Bob Goldthwait Biography (1962-)

Full name, Robert Goldthwait; born May 26, 1962, in Syracuse, NY; son of Tom(a sheet metal worker) and Kathleen (a department store employee) Goldthwait;married Ann Luly (a film production associate), 1981 (some sources say 1986;divorced, 1998); married Nikki Cox (an actress), 1998 (some sources say 1999; divorced, July 2002); children: (first marriage) Tyler John Roberts (stepson), Tasha Tilton. Addresses: Agent: The Gersh Agency, 232 North CanonDr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Manager: New Wave Entertainment, 1776 Broadway, Suite 2001, New York, NY 10019.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Comedian, actor, director, producer, screenwriter, songwriter
Birth Details
May 26, 1962
Syracuse, New York

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Deputy, Massive Retaliation, 1984
  • Zed, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Himself, Doctor Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce, 1985
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Egg Stork, One Crazy Summer, Warner Bros.,1986
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Cadet Zed, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Warner Bros., 1986
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Teacher, Twisted Sister: Come Out and Play,1986
  • Carl Hefler, Burglar, Warner Bros., 1987
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Zed, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (also known as Citizens on Patrol: Police Academy 4), Warner Bros., 1987
  • Himself, Evening with Bobcat Goldthwait: Share the Warmth, 1987
  • Fred P. Chaney, Hot To Trot, Warner Bros., 1988
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Eliot Loudermilk, Scrooged, Paramount, 1988
  • (As Jack Cheese) Don Druzel, Tapeheads, 1988
  • Adrenal gland, Cranium Command, 1989
  • (As Jack Cheese) Cop #1, Meet the Hollowheads (also known as Life on the Edge), 1989
  • Little Vegas, 1990
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Title role, Shakes the Clown, IRS Releasing, 1992
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Wild Writer, Radioland Murders, Universal,1994
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Voices of Sockhead and Sockhead as tourist, Freaked (also known as Hideous Mutant Freakz), 1994
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Mr. Smith, Destiny Turns on the Radio (alsoknown as Mr. Destiny Turns on the Radio and Greetings from the Maryland Hotel), Savoy Pictures, 1995
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Charles, Sweethearts, PFG Entertainment, 1997
  • Voice of Pain, Hercules (animated), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Voice of Jet the Turtle, Rusty: A Dog's Tale (also known as Rusty: The Great Rescue), 1997
  • Buster Lloyd, G-Men from Hell, Government Action LLC, 2000
  • Himself, Open Mic, 2000
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Mr. T, Blow, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Voice of Pain, Mickey's House of Villains (animated), 2002
  • Voice of Troll, Hansel & Gretel, Innovation Film Group, 2002
  • Bell clerk, Grind, Warner Bros., 2003
  • Film Director
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Shakes the Clown, IRS Releasing, 1992
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Voice of Muggle, Capitol Critters (animated), ABC, 1992
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) The A-List, Comedy Central, 1992
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Voice of Moxy, The Moxy Show (also known asThe Moxy Pirate Show), Cartoon Network, 1993-1995
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Voices of Mr. Floppy and other characters, Unhappily Ever After (also known as Unhappily ...), The WB, 1995-1999
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Host, Bobcat's Big Ass Show, F/X, 1998
  • Voice of Pain, Disney's Hercules (animated; also known as Hercules), ABC and syndicated, 1998
  • Voice of XL, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated; also knownas Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command), syndicated and UPN,2000
  • Host, Late Friday, NBC, 2001
  • Voice of Pain, House of Mouse (animated), ABC, 2001
  • Movies
  • Herman Kraylor, The Vidiots, 1986
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Himself, Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (alsoknown as Dare to Be Truthful), Showtime, 1991
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Cobb, Out There, Showtime, 1995
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Psycho, Back to Back: American Yakuza II (also known as Back to Back), HBO, 1996
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Yogi Paxil, Encino Woman (also known as L.A. Woman and California Woman), ABC, 1996
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Mr. Teller, Dog's Best Friend, Family Channel, 1997
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Voice of The Silly Oz-Bul, Lion of Oz (alsoknown as Le Lion d'Oz and Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage), The Disney Channel, 2000
  • The director, Windy City Heat, 2003
  • Specials
  • Bob Goldthwait: Don't Watch This Show, Cinemax, 1986
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Himself, Comic Relief, 1986
  • Comic Relief 2, HBO, 1987
  • Bob Goldthwait: Share the Warmth, HBO, 1987
  • Bob Goldthwait: Is He Like That All the Time?, HBO, 1988
  • Comic Relief 3, HBO, 1989
  • Montreal International Comedy Festival 1989, HBO, 1989
  • Bob Saget: In the Dream State, HBO, 1990
  • Comic Relief 4, HBO, 1990
  • Host, Save the Planet: A CBS/Hard Rock Cafe Special, CBS, 1990
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) A Party for Richard Pryor, CBS, 1991
  • Comic Relief V, HBO, 1992
  • Hurricane Relief, Showtime, 1992
  • We're Mad as Hell Hosted by Dennis Miller, HBO, 1992
  • Fox New Year's Eve Live, Fox, 1992
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Voice of Blitzen, Eek! The Cat Christmas Special (animated), Fox, 1993
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) New Year's Eve '94, Fox, 1993
  • Harley-Davidson's 90th Birthday Blast, Showtime, 1993
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Comic Relief VI, HBO, 1994
  • Comedy: Coast to Coast, 1994
  • But ... Seriously (documentary), Showtime, 1994
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Montreal International Comedy Festival '94,Showtime, 1994
  • A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman, NBC, 1995
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Bobcat Goldthwait, HBO, 1995
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Pulp Comics: Bobcat Goldthwait, Comedy Central, 1997
  • Comics Come Home, Comedy Central, 1997
  • Voice of Payne Reele, Disney's Hercules: From Zero to Hero (animated), ABC, 1997
  • Totally Gayer, VH1, 2004
  • Boomer Nation, Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Honoree, 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,Comedy Central, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1987
  • The 29th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1987
  • The Ninth Annual Awards for Cable Excellence: The ACE Awards, HBO,1988
  • The Second Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1988
  • The First International Rock Awards, ABC, 1989
  • The Fourth Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1990
  • The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards, 1992
  • Pilots
  • Bobby Green, Apt. 2-C Starring George Carlin, HBO, 1985
  • Ho Ho, Chief, Fox, 1996
  • Episodic
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, 1983, 1987
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Zemus, "Magnificent Seven," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1987
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Young Man, "The Ventriloquist's Dummy," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1990
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) "Episode with Bobcat Goldthwait," The Ben Stiller Show, Fox, 1992
  • The killer/Gordon M. Cosay, "Promotional Considerations," The Golden Palace, 1992
  • The Sandman, "The Tale of the Final Wish," Are You Afraid of the Dark?, 1993
  • Himself, "Life behind Larry," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993
  • Suzy's Jealousy, "Jay Is for Jealousy," Herman's Head, syndicated,1993
  • Boss's nephew, "The Big Slip," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1993
  • Voice of Rudolph, "It's a Very Merry Eek's-mas," Eek! the Cat (animated), 1993
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Voice, "Not So Easy Riders," Duckman, USA Network, 1994
  • Himself, "Bobcat," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network, 1994
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Himself, The Howard Stern Show, 1994
  • Himself, "Like No Business I Know," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1994
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Himself, "Just for Laughs," Empty Nest, 1994
  • "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word," Dave's World, 1994
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1994
  • Pulp Comics, Comedy Central, 1994
  • Voice of bum, "Party," Beavis and Butt-Head (animated), MTV, 1995
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Comedy Product (also known as Ground Zero), Comedy Central, 1995
  • Voice, "America the Beautiful," Duckman (animated), 1995
  • Voice of panhandler, "Beavis, Can You Spare a Dime?," Beavis and Butt-Head (animated), MTV, 1995
  • Mr. Connelly, "Feb. 5, '95," ER, 1995
  • Uncle Creamy, "Tick vs. Education," The Tick (animated), Comedy Central, 1996
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Mugger, "The Engagement: Parts 1 & 2," Living Single, Fox, 1996
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Voice of Wolff, "The Third Pig," Tales from theCrypt, HBO, 1996
  • Himself, "Surprise," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network,1996
  • "How to Turn a Minus into a Plus," Arli$$, 1996
  • Uncle Creamy, "The Tick vs. Education," The Tick, 1996
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Merlin, "Oh What a Tangled Spell She Weaves," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1997
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Voice, "When Wishes Come True," Stories from MyChildhood (also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood), PBS, 1997
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Voice of himself, "Studio Guy," Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1997
  • Host, Mad TV, Fox, 1997
  • Himself, "Anniversary," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network, 1997
  • Used car salesman, "Have I Got a Deal for You," The Army Show, TheWB, 1998
  • Voice of himself, "The Last Temptation of Krust," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1998
  • Himself, "Best Directed Music Video," The List, VH1, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Himself, "Kentucky Nightmare," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network, 2001 Bobcat Goldthwait) Himself, Comic Remix, 2002
  • Voice of the Monkey King, "I'll Be a Monkey's Puppet," Jackie Chan Adventures (animated), The WB, 2002
  • Eli, "Battle of Evermore" (also known as "Pioneer Days"), That '70s Show, Fox, 2003
  • Guest cohost, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2003
  • Michael Borland, "Last Laugh," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I.), CBS, 2003
  • Voice of Nosy, "Nosy: Experiment 199," Lilo & Stitch: The Series (animated), 2003
  • Voice of Steven Goldstein, Crank Yankers, Comedy Central, 2003
  • Himself, Shorties Watchin' Shorties, Comedy Central, 2004
  • Also appeared in Good Morning America, ABC; Sin City Spectacular; as Ron Nash, Safe Harbor, The WB.
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Supervising producer and director, Windy City Heat, 2003
  • Television Director
  • Specials
  • Bob Goldthwait: Is He Like That All the Time?, HBO, 1988
  • Episodic
  • "Psycho-Vivor," Strip Mall, Comedy Central, 2001
  • Chappelle's Show, Comedy Central, 2003
  • Also directed episodes of The Man Show, Comedy Central.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Pain, Hercules, 1997
  • Videos
  • Appeared in Star Shorts, during 1980s.
  • Music Videos; as Director
  • "Super Rad" by The Aquabats, 1997
  • "A Punk Named Josh" by Chopper One, 1998
  • Music Videos; as performer
  • Josh, "A Punk Named Josh" by Chopper One, 1998
  • Also appeared in Twisted Sister's "Leader of the Pack."
  • Albums
  • I Don't Want to Insult You, But You Look Like Bobcat Goldthwait (also known as The Uninspired Ramblings of a 40 Old Has Been), 2003
  • Recorded Meat Bob, Chrysalis.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) Shakes the Clown, IRS Releasing, 1992
  • Television Specials
  • Bob Goldthwait: Is He Like That All the Time?, HBO, 1988
  • (With Adam Barr, Garry Bormet, Peter Ocko, and Martin Olson) Save thePlanet: A CBS/Hard Rock Cafe Special, CBS, 1990
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Bobcat Goldthwait, HBO, 1995
  • Television Episodes
  • (As Bobcat Goldthwait) The Moxy Show, Cartoon Network, 1993-1995
  • (With Allan Trautman) "Leaving Van Nuys," Unhappily Ever After (also known as Unhappily ...), 1996
  • Film Songs
  • "Pregnant and Sad" and "Pepe's Theme," Shakes the Clown, IRS Releasing, 1992

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Interview, December, 1986, p. 40
    • New York Daily News, November 30, 1986; March 19, 1987
    • People, June 9, 1986, p. 55
    • Sun-Times (Chicago), March 27, 1986, p. 84
    • Time, September 14, 1998, p. 77

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