Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum: John Goodman

Golden Globe®- and Emmy®-winning actor John Goodman stops by for a chat with Professor Jim Gabour (11/25/2013).

About John Goodman

A native of Missouri, John Goodman is an award-winning actor, voice actor, and comedian known for his lead and supporting roles in television and feature films. John got his break playing the character Dan Conner on the hit ABC series Roseanne, which aired from 1988 until 1997. (In 1993, he won a Golden Globe® award for Best Actor from this role.) During this time, John also embarked on what would become more than two decades of collaborations with the Coen brothers, starring in films including Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). He has also starred in numerous other Hollywood releases, including The Babe (1992), The Flintstones (1994), and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), and held supporting roles in Coyote Ugly (2000), The Artist (2011), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011), Argo (2012), Flight (2012), The Hangover Part III (2013), and Patriots Day (2016).

His distinctive baritone voice and comic timing also led to a fruitful voice acting career in Disney-helmed animated films, including The Emperor's New Groove (2000), and Sulley in Pixar's Monsters, Inc. (2001), and Monsters University (2013). A frequent host of Saturday Night Live, Goodman continues to work in television, appearing in the first season of HBO's New Orleans drama Treme and on Amazon Studios' Alpha House.