Very popular for his massive weight loss, actor, comedian, and television producer John Goodman were born on June 20, 1952, in St. Louis. He is mostly known for his role in the television comedy series Roseanne. Here you will read well about this very popular celebrity.
Going back to the start of his career, he studied drama at the University. He was doing well with football and playing official matches. But a major injury ended his dreams of playing football. So, he decided to continue his other interest i.e. acting.
He struggled to get a role in the movies. He did voice-overs, commercials, and plays. He played a major role in a Broadway musical titled Big River which won him a Drama Desk nomination. He appeared in many comedy shows such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien and 13 times in Saturday Night Live (SNL).
From a young age, John was interested in sports, drama, and arts. He played football in high school. He was also actively involved in theater productions while in high school. With his football skills and enthusiasm, he got a football scholarship to get into Missouri State University.
Moving on to his personal life, the actor was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He was from an average family where his father was a postal worker. When he was at a young age of two, his father died because of a cardiac arrest. After his father’s death, all the responsibility fell onto his mother. She worked as a retail store associate, waitress and laundry woman to support the family. He has one brother and sister.
In 1982 Goodman landed his first role in a movie named Eddie Macon’s Run. He started getting noticed through comedy movies like True Stories and Sweet Dreams. Then, he collaborated with the Coen brothers and gave many hit movies such as Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Big Lebowski, and Inside Llewyn Davis.
In recent years, his movies include The Artist, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Red State, Flight, The Monuments Men, and Argo. Popular movies of Mr. Goodman include The Flintstones, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Barton Fink, and The Artist among others.
As people are remembered by their works, Goodman is widely popular for his role as Dan Conner on the television comedy series Roseanne. He also won Golden Globes for Best Actor for his role in Roseanne. He quickly became famous following this series and his fan base also increased.
Goodman also worked in other TV shows. He starred in the sitcom Normal, Ohio, where he played the role of a gay man returning to his home. He appeared in The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Even when he guest appeared, he won an award. He won the prestigious Emmy for outstanding guest actor in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
A voice actor as well, he has given his voice in many animated movies including Monsters Inc., Futurama, The Emperor’s New Groove. He was also inducted as a Disney Legend.
As an actor, he has set milestones in his career, achieved success and has earned a lot for himself. He has an estimated net worth of $65 million.
Talking about his physical appearance, Goodman stands at 6 ft. 2 inches tall. His height doesn’t match his weight. His body is very huge, and he seems overweight. But, in 2010, he lost about 100 pounds and started following a healthy diet and exercise plan. He has often gone shirtless for his roles in movies and TV shows.
You will feel proud of his successful married life. He is a married man. His wife is Anna Beth. He lives with her in New Orleans. They have a daughter together named Molly. Molly is like her father, interested in acting and drama. She is in film school.
Goodman and Beth have been in a relationship for a long time. Till date, there haven’t been rumors of any extra-marital affairs or divorce.
John Goodman hit it outta the park! “You’re gonna shoot straight to #1
— Nick Ochalek (@NickOchalek) October 5, 2016
Sadly you won’t find him in John Goodman is not active on social networks. He doesn’t have any official Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account. You can search for John Goodman on Wikipedia for detailed profile. For a mini biography, you can find him on IMDB.