John Goodman Biography (1952-)

Born June 20, 1952, in Affton, MO; son of Leslie (a letter carrier) and Virginia (a waitress and store clerk) Goodman; married Annabeth (some sources citeAnna Elizabeth) Hartzog, October, 1989; children: Molly Evangeline. Addresses: Agent: Fred Specktor, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd.,Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Stan Rosenfield, Stan Rosenfield and Associates, Ltd., 2029 Century Park East, Suite 1190, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, voice artist, singer
Birth Details
June 20, 1952
Affton, Missouri, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dan Conner, Roseanne, ABC, 1988-1997
  • Michael Wiseman, Now and Again, CBS, 1999-2000
  • Voice of Phil Stymington, Pigs Next Door (animated; also known asMuca beal dorais), beginning 2000
  • Voice of Larry the lion, Father of the Pride (animated), NBC, beginning 2004
  • John Barnett, Center of the Universe, CBS, 2004-
  • Miniseries
  • Newt "Tub" Murray, Chiefs, CBS, 1983
  • Hugh Rayburn, Murder Ordained (also known as Broken Commandments and Kansas Gothic), CBS, 1987
  • Reader, Between the Lines, Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • Movies
  • Fred, The Face of Rage, ABC, 1983
  • Raymond Bohupinsky, Heart of Steel, ABC, 1983
  • Huey P. Long, Jr. (Kingfish), Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long, TNT, 1995
  • Judge Tolliver, The Jack Bull, HBO, 1999
  • The dean, "Happy Birthday," On the Edge, Showtime, 2001
  • Specials
  • ABC's Comedy Sneak Peek, ABC, 1989
  • Host, Tom & Jerry's 50th Birthday Bash, TBS, 1990
  • Face to Face with Connie Chung, CBS, 1990
  • Happy Birthday, Bugs: 50 Looney Years, CBS, 1990
  • Thrills, Chills, & Spiders: The Making of "Arachnophobia," 1990
  • 2 Years ... Later, NBC, 1990
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1991
  • First Person with Maria Shriver, NBC, 1992
  • Roseanne and Tom: Getting Away with It (also known as Roseanne:Between the Lines), HBO, 1992
  • Tough guy hotline operator, Sesame Street's All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (also known as All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!), ABC, 1994
  • Harold "Mitch" Mitchell, "Tennessee Williams's Streetcar Named Desire," CBS Playhouse 90s, CBS, 1995
  • Voice of Frosty the snowman, Frosty Returns (animated), CBS, 1995
  • The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, HBO, 1995
  • Himself, Unruly Fan Unruly Star, 1996
  • Comic Relief American Comedy Festival, ABC, 1996
  • The Late Show with David Letterman Video Special 2 (also known asThe Late Show with David Letterman Primetime Video Special 2), CBS, 1996
  • The Late Show with David Letterman Fifth Anniversary Special, CBS,1998
  • Roger Miller Remembered, The Nashville Network, 1998
  • Audience member, Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999
  • Himself and Linda Tripp, Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000, NBC, 2000
  • Linda Tripp, Saturday Night Live: Best of the Clinton Scandal, NBC, 2000
  • Narrator, When Dinosaurs Roamed America, The Discovery Channel, 2001
  • The Firesign Theatre: Weirdly Cool, PBS, 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 41st Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1989
  • The Third Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1989
  • The Fourth American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1990
  • The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1990
  • The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990
  • The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991
  • The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992
  • The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993
  • Host, The 1995 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 1995
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg (also knownas The American Film Institute Life Achievement Award), NBC, 1995
  • The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2001
  • Hollywood Salutes Nicolas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute,TNT, 2002
  • The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Eddie Munson, "Free Advice," The Paper Chase, CBS, 1985
  • Donald Chase, "Come Back Little Shiksa," Moonlighting, ABC, 1987
  • Harold Winter, "Re-Entry," The Equalizer, CBS, 1987
  • Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, multiple appearances, 1989-1992
  • Various roles, including Linda Tripp, and a member and the Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, between 1989 and 2001
  • Red, "The Healing," Grand, NBC, 1990
  • Skipper, Roseanne, ABC, 1994
  • Storytime, PBS, c. 1994
  • Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, multiple appearances, 1994-2003
  • Sammy the Tuna, Roseanne, ABC, 1995
  • Himself, Muppets Tonight!, ABC, 1996
  • Saturday Night Special, Fox, 1996
  • Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1996, 1998
  • Captain Stan Hamel, "Lost Sheep Squadron," Soul Man, ABC, 1997
  • Himself, "The Best of Muppets Tonight!," Muppets Tonight!, ABC, 1997
  • Himself, Clive Anderson All Talk, BBC, 1997
  • The Ruby Wax Show (also known as Ruby Wax Meets), Fox, 1997
  • Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997, 1998
  • Captain Stan Hamel, "The Stan Plan," Soul Man, ABC, 1998
  • Himself, "The Connor Family Reunion," The Roseanne Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Voice of Meathook, "Take My Wife, Sleaze," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1999
  • Voice of Santa Claus robot, "Xmas Story," Futurama (animated), Fox, 1999
  • Himself, Roseanne: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Big Rudy, "Loyalties," Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Glenallen Walken, "Dogs of War," The West Wing, NBC,2003
  • (Uncredited) Glenallen Walken, "7A WF 83429," The West Wing, NBC,2003
  • (Uncredited) Glenallen Walken, "Twenty Five," The West Wing, NBC,2003
  • Glenallen Walken, "The Stormy Present," The West Wing, NBC, 2004
  • Appeared as Phil Smith, So Little Time, ABC Family Channel.
  • Pilots
  • Joe, After Midnight (pilot for Midnight Caller), ABC, 1988
  • Police officer, Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure), ABC, 1993
  • William "Butch" Gamble/Rex Gamble, Normal, Ohio (also known as Don't Ask), Fox, 2000
  • John Barnett (some sources cite John Pressman), Center of the Universe, CBS, 2004
  • Other
  • Voice of Baloo in Teletubbies: The Revenge; appeared in Mysteryof Moro Castle, HBO.
  • Television Producer
  • Movies
  • Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long, TNT, 1995
  • Film Appearances
  • Party guest, Jailbait Babysitter, 1978
  • Commando, The Survivors, Columbia, 1983
  • Hebert, Eddie Macon's Run, Universal, 1983
  • Coach Harris, Revenge of the Nerds, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Police officer in diner, C.H.U.D., New World, 1984
  • Frank, Maria's Lovers, Cannon, 1985
  • Otis, Sweet Dreams, TriStar, 1985
  • Louis Fyne (the dancing bear), True Stories, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Detective Andre De Soto, The Big Easy, Columbia, 1987
  • Detective Nyswander, Burglar, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Gale Snopes, Raising Arizona, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Duke Earl, The Wrong Guys, New World, 1988
  • Edward Lawrence, Everybody's All-American (also known as When IFall in Love), Warner Bros., 1988
  • John Krytsick, Punchline, Columbia, 1988
  • Al Yackey, Always, Universal, 1989
  • Detective Sherman, Sea of Love, Universal, 1989
  • Delbert McClintock, Arachnophobia (also known as Along Came a Spider), Buena Vista, 1990
  • Ed Munn, Stella (also known as Stella Dallas), Buena Vista,1990
  • Ralph Jones (title role), King Ralph, Universal, 1990
  • Charlie Meadows, Barton Fink, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • George Herman "Babe" Ruth (title role), The Babe, Universal, 1992
  • Harry Brock, Born Yesterday, Hollywood Pictures, 1993
  • Lawrence Woolsey, Matinee, Universal, 1993
  • Voice of Rex, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (animated), Universal, 1993
  • Fred Flintstone, The Flintstones, Universal, 1994
  • (As Karl Mundt) Newsreel announcer, The Hudsucker Proxy (also known as Hudsucker--Der grosse Sprung), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Alan Davenport, Pie in the Sky, Fine Line, 1995
  • Major Frank Wirtanen, Mother Night, Fine Line, 1996
  • Ocious P. Potter, The Borrowers, PolyGram, 1997
  • Jonesy, Fallen, Warner Bros., 1998
  • (Uncredited) Mayor Adrian Riggins, Dirty Work (also known as Sale boulot), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1998
  • Mighty Mack McTeer, Blues Brothers 2000, Universal, 1998
  • Voice of Mac, The Real Macaw, Paramount, 1998
  • Voice of Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (animated), Legacy Releasing, 1998
  • Walter Sobchak, The Big Lebowski, Gramercy, 1998
  • Deep Throat, The Runner, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1999
  • Larry Verber, Bringing Out the Dead, Paramount, 1999
  • Dancing Outlaw II: Jesco Goes to Hollywood (also known as JescoGoes to Hollywood), BuyIndies.com, 1999
  • Barry Secunda, Hitting the Wall, 2000
  • Big Dan Teague, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (also known as O' Brother), Buena Vista, 2000
  • Bill Sanford, Coyote Ugly, Buena Vista, 2000
  • Oklahoma police officer, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle(also known as Die Abenteuer von Rocky und Bullwinkle), Universal, 2000
  • Roland Jones, What Planet Are You From?, Columbia, 2000
  • Voice of Pacha, The Emperor's New Groove (animated), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2000
  • Benjamin Wilson, My First Mister, Paramount, 2001
  • Detective Dehling, One Night at McCool's, USA Films, 2001
  • Marty Livingston, "Non-Fiction," Storytelling, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Voice of James P. "Sulley" Sullivan, Monsters, Inc. (animated), Buena Vista, 2001
  • Tony Testano, Dirty Deeds, DEJ Productions, 2002
  • Voice of Sulley, Mike's New Car (animated short film), Walt Disney, 2002
  • Uncle Sweetheart, Masked and Anonymous, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003
  • Voice of Baloo, The Jungle Book 2 (animated), Buena Vista, 2003
  • Voice of Bruce, Finding Nemo (animated), Buena Vista, 2003
  • Rodney, Home of Phobia, Element Films, 2004
  • Steve Blauner, Beyond the Sea, Lions Gate Films, 2004
  • Voice of George Wolfsbottom, Clifford's Really Big Movie (animated), Warner Bros., 2004
  • Steve Mills, Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School,Shoreline Entertainment, 2005
  • Stage Appearances
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, Equity Library Theatre, New York City,1978
  • The Robber Bridegroom (musical), Ford's Theatre Society, Washington, DC, 1978
  • Lone Star, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1979
  • Loose Ends, Broadway production, 1979
  • Private Wars, Center Stage, 1979
  • Lady of the Diamond, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1980
  • Davis, Ghosts of the Loyal Oaks, Workshop of the Players Art Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Jack, The Chisholm Trail Went through Here, Manhattan Theatre ClubIn-the- Works, New York City, 1981
  • Sir Walter Blunt, Henry IV, Part One, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Winninger, "Half a Lifetime," Triple Feature, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1983
  • The Palace of Amateurs, Plaza Theatre, Dallas, TX, 1983
  • Ted, "At Home," One-Act Play Marathon '84, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Pap Finn and Sheriff Bell, Big River (musical), American RepertoryTheatre, Cambridge, MA, then Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, both 1985
  • Enobarbus, Antony and Cleopatra, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1987
  • Falstaff, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1995
  • George Antrobus, The Skin of Our Teeth, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, 1998
  • Ilya Afanasevich Shamrayev, The Seagull, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, 2001
  • Emanuele Giri, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, National Actors Theatre, Pace University, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, New York City,2002
  • Appeared as Thomas Jefferson in a dinner theatre production of the musical 1776, Springboro, OH; performed with Fanfare Theatre Ensemble at LaJolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA.
  • Major Tours
  • The Robber Bridegroom (musical), U.S. cities, 1983
  • Radio Appearances
  • Series
  • Announcer, Citizen Kafka, KBAI (New York City), late 1970s
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • The Making of "The Big Lebowski," PolyGram Video/Universal StudiosHome Video, 1998
  • Music Videos
  • "Wild Wild Life," by the Talking Heads, 1981
  • "(Meet) The Flintstones," by the B-52s, 1994
  • Appeared in the music video "Good Golly Miss Molly," by Little Richard.
  • Video Games
  • Voice of King Mattruss, Pyst, Parroty Interactive, 1996
  • Albums
  • Big River (Broadway cast recording), Decca, 1990
  • Contributor to Lilo and Stitch: Disney Sing Along Songs.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1990, Issue 3, Gale, 1990
    Periodicals
    • Advocate, December 19, 2000, pp. 44, 46
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 1, 1992, p. 14; August 14, 1998, pp. 82-83
    • Life, April, 1992, p. 40
    • Maclean's, February 16, 1998, p. 58
    • New York, 6, June 29, 1998
    • New York Times, March 8, 1998
    • People Weekly, February 9, 1998, p. 154; March 2, 1998, p. 22
    • Premiere, February, 1990; May, 1992, p. 29
    • Time, February 2, 1998, p. 79

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