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John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 26 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

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Monsters, Inc.
Monsters, Inc. Sullivan
Roseanne Dan Conner / Adult D.J. / Don Hollinger / Hair Stylist / Himself / Lou Grant / Madame Zaftig / Major Anthony Nelson / Skipper
The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski Walter Sobchak
Argo John Chambers


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 2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Igon Siruss (voice)
 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight
Hound (voice)
 2017 Atomic Blonde
Emmett Kurzfeld
 2017 Kong: Skull Island
Bill Randa
 2017 Bunyan and Babe
Paul Bunyan (voice)
 2016 Patriots Day
Commissioner Ed Davis
 2016 Ratchet & Clank
Grimroth (voice)
 2016 10 Cloverfield Lane
 2015 Love the Coopers
 2015 Trumbo
Frank King
 2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle
Houston (voice)
 2014/III The Gambler
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction
Hound (voice)
 2014 The Monuments Men
Walter Garfield
 2013 Monsters University
Sullivan (voice)
 2013 The Internship
Nick and Billy's Boss (uncredited)
 2013 The Hangover Part III
 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis
Roland Turner
 2012/I Flight
Harling Mays
 2012 Trouble with the Curve
Pete Klein
 2012 Argo
John Chambers
 2012 The Campaign
Congressman Scott Talley
 2012 ParaNorman
Mr. Prenderghast (voice)
 2011 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Stan the Doorman
 2011/I The Artist
Al Zimmer
 2011 Red State
Joseph Keenan
 2010 Drunkboat
 2009 Girls Gone Gangsta
Mortimer J Hamm
 2009 The Princess and the Frog
'Big Daddy' La Bouff (voice)
 2009 Pope Joan
Pope Sergius
 2009 Alabama Moon
Mr. Wellington
 2009 In the Electric Mist
Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic
Graham Bloomwood
 2008 Gigantic
Al Lolly
 2008 Speed Racer
 2007 Bee Movie
Layton T. Montgomery (voice)
 2007 Death Sentence
Bones Darley
 2007 Evan Almighty
Congressman Long
 2006 Cars
Sullivan Truck (voice)
 2004 Beyond the Sea
Steve Blauner
 2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie
George Wolfsbottom (voice)
 2004 Home of Phobia
 2003 The Jungle Book 2
Baloo (voice)
 2003 Masked and Anonymous
Uncle Sweetheart
 2002 Dirty Deeds
Tony Testano
 2001 Monsters, Inc.
Sullivan (voice)
 2001/I Happy Birthday
The Dean
 2001 Storytelling
Marty Livingston (segment "Non-Fiction")
 2001 One Night at McCool's
Detective Dehling
 2001 My First Mister
 2000 The Emperor's New Groove
Pacha (voice)
 2000 Coyote Ugly
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Big Dan Teague
 2000 What Planet Are You From?
Roland Jones
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead
 1999 The Runner
 1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
Santa Claus (voice)
 1998 The Real Macaw
Mac (voice)
 1998 Dirty Work
Mayor Adrian Riggins (uncredited)
 1998 The Big Lebowski
Walter Sobchak
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000
Mighty Mack McTeer
 1998 Fallen
 1997 The Borrowers
Ocious P. Potter
 1996 Mother Night
Major Frank Wirtanen
 1996 Pie in the Sky
Alan Davenport
 1994 The Flintstones
Fred Flintstone
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
Newsreel Announcer (as Karl Mundt)
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Rex (voice)
 1993 Born Yesterday
Harry Brock
 1993 Matinee
Lawrence Woolsey
 1992 The Babe
Babe Ruth
 1991 Barton Fink
Charlie Meadows
 1991 King Ralph
 1990 Arachnophobia
Delbert McClintock
 1990 Stella
Ed Munn
 1989 Always
Al Yackey
 1989 Sea of Love
Det. Sherman
 1988 Everybody's All-American
Ed Lawrence
 1988 Punchline
John Krytsick
 1988 The Wrong Guys
Duke Earle
 1987 Burglar
Detective Nyswander
 1987 Raising Arizona
 1986 The Big Easy
Det. Andre DeSoto
 1986 True Stories
Louis Fyne
 1985 Sweet Dreams
 1984 Maria's Lovers
 1984 C.H.U.D.
Cop in Diner
 1984 Revenge of the Nerds
Coach Harris
 1983 The Survivors
 1983 Eddie Macon's Run
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Other Works:

Appeared in music video for The Talking Heads' single "Wild, Wild Life" and was lead singer on the movie version of the song/video, in True Stories (1986). See more »

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2 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Karl Mundt


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[on Coyote Ugly (2000)] For the money. Honest to God, that's the only reason I did it. See more »


In 2007, he quit drinking and has vowed to remain sober. See more »


Frequently plays the sympathetic friend of the lead character See more »

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