John GoodmanJun 20, 1952, Affton, Missouri, USA
John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American actor and voice artist. Early in his career, he played Dan Conner on the ABC TV series Roseanne (1988–1997; 2018), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 1993. He is a regular collaborator with the Coen brothers on such films as Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). His voice roles in animated films include Pacha in Disney's The Emperor's New Groove (2000) and Sulley in Pixar's Monsters, Inc. (2001), as well as its prequel Monsters University (2013) and the upcoming Disney+ series Monsters at Work (2020). His other film performances include lead roles in Always (1989), King Ralph (1991), The Babe (1992), The Flintstones (1994) and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), and supporting roles in Coyote Ugly (2000), The Artist (2011), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011), Argo (2012), Flight (2012), The Hangover Part III (2013), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), Patriots Day (2016), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017). On television, Goodman has had regular roles on Amazon Studios's Alpha House and on the first season of HBO's Treme and has been a frequent host of Saturday Night Live, as well as playing guest roles on series such as Community. He stars in the HBO comedy The Righteous Gemstones, which premiered in 2019. John Heilpern of Vanity Fair has called him "among our very finest actors".