John Goodman


Highest Rated: 100% The Sweatbox (2002)
Birthday: Jun 20, 1952
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
With a talent as large as his girth, John Goodman proved himself both a distinguished character actor and engaging leading man. 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. He chose the university Drama Department, attending classes with such stars-to-be as Tess Harper and Kathleen Turner. Moving to New York in 1975, he supported himself by performing in children's and dinner theater, appearing in television commercials, and working as a bouncer. 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. His best Broadway showing was as the drunken, brutish Pap in Big River, Roger Miller's 1985 musical adaptation of Huckleberry Finn. Goodman has occasionally played out and out villains or louts (The Big Easy, Barton Fink), but his essential likeability endeared him to audiences even when his onscreen behavior was at its least sympathetic. 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). Goodman did some of his best work in Matinee (1992), in which he starred as William Castle-esque horror flick entrepreneur Lawrence Woolsey, and topped himself in The Big Lebowski (1998), playing a quirky security-store owner. He was seen the following year with Nicolas Cage and Ving Rhames in Martin Scorsese's Bringing out the Dead as an ambulance driver.Between 1988 and 1996, Goodman appeared as blue-collar patriarch Dan Conner on the hit TV sitcom Roseanne, a role that earned him four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe award; his additional TV credits included two 1995 made-for-cable movies: the title role in Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long and Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire, for which he earned another Emmy nomination. Announcing that the 1996-1997 season of Roseanne would be his last, Goodman limited himself to infrequent appearances on the series, his absences explained away as a by-product of a heart attack suffered by his character at the end of the previous season.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? (2000). He could be spotted playing an Oklahoma cop in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000), while Coyote Ugly (2000) and Storytelling (2001) found Goodman stepping back into the role of over-protective father. Interestingly enough, he donned hippie-gear to play a goth-chick's Leelee Sobieski dad in 2001's My First Mister. Though Goodman's status as an amiable big guy was well established by the early 2000's, he didn't actually appear on-screen for two of his most beloved roles. In The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Goodman lent his vocal talents for the part of Pacha, a poor farmer who taught a spoiled prince (David Spade) some valuable lessons about life, love, and the meaning of societal standing. Any film-going youngster will recognize Goodman's voice as Monsters, Inc.'s kind-hearted Sully, the furry blue monster who risked life and limb to return a little girl to her home; and who other than Goodman would have been appropriate to voice the part of Baloo, The Jungle Book 2's (2003) freewheeling bear? 2001's ill received One Night at McCool's features Goodman as one of three men lusting after Liv Tyler's character, while 2002's Dirty Deeds took John to Australia, where he played an American mafia-goon thoroughly ill suited to the intricacies of culture down under. Though 2003's Masked and Anonymous was skewered by fans and critics alike, it

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Captive State Actor 2019
78% Atomic Blonde CIA Agent $51.6M 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight Hound $130.2M 2017
18% Once Upon a Time in Venice Actor 2017
75% Kong: Skull Island Bill Randa $168M 2017
No Score Yet Bunyan and Babe Paul Bunyan 2017
80% Patriots Day Ed Davis $31.9M 2017
20% Ratchet & Clank Grimroth 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane Howard Stambler $59.5M 2016
19% Love the Coopers Sam 2015
74% Trumbo Frank King 2015
No Score Yet Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Houston 2015
53% Live From New York! Actor 2015
44% The Gambler Frank $18.9M 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction Hound $206.8M 2014
30% The Monuments Men Walter Garfield $67.3M 2014
No Score Yet Party Central Sullivan 2014
No Score Yet Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis Actor 2013
93% Inside Llewyn Davis Roland Turner $9.7M 2013
79% Monsters University Sullivan $260.4M 2013
20% The Hangover Part III Marshall $112.3M 2013
78% Flight Harling Mays $89.5M 2012
96% Argo John Chambers $136.1M 2012
51% Trouble with the Curve Pete Klein $35.8M 2012
88% ParaNorman Mr. Prenderghast $56M 2012
23% Drunkboat Mr. Fletcher 2012
46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Stan the Doorman $31.9M 2012
No Score Yet It's a SpongeBob Christmas! Actor 2012
95% The Artist Al Zimmer $44.7M 2011
61% Red State Joseph Keenan $1.1M 2011
No Score Yet Alabama Moon Mr. Wellington 2011
No Score Yet Ole War Skule: The Story of Saturday Night Narrator 2011
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty Actor 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
91% You Don't Know Jack Neal Nicol 2010
85% The Princess and the Frog ''Big Daddy" La Bouff $104.4M 2009
No Score Yet Pope Joan Pope Sergius 2009
36% Gigantic Al Lolly 2009
64% In the Electric Mist "Baby Feet" Balboni 2009
25% Confessions of a Shopaholic Graham $44.3M 2009
No Score Yet Spring Break '83 Actor 2009
40% Speed Racer Pops $44M 2008
50% Bee Movie Layton T. Montgomery $126.6M 2007
21% Death Sentence Bones Darley $9.5M 2007
32% Freshman Orientation Rodney 2007
23% Evan Almighty Congressman Long $100.3M 2007
No Score Yet The Year Without a Santa Claus Santa Claus 2006
No Score Yet Tales of the Rat Fink Ed `Big Daddy' Roth 2006
74% Cars Sullivan Truck $244.1M 2006
22% Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Steve Mills $0.2M 2006
No Score Yet Carnaval Actor 2006
0% Kronk's New Groove Pacha 2005
42% Beyond the Sea Steve Blauner $6.2M 2004
53% Clifford's Really Big Movie George Wolfsbottom $2.8M 2004
25% Masked and Anonymous Uncle Sweetheart $0.2M 2003
19% The Jungle Book 2 Baloo $47.9M 2003
No Score Yet Mike's New Car Sulley 2002
52% My First Mister Benjamin 2002
53% Storytelling Marty Livingston $0.9M 2002
100% The Sweatbox Actor 2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War Narrator 2002
64% Negocios Sucios Tony Testano 2002
96% Monsters, Inc. James P. Sullivan "Sully" $34.1M 2001
No Score Yet On the Edge The Dean 2001
33% One Night at McCool's Det. Dehling $5.7M 2001
No Score Yet When Dinosaurs Roamed America Actor 2001
No Score Yet When Dinosaurs Roamed America Narrator 2001
77% O Brother, Where Art Thou? Big Dan Teague $45.2M 2000
85% The Emperor's New Groove Pacha $87.4M 2000
23% Coyote Ugly William Sanford 2000
43% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Oklahoma Cop $0.5M 2000
42% What Planet Are You From? Roland Jones 2000
71% Bringing Out the Dead Larry 1999
80% The Jack Bull Judge Tolliver 1999
No Score Yet The Runner Deep Throat 1999
40% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie Santa Claus 1998
No Score Yet The Real Macaw Actor 1998
17% Dirty Work Mayor Adrian Riggins (uncredited) 1998
No Score Yet Double Date Night: The Big Lebowski Actor 1998
82% The Big Lebowski Walter Sobchak 1998
73% The Borrowers Ocious P. Potter 1998
46% Blues Brothers 2000 Mighty Mack McTeer 1997
40% Fallen Jonesy 1997
63% Mother Night Frank Wirtanen 1996
No Score Yet Pie in the Sky Alan 1996
No Score Yet Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Huey P. Long Producer 1995
No Score Yet A Streetcar Named Desire Mitch 1995
22% The Flintstones Fred Flintstone 1994
25% Born Yesterday Harry Brock 1993
38% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Rex 1993
No Score Yet Frosty Returns Frosty 1992
94% Matinee Lawrence Woolsey 1992
46% The Babe George Herman `Babe' Ruth 1992
90% Barton Fink Charlie Meadows 1991
20% King Ralph Ralph 1991
92% Arachnophobia Delbert McClintock 1990
No Score Yet Stella Ed Munn 1990
67% Always Al Yackey 1989
78% Sea of Love Det. Sherman 1989
43% Everybody's All-American Edward Lawrence 1988
56% Punchline John 1988
No Score Yet The Wrong Guys Duke Earl 1988
89% The Big Easy Detective DeSoto 1987
27% Burglar Detective Nyswander 1987
91% Raising Arizona Gale 1987
No Score Yet Murder Ordained Actor 1987
74% True Stories Louis Fyne 1986
90% Sweet Dreams Otis 1985
No Score Yet Maria's Lovers Frank 1984
29% C.H.U.D. (Chud) Cops in Diner 1984
70% Revenge of the Nerds Coach Harris 1984
9% The Survivors Commando 1983
No Score Yet Eddie Macon's Run Hebert 1983
No Score Yet Chiefs Newt "Tub" Murray 1983

TV

CREDIT
81% Black Earth Rising
2018
Michael Ennis
  • 2019
92% The Conners
2018
Dan Conner
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-2018
Dan Conner
  • 2018
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
61% Dancing on the Edge
2013
Masterson
  • 2016
  • 2013
73% Alpha House
2013-2014
Senator Gil John Biggs
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Alpha House #DEL
2013-2014
Gil John Biggs
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 2013
  • 2001
  • 2000
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  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
Voice
  • 2012
88% Community
2009-2015
Vice Dean Laybourne
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
93% Damages
2007-2012
Howard T. Erickson
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
96% Treme
2010-2013
Creighton Bernette
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Reports
2010-2013
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2007
83% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
2006-2007
Robert Bebe
  • 2006
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Glenallen Westin Glenallen Walken
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
Big Rudy
  • 2001
No Score Yet Normal, Ohio
2000
Butch
  • 2000
100% Now and Again
1999-2000
Michael Wiseman (pilot only) Michael Wiseman
  • 2000
  • 1999
95% Futurama
1999
Voice
  • 1999
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1999
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Donald Chase
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Winter
  • 1987
No Score Yet Treme
Creighton Bernette

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