Born: 20th June 1952, Affton, Missouri, U.S.
John Stephen Goodman is an American actor. Early in his career, he was best known for playing Dan Conner on the ABC TV series Roseanne (1988–1997), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 1993. He is also 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). Goodman's voice roles in animated films include Pacha in Disney's The Emperor's New Groove (2000), and Sulley in Pixar's Monsters, Inc. (2001), and Monsters University (2013).
His other film performances include lead roles in The Babe (1992), The Flintstones (1994) and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) and supporting roles in Coyote Ugly (2000), The Artist (2011), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011), Argo (2012), Flight (2012), The Hangover Part III (2013), and Patriots Day (2016). On television, he has had regular roles on Amazon Studios' Alpha House and on the first season of HBO's Treme and has been one of the most frequent hosts of Saturday Night Live, as well as playing guest roles on series such as Community. John Heilpern of Vanity Fair has called him "among our very finest actors".
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Mort Drucker was the first MAD artist to caricature John Goodman and Roseanne Barr - along with the rest of their ABC sitcom castmates (including George Clooney!) - in the six-page Stan Hart-penned parody "Grossanne." Originally appearing in MAD #287 (June '89) and more recently reprinted in the 2013 anthology Inside MAD
John Goodman gets up close and personal with Ed O'Neill and Katey Segal while Roseanne Barr raids the Bundy family fridge in the final panel of MAD's spoof of Married With Children. All five pages of "Buried With Children," written by Dennis Snee and illustrated by Sam Viviano, originally ran in MAD #292 (January '90).
If Americans were so obsessed with health and fitness in the '80s, how did Roseanne wind up being one of the highest-rated network series at the end of the decade? Writers Larry Siegel and Bill Fibbers (who 'dat?) posed the question in this portion of "A MAD Look At The Fabulous 1980s," illustrated by Angelo Torres for MAD #293 (March '90).
A very different Angelo Torres art job framed MAD's parody of John Goodman's big-screen portrayal of Fred Flintstone in 1994. Passing up his usual portrait-like style for an art approach that mirrored the original Flintstones cartoon, Torres joined forces with fellow MAD veteran Dick DeBartolo for "The Flickstones," which originally ran in MAD #331 (December '94). Elizabeth Perkins, who played Wilma, is seen with Goodman in this particular "Flickstones" panel.
John Goodman provided the voice for the big blue softie-at-heart Mike "Sulley" Sullivan, Jr., in Disney-Pixar's 2001 hit Monsters, Inc. and the 2013 prequel Monsters University. Sergio Aragones took down the first movie with "A MAD Look At Monsters, Inc.," which originally ran in MAD #414 (February '02).