John Goodman

Biography

Date of Birth 20 June 1952, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Birth Name John Stephen Goodman Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Goodman is best known for comic roles, including Dan Conner in the TV sitcom Roseanne, the voice of Sulley in Monsters, Inc., and Fred Flintstone in the movie The Flintstones. He has appeared in many roles in movies by The Coen Brothers. Goodman is frequently cast as blue-collar characters and/or as the main character's sidekick, for example in Sea of Love, as Al Pacino's police partner, in The Big Lebowski as Walter Sobchak, Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski's best friend, and Fallen, as police partner to Denzel Washington. Standing 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and weighing nearly 400 pounds, Goodman had to lose weight in order to play Babe Ruth in the 1992 movie The Babe. In 2000, Goodman had his own short-lived sitcom called Normal, Ohio, in which he played a gay man who returns to his small hometown to start a new life. Viewers did not respond well and critics panned the show. In 2004, he starred alongside Jean Smart in the CBS sitcom Center of the Universe; it, too, was critically panned and quickly cancelled. John Goodman has a long history of appearances on late night comedy shows, being the first guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and receiving the "First Guest Medal". (Goodman promised he would pawn off the medal for a bottle of cheap scotch.) The actor has also been one of the most popular guest hosts on NBC's Saturday Night Live, having hosted the show twelve times (he had auditioned to be a cast member for Jean Doumanian's 1980-1981 season, but was rejected). Goodman also had a recurring role on Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing, as fictional former House Speaker Glen Allen Walken. He briefly served as Acting President when President of the United States Josiah Bartlet yielded power temporarily under the terms of the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution. He recently played a judge on Sorkin's newest show, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He also played someone who unexpectedly became a head of state in the film King Ralph, after the royal family of the United Kingdom dies in a freak electrical accident. Goodman replaced John Belushi (Jake Blues) as Dan Aykroyd's partner in the latter's popular Blues Brothers Band. He first appeared as "Mighty" Mack Blues on Saturday Night Live on March 25, 1995 and went on to star in the film Blues Brothers 2000. He continued to perform alongside Aykroyd (Elwood Blues) and Jim Belushi (Zee Blues) through 2001. Soon after that, health problems forced him to shelve the character.

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Birth Name

John Stephen Goodman

Birth Place

Affton, Missouri, États-Unis

Birth Date

6/20/1952
Known For
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Monsters, Inc.

James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice)

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Monsters University

Sullivan (voice)

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10 Cloverfield Lane

Howard

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Coyote Ugly

Bill

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Fallen

Jonesy

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The Emperor's New Groove

Pacha (voice)

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The Jungle Book 2

Baloo (voice)

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Atomic Blonde

Emmett Kurzfeld

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The Flintstones: The Movie

Fred Flintstone

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Matinee

Lawrence Woolsey

Starring In
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Easy Does It

'Catfish' Crawford (voice)

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Captive State

William Mulligan

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Atomic Blonde

Emmett Kurzfeld

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Igon Siruss (voice)

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Transformers: The Last Knight

Hound (voice)

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Kong: Skull Island

Bill Randa

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Bunyan and Babe

Paul Bunyan (voice)

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Kong Skull Island: Monarch Files 2.0

Bill Randa

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Patriots Day

Commissioner Ed Davis

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Ratchet and Clank

Grimroth (voice)

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10 Cloverfield Lane

Howard

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Love the Coopers

Sam

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Trumbo

Frank King

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Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

Houston

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Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

Himself

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

Hound (voice)

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The Gambler

Frank

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The Monuments Men

Walter Garfield

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Party Central

Sullivan (voice)

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Inside Llewyn Davis (Prime)

Roland Turner

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Monsters University

Sullivan (voice)

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The Internship

Nick and Billy's Boss (uncredited)

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The Hangover Part III

Marshall

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Milius

Himself

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Flight

Harling Mays

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Argo

John Chambers

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Trouble with the Curve

Pete Klein

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ParaNorman

Mr. Prenderghast (voice)

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Stan the Doorman

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Red State

Joseph Keenan

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The Artist

Al Zimmer

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Happy Feet Two

The Beach Master (voice)

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You Don't Know Jack

Neal Nicol

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Drunkboat

Mr. Fletcher

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Alabama Moon

Mr. Wellington

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The Princess and the Frog

'Big Daddy' La Bouff (voice)

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Pope Joan

Pope Sergius

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

Graham Bloomwood

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In the Electric Mist

Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni

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Gigantic

Al Lolly

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Speed Racer

Pops Racer

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Death Sentence

Bones Darley

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Freshman Orientation

Rodney

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Evan Almighty

Congressman Long

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Bee Movie

Layton T. Montgomery (voice)

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The Year Without a Santa Claus

Santa Claus

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Cars

Sullivan Truck (voice)

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Kronk's New Groove

Pacha (voice)

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon

Cop (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School

Steve Mills

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Beyond the Sea

Steve Blauner

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri

Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Clifford's Really Big Movie

George Wolfsbottom (voice)

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The Jungle Book 2

Baloo (voice)

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Masked and Anonymous

Uncle Sweetheart

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan

Various Characters (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Overnight

Himself

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Mike's New Car

Sullivan (voice)

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The Sweatbox

Self

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Dirty Deeds

Tony

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Storytelling

Marty Livingston (segment "Non-Fiction")

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Monsters, Inc.

James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice)

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One Night at McCool's

Detective Dehling

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When Dinosaurs Roamed America

Narrator (voice)

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My First Mister

Benjamin Wilson

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The Emperor's New Groove

Pacha (voice)

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Big Dan Teague

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Coyote Ugly

Bill

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The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

Oklahoma Cop

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What Planet Are You From?

Roland Jones

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Deeply

Musician at party

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Bringing Out the Dead

Larry

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The Jack Bull

Judge Tolliver

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The Runner

Deepthroat

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Dirty Work

Mayor Adrian Riggins (uncredited)

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The Big Lebowski

Walter Sobchak

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Blues Brothers 2000

Mighty Mack McTeer

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Fallen

Jonesy

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The Borrowers

Ocious P. Potter

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Super Bowl XXXI

Himself - Halftime Performer

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Mother Night

Major Frank Wirtanen

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Pie in the Sky

Alan Davenport

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Linje Lusta

Mitch Mitchell

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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long

Huey P. Long, Jr.

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The Flintstones

Fred Flintstone

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The Hudsucker Proxy

Newsreel Announcer (as Karl Mundt)

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The Flintstones: The Movie

Fred Flintstone

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We're Back! - A Dinosaur's Story

Rex (voice)

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Born Yesterday

Harry Brock

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The Hidden

Pauly

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Matinee

Lawrence Woolsey

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Frosty Returns

Frosty the Snowman (voice)

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The Babe

George Herman 'Babe' Ruth

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Barton Fink

Charlie Meadows

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King Ralph

Ralph

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Stella

Ed Munn

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Arachnophobia

Delbert McClintock

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Always

Al Yackey

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Sea of Love

Det. Sherman

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Punchline

John Krytsick

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Everybody's All-American

Lawrence

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The Wrong Guys

Duke Earle

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The Big Easy

Det. Andre DeSoto

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Burglar

Det. Nyswander

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Raising Arizona

Gale

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Murder Ordained

Hugh Rayburn

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True Stories

Louis Fyne

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Sweet Dreams

Otis

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Maria's Lovers

Frank

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C.H.U.D.

Cop in Diner

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Revenge of the Nerds

Coach Harris

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The Survivors

Commando

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Kopfjagd

Hebert

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Saturday Night Live - Best of Alec Baldwin

Himself (archive footage)

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Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary

Himself - Audience Member (also archive footage)

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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Himself / Actor

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