John Goodman also known as John Stephen Goodman, is a famous American actor who appears on stage, television shows and big screens. John has an estimated total net worth of $75 million. He is popular for his noteworthy performance in ABC’s TV series Roseanne as Dan Conner.
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Biography & Wiki:
John Goodman was born on June 20, 1952, to Leslie Francis Goodman and Virginia Roos (née Loosmore). His father was a postal worker who died of heart attack when John was two. John’s mother worked as a waitress at Jack and Phil’s Bar-B-Que, a retail store associate. She took in laundry to support the family, comprising of John, his sister, Elisabeth, and brother, Leslie. The Goodman family has English, German, and Welsh ancestry.
John attended Affton High School where he played football and took part in theatre. His football scholarship took him to Missouri State University, Springfield. John pledged to Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity but, joined after many years. John studied drama program with future Hollywood stars: Kathleen Turner and Tess Harper. John graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (1975).
In 1989, John Goodman married Annabeth Hartzog and they live in New Orleans, Louisiana. They have a daughter, Molly Evangeline Goodman, who works as production assistant.
John’s injury ended his college football career so he shifted to New York City (1975). His brother provided him a small financial help. In addition, John worked as a bartender and waiter near the Theatre District where he rented an apartment. Soon, John discovered modest earnings in voice-overs, commercials, plays and movies.
John’s first commercial was for Skin Bracer by Mennen. His voice was recorded on automated messages at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. His voice has been recorded as Robot Santa on “Futurama”, and as Dan Hagar, in “Rage”, a video game. John’s voice is as Pacha in Disney’s “The Emperor’s New Groove” (2000), “Dunkin’ Donuts” commercials (since 2007), and as Sulley in “Pixar’s Monsters Inc.”. His voice is in “Big Daddy”, La Bouff, “The Princess and the Frog” (2009).
John supported himself as a student as off-Broadway and dinner theatres. After starring in “Big River” (1985-1987) on the Broadway Cast Recording, he became famous. John took part as “Ghost of Christmas Present” in Kodak Theatre production of “A Christmas Carol” with Christopher Lloyd as Ebenezer Scrooge (2008). John acted as Pozzo in Studio 54, revival of Samuel Beckett’s play, “Waiting for Godot” with Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane. In 2009 he played Pozzo at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Awards & Achievements:
John was awarded 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor Drama Series. John as Dan Conner was on the ABC sitcom TV series Roseanne (1988–1997). He was awarded Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (1993). His name was added to the St. Louis Walk of Fame (1997).
As a movie star, John initially took small roles in Eddie Macon’s Run (1982). Later John took major comedian roles in “True Story” (1986), as Otis in “Sweet Dreams”, as Pap Finn in “Big River” (1985). John was nominated as the Best Featured Actor in a Musical Drama. As Louis Fyne, John joked that his trademark was made with his height and weight and that it led him to play several characters on stage and on screen. He was in ‘Guy who sold Patsy’s husband the car’ destroyed in “Demolition Derby”. Other prominent roles were in “Flight” (2012), “Inside Llewyn Davis” (2013), and “The Monuments Men” (2014). Other movies include: “Extremely Loud” and “Incredibly Close”. John Goodman as the studio chief, Al Zimmer, in the “The Artist” and his role in “Argo” (2012) earned him back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Picture.
Net worth of John Goodman
John Goodman has been estimated as net worth of $75 million as of 2017-2018. He earned $100,000 per episode from Alpha House, $3,000,000 from the Flintstones and $4,400,000 from Normal, Ohio’s 1st season. He owns a home in California which stands at value of $4,600,000.
John Goodman is aged 65. He is continuing his career taking part in several roles on screen and on stage. Apart from being an actor, not many know that he gave voices to many animated characters. He did various supporting roles in movies and has been frequently hosting episodes of Saturday Night Live.