Early in his career, he was best known for playing Dan Conner on the ABC TV series Roseanne (1988–1997), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 1993.He is also a regular collaborator with the Coen brothers on such films as Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? Goodman's voice roles in animated films include Pacha in Disney's The Emperor's New Groove (2000), and Sulley in Pixar's Monsters, Inc. His other film performances include lead roles in The Babe (1992), The Flintstones (1994) and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) and supporting roles in Coyote Ugly (2000), The Artist (2011), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011), Argo (2012), Flight (2012), The Hangover Part III (2013), and Patriots Day (2016).The new installment is executive produced by the original series’ EPs Tom Werner, Barr and Bruce Helford as well as Gilbert and Whitney Cummings, with Helford and Cummings co-running.
As many are aware, Gilbert has been married to Linda Perry of 4 Non Blondes since 2014, having realized she was gay while she was dating her onscreen boyfriend Johnny Galecki as a teenager. “As long as you’re happy, you know me and your mom will support you,” he said, and then without skipping a beat: “You know for a minute there, I thought you were gonna tell me you were gay.” “Let’s save something for halftime,” she quipped.The show remained in the top four for six of its nine seasons, and in the top twenty for eight seasons.In 1993, the episode "A Stash from the Past" was ranked #21 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time.His father, Leslie Francis Goodman, was a postal worker who died of a heart attack when Goodman was two years old; his mother, Virginia Roos (née Loosmore), was a waitress at Jack and Phil's Bar-B-Que, Goodman went to Affton High School, where he played football and dabbled in theater.
He earned a football scholarship to Missouri State University (then-called Southwest Missouri State University, or, "SMS") in Springfield, Missouri.With a small bankroll from his brother, Goodman found an apartment near the Theater District and unsuccessfully tried to make money as a bartender and waiter.However, he eventually found modest success in voice-overs, commercials, and plays.stars John Goodman and Sara Gilbert recently had an on-screen reunion.The 64-year-old actor and 42-year-old actress, who played dad and daughter Dan and Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom, spoofed the series on Gilbert's talk show, ."So there's something I've been wanting to talk to you about for a while now," she said as Darlene. I'm a talk show host." "Well, as long as you're happy, you know, me and your mom will support you," Goodman responded as Dan.