John Goodman is an American actor. He has worked in theatre, film, and television. He is an award-winning actor and has a career spanning that goes up to four decades. Goodman is one of the most widely recognized actors in the world. He is most famous for playing the character Dan Conner on the sitcom Roseanne.
John Goodman has an estimated net worth of $65 million dollars. John has also lent his voice to many commercials and cartoons. John has acquired his net worth by appearing on multiple TV shows like “Saturday Night Live” for at least 13 times. He was paid a hefty amount for appearing on the show as he was a frequent host on the show. He has also starred in the “Roseanne” spin-off and has acquired his net worth by appearing in different films and TV series.
John Goodman was born as John Stephen Goodman on June 20, 1952, in Affton, Missouri, which is a suburb of St. Louis. His mother’s name is Virginia, and she worked at a drugstore. She also served tables at a cafeteria. His father named Leslie worked as a postal worker but he passed away after suffering from a heart attack.
He died when he was just 2 years old. He grew up in a Southern Baptist household and has an older brother whose name is Leslie. He also has a younger sister named Elisabeth. Goodman was an outcast at school and was bullied at school because he was overweight. When he was a child, he loved reading comic books and other magazines.
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John was brought up in New York City in 1975 and he served as a waiter and bartender there. He was looking for success to become an actor at that time. He started doing commercials, and theater. He made his debut on the big screen in 1982 “Eddie Macon’s Run,” and starred in a play called “Big River”. He earned the nomination for Best Featured Actor. Goodman made an appearance in many popular TV shows and some of them include:
- “Revenge of the Nerds” (1984)
- “The Big Easy” (1987)
- “Raising Arizona” (1987)
- “The Conners”
- “Arachnophobia” (1990)
- “King Ralph” (1991)
- “The Flintstones” (1994)
- “Mighty” Mack McTeer
- “Blues Brothers 2000” (1998)
- Walter Sobchak
- “The Big Lebowski” (1998)
- Where Art Thou?” (2000).
John got married to Annabeth Hartzog on October 27, 1989. John’s first daughter was born on August 31, 1990. He became a production assistant on a Fox sitcom called “New Girl” and also produced the NBC crime drama “Aquarius. John was an alcoholic and was also a cocaine addict. He got admitted at the Malibu’s Promises Treatment Center and got better.
Goodman was 400 pounds, but he lost 100 pounds under the training of a health coach. He followed an exercise program and a healthy diet to lose weight. John has appeared in many commercials for the cause of Hurricane Katrina recovery.
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Awards and Honors
Goodman has won many awards for his performance on a variety of different shows. The awards that he was awarded are as follows:
- American Comedy Award
- People’s Choice Award
- Golden Globe
- Viewers for Quality Television Awards
- Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
- “10 Cloverfield Lane”
- Academy of Science Fiction
- Fantasy & Horror Films
- Chainsaw Award
- Seattle Film Critics Award
- William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award