Fast Facts

  • Had a punk band in high school.
  • Started his stand-up career at the age of 15.
  • Teamed up with school chum Tom Kenny (later the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) to perform comedy as Tomcat and Bobcat.
  • Appeared on an episode of The Arsenio Hall Show, during which he flew into a rage at the cancellation of the show, spray-painted a derogatory comment about Paramount Studios on a glass wall and vandalized audio equipment.
  • Days later, he appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and set his chair on fire.
  • Began his directing career with the 1991 movie Shakes the Clown (which he also wrote).


  • Nikki Cox — Ex-fiancée
  • Tom Goldthwait — Father
  • Kathleen Goldthwait — Mother
  • Sarah de Sa Rego — Wife
  • Taylor — Stepson
  • Tasha — Daughter
  • Ann Luly-Goldthwait — Ex-wife


  • Birth Name: Robert Francis Goldthwait
  • Birth Place: Syracuse, New York, United States
  • Birthday: May 26, 1962, Gemini
  • Profession: Comedian, Director, Actor

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