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JOHN GOODMAN (Pete Klein) is one of the entertainment industry's most respected actors. He earned a Golden Globe nomination in 1992 for his chilling performance in the Coen brothers' heralded "Barton Fink," after delivering a breakthrough motion picture performance in the Coen brothers' earlier "Raising Arizona." He has since teamed with them in "The Big Lebowski," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and the upcoming "Inside Llewyn Davis," which opens in theaters in December. In the fall Goodman will also be seen in Ben Affleck's dramatic thriller "Argo," opening October 12, as well as Robert Zemeckis' drama "Flight" in November. He also once again lends his voice as Sully to "Monster University," out next summer.

Goodman was most recently seen in Stephen Daldry's Oscar nominated "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," and shared Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics Choice Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for best ensemble with the cast of writer/director Michel Hazanavicius' homage to Hollywood's silent film era, "The Artist."

On television, he can be seen in the critically acclaimed series "Damages" and "Treme," and recently appeared alongside Al Pacino in the award-winning Jack Kevorkian biopic "You Don't Know Jack," earning an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. He previously won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his turn in Aaron Sorkin's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."

In addition to his work in front of the camera, he has lent his voice to numerous animated characters, with voiceover credits including "Monsters, Inc.," "Cars," "The Emperor's New Groove" and its small screen continuation, "The Emperor's New School," "Tales of the Rat Fink," "The Jungle Book 2," "Bee Movie," "The Princess and the Frog" and, most recently, "ParaNorman." He also voiced one of the main characters in NBC's animated primetime series "Father of the Pride."

Goodman's many additional film credits include Kevin Smith's indie political horror/thriller "Red State," "Evan Almighty," "Death Sentence," "Drunk Boat," "Confessions of a Shopaholic," "In the Electric Mist," "Gigantic," "Speed Racer," "Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School," "Beyond the Sea," "Masked and Anonymous," "Storytelling," "One Night at McCool's," "Coyote Ugly," "What Planet Are You From?," "Bringing Out the Dead," "The Runner," "Blues Brothers 2000," "Fallen," "The Borrowers," "Mother Night," "Pie in the Sky," "The Flintstones," "Born Yesterday," "Matinee," "The Babe," "King Ralph," "Arachnophobia," "Stella," "Always," "Sea of Love," "Everybody's All-American," "Punchline," "The Wrong Guys," "The Big Easy," "Burglar," "True Stories," "Sweet Dreams," "Maria's Lovers," "C.H.U.D.," "Revenge of the Nerds" and "Eddie Macon's Run."

A St. Louis native, Goodman studied at Southwest Missouri State, graduating in 1975 with a B.F.A. degree in Theatre. His stage credits include regional theatre productions of "Henry IV, Parts I and II," "Antony and Cleopatra" and "As You Like It." He performed in a touring production of "The Robber Bridegroom" and starred in the Broadway productions of "Waiting for Godot" in 2009; "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" in 2002; "Big River" in 1985, for which he earned a Drama Desk Award nomination; and "Loose Ends" in 1979. In 2001, he starred with Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline in the Shakespeare in the Park production of "The Seagull."


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