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John Goodman
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Biography

(b. June 20, 1952, St. Louis, Mo.) Tubby, jovial actor who brings an unusual degree of intelligence to his roles, even when playing morons. Formally trained (one of his college acting classmates was Kathleen Turner), Goodman began his movie career ignobly with small roles in the likes of C.H.U.D and Revenge of the Nerds (both 1984). He quickly graduated to better roles in better movies, portraying a hapless guy advertising for a wife in True Stories (1986), one of the lunatic prison escapees in Raising Arizona (1987), and the sad, aging exfootballer in Everybody's All-American (1988). That same year, he hit the big time (on TV, anyway) as the good-natured husband/father in the hit sitcom "Roseanne." By now established as a top character actor, Goodman landed key costarring roles as Sally Field's husband in Punchline (1988), a sanguine New York cop in Sea of Love (1989), a wisecracking flight instructor in Always (also 1989), and a comically macho exterminator in Arachnophobia (1990).

Despite his bulk, and his skill at limning unsympathetic characters, Goodman seems to strike a responsive chord when cast as an amiable slob-although that didn't make a success of his first starring vehicle, the tailor-made comedy King Ralph (1991), and it didn't keep the Coen brothers from making him a homicidal salesman in Barton Fink (1991). Goodman tackled the mythic character of baseball great Babe Ruth in The Babe (1992), earning excellent notices even from critics who didn't like the film. Another actor might have played the lead in Matinee (1993), that of a flamboyant movie huckster/producer, as a caricature; Goodman gave him warmth and likability. He also reinterpreted Broderick Crawford's performance as a self-made Harry Brock in the 1993 remake of Born Yesterday and contributed a voice to the animated We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story (also 1993). He was then cast-ideally, in most people's minds-as Fred Flintstone in the 1994 adaptation, The Flintstones. As a modernday Everyman, Goodman has unlimited potential.

Height
6' 2"
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Spouse
Annabeth Hartzog' (1989 - present); 1 daughter
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Trivia

Is one of the favorite hosts on "Saturday Night Live" hosting the show 11 times and making numerous surprise appearences starting from the 1989-1990 season to the present.

Daughter, Molly

His first job was as a bouncer.

Graduated from Southwest Missouri State, with a drama degree

Went to Affton High School in Affton Missouri.

John Goodman stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Revenge of the Nerds 1984 ** 1/2
Raising Arizona 1987 With Jessica DVD *** 1/2
The Big Easy 1987 With Jessica Digital **** 1/2
Punchline 1988 w/ Suzy on HBO ** 1/2
Everybodies All American 1988 With Jessica ***
Always 1989 With Jessica ** 1/2
Sea of Love 1989 Video ***
Barton Fink 1991 With Trish Ryden at Showcase Orange ** 1/2
Born Yesterday 1993 Bomb
The Flintstones 1994 Old Saybrook Cinema ** 1/2
The Big Lebowski 1998 At Hoyts Branford w/ Amie Fanning DVD *** 1/2
Bringing Out the Dead 1999 with Cheri at Branford Hoyts *** 1/2
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 Showcase Orange ***
The Emporer's New Groove 2000 Branford Hoyts Digital ** 1/2
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle 2000 On the plane from England ** 1/2
What Planet are You From 2000 Showcase Orange 1/2 *
Monsters, Inc. 2001 Suzy & Kendra at East Berlin Showcase Digital *** 1/2
One Night at McCool's 2001 at Brandford Hoyts **
Beyond the Sea 2004 family on DVD ***
Evan Almighty 2008 Family on DVD **
Speed Racer 2008 Family Digital *
The Princess and the Frog 2009 Family, Abby and Robin Digital **
Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 Family Digital **
The Artist 2011 Suzy Digital ***
Argo 2012 Suzy at Middletown *** 1/2
ParaNorman 2012 Suzy and Hanna Digital ***
Trouble With the Curve 2012 Suzy and Hanna Digital **
Monsters University 2013 Suzy and Hanna Digital * 1/2
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 Suzy Digital **
The Monuments Men 2014 Suzy Digital ***
Trumbo 2015 Suzy Digital *** 1/2
Atomic Blonde 2017 Digital ***
Kong: Skull Island 2017 Suzy and Hanna Digital ** 1/2