THE BIG LEBOWSKI
JOHN GOODMAN (Walter Sobcek) has played Dan Conner for
eight seasons on the TV comedy series Roseanne, a role
that has earned him seven Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe.
One of Hollywood's most respected actors, Goodman is reunited
on THE BIG LEBOWSKI with the Coen brothers for the third
time, having previously appeared in Raising Arizona and
Barton Fink --the latter earning him a Golden Globe nomination
Goodman grew up in St. Louis and attended Afton High where he
played football. He continued to dedicate himself to the sport
in college, first at Meramac Community College and then Southwest
Missouri State University. Because of a knee injury, he was forced
to sit out a year and spent the time studying drama with fellow
students Kathleen Turner and Tess Harper. John graduated in 1975
with a B.F.A. in theater.
Moving to New York, Goodman performed off-Broadway as well as
in dinner and various children's theater productions. His regional
theater credits include Henry IV, Parts I and II, Anthony and
Cleopatra, and As You Like It. After appearing in the
road company of The Robber Bridegroom, he starred in two
Broadway shows, Loose Ends and Big River.
Goodman made his screen debut in HBO's Mystery of the Moro
Castle, and his other credits include The Big Easy, True
Stories, Sweet Dreams, Maria's Lovers, Revenge of the Nerds, C.H.U.D.,
Eddie Macon's Run, Stella, Everybody's All-American, Sea of Love,
Punchline, King Ralph, The Babe, Born Yesterday, Pie in the Sky,
Mother Night, Matinee, Arachnophobia, Always and The Flintstones.
In 1998, Goodman will star in Fallen, The Borrowers and
Blues Brothers 2000.
Goodman's recent television credits include producing and starring
in TNT's Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long. He also starred as
Mitch in the CBS production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Goodman
received an Emmy nomination for both roles.
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