Who is Bobcat Goldthwait?

Bobcat Goldthwait is an American actor, a comedian, a director, and a screenwriter who is well-known for the black comedy that he delivers through his stand-up comedy show, ‘An Evening with Bobcat Goldthwait – Share the Warmth’ and ‘Bobcat Goldthwait – Is He Like That All the Time?’. Another one of his most notable roles came in the form of the role of Zed in the American comedy movie series, ‘Police Academy’.

He is also known for being a regular panelist in the hour-long weekly news radio panel show, ‘Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!’. Besides his acting career, he has also worked as a producer, as a director, and a screenwriter in numerous movies like the 1991 American black comedy movie, ‘Shakes the Clown’ and the 2006 American romantic black comedy movie, ‘Sleeping Dogs Lie. He has shared stages with stars like Adam Sandler, Tom Villard, Robin Williams, Joel Murray. Moreover, he has also been awarded numerous awards like the Boston Independent Film Festival award and a Boulder International Film Festival award.

Quick Info
Full NameBobcat Goldthwait
Date of BirthMay 26,1962
Birth PlaceSyracuse, New York, the United States
Parent(s)Thomas Lincoln Goldthwait(Father),
Jim Goldthwait(Mother)
OccupationDirector, Producer, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Film Actor
Age58 years old
Height5 feet and 7 inches (1.70m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Ann Luly(1986-1998),
Nicole Avery Cox(1997-2005),
Sarah de Sa Rego(2004-2019)
ChildrenAnn Luly Son(Taylor Goldthwait),
Ann Luly Daughter(Tasha Goldthwait)
Net worth$1.2 million


Bobcat Goldthwait’s full name is Robert Francis ‘Bobcat’ Goldthwait. He was born on 26 May 1962 in Syracuse, New York, the United States to a mother whose name is Kathleen Ann Welch who worked as a department store employee, and to his father whose name is Thomas Lincoln Goldthwait who worked as a sheet metal worker. He was born and raised alongside his brother whose name is Jim Goldthwait by his parents. Besides this, he is currently 58 years old with the zodiac sign of Gemini.

Bobcat Goldthwait
Bobcat Goldthwait image source Wikipedia


Nationality and Physical Stats

Bobcat Goldthwait holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He is a Catholic and he practices Christianity as his religion. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.70m/170cms) tall and information regarding his exact weight is not available at the moment. In addition to this, he has an average body physique with a pair of grey-colored eyes and salt and pepper-colored hair.


Academic Qualification

Bobcat Goldthwait studied in the Saint Matthew’s Grammar School and also in Bishop Grimes Junior / Senior High School located in East Syracuse, New York.

Professional Career


Bobcat Goldthwait gave his debut performance in the year 1984 when he played the role of a deputy in the American movie, ‘Massive Retaliation’ and the role of Zed in the 1985 American comedy movie, ‘Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment. He went to play this recurring role in the third and fourth installment of the ‘Police Academy’ franchise whose names are ‘Police Academy 3: Back in Training’ in the year 1986 and ‘Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol’ in the year 1987. Following these roles, he went to play the role of a store clerk and a teacher in 1986 in the movie, ‘Twisted Sister:

Come Out and Play’ and the role of egg stork in the romantic comedy movie, ‘One Crazy Summer. Likewise, he has also appeared in movies like ‘Burglar’ (1987), ‘Hot to Trot’ (1988), ‘Meet the Hollowheads’ (1989), ‘Little Vegas’ (1990), ‘Shake the Clown’ (1991), ‘Encino Man’ (1992), ‘Freaked’ (1993), ‘Radioland Murders’ (1994), ‘Destiny Turns on the Radio’ (1995), ‘Back to Black’ (1996), ‘Dog’s Best Friend’ (1997), ‘Stories from My Childhood’ (1998), ‘Sonic Underground’ (1999) and ‘Buzz Lightyear of Star Command’ (2000).

In between the years 2001 and 2010, Bobcat Goldthwait can be seen in movies like the Chinese American animated comedy television series, ‘Jackie Chan Adventures’, the direct to video animated comedy horror movie, ‘Mickey’s House of Villains, the American animated science fiction comedy television movie, ‘Leroy and Stitch’ and the American satirical black comedy-drama movie, ‘World’s Greatest Dad’. Moreover, he has also played the role of Pop Fizz in the 2012 video game, ‘Skylanders: Giants’, and his most recent work came in the year 2018 when he lent his voice for the role of Jackalope in the Canadian computer-animated comedy action movie, ‘Henchmen’.

Bobcat Goldthwait
Bobcat Goldthwait image source Entertainer Magazine

TV Shows

Bobcat Goldthwait gave his debut performance on television with the role of Bobby in the pilot episode of the 1985 series, ‘Apt 2C’. Following this role, he went on to appear in the 1986 television movie, ‘The Vidiots’. Likewise, he has appeared in television movies like ‘Out There’ in the year 1995, the made for television reality movie, ‘Windy City Heat’ in the year 2003, and the 2010 television movie, ‘I Confess’.

Moreover, he has recurring roles in television series like ‘Capitol Critters’ (1992-1995) for 13 episodes, ‘Hercules: The Animated Series (1998-1999) for 22 episodes, ‘The Man Show’ (2000-2003). His most recent work came in the year 2020 when he helped in the direction of an episode of the American comedy-drama streaming television series, ‘AJ and the Queen’.

Awards and Achievements

Bobcat Goldthwait was awarded the Montreal Comedy Festival ‘Just for Laughs’ award for his work in ‘Windy City Heat’ in the year 2004 and with the Oldenburg Film Festival award for the German Independence Honorary. Likewise, he was awarded numerous awards like the Provincetown International Film Festival award, Lighthouse International Film Festival award, Independent Film Festival of Boston, Gasparilla International Film Festival, Boulder International Film Festival, and the Boston Independent Film Festival in the year 2015.


Personal Life

Bobcat Goldthwait was previously married to his ex-wife whose name is Ann Luly from the year 1986 to the year 1998. The couple was blessed with a daughter whose name is Tasha Goldthwait and a son whose name is Taylor Goldthwait. Later, he was in a relationship and engaged to his ex-girlfriend and an American actress whose name is Nicole Avery Cox from the year 1997 to the year 2005. After their separation, he was married to his ex-wife whose name is Sarah de Sa Rego from the year 2009 to the year 2014.


Bobcat Goldthwait
Bobcat Goldthwait image source Phoenix New Times

Net Worth

Bobcat Goldthwait earns mostly from his professional acting career and as of the year 2020, he has an approximate net worth of $1.2 million.

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Bobcat Goldthwait is active on social media platforms. His official Instagram account (@bobcatgoldthwait) has over 93.9 thousand followers and his supposed Twitter account (@bcgoldthwait) has over 64.2 thousand followers.


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