John Goodman is an American film, television, and stage actor.
He is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988–1997) for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe award in 1993. Goodman is also noted for appearances in the films of the Coen brothers, with prominent roles in Raising Arizona as an escaped convict, in Barton Fink as a congenial murderer, in The Big Lebowski as a volatile bowler and in O Brother Where Art Thou? as a cultured thief, as well as being featured in Inside Llewyn Davis, and The Monuments Men. Goodman has also won two American Comedy Awards and hosted Saturday Night Live fourteen times. Goodman's voice roles in animated films include Rex in Steven Spielberg's We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, Pacha in Disney's The Emperor's New Grove, and Sulley in Pixar's Monsters, Inc, and Monsters University.