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John Goodman
Born John Stephen Goodman
June 20, 1952 (1952-06-20) (age 57)
Affton, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Annabeth Hartzog (1989-present)
.John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American film, television, and stage actor.^ John Goodman: I mean as an actual actor.
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^ John Goodman A jovial jokester with an edge, John Goodman was born June 20, 1952, in St. Louis.
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^ John Stephen Goodman (June 20, 1952) is a Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning American actor.
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.He is best known for his role on the television series Roseanne, as well as his work with the Coen brothers.^ John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is a Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning American actor, perhaps best known for his roles on the television series Roseanne , and in several Hollywood films.
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^ American actor who is perhaps best known for his long-running role as Dan Conner in the television series Roseanne (1988–97).
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^ Credited as Karl Mundt for his role as the newsreel announcer in the Coen brothers' "The Hudsucker Proxy" .
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Early life

John Goodman was born in Affton, Missouri, the son of Virginia, a store clerk and waitress who worked at Jack and Phil's Bar-B-Que, and Leslie Goodman, a postal worker[1] who died of a heart attack in 1954.[2][3][4] He has a sister, Elisabeth, and a brother, Leslie, with his extended family living in St. Louis, Missouri.
.Goodman went to Affton High School where he played football and dabbled in theater.^ Goodman was a dedicated football player as well as a smart aleck devotee of Mad Magazine and following high school graduation in 1970 he earned a football scholarship to Southwest Missouri State University.
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^ Hailing from Affton, Missouri, a small unincorporated community in St. Louis County, Goodman went to Southwest Missouri State University on a football...
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^ Goodman was a dedicated football player - as well as a smart aleck devotee of Mad Magazine - and following high school graduation in 1970 he earned a football scholarship to Southwest Missouri State University.
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.He then won a football scholarship to Southwest Missouri State University, now called Missouri State University.^ Goodman attended Southwest Missouri State University on a football scholarship.
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^ Goodman was born and raised in Affton, Missouri and attended Missouri State University on a football scholarship.
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^ A native of St. Louis, MO, Goodman went to Southwest Missouri State University on a football scholarship, but an injury compelled him to seek out a less strenuous major....
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[5] .He pledged the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, but was not formally initiated until several decades later.^ Was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon national fraternity (Missouri Eta chapter - Southwest Missouri State University).
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.He admittedly "wasted a year in the keg," before discovering Southwest Missouri's drama program.^ Graduated from Southwest Missouri State with a drama degree.
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.He studied there with actors Kathleen Turner and Tess Harper.^ He chose the drama department, attending classes with such stars-to-be as Tess Harper and Kathleen Turner .
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^ He chose the university Drama Department, attending classes with such stars-to-be as Tess Harper and Kathleen Turner .
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^ He chose the university Drama Department, attending c l a s s e s with such aspiring actresses as Tess Harper and Kathleen Turner.
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[6] After a college injury ended his football career, he decided to become a professional actor, leaving Missouri for New York in 1975.[5]
With a small bankroll from his brother, he found an apartment on Ninth Avenue and 51st street near the Theatre District, Manhattan, and attempted (unsuccessfully) to earn money as a bartender and waiter. But, he was soon to find modest success on stage, in commercials and in voice over performance. .He was the person who slapped himself in the commercial for Skin Bracer by Mennen, saying the famous line "Thanks...I needed that!".[6] He performed off Broadway and in dinner theatres, before getting character roles in movies during the early 1980s.^ Over the next few years his average-working-guy looks paid the bills in a series of commercials, including a rather infamous one where he slapped his face with skin bracer and commented "Thanks, I needed that!"
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^ He took roles in tiny dinner theatres and in television commercials before being cast in the Broadway production of Loose Ends in 1979.
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^ A few years later he again performed on Broadway in Big River (1985) as Huck Finn’s father, the role for which he first received critical attention.
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[5]
.In 1978 he joined fellow actors Dennis Quaid, Bruce Willis and Kevin Kline in the Broadway production of Loose Ends.^ Broadway debut in Michael Weller's "Loose Ends" starring Kevin Kline .
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^ The following year he scored a slot on Broadway in "Loose Ends" and fell in with a crew of struggling actors (Bruce Willis, Kevin Kline, and Dennis Quaid among others) known for frequenting Caf Central on the Upper West Side.
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^ Goodman made his off-Broadway debut in a 1978 staging of {+A Midsummer Night's Dream}, and, a year later, graduated to Broadway in {+Loose Ends}.
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Career

.Goodman is most famous for his role as Dan Conner on the American sitcom, Roseanne, which aired on ABC from 1988 to 1997.[5] In 1985, Goodman originated the role of Pap Finn in the Broadway musical Big River.^ John Goodman,most famous in the role of Dan Conner,on the hit sitcom Roseanne,has always reminded me of a big,lovable teddy bear.
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^ He was in the original Broadway cast of the 1985 musical "Big River", which is based on The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn.
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^ His best Broadway showing was as the drunken, brutish Pap in Big River, Roger Miller's 1985 musical adaptation of Huckleberry Finn.
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.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.^ The role of Dan Conner was a career-making one for Goodman, who received a Best Actor Golden Globe Award in 1993 and seven Emmy nominations from 1989 through 1995, quickly establishing him as an in-demand supporting actor for features.
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^ He finally got the chance to show a large audience his enormous talents when he originated the role of Huck Finn's father in the Tony-winning Broadway musical "Big River" (1985-1987) at the Eugene O'Neill Theater.
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.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).^ Conan O'brien had 1-2" on him from his MANY appearances on the show.
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^ Was the first guest on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993) when the show premiered on 13 September 1993.
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^ Goodman also has the distinction of having hosted NBC's late night comedy institution "Saturday Night Live" a dozen times between 1989 and 2001, including twice in 2000, as well as several cameo appearances, particularly as political figure Linda Tripp in 1998-1999.
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.He was a popular guest host on NBC's Saturday Night Live, hosting the show thirteen times, while also making seven cameo appearances as Linda Tripp during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.^ Made recurring appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" playing Linda Tripp during the Lewinsky scandal .
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^ After making his 10th appearance on Saturday Night Live (2000), Goodman could be seen playing a red-faced bible salesman in director Joel Coen 's award winning O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000), and participated in Garry Shandling 's film debut What Planet Are You From?
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^ Date of Birth 20 June 1952, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Birth Name John Stephen Goodman Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Spouse Annabeth Hartzog (27 October 1989 - present) 1 child Trade Mark [Late 1990s] Occasionally impersonated Linda Tripp on "Saturday Night Live" (1975) during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
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[5] .Goodman once auditioned to be a castmember for Jean Doumanian's tumultuous 1980-1981 SNL season, but was rejected.^ Goodman was still eking out a living doing commercials when he auditioned for the notorious 1980-'81 season of Saturday Night Live, though he failed to make the cut.
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John Goodman on the red carpet at the Emmys, September 11th, 1994
.In 1982 Goodman started landing movie roles, beginning with a small role in Eddie Macon's Run.^ Undeterred, however, Goodman hit the audition circuit running and in a month landed work with a touring dinner theater production of "1776."
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^ Feature film debut, "Eddie Macon's Run" .
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^ Synopsis: The film may be called Eddie Macon's Run, but the title character ( John Schneider ) takes a back seat during most of the proceedings.
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.During this period he continued to work on the stage, starring in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Big River from 1985 to 1987. He landed his big break into movies in 1986, when he had a significant comedic role in the David Byrne mockumentary True Stories.^ Reprised role of Pap in his Broadway musical debut, "Big River" .
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^ First came Broadway success in "Big River," then a leading role in 1986's True Stories.
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^ Left cast of "Big River" to appear in David Byrne's "True Stories" .
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[7] .In that 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.^ J. says on 24/Sep/05 In the film, True Stories (directed by 6 foot David Byrne of Talking Heads fame), Goodman in character as Louis Fyne, a man desperately on the prowl for a wife, states in his televised personal ad: "I'm six foot, three inches and maintain a very consistent panda bear shape".
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^ First stage role in eight years, playing Falstaff in "Henry IV (Parts 1 and 2)" at San Diego's Old Globe Theater .
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^ TRUE STORIES (1986): "I'm 6'3", and maintain a very consistent panda bear shape."
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.He is also known for his role as the Head Football Coach for Adams College in the movie Revenge of the Nerds.^ I do like John Goodman however, have since 'Revenge of The Nerds', yet not this movie for that reason.
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^ C.H.U.D. and Revenge of the Nerds (1984) followed, but his star-making roles were on the way.
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.Goodman is noted for his work in numerous films by Joel and Ethan Coen, including Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?.^ Breakthrough screen performance as a larcenous lout in the Coen bothers' comic gem "Raising Arizona" .
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^ Cmomo says on 3/May/09 Jeff Bridges states his height as 6'2 and in The Fisher King he does look 6'2 but in the Big Lebowski Goodman looks an inch or so taller.
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^ Re-teamed with the Coen brothers for the feature, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
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[5] .In the film King Ralph, he played an ordinary man who unexpectedly becomes the official British head of state after the royal family dies in a freak electrical accident.^ Rate this: 62% from 5,465 members King Ralph on DVD (1990) Starring: John Goodman , Peter O'Toole , John Hurt Director: David S. Ward Certificate: When a freak accident wipes out the entire royal family, an exhaustive search of the bloodline reveals a distant heir: Ralph Jones.
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^ You see, I could understand this if Jackie had met another man who was a stranger to the family, who didnt know me, etc.

^ In a nation where the man who will be president is afraid to say the word 'gay' on national television, it might come as a surprise that one of its biggest television stars is playing a gay man on television.
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[5] .In television, Goodman had a recurring role on The West Wing as fictional House Speaker Glen Allen Walken.^ I am in the process of watching the entire series of the West Wing on DVD and just got up to John's performance as the Speaker of the House turned President.
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^ 'The West Wing' offered his best post-Roseanne role.
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^ Speaker of the House Glenallen Walken The Jungle Book 2 (2003) (voice) ....
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.In the show, his character briefly served as Acting President when President of the United States Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen) yielded power temporarily under the terms of the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution.^ With a set resembling the living room of countless family homes across the United States, the show concerned itself the antics ..
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^ Synopsis: This video combines computer animation with live-action footage to show how dinosaurs might have looked striding over the landscapes of the United States.
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^ Has played both the King of England (in King Ralph (1991)) and the President of the United States (in certain episodes of "The West Wing" (1999)).
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.Goodman had a guest role on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, as Pahrump, Nevada Judge Robert Bebe, earning a 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series for his performance.^ Won an Emmy guest-starring as a judge on Sorkin's NBC drama, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" .
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^ Meanwhile, Goodman earned himself yet another Emmy award nomination, getting the nod for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for "Studio 60."
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[8]
.He voiced Robot Santa in the character's first appearance on Futurama.^ Robot Santa Claus (1 episode, 1999)     - Xmas Story (1999) TV episode (voice) ....
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Beginning in 2007, Goodman has been the voiceover in Dunkin' Donuts commercials.[9]
.Goodman replaced John Belushi as Dan Aykroyd's partner in the popular Blues Brothers Band, in which he first appeared as "Mighty" Mack McTeer on Saturday Night Live on March 25, 1995 and co-starred in the film Blues Brothers 2000.^ Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Laughs .
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^ Saturday Night Live: John Goodman [11] .
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^ Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) .
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.He continued to perform with Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) and James Belushi (Zee Blues) through 2001. Health problems eventually forced Goodman to retire the character.^ Hulking, blue-furred behemoth James P. "Sully" Sullivan (John Goodman) and his one-eyed assistant Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) are employed by ...
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^ After a "Saturday Night Live" appearance where Goodman performed alongside Dan Aykroyd as a new member of the reformed Blues Brothers, the two filmed a lackluster sequel to the original film, "Blues Brothers 2000" (1998), directed by John Landis.
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^ In March 1937, while continuing their engagement at the Manhattan Room, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra performed five shows a day at the Paramount Theater.
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.He also appeared in the 2000 motion picture Coyote Ugly.^ Coyote Ugly (2000) more movies like this .
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^ Coen Brothers' retelling of the "Ulysses" story set in the Depression) and as Piper Perabo's protective father in "Coyote Ugly" (all 2000).
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^ Coyote Ugly (2000) .
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.In 2001, Goodman provided the voice of "Sully" in Disney/Pixar's film Monsters, Inc.^ The actor's most memorable voice roll to date was as the hulking but soft-hearted monster James P. "Sully" Sullivan in the much-loved Disney/Pixar CGI-animated hit "Monsters, Inc."
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^ His most memorable voice was that of the hulking, but soft-hearted monster James P. "Sully" Sullivan in the much-loved "Monsters, Inc."
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^ I was like, "Yeah, MONSTERS, INC!" It struck me as funny for some reason when he called a Pixar movie just this "cartoon" movie.
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.In 2007, Goodman starred as the antagonist in the movie Evan Almighty (directed by Tom Shadyac), opposite Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman.^ John Goodman, co-star of the 90's hit TV show "Roseanne" opposite Roseanne Barr, and many other notable TV and movie appearances, certainly has one of the more interesting celebrity community hide-aways.
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^ Shortly after television anchorman-turned-U.S. congressman Evan Baxter ( Carell ) relocates his family from Buffalo to Northern Virginia, God ( Morgan Freeman   Read More .
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^ Starring: John Goodman ,  Cheryl Hines , ( more ) Clifford's Really Big Movie 2004   G   Add Clifford's Really Big Movie to Queue Add Clifford's Really Big Movie to top of Queue Clifford the Big Red Dog finally arrives on the big screen in the animated adventure Clifford's Really Big Movie, directed by Robert Ramirez.

.A recent project was the film version of the Sophie Kinsella novel, Confessions of a Shopaholic, where he played Becky's father, Graham Bloomwood.^ Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) as Graham Bloomwood (credited as John Goodman) .
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^ He is currently in production on two films: director P.J. Hogan's "Confessions of a Shopaholic," based on Sophie Kinsella's acclaimed novel, and the indie romantic comedy "Gigantic," with Paul Dano and Zooey Deschanel.
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^ The Princess and the Frog - 4.0 stars Gigantic - 2.5 stars Confessions of a Shopaholic - 3.5 stars In The Electric Mist - BLU-RAY Version - 3.0 stars Confessions of a Shopaholic - BLU-RAY Version - 3.0 stars 5 highest-rated films .
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The movie was released February 13, 2009.
.Goodman played the Ghost of Christmas Present in the 2008 Kodak Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, starring Christopher Lloyd as Ebenezer Scrooge.^ Tony Award-nominee John Carrafa will choreograph the Goodman Theatre 's production of the musical Animal Crackers , to play the Albert Theatre, September 18-October 25.
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^ Joan Cusack, John Goodman, Hugh Dancy, and Krysten Ritter co-star in the Touchstone Pictures production.

^ John Goodman, Ed Asner, and Jane Alexander co-star in the Killer Films production.

He is set to play the role of Pozzo in a Studio 54 revival of the play Waiting for Godot, opposite Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane. Goodman's voice can also be heard on an automated message system at Lambert St. Louis International airport.

New Orleans residency

.Goodman has long resided in New Orleans, Louisiana[5] and is now being thought of as a "Fellow Louisianian" by the people in Louisiana.^ By then a part-time resident of Louisiana, Goodman produced and starred in the TNT biopic of its infamous son, "Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long" (1995), earning himself an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special.
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^ Amy Goodman is the host of the nationally-syndicated radio news program Democracy Now.
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^ Goodman to The New York Times , March 8, 1998 "People are great to me on the sidewalks.
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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.^ John Goodman's Trivia: Will be joining Al Pacino in the upcoming HBO biopic of Jack Kevorkian titled YOU DON'T KNOW JACK. (July 2009) .
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^ Goodman will next be seen onscreen in the drama "In the Electric Mist," opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Peter Sarsgaard.
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^ John Goodman (The Princess and the Frog, Gigantic, Confessions of a Shopaholic and In the Electric Mist) - news, photos, filmography, rent DVDs from LOVEFiLM Skip over navigation .
  • John Goodman (The Princess and the Frog, Gigantic, Confessions of a Shopaholic and In the Electric Mist) - news, photos, filmography, rent DVDs from LOVEFiLM 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: General]

.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.^ John Goodman: I haven't for a long time.
  • John Goodman - Cranky Critic® StarTalk - Movie Star Interviews 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.crankycritic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Frequently plays the sympathetic friend of the lead character Growing up for John was not easy.
  • John Goodman Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He also voiced one of the main characters in NBC's animated primetime series "Father of the Pride."
  • John Goodman & Susan Sarandon Interview, Speed Racer - MoviesOnline 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The story takes place almost entirely in New Orleans.^ I've got a Pixar cartoon coming up that takes place in New Orleans where I live, ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic' with the fabulous Isla Fisher, and a film called 'Gigantic' with the beautiful Zoey Deschanel and the beautiful Paul Dano.
  • John Goodman & Susan Sarandon Interview, Speed Racer - MoviesOnline 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.^ A fairy tale centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana who lives in New Orleans' French Quarter during the Jazz Age.
  • SBS Films - John Goodman 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]

^ John Goodman (The Princess and the Frog, Gigantic, Confessions of a Shopaholic and In the Electric Mist) - news, photos, filmography, rent DVDs from LOVEFiLM Skip over navigation .
  • John Goodman (The Princess and the Frog, Gigantic, Confessions of a Shopaholic and In the Electric Mist) - news, photos, filmography, rent DVDs from LOVEFiLM 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: General]

^ I've got a Pixar cartoon coming up that takes place in New Orleans where I live, ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic' with the fabulous Isla Fisher, and a film called 'Gigantic' with the beautiful Zoey Deschanel and the beautiful Paul Dano.
  • John Goodman & Susan Sarandon Interview, Speed Racer - MoviesOnline 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.John will also feature in new HBO series Treme, which is produced by makers of The Wire and focuses on a group of interconnected people trying to rebuild their lives in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.^ A fairy tale centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana who lives in New Orleans' French Quarter during the Jazz Age.
  • SBS Films - John Goodman 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.sbs.com.au [Source type: General]

^ One of the people that we ran into yesterday was the conservative television host John McLaughlin, Host of the McLaughlin Group.
  • Democracy Now! Interviews Right-Wing Journalists Bill Kristol and John McLaughlin at the DNC 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC i1.democracynow.org [Source type: News]

^ JON WIENER: Well, Abbie Hoffman was one of the people that John and Yoko sought out when they arrived in New York in 1971.
  • John Lennon 1940-1980: History Professor Jon Wiener Discusses Lennon's Politics, FBI Files and Why Richard Nixon Sought to Deport Him 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC i2.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

Personal life

.Goodman met his wife, Annabeth Hartzog, in New Orleans while he was filming 1988’s Everybody’s All-American.^ October 1989 in New Orleans, Louisiana; was fine arts student at University of New Orleans; met on set while Goodman was filming "Everybody's All American" (1988).
  • John Goodman 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.tcm.com [Source type: General]

^ He contributed topnotch supporting appearances to such films as Everybody's All-American (1988), Sea of Love (1989), Stella (1989), and Arachnophobia (1990), and starred in such films as King Ralph (1991), The Babe (1992, as Babe Ruth ), Born Yesterday (1993), and The Flintstones (1994, as Fred Flintstone).

^ Daughter Molly Evangeline Goodman (born August 31st 1990) with Annabeth Hartzog.
  • John Goodman (The Princess and the Frog, Gigantic, Confessions of a Shopaholic and In the Electric Mist) - news, photos, filmography, rent DVDs from LOVEFiLM 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: General]

.They married in October 1989 and have a daughter named Molly Evangeline (born August 31, 1990).^ Born on August 31, 1990; mother, Annabeth Hartzog.
  • John Goodman 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.tcm.com [Source type: General]

^ Daughter Molly Evangeline Goodman (born August 31st 1990) with Annabeth Hartzog.
  • John Goodman (The Princess and the Frog, Gigantic, Confessions of a Shopaholic and In the Electric Mist) - news, photos, filmography, rent DVDs from LOVEFiLM 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: General]

^ Missouri Marriage Records, 1805 2002) and they had a least one son, George, born ~ 1873 (his name was on the 1880 Federal Census, age 7) and one daughter, Mary.
  • THE GOODMAN FAMILY HISTORY 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.heritech.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Goodman has done television advertisements in order to raise awareness for pediatric cancer and the Be The Match bone marrow registry.
.In an April 16, 2009 interview with New York Times theater writer Charles McGrath, Goodman is open about his alcoholism.^ Goodman, John — of Queens, Queens County , N.Y. American Labor candidate for New York state assembly from Queens County 7th District, 1944.
  • The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Goodell to Goodrell 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC politicalgraveyard.com [Source type: General]

^ Goodman to The New York Times , March 8, 1998 "People are great to me on the sidewalks.
  • John Goodman 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.tcm.com [Source type: General]

^ JOHN GOODMAN: Last year at this time I was doing a film with Tommy Lee Jones called ‘In the Electric Mist.’ I've got a cartoon about Paul Bunyan.
  • John Goodman & Susan Sarandon Interview, Speed Racer - MoviesOnline 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He says, "I don't know how much the old Jackie Daniels franchise ruined my memory, which is going anyway, because of my advancing decrepitude.^ John has stolen Jackie away from me, he has ruined my 21-yr relationship with my wife, he has broken up my family, and Im just not going to take it anymore.

^ And, you know, this is why I wrote the book, really, because I feel like this is something we don't pay a lot of attention to.
  • John Ghazvinian interviewed by Amy Goodman about his new book "Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil" Democracy Now, Thursday, May 17th, 2007 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.thirdworldtraveler.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Remember the slogan, “Don’t blame me, I’m from Massachusetts.” But, you know, back in December 1971, no one was sure what was going to happen in the election.
  • John Lennon 1940-1980: History Professor Jon Wiener Discusses Lennon's Politics, FBI Files and Why Richard Nixon Sought to Deport Him 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC i2.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

.I had a 30-year run, and at the end I didn't care about anything.^ However, health complications for his character Dan Conner near the end of his nine-year run on "Roseanne" reduced his responsibilities towards the show and facilitated his burgeoning film career.
  • MySpace - John Goodman - 28 - Male - HAWAII - myspace.com/john_goodman_rocks 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is what I remember: I had nowhere to go, I didn’t care when I had to get home, how long the person wanted to talk, how hot it was outside, how hungry I was, what I had to do, what I wanted to do, I didn’t want to do anything but be there in the heart of suffering.
  • Stone Goodman » 2007 » July 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC stonegoodman.com [Source type: Original source]

I was just fed up with myself. I didn't even want to be an actor anymore." He says he stopped drinking in 2007. "I could never please myself. That's part of what fuels the alcoholic, I guess. .You set yourself impossible goals, and then you kick yourself because you're not good enough.^ In the meantime, we want your thoughts on what we've done so far, because our ultimate goal is to serve you.
  • John Goodman Bio - NFL Draft - ESPNDB 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC espndb.go.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's gotta be good though because if it's not brilliant coming out of the box, they'll pull the plug on you after two weeks.
  • John Goodman - Cranky Critic® StarTalk - Movie Star Interviews 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.crankycritic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What that really means is being totally honest with yourself so you’re free to find who you are and start making your photographs.
  • John Paul Caponigro > Library > Artists on Art > John Goodman 21 January 2010 20:54 UTC www.johnpaulcaponigro.com [Source type: General]

But I can't do that every night. I don't have the energy anymore."
Goodman was in New York preparing for the role of Pozzo in Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot, which ran through July 2009.[6]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1977 Jailbait Babysitter
1983 Eddie Macon's Run Herbert
The Survivors Commando
1984 Revenge of the Nerds Coach Harris
C.H.U.D. Cop in Diner
Maria’s Lovers Frank
1985 Sweet Dreams Otis
1986 True Stories Louis Fyne
1987 The Big Easy Det. Andre DeSoto
Raising Arizona Gale Snoats
Burglar Det. Nyswander
1988 The Wrong Guys Duke Earle
Punchline John Krytsick
Everybody's All-American Lawrence
1989 Sea of Love Det. Sherman
Always Al Yackey
1990 Stella Ed Munn
Arachnophobia Delbert McClintock
1991 King Ralph Ralph Hampton Gainesworth Jones
Barton Fink Charlie Meadows
1992 The Babe George Herman 'Babe' Ruth
Frosty Returns Frosty Voice
1993 Matinee Lawrence Woolsey
Born Yesterday Harry Brock
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Rex Voice
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Newsreel Announcer credited as Karl Mundt
The Flintstones Fred Flintstone
1996 Pie in the Sky Alan Davenport
Mother Night Major Frank Wirtanen
1997 The Borrowers Ocious P. Potter
1998 Fallen Jonesy
Blues Brothers 2000 Mighty Mack McTeer
The Big Lebowski Walter Sobchak
Dirty Work Mayor Adrian Riggins Uncredited
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie Santa Claus Voice
1999 The Runner Deepthroat
Bringing Out the Dead Larry
2000 What Planet Are You From? Roland Jones
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Daniel 'Big Dan' Teague
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Oklahoma Cop
Coyote Ugly Billene Sanford
The Emperor's New Groove Pacha Voice
2001 My First Mister Benjamin
One Night at McCool's Det. Dehling
Storytelling Marty Livingston Segment: "Non-Fiction"
Monsters, Inc. James P. 'Sulley' Sullivan Voice
2002 Mike's New Car James P. 'Sulley' Sullivan Voice
Short film
Dirty Deeds Tony
2003 Masked and Anonymous Uncle Sweetheart
The Jungle Book 2 Baloo Voice
2004 Home of Phobia Rodney Released under the name Freshman Orientation
Clifford's Really Big Movie George Wolfsbottom Voice
Beyond the Sea Steve 'Boom Boom' Blauner
2005 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School Steve Mills
The Emperor's New Groove 2: Kronk's New Groove Pacha Voice
Direct-to-DVD
2006 Cars Sullivan Truck Voice
2007 Drunkboat Mr. Fletcher
Death Sentence Bones Darley
Evan Almighty Congressman Long
Bee Movie Layton T. Montgomery Voice
2008 Speed Racer Pops Racer
Speed Racer: Wonderful World of Racing - The Amazing Racer Family Pops Racer Short film
2009 Gigantic Al Lolly
Spring Break '83 Dick Bender
Confessions of a Shopaholic Graham Bloomwood
In the Electric Mist Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni
Alabama Moon Mr. Wellington
Pope Joan Pope Sergius
Beyond All Boundaries Voice
Short film
The Princess and the Frog Eli 'Big Daddy' La Bouff Voice
2010 Thicker Trooper Pre-production
The Cross In production
2011 Bunyan and Babe Paul Bunyan Voice
Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Face of Rage Fred TV film
Chiefs Newt 'Tub' Murray Miniseries
Heart of Steel Raymond Bohupinsky TV film
1987 Murder Ordained Hugh Rayburn TV film
The Equalizer Harold Winter Episode: "Re-Entry"
Moonlighting Donald Chase Episode: "Come Back Little Shiksa"
1988–1997 Roseanne Dan Conner 221 episodes
1989–2001 Saturday Night Live Himself
Linda Tripp
Nathan Barnett
20 episodes
1990 Grand Red Episode: "The Healing"
1992 Frosty Returns Frosty the Snowman Voice
TV film
1993 Grace Under Fire Police Officer Episode: "Pilot"
Uncredited
1994 All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! Tough Guy Helpline operator TV Special
1995 Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Huey P. Long Jr. TV film
A Streetcar Named Desire Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell TV film
1997–1998 Soul Man Capt. Stan Hamel Episode: "The Lost Sheep Squadron"
Episode: "The Stan Plan"
1999 Saturday Night Live: Best of the Clinton Scandal Linda Tripp TV Special
The Jack Bull Judge Tolliver TV film
The Simpsons Meathook Episode: "Take My Wife, Sleaze"
Voice
Futurama Robot Santa Claus Episode: Xmas Story
1999–2000 Now and Again Michael Wiseman Episode: "Origins"
Episode: "Deep In My Heart Is a Song"
2000 Pigs Next Door Voice
Normal, Ohio William 'Butch' Gamble/Rex Gamble 13 episodes
2001 Ed Big Rudy Episode: "Loyalties"
On the Edge The Dean Miniseries
Segment: "Happy Birthday"
2003 Freedom: A History of Us William 'Big Bill' Haywood
Benjamin Harrison
Episode: "Working for Freedom
Episode: "Independence"
2003–2004 The West Wing Glen Allen Walken 4 episodes, uncredited (except in ep. 5x10)
2004–2005 Center of the Universe John Barnett 15 episodes
Father of the Pride Larry Voice
14 episodes
2006 Odd Job Jack Garbage Czar Voice
Episode: "The Big Dump"
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Judge Robert Bebe Episode: "Nevada Day (1)"
Episode: "Episode: Nevada Day (2)"
The Year Without a Santa Claus Santa Claus TV film
2007 King of the Hill Tommy Voice
Episode: "serPUNt"
The Emperor's New School Pacha Episode: "The Emperor's New Tuber/Room for Improvement"
Episode: "Cool Summer/Prisoner of Kuzcoban"
Voice
2009 You Don't Know Jack Neal Nicol TV film
Filming
2010 Treme Creighton Bernette Episode: "Do You Know What It Means"
Episode: "Meet De Boys on the Battlefront"

Awards and nominations

  • 1991: Nominated, "Best Supporting Actor" - Arachnophobia
  • 1989: Won, "Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication" - Roseanne
  • 1990: Won, "Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication" - Roseanne
  • 1989: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" - Roseanne
  • 1990: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" - Roseanne
  • 1991: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" - Roseanne
  • 1992: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" - Roseanne
  • 1993: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" - Roseanne
  • 1994: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" - Roseanne
  • 1995: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" - Roseanne
  • 1995: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special" - Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long
  • 1996: Nominated, "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special" - A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 2007: Won, "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series" - Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
  • 1989: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical" - Roseanne
  • 1990: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical" - Roseanne
  • 1991: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical" - Roseanne
  • 1992: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture" - Barton Fink
  • 1993: Won, "Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical" - Roseanne
  • 2004: Nominated, "Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie" - The Jungle Book 2
  • 1989: Won, "Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program" - Roseanne
  • 2001: Won, "Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series" - Normal, Ohio
  • 1999: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical" - The Big Lebowski
  • 1995: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series" - Roseanne
  • 2007: Nominated, "Favorite Elvis Impersonation" - Roseanne
  • 2008: Won, "Innovator Award" - Roseanne
  • 1992: Won, "Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series" - Roseanne
  • 2002: Won, "Best Original Song Written for a Film" - Monsters, Inc.

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