Bobcat Goldthwait

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Date of Birth 26 May 1962, Syracuse, New York, USA Birth Name Robert Francis Goldthwait Height 5' 7" (1.70 m) Mini Biography Robert Francis 'Bobcat' Goldthwait, born May 26, 1962, is an American comedian. He is most widely known for his high pitch voice during his comedy acts. He was born in Syracuse, New York in 1962. He decided on a career as a comedian at an early age and was performing professionally while still in high school at the age of 15. He and classmate Tom Kenny performed in a comedy duo, billing themselves as "Bobcat and Tomcat". Goldthwait became recognized as a solo stand-up comedian and had three televised concert specials in the 1980s: Bob Goldthwait - Is He Like That All the Time?, Evening with Bobcat Goldthwait: Share the Warmth (1987) (V) and Meat Bob. Goldthwait's first major film role was in _Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)_. He reprised the role in the next two films in the series. During the fall of 1993 Goldthwait did stand up material as an opening act for Nirvana on what would be their final North American tour. He has made several guest appearances on talk shows as well as comedy programs including The Ben Stiller Show. On May 9, 1994, he made a controversial appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) where on impulse he set a couch on fire. This incident was then the basis of the plot for his subsequent appearance on "The Larry Sanders Show" (1992). One of the most recognizable features of Goldthwait's performances is his voice. Goldthwait has voiced characters on the television series "Capitol Critters" (1992); "The Moxy Show" (1995); "Unhappily Ever After" (1995); "Hercules" (1998) and "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command" (2000). He has also appeared as himself hosting the comedy quiz show "Bobcat's Big Ass Show" (1998). Goldthwait has released two comedy albums: "Meat Bob" (1988) on Chrysalis Records and "I Don't Mean to Insult You, but You Look Like Bobcat Goldthwait" (23 September, 2003) on Comedy Central Records. He made his feature film directorial debut with Shakes the Clown (1991), which he wrote and starred in as well. His film Windy City Heat (2003) (TV) won a Comedia Award for Best Comedy Film at Montreal's Just for Laughs Film Festival in 2004. He married Ann Luly in 1986 at the age of 24. The couple have two children (now grown), Tasha and Taylor, and divorced in May 1998. At one time, Goldthwait was engaged to his "Unhappily Ever After" co-star Nikki Cox, but the couple has since split. Bobcat began directing ABC's _"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (2003)_ in the fall 2004 season. Since joining the show's crew, the ratings went up to 2 million viewers a night, with the numbers rising nearly 50% with the teenage demographic. In May of 2006, he left to pursue his film career as a filmmaker/director but has since returned to the show. Goldthwait's most recent feature, Sleeping Dogs Lie (formally Stay (2006)), starring Melinda Page Hamilton, was in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and it was part of the "Independent Dramatic Features" competition. Sleeping Dogs Lie is about a youthful, impulsive sexual encounter which opens the door to a dark comedy about the complexities of honesty. It was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the "Dramatic Features" category. Sleeping Dogs Lie was picked up in a mid-six figure deal for distribution in north America by Roadside Attractions & Samuel Goldwyn Films at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. A French film company called Gaumont bought it for the international rights to the film in France. Tartan Films, a UK-based production company, also bought it for international rights in United Kingdom. The film was released in the US on October 20, 2006. Spouse Sarah de Sa Rego (17 October 2009 - present) Ann Luly (31 August 1986 - 1998) (divorced) 1 child Trade Mark Loud, trembling voice. Trivia During his May 9, 1994 appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992), he poured lighter fluid on his chair and set it on fire. Was the subject (sort of) of the independent film Calling Bobcat (2000). In a key part of the film, the two main characters theorize about the sobering effect that drinking olive oil before drinking alcohol can have on the human body. This is a reference to lines spoken by Bobcat Golthwait's character in the film Burglar (1987). After the stunt fails, the two characters spend much of the movie trying to track down the comedian. Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 186-187. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387. Father of Tasha Goldthwait. He's a longtime childhood friend of "Spongebob Squarepants" voice talent Tom Kenny. Was a close personal friend of Kurt Cobain. He attended Bishop Grimes High School in East Syracuse, graduating with voice actor Tom Kenny, who is best known for his work on "SpongeBob SquarePants" (1999). Goldthwait & Kenny were in the class of 1980. Since 2000, he's directed other segments for shows on Comedy Central including "Chappelle's Show" (2003), _"Man Show, The" (1999) and "Strip Mall" (2000). Goldthwait's film Stay (2006) was recently bought by Roadside Attractions & Samuel Goldwyn Films at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival for the North American rights to the film. Gaumont also bought it for the international rights to the film. Bobcat featured in a television promotion for Nirvana's In Utero album [2], and is also thanked in the album's liner notes. Recently between June 9 - 17, 2006, Goldthwait attended the 2006 CineVegas Film Festival. He's also the panelist for the CineVegas "Outlaw Cinema Panel", which started on June 11th. Reviews after this day complemented him as the most talkative and the most interesting panelist. He played "The Sandman" in an episode of children's television show "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" (1991) titled "Tale of the Final Wish". "Sleeping Dogs Lie" (a.k.a. Stay (2006)) is in the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival (Canada), London Film Festival (United Kingdom), San Sebastian Film Festival (Spain). On the "Family Guy" (1999) episode, "The Perfect Castaway", Peter Griffin recalls being on a game show, Bobcat or Bjork, where he heard a sound and had to guess if it was by Bobcat, or Icelandic vocalist 'Bjork'. He guessed it was Bobcat, but the host tells Peter it was Bjork. Personal Quotes If you ever see me getting beaten by the police, put down the video camera and come help me! [from "Bob Goldthwait - Is He Like That All The Time?" on HBO]: America is one of the finest countries anyone ever stole. That movie looks so bad, I can't believe I wasn't in it. You can't blame the President for everything that's wrong with this country. That's like blaming Ronald McDonald if you get a bad cheeseburger. (about fatherhood, 1992) Yeah, my kids have already started a support group.

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Birth Name

Robert Francis Goldthwait

Birth Place

Syracuse, New York, USA

Birth Date

5/26/1962
Known For
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Shakes the Clown

Shakes the Clown

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Hot To Trot

Fred P. Chaney (as Bob Goldthwait)

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Joy Ride

Self

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Scrooged

Eliot Loudermilk

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Encino Woman

Yogi Paxil

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Comic Relief III

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It Started As a Joke

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Comic Relief

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Out There

Cobb

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Henchmen

Jackalope

Starring In
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Chop & Steele

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Joy Ride

Self

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It Started As a Joke

Self

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Henchmen

Jackalope

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Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Himself

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I Am Comic

Self

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Adventure Time

Bird #1 / ... 1 episode, 2012

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World's Greatest Dad

Chaffeur (uncredited)

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Leroy & Stitch

Nosy (voice)

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Hansel & Gretel

Troll (voice)

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Mickey's House of Villains

Pain (voice)

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Blow

Mr. T

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Hercules: Zero to Hero

Pain (voice)

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Hercules

Pain (voice)

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Rusty: The Great Rescue

Jet the Turtle (voice)

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Encino Woman

Yogi Paxil

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Out There

Cobb

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Destiny Turns on the Radio

Mr. Smith

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American Yakuza 2

Psycho

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Freaked

Sockhead as Tourist / Voice of Sockhead

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Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful

Himself

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Shakes the Clown

Shakes the Clown

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Comic Relief III

Self

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Meet the Hollowheads

Cop #1 (as Jack Cheese)

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Scrooged

Eliot Loudermilk

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Hot To Trot

Fred P. Chaney (as Bob Goldthwait)

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Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol

Zed

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Comic Relief

Self

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Police Academy 3: Back In Training

Cadet Zed

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

Zed (as Bob Goldthwait)

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