie Macon's RunHerbert
1983Survivors, TheThe SurvivorsCommando
1984Revenge of the NerdsCoach Harris
1984C.H.U.D.Cop in Diner
1984Maria's LoversFrank
1985Sweet DreamsOtis
1986True StoriesLouis Fyne
1987Big Easy, TheThe Big EasyDet. Andre DeSoto
1987Raising ArizonaGale Snoats
1987BurglarDet. Nyswander
1988Wrong Guys, TheThe Wrong GuysDuke Earle
1988PunchlineJohn Krytsick
1988Everybody's All-AmericanLawrence
1989Sea of LoveDet. Sherman Touhey
1989AlwaysAl Yackey
1990StellaEd Munn
1990ArachnophobiaDelbert McClintock
1991King RalphRalph Hampton Gainesworth Jones
1991Barton FinkCharlie Meadows
1992Babe, TheThe BabeGeorge Herman 'Babe' Ruth
1992Frosty ReturnsFrosty the SnowmanVoice
1993MatineeLawrence Woolsey
1993Born YesterdayHarry Brock
1993We're Back! A Dinosaur's StoryRex the DinosaurNarrator
Voice
1994Hudsucker Proxy, TheThe Hudsucker ProxyNewsreel AnnouncerCredited as Karl Mundt[21]
1994Flintstones, TheThe FlintstonesFred Flintstone
1996Pie in the SkyAlan Davenport
1996Mother NightMajor Frank Wirtanen
1997Borrowers, TheThe BorrowersOcious P. Potter
1998FallenJonesy
1998Blues Brothers 2000Mighty Mack McTeer
1998Big Lebowski, TheThe Big LebowskiWalter Sobchak
1998Dirty WorkMayor Adrian RigginsUncredited[22]
1998Real Macaw, TheThe Real MacawMac the ParrotVoice
1998Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The MovieSanta ClausVoice
1999Runner, TheThe RunnerDeepthroat
1999Bringing Out the DeadLarry
1999Jack Bull, TheThe Jack BullJudge Joe B. Tolliver
2000What Planet Are You From?Roland Jones
2000O Brother, Where Art Thou?Daniel 'Big Dan' Teague
2000Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, TheThe Adventures of Rocky and BullwinkleOklahoma Cop
2000Coyote UglyBillene Sanford
2000Emperor's New Groove, TheThe Emperor's New GroovePachaVoice
2001My First MisterBenjamin
2001One Night at McCool'sDet. Dehling
2001StorytellingMarty LivingstonSegment: "Non-Fiction"
2001Happy BirthdayDean, TheThe Dean
2001Monsters, Inc.James P. "Sulley" SullivanVoice
2002Mike's New CarJames P. "Sulley" SullivanVoice
Short film
2002Dirty DeedsTony
2003Masked and AnonymousUncle Sweetheart
2003Jungle Book 2, TheThe Jungle Book 2BalooVoice
2004Home of PhobiaRodneyReleased under the title Freshman Orientation[23]
2004Clifford's Really Big MovieGeorge WolfsbottomVoice
2004Beyond the SeaSteve 'Boom Boom' Blauner
2005Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm SchoolSteve Mills
2005Kronk's New GroovePachaVoice
Direct-to-video
2006CarsJames P. "Sulley" Sullivan TruckVoice
Cameo
Car version of James P. "Sulley" Sullivan;
Sullivan Truck made an appearance in Tokyo Mater.[24]
2006Year Without a Santa Claus, TheThe Year Without a Santa ClausSanta Claus
2006Tales of the Rat FinkEd "Big Daddy" RothNarrator
Voice
2007Death SentenceBones Darley
2007Evan AlmightyCongressman Long
2007Bee MovieLayton T. MontgomeryVoice
2008Speed RacerPops Racer
2009GiganticAl Lolly
2009Confessions of a ShopaholicGraham Bloomwood
2009In the Electric MistJulie 'Baby Feet' Balboni
2009Alabama MoonMr. Wellington
2009Beyond All BoundariesCapt. Edwin SimmonsVoice
Short film
2009Princess and the Frog, TheThe Princess and the FrogEli "Big Daddy" La BouffVoice
2009Sewer Runs Through It, AA Sewer Runs Through ItNarratorVoice
2009Pope JoanPope Sergius II
2009DrunkboatMr. Fletcher
2011Artist, TheThe ArtistAl ZimmerSilent film
2011Red StateJoseph Kennan
2011Spring Break '83Dick Bender
2011Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseStan the Doorman
2012Bunyan and BabePaul BunyanVoice
2012ParaNormanMr. PrendergastVoice
2012Campaign, TheThe CampaignScott TalleyCameo appearance
2012Trouble with the CurvePete Klein
2012ArgoJohn Chambers
2012FlightHarling Mays
2013Hangover Part III, TheThe Hangover Part IIIMarshall
2013Internship, TheThe InternshipSammy BoscoeUncredited
2013Monsters UniversityJames P. "Sulley" SullivanVoice
2013Inside Llewyn DavisRoland Turner
2014The Monuments MenCapt. Walter GarfieldPost-production
Television roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
1983Face of Rage, TheThe Face of RageFredTelevision film
1983ChiefsNewt 'Tub' MurrayMiniseries
1983Heart of SteelRaymond BohupinskyTelevision film
1987Murder OrdainedHugh RayburnTelevision film
1987Equalizer, TheThe EqualizerHarold WinterEpisode: "Re-Entry"
1987MoonlightingDonald ChaseEpisode: "Come Back Little Shiksa"
1988–1997RoseanneDan Conner221 episodes
1989Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/k.d. lang"
1990Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/Faith No More"
1992Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/Garth Brooks"
1993Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/Mary J. Blige"
1994Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/The Pretenders"
1995Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/The Tragically Hip"
1995KingfishHuey P. LongTelevision film
1995Streetcar Named Desire, AA Streetcar Named DesireHarold 'Mitch' MitchellTelevision film
1996Muppets TonightHimselfSeason 1, Episode 4
1996Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/Everclear"
1997Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/Jewel"
1998Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/Paula Cole"
1999Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers"
1999Now and AgainMichael WisemanEpisode: "Origins"
1999Simpsons, TheThe SimpsonsMeathookVoice
Episode: "Take My Wife, Sleaze"
1999FuturamaRobot SantaVoice
Episode: "Xmas Story"
2000Normal, OhioWilliam "Butch" Gamble13 Episodes
2000Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/Neil Young"
2001Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/Ja Rule"
2001When Dinosaurs Roamed AmericaNarratorVoice
Discovery Channel documentary
2003–2004West Wing, TheThe West WingGlen Allen WalkenFour Episodes
2004Father of the PrideLarryVoice only
15 episodes
2004–2005Center of the UniverseJohn Barnett10 episodes
2006Studio 60 on the Sunset StripJudge Bobby BebeEpisodes: "Nevada Day: Part I & II"
2007King of the HillTommyEpisode: "SerPUNt"
2010You Don't Know JackNeal Nicol
2010–2011TremeCreighton Bernette11 episodes
2011DamagesHoward T. EricksonSeason 4
2011–2012CommunityVice Dean Robert Laybourne[25]6 episodes
2012Dancing on the EdgeMasterson5 episodes
2012SpongeBob SquarePantsSanta ClausVoice
Episode: "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"
2013Alpha HouseGil John Biggs
2013The Book of ManningNarratorESPN Original Film
2013Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "John Goodman/Kings of Leon"
Video game roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
1996PystKing MattrussVoice
2002Monsters Inc. Scream ArenaJames P. "Sulley" SullivanVoice
2007Cars Mater-National ChampionshipJames P. "Sulley" Sullivan TruckVoice
2009Cars Race-O-RamaJames P. "Sulley" Sullivan TruckVoice
2011RageDan Hagar[26]Voice

Discography[edit]

Guest Appearance

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations
YearAwardCategoryTitleResult
1989Chicago Film Critics Association Awards"Best Supporting Actor"Sea of LoveNominated
1989People's Choice Awards"Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program"RoseanneNominated
1989American Comedy Awards"Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication"RoseanneWon
1989Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1989Golden Globe Awards"Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical"RoseanneNominated
1990American Comedy Awards"Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication"RoseanneWon
1990Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1990Golden Globe Awards"Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical"RoseanneNominated
1991Saturn Awards"Best Supporting Actor"ArachnophobiaNominated
1991Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1991Golden Globe Awards"Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical"RoseanneNominated
1991Chicago Film Critics Association Awards"Best Supporting Actor"Barton FinkNominated
1991New York Film Critics Circle Awards"Best Supporting Actor"Barton Fink3rd
1992Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1992Golden Globe Awards"Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture"Barton FinkNominated
1992Viewers For Quality Television Awards"Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series"RoseanneWon
1993Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1993Golden Globe Awards"Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical"RoseanneWon
1994Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1995Screen Actors Guild Awards"Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1995Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series"RoseanneNominated
1995Emmy Awards"Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special"Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. LongNominated
1996Emmy Awards"Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special"Streetcar Named Desire, AA Streetcar Named DesireNominated
1999Satellite Awards"Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical"Big Lebowski, TheThe Big LebowskiNominated
2001People's Choice Awards"Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series"Normal, OhioNominated
2002World Soundtrack Awards"Best Original Song Written for a Film"Monsters, Inc.Won
2004Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards"Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie"Jungle Book 2, TheThe Jungle Book 2Nominated
2007Emmy Awards"Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series"Studio 60 on the Sunset StripWon
2007TV Land Awards"Favorite Elvis Impersonation"RoseanneNominated
2008TV Land Awards"Innovator"RoseanneWon
2010Black Reel Awards"Best Ensemble"Princess and the Frog, TheThe Princess and the FrogNominated
2010Emmy Awards"Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie"You Don't Know JackNominated
2011Screen Actors Guild Awards"Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries"You Don't Know JackNominated
2011Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards"Best Cast"Artist, TheThe ArtistNominated
2011St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards"Best Supporting Actor"Artist, TheThe ArtistNominated
2012Screen Actors Guild Awards"Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture"Artist, TheThe ArtistNominated
201220/20 Awards"Best Supporting Actor"Barton FinkWon
2012St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards"Best Supporting Actor"ArgoNominated
2012Satellite Awards"Best Supporting Actor"FlightNominated
2013Screen Actors Guild Awards"Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture"ArgoWon
2014Satellite Awards"Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical"Alpha HouseNominated

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