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John Goodman

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John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988), which ran until 1997, and for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe award in 1993. Goodman is also noted for appearances in the films of the Coen brothers, with prominent roles in Raising Arizona (1987), as an escaped convict, in Barton Fink (1991), as a congenial murderer, in The Big Lebowski (1998), as a volatile bowler, and in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), as a cultured thief. Additionally, Goodman's voice work has appeared in numerous Disney films, including the voice for "Sulley" in Monsters, Inc. (2001). Having contributed to more than 50 films, Goodman has also won two American Comedy Awards and hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) fourteen times.  See full bio on IMDb »

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John Goodman's Working the Phone Amid 'Roseanne' Reboot Talks

John Goodman
Hello, ABC? Yes, I'm 'Interested' in Reboot #2

John Goodman's looking like he means business ... as in the "Roseanne" reboot business.  John was out in New Orleans Tuesday, and was spotted on a call that seemed more serious than… READ MORE >

ABC Could Announce 'Roseanne' Reboot Any Day Now

ABC
'Roseanne' Reboot Green Light Could Come This Week!!!

ABC wants to move forward with a second reboot of "Roseanne" and we're told an announcement could be imminent. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... network executives kicked… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
ABC in Talks to Reboot 'Roseanne' Centered Around Sara Gilbert

ABC
'Roseanne' Reboot Discussions Centered Around Sara Gilbert

"Roseanne" may be on the verge of rising from the dead with a second reboot, but this time centered around Sara Gilbert's character ... TMZ has learned. Sources familiar with the situation… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Lena Dunham Says She Wasn't Serious About Writing a 'Roseanne' Spin-off

Lena Dunham
JK on the 'Roseanne' Spin-off ... I'm Busy Right Now!

Lena Dunham was apparently yanking our chain when she said she'd be down to write a new show for the remaining characters on "Roseanne." Joke's on us. We got the "Girls" creator -- who acted… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
John Goodman Looks Miserable Following 'Roseanne' Cancellation

John Goodman
Doggone Depressed After 'Roseanne' Gets Axed

John Goodman's body language says it all -- he's beyond pissed after Roseanne Barr's racist comment led to the cancellation of their hit ABC sitcom. Goodman -- who costarred as Dan Conner on… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
'Roseanne' Original Couch Not in Smithsonian as John Goodman Claimed

'Roseanne'
Original Couch Mystery Solved Goodman's Claim Just Plain Wrong

Roseanne Barr and John Goodman ruffled some feathers when they told Jimmy Kimmel the original "Roseanne" couch is with the Smithsonian and that's why they couldn't get it for the reboot.… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
John Goodman Laughs About Trump's Call to Roseanne

John Goodman
Trust Me, Trump Won't Call Me!!! LOLs on His Roseanne Call

John Goodman's happy Roseanne Barr's happy about getting a congratulatory call from Donald Trump ... but the idea of the Prez calling him? That's a laugh riot. Dan Conner was out in… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
John Goodman Reacts to Massive 'Roseanne' Revival TV Ratings

'Roseanne' Star John Goodman
Premiere Ratings Killed, Eh? Huh, Didn't See That Coming

John Goodman is either as shocked as the rest of us that "Roseanne" completely smashed the ratings in its return to TV screens across America ... or he just doesn't care. We got John at LAX --… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago
John Goodman: Good Genes or Good Docs?

John Goodman
Good Genes Or Good Docs?

John Goodman is quite the babe.  Here’s a 39-year-old version of the "Roseanne" star at back in 1991 (left) and 26 years later ... the slimmed-down actor -- who stars in "Kong:… READ MORE >

- 470 days ago
Damon, Goodman, Clooney & Murray -- The Power Dinner Summit

Damon, Goodman
Clooney & Murray The Power Dinner Summit

The ultimate A-list power dinner went down in Berlin this weekend, when Matt Damon, John Goodman, George Clooney -- accompanied by his mustache -- and Bill Murray joined forces to break bread… READ MORE >

- 1931 days ago
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