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|Goodman at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International promoting Kong: Skull Island|
|Birth Date/Birth Place||John Stephen Goodman
(1952-06-20) June 20, 1952
Affton, Missouri, U.S.
|Home Address||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Relationship(s)||Annabeth Hartzog (m. 1989)|
John Goodman is an American actor born the in St. Louis (Missouri).
Recognizable by his stature, he has appeared in comedies, is a regular contributor to the Coen brothers and has regularly lent his voice in animated films.
John Goodman’s Biography
John Stephen Goodman was born in Affton, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, he is the son of Virginia and Leslie Goodman. He has a sister, Elisabeth, and a brother. His father, a postal worker, died in 1954 of a heart attack while John was only two years old. He studied at Affton High School, where he played theater and football. He then moved to Southwest Missouri State University and took advantage of the university’s good theatrical program, including Kathleen Turner and Tess Harper as classmates. He moved to New York in 1975 to become an actor, first as a barman and waiter to earn a living before being hired to shoot commercials and play in Off-Broadway plays.
He started earning a few supporting roles in the film industry in the early 1980s and also continues to perform in theater, including the popular musical Big River from 1985 to 1987. He earned his first major role in 1986 in True Stories, David Byrne, where he plays a good man in search of the woman of his life. But it is with his character of Dan Conner, comic father of family in the sitcom cult favorite of Americans Roseanne, that he reaches the celebrity. He played this role from 1988 to 1997. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical or comic television series in 1993.
He collaborates for the first time with Joel and Ethan Coen in Arizona Junior (1987) and will find the two brothers in Barton Fink (1991), Le Grand Saut (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998), O’Brother ( 2000), and more recently in Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He claims that his character Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski remains his favorite role. In addition, Walter Sobchak’s character appears in the 49th position in the Empire’s 100 greatest movie characters list.
In 1994, he starred in the family comedy The Flintstones Family, which was a great commercial success. He also lends his voice in animated films, including Pacha in Kuzco, the megalomaniac emperor (2000) and Sulley in Monstres et Cie (2001).
John Goodman is also an excellent rhythm singer & amp; blues and soul music, he replaced John Belushi (Jake Blues) in the famous Blues Brothers Band with which he appeared under the name “Mighty” Mack McTeer on Saturday Night Live on March 25, 1995 and also as co-star in Blues Brothers 2000. He continued to play with Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) and James Belushi (Zee Blues) until 2001. Health problems finally forced him to stop his performances with the Blues Brothers .
In 2011, he played an important secondary role (that of the producer) in the film The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius, who won five Oscars in 2012 (including Best Film). In 2012, he is alongside Clint Eastwood in Robert Lorenz’s film A New Chance. The same year, he also appeared in Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, and Ben Affleck’s Argo.
In 2013, he once again lent his voice to the character of Sulley in Monsters Academy and found the Coen brothers with the movie Inside Llewyn Davis.
He is married to Annabeth Hartzog whom he met in New Orleans while filming in 1988 in Everybody’s All-American. They were married in October 1989 and have a daughter named Molly Evangeline, born on 31 August 1990. In 2010, thanks to a new way of life, he lost more than 50 kilos.
John Goodman Net Worth
More Facts about John Goodman
|Wealth/Net Worth||$65 Million|
|Born Where||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Job(s)||Actor, Music Department|
|AlmaMater||Missouri State University|
|Children||Molly Evangeline Goodman|
|Family||Virginia Roos, Leslie F. Goodman|
|Brothers or Sisters||Elisabeth Goodman, Leslie Goodman|
|AKA(s)||Karl Mundt, John Stephen Goodman, Jonathan Goodman, Jonathan Stephen Goodman|
|Awards Won||Emmy award as an Outstanding Guest Actor In a Drama Series (2007), American Comedy Awards for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series|
|Music Groups||The Blues Brothers|
|Nominated||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical, TV Land Favorite Elvis Impersonation Award|
|Movie(s) Recognized For||“Sea of Love” (1989), “Arachnophobia” (1990), , “Barton Fink” (1991), “The Big Lebowski” (1998), “The Jungle Book 2” (2003), “The Artist” (2011), “Argo” (2012), “The Hangover Part III” (2013)|
|TV Show(s) Recognized For||“Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Roseanne” (1988-1997), “Cars”, “Bee Movie”, “Monsters Inc.”, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”, “Monsters University”|
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