John Goodman



Place of birth:

St. Louis, Missouri, USA:


​American actor. Height 6' 2" (1,88 m) John Goodman is most famous for his role on the television series Roseanne. He is also a well known film and stage actor. Goodman comes from Affton, Missouri where he showed an early interest in film. A football scholarship took John to Southwest Missouri State University where he continued his acting education. A college injury ended his football dreams, so Goodman moved to Manhattan in pursuit of an acting career. He eventually performed on Broadway and appeared in several commercials.  By the early 1980's John started landing small movie roles, including Eddie Macon's Run, and The Survivors (both in 1984). In 1990 Arachnophobia earned John a nomination for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor. John then starred in the hugely popular 1998 film, The Big Lebowski which lead to a repeat nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Despite his moderate film success, Goodman is most widely know for playing Dan Conner on the TV sitcom Roseanne. Between 1988 and 1997, 221 episodes of Roseanne were filmed and John received numerous awards for his performance. Goodman met his wife, Annabeth Hartzog, while filming Everybody's All-American (1988). The two were married in October 1989, and had daughter Molly in 1990. John admits once having a long-time alcohol problem, but has reportedly been clean since 2007.

Film Credits

Astro Boy (2020)
as Professor William "Elefun" Randa III
Captive State (2019)
Atomic Blonde (2017)
as Emmett Kurzfeld
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
as Igon Siruss (voice)
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
as Hound (voice)
Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)
as Dave Phillips
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
as Bill Randa
Bunyan and Babe (2017)
as Paul Bunyan (voice)
Patriots Day (2016)
as Commisioner Ed Davis
Ratchet & Clank (2016)
as Grimroth (voice)
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
as Howard Stambler
Love the Coopers (2015)
as Sam Cooper
Trumbo (2015)
as Frank King
Live from New York! (2015)
as Himself
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (2015)
as Himself
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015)
as Houston
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)
as Himself / Actor
The Gambler (2014)
as Frank
All-Stars (2014)
as Himself
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
as Hound (voice)
Party Central (2014)
as Sullivan (voice)
Inside 'Inside Llewyn Davis' (2014)
as Himself
The Monuments Men (2014)
as Sgt. Walter Garfield
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
as Roland Turner
Monsters University (2013)
as James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice)
The Internship (2013)
as Sammy Boscoe
The Hangover Part III (2013)
as Marshall
Milius (2013)
as Himself
It's a SpongeBob Christmas! (2012)
as Santa Claus
Flight (2012)
as Harling Mays
Argo (2012)
as John Chambers
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
as Pete Klein
The Campaign (2012)
as Congressman Scott Talley
ParaNorman (2012)
as Mr. Prenderghast (voice)
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
as Stan the Doorman
Red State (2011)
as Joseph Keenan
The Artist (2011)
as Al Zimmer
Drunkboat (2010)
as Mr. Fletcher
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
as Neal Nicol
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
as "Big Daddy" La Bouff (voice)
Die Päpstin (2009)
as Gerold
Roseanne (Halloween Edition) (2009)
as Dan Conner
Alabama Moon (2009)
as Mr. Wellington
In the Electric Mist (2009)
as Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
as Graham Bloomwood
Fats Domino: Walkin' Back to New Orleans (2008)
as Himself - Narrator
Gigantic (2008)
as Happy's Father
Speed Racer (2008)
as Pops Racer
Bee Movie (2007)
as Layton T. Montgomery (voice)
Death Sentence (2007)
as Bones Darley
Evan Almighty (2007)
as Congressman Long
The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)
as Santa Claus
Cars (2006)
as Sullivan Truck (voice)
Tales of the Rat Fink (2006)
as Ed Roth
Kronk's New Groove (2005)
as Pacha (voice)
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)
as Steve Mills
Beyond the Sea (2004)
as Steve Blauner
Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)
as George Wolfsbottom
Freshman Orientation (2004)
as Rodney
Masked and Anonymous (2003)
as Uncle Sweetheart
Overnight (2003)
The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
as Baloo (voice)
The Sweatbox (2002)
as Himself
Dirty Deeds (2002)
as Tony
Mike's New Car (2002)
as Sulley (voice)
Storytelling (2001)
as Marty Livingston
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
as James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice)
On The Edge (2001)
One Night at McCool's (2001)
as Detc. Dehling
My First Mister (2001)
as Benjamin
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
as Patcha (voice)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
as Daniel "Big Dan" Teague
Coyote Ugly (2000)
as Bill
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
as Oklahoma Cop
What Planet Are You From? (2000)
as Roland Jones
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
as Larry Verber
The Runner (1999)
as Deepthroat
The Jack Bull (1999)
as Judge Tolliver
Dancing Outlaw II: Jesco Goes to Hollywood (1999)
as Himself
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998)
as Santa Claus (voice)
The Real Macaw (1998)
as Mac (voice)
Dirty Work (1998)
as Mayor Adrian Riggins
The Big Lebowski (1998)
as Walter Sobchak
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
as Mighty Mack McTeer
Fallen (1998)
as Jonesy
The Borrowers (1997)
as Ocious P. Potter
Mother Night (1996)
as Major Frank Wirtanen
Pie in the Sky (1996)
as Alan Davenport
A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
as Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (1995)
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
as Huey P. Long, Jr.
The Flintstones (1994)
as Fred Flintstone
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
as Newsreel Announcer
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
as Rex (voice)
Born Yesterday (1993)
as Harry Brock
Matinee (1993)
as Lawrence Woolsey
Frosty Returns (1992)
as Frosty the Snowman
The Babe (1992)
as Babe Ruth
Barton Fink (1991)
as Charlie Meadows
King Ralph (1991)
as Ralph Hampton Gainesworth Jones
Tom & Jerry's 50th Birthday Bash (1990)
as Host
Arachnophobia (1990)
as Delbert McClintock
Stella (1990)
as Ed Munn
Always (1989)
as Al Yackey
Sea of Love (1989)
as Sherman
Everybody's All-American (1988)
as Lawrence
Punchline (1988)
as John Krytsick
The Wrong Guys (1988)
as Duke Earle
Murder Ordained (1987)
as Hugh Rayburn
Burglar (1987)
as Detective Nyswander
Raising Arizona (1987)
as Gale Snoats
The Big Easy (1986)
as Andre DeSoto
True Stories (1986)
as Louis Fyne
Sweet Dreams (1985)
as Otis
C.H.U.D. (1984)
as Cop in Diner
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
as Coach Harris
Maria's Lovers (1984)
as Frank
Heart of Steel (1983)
as Raymond Bohupinsky
The Survivors (1983)
as Commando
Eddie Macon's Run (1983)
as Mr. Hebert
The Mystery of the Morro Castle (1980)
as Telegraph Operator
Girls Gone Gangsta ()
as Mortimer J Hamm