John Goodman

Stand-up Comedian
Born Jun 20, 1952

John Stephen Goodman is an American film, television, and stage actor. He is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988–1997) for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe Award in 1993, and for providing the voice of Sully in Monsters, Inc. He is also known for his frequent film collaborations with the Coen Brothers, including in Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of John Goodman.


1952 Birth Born on June 20, 1952.


1975 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1975.
1980 28 Years Old With little to no prior experience in TV comedy, Goodman auditioned to be a cast member for Jean Doumanian's tumultuous 1980–1981 SNL season, and was rejected, along with up-and-coming comedians Jim Carrey, Paul Reubens, and Robert Townsend.


1982 30 Years Old In 1982, Goodman started landing movie roles, beginning with a small role in Eddie Macon's Run.
1985 33 Years Old During this period he continued to work on the stage, starring in Big River from 1985 to 1987.
1986 34 Years Old Before landing his big break into movies in 1986, with a significant comedic role in True Stories, he had a brief cameo as Otis in Sweet Dreams. … Read More
1989 37 Years Old Goodman married Annabeth Hartzog in 1989. … Read More


1997 45 Years Old He is also known for his role as the head football coach for Adams College in the movie Revenge of the Nerds. In 1997, Goodman was added to the St. Louis Walk of Fame. … Read More


2007 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In the latter, he appeared as Pahrump, Nevada Judge Robert Bebe, earning a 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama Series for his performance. … Read More
2008 56 Years Old In theater, Goodman played the Ghost of Christmas Present in the 2008 Kodak Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, starring Christopher Lloyd as Ebenezer Scrooge. … Read More
2009 57 Years Old In 2009, he reprised the role of Pozzo at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
2011 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Goodman was a guest star on the third season of Community. … Read More


2012 60 Years Old In February 2012, it was reported that Goodman would reunite with Roseanne Barr for a new NBC pilot titled Downwardly Mobile. … Read More
2013 61 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 10, 2013, Goodman was inducted as a Disney Legend.
2014 62 Years Old Goodman has spent the summer of 2014 shooting Season Two.
2015 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2015, Goodman made his return to the stage, making his West End debut in the process while starring as Donny in American Buffalo at the Wyndham's Theatre alongside Damian Lewis and Tom Sturridge. … Read More
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