John Goodman Net Worth

January 1, 2024
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John Stephen Goodman was born on 20 June 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri USA of Irish, Welsh, English and German ancestry. He is a movie, television, theatre and voice actor, perhaps best recognised for his comedic roles.

So how rich exactly is this famous Hollywood actor? Sources estimate John Goodman’s net worth to be around $75 million, most of his wealth having been accumulated from his work as a movie actor.

John Goodman Net Worth $75 Million

John Goodman’s father died when he was two, and his mother Virginia worked several jobs to support John and his sister. In his childhood years, John Goodman was more interested in football than drama, even earning a football scholarship to Missouri State University. However, he also joined the drama program where he studied with other now well-known Hollywood stars Kathleen Turner and Tess Harper. After an unfortunate injury ended his dreams of a football career, he decided to become an actor, which is why he moved to New York in 1975.

John Goodman’s career started with voice-overs, commercials and plays. He began with small roles in movies from 1982, his first significant movie being “Eddie Macon’s Run” in 1984, but meantime in 1985 he was cast in the role of Pap Finn in the Broadway musical “Big River” for which he received a Drama Desk nomination. During this time, John also appeared in and hosted numerous comedy shows such as “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Saturday Night Live”, which has significantly contributed to his net worth, his versatility being reasonably well rewarded.

Between 1988 and 1997, John Goodman starred in the TV show entitled “Roseanne” which was a great boost to his career and earned him a Golden Globe Award in 1993. John is also known for his work as a voice actor in animated movies such as “Cars”, “Bee Movie”, “Monsters Inc.”, its sequel “Monsters University” and many others.

In the past few years, Goodman has starred in such award-winning movies as the romantic comedy “The Artist” (2011), political thriller “Argo” (2012) and an American comedy “The Hangover Part III” (2013). However, during his career, he has received most recognition as a television actor. For his work in “Roseanne”, Goodman won two American Comedy Awards for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series, and has been nominated for seven Emmy awards and five Golden Globe Awards just for this show. It is safe to say that his work in “Roseanne” has contributed a lot to not only to his fame as an actor, but also his overall net worth. Talking about his more recent achievements, it is worth noticing that in 2007 he won an Emmy award as an Outstanding Guest Actor In a Drama Series for his work in “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and in 2013 he won an Screen Actors Guild Award in Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his work in “Argo”.

In his personal life, John Goodman married Anna Beth in 1989; they live in New Orleans and have a daughter named Molly, who is attending a film school. In 2009, John publically admitted that he had had an alcohol problem in the past, but had managed to overcome it and save his career.

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