John Goodman is a popular American actor and his portrayal of the character Dan Conner on the ABC TV series Roseanne is the reason for his rise in popularity. In fact, he is a Golden Glove Award winner for Best Actor in 1993. Apart from acting, he has lent his voice in many animated series movies. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of John Goodman in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
John was born on 20th June 1952 in Missouri, US. His father was a postal worker and he died when John was two years old. His mother was a waitress and she had to do laundry work to support the family. He also has a sister and a brother. John went to Affton High School and he used to play football. He got a football scholarship and went to Missouri State University. John graduated with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts. His school friends include Tess Harper and Kathleen Turner.
In 1989, John married Anna Beth Hartzog and they resided in New Orleans. They have a daughter named Molly who works now as a production assistant. John suffered from alcohol addiction and rehabbed to get rid of it. Moreover, he set an example of how a person can lose from 400 pounds to nearly 300 pounds with exercising and dieting in about a few months.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
He was more interested in playing football, but his potential future football career ended with a severe injury in the college. That is when he left Missouri and went to New York City to pursue a professional acting career. He found footing by voice-acting, doing plays and performed in dinner theaters. In 1985, he played the role of Pap Finn in Big River. He was also the first guest on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Moreover, John has hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He played a comedic role in True Stories and it got him recognition.
John is known for this role as the football head coach in the movie Revenge of the Nerds. But he is most famous for his role Dan Conner on the sitcom Roseanne. Goodman did in six films by Coen Brothers. Apart from these, he appeared in The West Wing and The Flintstones. Some of his voice actings were for The Emperor’s New Groove, Monsters, Monster University, and likewise. He has also lent his voice for video games like Rage and Lego. Some of the popular movies he was part of were The Artist which won Academy Award, Flight in 2012, The Monuments Me in 2014, 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2017 just to name a few.
John was inducted as a Disney legend and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is currently part of Revival of Roseanne. His movie Captive State is releasing in 2019. He is in the show shows The Conners currently. He won American Comedy Awards in 1989 and 1990. In 1993, he won the Golden Globe Awards for Roseanne.in 2007, he got the Emmy Awards and the next year, he received TV Land Awards. In 2013, he won the Screen Actors Guild Awards and in 2017, the Saturn Awards for 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a well-known TV cum movie actor? Well, he has a net worth of over $70 million. The main source of income has been movies and TV shows. Apart from that, he earned a lot from voice acting. He is known for his charity works and considered to be one of the finest actors alive today.
In spite of being 66 years old, there is no dearth of acting projects for John. Apart from that, there are various comedic TV shows who welcome him as a guest all the time. He is a true example of a gentleman and settled in his life with just one wife and a daughter.