Name: John Stephen Goodman
Born: June 20, 1952
Occupation: Actor and philanthropist
John Goodman was born in Affton, Missouri on June 20, 1952. He is the son of Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker, and Virginia Roos Loosmore, a waitress. He has two siblings: Leslie and Elisabeth.
After graduating from Affton High School, he enrolled in Missouri State University on a football scholarship. Finding a passion for acting after realizing his football dreams would not be realized because of an injury, he majored in drama and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
John has been married to Annabeth Hartzog since 1989. He has one child, Molly Evangeline, who works behind the scenes as a production assistant. The family presently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He relocated to New York City following college and found gigs in commercials, plays, and voice-overs. He worked as a waiter and bartender on the side. It wasn’t until the early to mid 1980s that he would get minor roles in motion pictures and television shows. But he landed his big break a few years later when he was given one of the lead roles in the smash hit sitcom “Roseanne,” starring alongside Roseanne Barr.
His popularity on the series led to a wide array of other projects, including “Barton Fink,” “The Big Lebowski,” “The Flintstones,” “Bringing Out the Dead,” and many more.
Over the years, he has starred in critically-acclaimed and box office films and TV series, such as “Kong Skull Island,” “Atomic Blonde,” “10 Cloverfield Lane,” and “Patriots Day.” For his immense body of work, John was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
His latest endeavor is reprising his role as the patriarch of the Conner family in the ABC revival of “Roseanne.” The series has so far been a success and the network has already given the green light to a second season. He has one other project in the making, a film titled “Captive State.”
John has also been involved in multiple charities related to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina and the devastation left behind from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
He generated headlines for his significant weight loss, which was first noticed in 2015. John has exercised more and maintained a diary of what he eats. He also consumes either very little or no alcohol at all after defeating his alcoholism.
We estimate that John Goodman’s net worth is $65 million (2018).
So how much is $65 million really?
$65 million can purchase several properties in the heart of New Orleans. $65 million can also contribute to environmental non-profit organizations that clean up oil spills.