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John Goodman young

John Goodman young

Birth Date

June 20, 1952


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color



6 ft 2 in | 188 cm

John Goodman young photos


136 kg | 300 lbs

Shoe size

12 US | 45 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

John Stephen Goodman was born in Affton, Missouri, United States, on June 20, 1952, is an American actor.

Young John Goodman first started performing during his years at the Affton High School in St. Louis County, Missouri in school theater productions.

He began his professional acting career on the New York stage (1975), in off-Broadway productions, dinner theaters and in commercials.

He got his television debut for a Burger King commercial.

He made his big screen debut in thriller drama movie Eddie Macon's Run (1983) in role as Hebert.

John's breakthrough performance came as Dan Conner in ABC sitcom Roseanne (1988–1997).

New Movies

Tom and Jerry (2021) live-action animated comedy in voice role as Spike

Easy Does It (2019) crime adventure in voice role as 'Catfish' Crawford

Captive State (2019) crime science fiction thriller in role as William Mulligan

Best Movies

He won a Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Howard Stambler in science fiction psychological thriller movie 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016).

The Big Lebowski (1998) crime comedy opposite Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid and Julianne Moore

Barton Fink (1991) drama mystery with John Turturro and Judy Davis

Raising Arizona (1987) crime comedy opposite Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) black comedy with Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan

Argo (2012) historical drama opposite Ben Affleck and Bryan Cranston

The Artist (2011) comedy drama with Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo and Penelope Ann Miller

Revenge of the Nerds (1984) comedy with Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong

Sea of Love (1989) neo-noir thriller opposite Ellen Barkin and Al Pacino

Flight (2012) drama thriller with Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly and Don Cheadle

The Big Easy (1986) crime comedy drama opposite Ellen Barkin and Dennis Quaid

Fallen (1998) supernatural thriller with Denzel Washington and Donald Sutherland

Arachnophobia (1990) black comedy horror opposite Jeff Daniels

True Stories (1986) musical satirical comedy with David Byrne

The Flintstones (1994) comedy with Halle Berry

Matinee (1993) comedy opposite Cathy Moriarty and Omri Katz

Red State (2011) action horror with Kevin Smith

Atomic Blonde (2017) action thriller spy opposite Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella and James McAvoy

Kong: Skull Island (2017) science fiction with Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson

Patriots Day (2016) crime drama opposite Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Bacon

Trouble with the Curve (2012) sports drama with Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake

Trumbo (2015) biographical drama opposite Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren and Diane Lane

TV Shows

He was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards and he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Dan Conner in ABC sitcom Roseanne (1988–1997).

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role as Huey Long in political drama television film Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995).

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell in television drama film A Streetcar Named Desire (1995).

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor for his role as Judge Bobby Bebe in NBC comedy drama television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006).

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Neal Nicol in television biopic You Don't Know Jack (2010).

He hosted Saturday Night Live (1989–2013) in 13 episodes.

Soul Man (1997-1998) ABC sitcom in role as Capt. Stan Hamel

Normal, Ohio (2000) Fox sitcom in role as William "Butch" Gamble

The West Wing (2003-2004) NBC political drama television series in role as Glen Allen Walken

Center of the Universe (2004-2005) CBS sitcom in role as John Barnett

Treme (2010-2011) HBO drama series in role as Creighton Bernette

Damages (2011) legal thriller television series in role as Howard T. Erickson

Community (2011-2012) comedy television series in role as Vice Dean Robert Laybourne

Dancing on the Edge (2013) miniseries in role as Masterson

He won a Satellite Award for Best Actor for his role as Gil John Biggs in Amazon Studios political satire web series Alpha House (2013–2014).

Black Earth Rising (2018) television drama series in role as Michael Ennis

The Conners (2018– ) ABC sitcom in role as Dan Conner

The Righteous Gemstones (2019) HBO comedy television series in role as Eli Gemstone


Graduated from Affton High School in St. Louis County, Missouri (1970).

Graduated from Missouri State University (1975), with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Has a sister, Elisabeth and a brother, Leslie.

Has English, German and Welsh ancestry.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard in 2017.

He voiced James P. "Sulley" Sullivan in animated comedy films: Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013).

He voiced Igon Siruss in space opera film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) and Hound in science fiction action film Transformers: The Last Knight (2017).

Fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

He likes to play golf and fishing.

Lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.


He married Annabeth Hartzog in 1989, they have one daughter, Molly Evangeline.


Basically, though, I'm just lucky to love what I do for a living.

I'm just a lazy boy. I'd rather sit in my recliner and act.

Doing Roseanne (1988) made me famous. To this day, people will call me "Dan Arnold". They will shout out, "Where's Roseanne?".

Read, read, read, read, read. Read everything. You can’t work unless you know the world, and outside of living in the world the best way to learn about the world is to read about it.

I ain't never been in no college with famous people. I was a drifter for a while. I just was desperate to fit in with a group. Really, I was swimming. I was lost, treading water, trying to find my way. I wanted to play football. It didn't work out. I didn't really know what I wanted until I found acting in a theater department, and then everything just fell into place, and I had a passion about something. Then, I started living my life.

Sometimes I overtinker, which is something wrong with my brain chemistry. But in figuring out why I do that, maybe I'll make myself a better person. I doubt it.

When I was a kid, I loved Popeye, but the old ones, the real old ones.