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JOHN GOODMAN (Roland Turner), an acclaimed veteran of stage, film and television, has garnered many accolades during his career, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and seven Emmy nominations for his role in "Roseanne." He earned a Golden Globe nomination in 1992 for his chilling performance in the Coen Brothers' 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 and O Brother, Where Art Thou- He also earned Emmy nominations for his starring roles in TNT's Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long and CBS's production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.

In 2007, Goodman won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor, on "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." His performance in the recent HBO biopic You Don't Know Jack earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.

Goodman starred in the fourth season of DIRECTV's "Damages," playing the CEO of a mysterious military contractor who is put on trial in a wrongful-death suit. In addition, Goodman joined NBC's "Community" in its third season as the new vice dean of Greendale's well-known air-conditioning program. Other recent TV credits include the HBO drama "Treme."

Goodman's recent films are Argo, Flight, Trouble with the Curve, The Artist, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Red State. Previous film credits include In the Electric Mist; Confessions of A Shopaholic; Speed Racer; Bee Movie; Pope Joan; Alabama Moon; Gigantic; Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School; Beyond the Sea; Masked and Anonymous; Storytelling; Coyote Ugly; What Planet Are You From-; One Night at McCool's; Bringing Out the Dead; Fallen; The Borrowers; Blues Brothers 2000; The Runner; The Flintstones; Mother Night; Arachnophobia; Always; Pie in the Sky; Born Yesterday; Matinee; The Babe; King Ralph; Punchline; Everybody's All-American; Sea of Loce; Stella; Eddie Macon's Run; C.H.U.D.; Revenge of the Nerds; Maria's Lovers; Sweet Dreams; True Stories; The Big Easy; Burglar; and The Wrong Guys.

Goodman has lent his voice to numerous animated films, including Monsters, Inc., The Emperor's New Groove and The Jungle Book II. He also voiced a main character in NBC's animated series "Father of the Pride" and provided the voice of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth in the documentary Tales of the Rat Fink.

Goodman starred on Broadway in Waiting for Godot, for which he received rave reviews as Pozzo. His regional theatre credits include Henry IV, Parts I and II, Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It and A Christmas Carol. He starred in two Broadway shows, Loose Ends in 1979 and Big River in 1985. In 2001, he starred in the New York Shakespeare Festival staging of The Seagull directed by Mike Nichols. The following year Goodman appeared in the National Actors Theater's production of Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

Goodman went to Southwest Missouri State intending to play football, but an injury forced him to switch his major to drama. He never returned to football and graduated with a degree in Theatre. Goodman and his family have homes in Los Angeles and New Orleans.


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