John Goodman Overview

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Born: June 20, 1952

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Goodman went to Afton Senior High School and St. Louis Community College before heading to Southwestern Missouri State University on a football scholarship. But an injury compelled him to seek out a less physical major. He chose the drama department, attending classes with such stars-to-be as Tess Harper and Kathleen Turner. Moving to New York in 1975, he supported himself by performing in children's and dinner theater, appearing in TV commercials, and... See All


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