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Actor John Goodman played husband and father Dan Connor on the TV sitcom Roseanne, for which he won several Emmys. He has since starred in a number of films.
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Goodman also continued performing on the big screen, taking a co-starring role in the successful Steven Spielberg thriller, Arachnophobia (1990), the comedy King Ralph (1991) and Barton Fink (1991). He then received critical acclaim for his starring role in the biopic portrayal of The Babe (1992), about baseball legend Babe Ruth. In 1994,
he appeared in the live-action version of The Flintstones across from comedian Rick Moranis, which became a blockbuster hit.
Goodman's star was on the rise, and he used his newfound fame to produce the made-for-TV biopic, Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995), which earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special. His award streak continued with the TV remake of A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring co-stars Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange, which earned his ninth Emmy nod.
During his 1995 hiatus from Roseanne, Goodman returned to the stage for a production of Shakespeare's Henry IV, followed by small roles in Pie in the Sky (1996) and Mother Night (1996). His growing film career led to his decision to leave Roseanne at the end of the eighth season.
His film career now moving in full force, Goodman appeared in The Borrowers (1997) and then appeared in another Coen Brothers film, The Big Lebowski (1997), which earned Goodman rave reviews from critics and audiences. He also appeared in the Blues Brothers remake Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), with Dan Aykroyd. He also appeared in another critically acclaimed Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2001), a retelling of the Homer epic, Ulysses.
In addition to film and television, Goodman added voiceover work to his repertoire with 1993s We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. The performance led to other voice roles, including the Disney films The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Monsters, Inc. (2001), The Jungle Book 2 (2003), and Cars (2006).
Goodman continued working steadily in film and television, including an appearance on the short-lived television drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006 - 2007) which earned him an Emmy nomination, and appearances in the Jerry Seinfeld animated film Bee Movie (2007), Speedracer (2008) and Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009).
Goodman met his wife, Annabeth Hartzog, in New Orleans while filming Everybody's All-American (1988). They married in October 1989, and the couple has a daughter named Molly Evangeline who was born August 31, 1990.
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