According to a story by NBC Connecticut, actor John Goodman was honored with a coveted star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame this past Friday. Over the course of his four-decade career, Goodman has starred in numerous films and television shows. He is best known for starring as Dan Connor for nine seasons of the popular 90s sitcom Roseanne, a performance which earned him a Golden Globe Award for best actor and seven Emmy nominations. Goodman's most recent role was that of Bill Randa in the recent action/adventure film Kong: Skull Island.
Goodman described the honor as "incredible" in his acceptance speech at Friday's ceremony before thanking multiple women for the parts they played in life and his career. "I would be remiss if I didn't, this week especially, thank the women without whom I would not be here. A mother who had to scrape by on survival wages to raise two kids by herself. The many teachers who tried to knock some sense into me. Some of it worked," he said.
Goodman also took the time to address his Roseanne co-star Roseanne Barr. "Roseanne, thank you," he said. "I don't think I'd be up here if it wasn't for her."
Originally, Goodman never planned to become an actor. He attended Southwest Missouri State University on a football scholarship, though an injury forced him to switch his major to drama. Even after making a full recovery, he never returned to football. Eventually, he graduated with a degree in theater and went on to star in several blockbuster films like The Big Lebowski (1998), Argo (2012), Trumbo (2015), and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016).
Goodman's Walk of Fame star is the 2,604th added to the California landmark and is listed under the "Motion Pictures" category alongside stars like Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. His star is located in front of the Hollywood Wax Museum at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.