Fast Facts

  • Attended an acting class at Southwest Missouri University with Kathleen Turner; later performed with her in a stage production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Auditioned for the 1980-81 cast of Saturday Night Live but didn't make the cut. As of 2011, he has hosted the show 12 times.
  • Got his big break when he was cast as Dan Connor in Roseanne, a role he played for nine seasons and for which he was ranked No. 13 on TV GUIDE's 50 Greatest Dads of All Time.
  • Performed with Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi in the Blues Brothers band.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.
  • Lost more than 100 pounds in 2010.
  • As of 2011, has appeared in five Coen Brothers movies: Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998) and O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000), and has been cast in a sixth: 2013's Inside Llewyn Davis.

Awards

  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: Winner
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Miniseries or a Special: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1989, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Virginia Goodman — Mother
  • Betty Goodman — Sister
  • Les Goodman — Brother
  • Leslie Goodman — Father
  • Molly Evangeline Goodman — Daughter
  • Annabeth Hartzog — Wife

College

  • Attended Meramac Community College, St. Louis, MO; Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO (BFA in Drama, 1975)

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  • Birth Name: Jonathan Stephen "John" Goodman
  • Birth Place: Affton, MO
  • Birthday: June 20, 1952, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Voice actor, Singer
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