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John Goodman Biography

Birth Name:
Jonathan Stephen "John" Goodman
Birth Place:
Affton, Missouri, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, voice actor, singer

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

  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2012National Board of Review-Spotlight Award: winner
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2001People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: winner
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Miniseries or a Special: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1992Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1992Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1992Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1991Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1991Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1991Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1991Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1990Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1990Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1989People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: winner
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1989People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: winner
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated

Relationships

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