John Goodman

John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988-1997), for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe award in 1993. Goodman is also noted for appearances in the films of the Coen brothers, with prominent roles in Raising Arizona as an escaped convict, in Barton Fink (1991), as a congenial murderer, in The Big Lebowski, as a volatile bowler and in O Brother Where Art Thou?, as a cultured thief. Additionally, Goodman's voice work has appeared in numerous Disney films, including the voice for "Sulley" in Monsters, Inc. Having contributed to more than 50 films, Goodman has also won two American Comedy Awards and hosted Saturday Night Live fourteen times.

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Cast Credits

Alpha House (2013)
Starring as Gil John Biggs (11 episodes)
Dancing on the Edge (2013)
Starring as Walter Masterson (4 episodes)
  • Episode 1x05: Episode 5 (Feb 25, 2013)
  • Episode 1x04: Episode 4 (Feb 18, 2013)
  • Episode 1x03: Episode 3 (Feb 11, 2013)
  • Episode 1x02: Episode 2 (Feb 5, 2013)
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Community (2009)
Guest starring as Vice Dean Laybourne (6 episodes)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
Guest starring as John Goodman
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as John Goodman (2 episodes)
Futurama (1999)
Guest starring as Evil Santa Claus Robot
King of the Hill (1997)
Guest starring as Tommy
  • Episode 11x02: SerPUNt (Feb 11, 2007)
Clive Anderson All Talk (1996)
Guest starring as John Goodman
The Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Guest starring as John Goodman (9 episodes)
Grace Under Fire (1993)
Guest starring as Police Officer
  • Episode 1x01: Pilot (Sep 29, 1993)
The ESPYs (1993)
Starring as Host
The Simpsons (1989)
Guest starring as Meathook
Roseanne (1988)
Starring as Dan Conner (222 episodes)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as John Goodman (14 episodes)