JOHN GOODMAN's (Walter Garfield) recent film projects
include Ben Affleck's drama Argo, which won the 2013 Academy Award for Best
Picture, Robert Zemeckis' thriller Flight; and Clint Eastwood's sports drama
Trouble with the Curve. Goodman won the 2013 National Board of Review Spotlight
Award for his composite work in Argo, Flight and Trouble with the Curve.
Among his 2013 releases were the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, which
premiered to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Disney/Pixar
animated feature Monsters University.
Goodman's other recent film credits include the Weinstein Co.'s Academy
Award-winning black-and-white silent feature The Artist and Warner Bros.'
Oscar nominated drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, directed by Stephen
His recent TV credits include DirecTV's "Damages" and NBC's "Community."
Among Goodman's many accolades for his work on television are a Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor and seven Emmy nominations for his role in "Roseanne." He
also earned Emmy nominations for his starring roles in TNT's "Kingfish: A Story
of Huey P. Long" and in the CBS production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar
Named Desire." In 2007, Goodman won his second Emmy, for Outstanding Guest
Actor, on "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."
HBO's biopic of Jack Kevorkian, "You Don't Know Jack," reunited Goodman with
Al Pacino (Sea of Love) and Susan Sarandon (Speed Racer). The film also brought
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.
Previous film credits include In The Electric Mist, Confessions of a
Shopaholic, Bee Movie, Pope Joan, Alabama Moon, Gigantic, Marilyn Hotchkiss'
Ballroom Dancing and Charm School, Beyond the Sea, Masked and Anonymous,
Storytelling, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 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 Love, Stella, Eddie Macon's Run, C.H.U.D.,
Revenge of the Nerds, Maria's Lovers, Sweet Dreams, True Stories, The Big Easy,
Burglar, The Wrong Guys, Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski. Goodman earned a
Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the Coen Brothers film
He has lent his voice to many animated films, including Monsters, Inc., The
Emperor's New Groove, Tales of the Rat Fink and The Jungle Book II. He also
voiced a main character in NBC's animated series "Father of the Pride."
Goodman went to Southwest Missouri State intending to play football, but an
injury led him to switch his major to drama. He never returned to football and
graduated with a degree in Theatre.
Goodman starred on Broadway in "Waiting for Godot," for which he received
rave reviews as Pozzo. His other stage credits include many dinner theatre and
children's theatre productions, as well as several off-Broadway plays. His
regional theatre credits include "Henry IV, Parts I and II," "Antony and
Cleopatra," "As You Like It" and "A Christmas Carol." He performed in a road
production of "The Robber Bridegroom" and starred in two Broadway shows, "Loose
Ends" in 1979 and "Big River" in 1985. In 2001, he starred in the NY Shakespeare
Festival Central Park staging of "The Seagull," directed by Mike Nichols. The
following year he appeared on Broadway in the Public Theatre's "Resistible Rise
of Arturo Ui."
Goodman and his family have homes in Los Angeles and New Orleans.