John Goodman Bio | Wiki
John Goodman is an American actor. He gained national fame for his role as the family patriarch Dan Conner in the ABC comedy series Roseanne from 1988 to 1997, and 2018. John received a Golden Globe Award for the series.
He is known as a character actor and regular collaborator with the Coen brothers, starring in films such as Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Inside Llewyn Davis. John Heilpern of Vanity Fair has called him “among our very finest actors.” IndieWire named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.
John Goodman Age
John was born on June 20, 1952, in Affton, Missouri, United States. He is 70 years old.
John Goodman Height
He is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 ft 3 in (Approx. 1.88 m).
John Goodman Family
He was born in Affton, Missouri, to his parents Leslie Francis Goodman and Virginia Roos. John’s father was a postal worker and died of a heart attack when John was two years old. His mother was a waitress at Jack and Phil’s Bar-B-Que, a retail store worker, and also took in laundry to support the family.
John has an older brother, Leslie, who is 14 years his senior, and a younger sister, Elisabeth, who was born six months after his father’s death. He is of English, German, and Welsh ancestry and was raised Southern Baptist.
John Goodman Wife
John married Annabeth Hartzog, originally of Bogalusa, Louisiana, in 1989. They met at a Halloween party at Tipitina’s when he was filming Everybody’s All-American in New Orleans. They reside in the Garden District of New Orleans. Their daughter, Molly Evangeline, works as a production assistant in the film industry.
John Goodman Education
He went to Affton High School, where he played football and dabbled in theater. After graduating in 1970, John took a gap year. He earned a football scholarship to Missouri State University in Springfield but tore his ACL before ever suiting onto the field and instead channeled his energy into the school’s theater program.
He pledged to Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, although he did not join until several years later. John discovered the drama program and studied there with future Hollywood stars Kathleen Turner and Tess Harper. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1975. In 2013, the university presented John with an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters.
John Goodman Lose Weight | Weight Loss
He was once known for his sizable frame, at one point weighing close to 400 lb (180 kg). However, by August 2010, John had lost 100 lb (45 kg) through a program of exercise and food journaling. His new figure attracted attention at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015 and the BFI London Film Festival in October 2015.
Movies With John Goodman
2013 Dancing on the Edge
2013–2014 Alpha House
2016–2018 Saturday Night Live
2018 Black Earth Rising
2018–present The Conners
2019–present The Righteous Gemstones
2020 Birds of a Different Game: The 80’s Cardinals
2020–present The Freak Brothers
2021–present Monsters at Work
Bunyan and Babe
Kong: Skull Island
Once Upon a Time in Venice
Transformers: The Last Knight
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
John Goodman In The Big Lebowski
He appeared in the film The Big Lebowski in 1998, playing Walter Sobchak. The Big Lebowski is a 1998 crime comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler.
John Goodman Roseanne
John rose to fame in acting by playing the role of Dan Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1988 to 1997. He returned to the character in 2018 for the revived, 10th season, where he said “Roseanne and I just went back to having a ball”, and then stayed on for the show’s subsequent spin-off The Conners.
ABC canceled the revival after a single season. The next month, ABC ordered a ten-episode Roseanne spin-off titled The Conners, which stars the Roseanne cast sans Roseanne Barr. The show’s first season premiered on October 16, 2018.
John Goodman As Linda Tripp
John has hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live 13 times. He made seven cameo appearances as Linda Tripp during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and three appearances as Rex Tillerson. Linda Tripp was an American civil servant who played a prominent role in the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal of 1998.
John Goodman Arachnophobia
He worked with Steven Spielberg on Arachnophobia (1990), a 1990 American horror comedy film directed by Frank Marshall in his directorial debut from a screenplay by Don Jakoby and Wesley Strick. Starring Jeff Daniels and John, the film follows a small California town that becomes invaded by an aggressive and dangerous spider species. Its title refers to the fear of spiders.
John Goodman Net Worth
He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. John’s estimated net worth is $45 million.
Is John Goodman Still Alive
Yes. John is currently 70 years old. He portrays the voice of James P. “Sulley” Sullivan in Monsters at Work since 2021. He also has a documentary film Take Me to the River: New Orleans as the narrator.