John ‘Stephen’ Goodman is an American entertainer (actor). He is best known for his performance as Dan Connor on the really popular sitcom of ABC TV named Roseanne (1988-1997). He was nominated for numerous Emmys for the show Roseanne. He is also popular for his roles in Raising Arizona (1987) as Gale Snoats, Barton Fink (1991) as Charlie Meadows/Karl Mundt, The Big Lebowski (1998) as Walter Sobchak, and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) as Roland Turner.

Quick Info
Full NameJohn Stephen Goodman
Date of BirthJune 20, 1952
Birth PlaceAffton, Missouri, U.S.
Parent(s)Leslie Francis Goodman and Virginia Roos Loosmore
Age68 Years
Height6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Annabeth Hartzog (m. 1989)
Children1 Daughter (Molly Evangeline Goodman)
Net worthUS $65 million

Early life and Bio

John was born on the 20th of June, 1952 in Affton, Missouri, United States of America (USA). He was born to Leslie Francis Goodman and Virginia Roos Loosmore. His father worked as a postal worker and his mother worked as a waitress at a restaurant named Jack and Phil’s Bar-B-Que, a retail store worker, and also did laundry. He grew up with a younger sister and older brother named Elisabeth and Leslie respectively. His father died of a heart attack when he was just two years old.

John says that he had a rough childhood as his father died when he was very young and he also used to get bullied.

John Goodman

Nationality and Physical Stats

John Goodman is of American nationality and his ethnicity is White. He follows the Southern Baptist religion. He is currently 68 years old. 

He has a large body and has a height of 6 feet 1 inch or 1.85 m and weight 136 kg or 300 lbs. The color of his eyes is hazel and he has brown hair. The size of his shoes is unknown.

His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Education: Schooling/University

John Goodman studied at the Affton High School in St. Louis County, Missouri where he was an enthusiastic football player as well as a theatre actor. After completing high school, he graduated from Missouri State University.

After injuring himself while playing football, he stopped playing football and started to pursue his career in acting after moving to New York.


John Goodman’s first movie debut was in 1983’s Eddie Macon’s Run as Herbert. He has done several movies in his lifetime. To name a few, some of his most famous movies are Raising Arizona (1987) as Gale Snoats, The Wrong Guys (1988) as Duke Earle, King Ralph (1991) as Ralph Hampton Gainesworth Jones, Barton Fink (1991) as Charlie Meadows/Karl Mundt, Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) as “Mighty” Mack McTeer, The Big Lebowski (1998) as Walter Sobchak, O Brother, Where Art Thou? as Daniel “Big Dan” Teague, Monsters, Inc. (2001) as James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, Evan Almighty (2007) as Congressman Chuck Long, Argo (2012).

John Goodman

Similarly, some of John Goodman recent but equally awesome movies are: Inside Llewelyn Davis (2013) as Roland Turner, The Hangover Part III (2013) as Marshall, The Internship (2013) as Sammy Boscoe starring Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rose Byrne, Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) as the voice of Hound, 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) as Howard Stambler, Kong: Skull Island (2017) as William ‘Bill’ Randa, Atomic Blonde (2017) as Emmett Kurzfeld, Once Upon a Time In Venice (2017) as Dave Phillips, Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) as the voice of Hound.

Television Shows

John Goodman’s first appearance in TV shows was in the 1980s The Mystery of the Morro Castle as George Rogers. He has given incredible performances in many TV shows. 

Some of his praise-worthy TV shows are Roseanne (1988-1997) as Dan Conner, Saturday Night Live (1989-2013) as the host, Frosty Returns (1992) as the voice of Frosty the Snowman, Sesame Street (1995) as himself, The Simpsons (1999) as Meathook, Ed (2001) as Big Rudy, Father of the Pride (2004-2005), King of the Hill (2007) as Tommy, Community (2011-2012) as Vice Dean Robert Laybourne, SpongeBob SquarePants (2012) as the voice of Santa Claus, Alpha House (2013-2014) as Gil John Biggs, Black Earth Rising (2018) as Michael Ennis, The Righteous Gemstones (2019-present) as Eli Gemstone and many more.

Awards and Achievements

John Goodman has been nominated a total of about 43 times for various prestigious awards and has also won 12 times. He won the American Comedy Awards in 1989 and 1990. Similarly, he won the 1992’s Viewers For Quality Television Awards, Golden Globe Awards in 1993, World Soundtrack Awards in 2002, Emmy Awards in 2007, TV Land Awards in 2008, 20/20 Awards in 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2013, Disney Legend Award in 2013, Satellite Awards in 2014 and Saturn Awards in 2017.

John Goodman

Personal Life: Wife

John Goodman is married to Annabeth Hartzog. The lovely couple first started dating in 1988. Including their marriage, the pair have been together for about 33 years. They met for the first time at a Halloween party at Tipitina’s when the shooting of Everybody’s All-American was still going on.

The couple was blessed with a baby daughter named Molly Evangeline Goodman in August 1990. The daughter is now 30 years old. John once told Elle that the secret to his more than 30-year marriage is ‘not’ romance.

What is John Goodman’s Net Worth?

The 68-year-old actor has been working in the entertainment industry from 1975 to the present. He has been working as a television as well as a stage actor and earned a huge amount of money and is currently estimated to have a net worth of $65 million.


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