JOHN GOODMAN (John Chambers) is well known to both film and television
audiences. He recently starred in the Best Picture Oscar winner "The Artist,"
writer/director Michel Hazanavicius's homage to Hollywood's silent film era.
Goodman shared in both Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award and Critics' Choice
Award nominations for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast as a member of the film's
Goodman is currently co-starring with Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin
Timberlake in "Trouble With the Curve." Later this fall, he stars with Denzel
Washington in Robert Zemeckis' drama "Flight." Among his other upcoming films
are the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis"; the Will Ferrell comedy "The
Internship"; and Todd Phillips' "The Hangover Part III," completing the
blockbuster comedy franchise.
On television, Goodman starred with Al Pacino in the 2010 HBO biopic "You Don't
Know Jack," earning Emmy and SAG Award nominations for his portrayal of Jack
Kevorkian's longtime associate Neal Nicol. Goodman won an Emmy Award in 2007 for
his guest role on Aaron's Sorkin's series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." He
earlier received two Emmy nominations for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Special,
for his work in the television adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar
Named Desire" and for his performance in the title role of "Kingfish: A Story of
Huey P. Long."
Goodman first became a favorite of television viewers when he starred for nine
seasons on the smash hit sitcom "Roseanne." Over the course of the show's run,
he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, as well as earning
three more Golden Globe nominations, seven Emmy nominations and a SAG Award
His numerous credits also include a recurring role on Sorkin's "The West Wing,"
and starring roles on seasons of HBO's "Treme," FX's "Damages" and NBC's
On the big screen, Goodman received a Golden Globe nomination for his chilling
performance in the Coen brothers' 1991 film "Barton Fink." He first collaborated
with the Coens on the hit comedy "Raising Arizona," and has since reunited with
them on the films "The Hudsucker Proxy," "The Big Lebowski" and "O Brother,
Where Art Thou?"
Goodman was more recently seen in Stephen Daldry's acclaimed drama "Extremely
Loud & Incredibly Close" and Kevin Smith's indie political thriller "Red State."
His long list of credits also includes "Evan Almighty," "Speed Racer," "Beyond
the Sea," "One Night at McCool's," "Coyote Ugly," "What Planet Are You From?,"
"Bringing Out the Dead," "Fallen," "The Borrowers," "Mother Night," "The
Flintstones," "Born Yesterday," "The Babe," "King Ralph," "Arachnophobia,"
"Stella," "Always," "Sea of Love," "Everybody's All-American," "Punchline," "The
Wrong Guys," "The Big Easy," "Sweet Dreams," and "Revenge of the Nerds," to name
only a portion.
In addition to his work in front of the camera, he has lent his distinctive
voice to numerous animated features, including "Monsters, Inc.," "Cars," "The
Emperor's New Groove," "The Jungle Book 2," "Bee Movie," "The Princess and the
Frog" and, most recently, "ParaNorman." He will reprise his "Monsters, Inc."
role of Scully in the upcoming film "Monsters University."
A St. Louis native, Goodman earned a BFA in Theatre from Southwest Missouri
State, and has appeared in a wide range of plays, musicals and children's
theatre productions. He made his Broadway debut in "Loose Ends," and, in 1985,
earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for his work in the Broadway musical "Big
River." In 2001, he starred with Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline in the Shakespeare
in the Park production of "The Seagull," directed by Mike Nichols, followed by
the Public Theatre's 2002 presentation of "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui." He
more recently starred in the 2009 Broadway revival of "Waiting for Godot."
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