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Bobcat Goldthwait

Highest Rated:   89% World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Lowest Rated:   0% Hansel & Gretel (2002)
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Birthplace:   Syracuse, New York, USA
During a 1994 interview with comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, The Today Show's Katie Couric became so rattled at Goldthwait's paranoiac, high-decibel responses to her questions that she repeatedly entreated him to calm down and relax. After the commercial break, a frowning Couric looked directly at the guys in the NBC control room and asked, "Why didn't you tell me he always talks like that?" Indeed, Goldthwait has never spoken when shouting will do -- at least not professionally. A popular attraction on the comedy-cabaret circuit in the early '80s, Goldthwait made his film bow as gonzo gang leader Zed in Police Academy 2: The First Assignment (1985); he revived the character -- this time as a good-guy police cadet -- in two Police Academy sequels. Though we've been treated to generous helpings of Goldthwait's marine-raiders comic style in such TV series as Capitol Critters (1992) and Unhappily Ever After (1995), his funniest appearance thus far has been his briefest: in the satirical MTV special Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (1992), he offers a 30-second parody of Kevin Costner's aw-shucks cameo in Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991). Having previously directed his own concert video Is He Like That All the Time? (1988), Goldthwait extended his directorial activities to the 1994 theatrical feature Shakes the Clown (1994), a grimly amusing look at the underbelly of show business. While promoting Shakes on May 9, 1994, Bobcat Goldthwait made his bid for media immortality by impulsively setting fire to Jay Leno's guest couch on The Tonight Show -- an act which resulted in shocked outrage from both Leno and NBC, but did not prevent them from using this inflammatory vignette in their advertising.His career geared increasingly towards the small screen for the majority of the '90s, Goldthwait would stay in the public eye with a variety of guest appearances on such popular shows as Tales from the Crypt, ER, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, as additional roles on such animated efforts as Buzz Lightyear of Star Command; Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist; Duckman; and Lion of Oz found his services as a voice-over artist in ever-increasing demand. The trend would continue as Goldthwait lent his distinctive vocal inflections to such shows as Crank Yankers and Lilo and Stitch: The Series at the turn of the millennium, though it seemed as if his career was increasingly coming into its own behind the camera as the comic began directing episodes of Chappelle's Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Goldthwait's 2003 comedy feature Windy City Heat would debut on Comedy Central to the delight of fans everywhere. He directed Sleeping Dogs Lie, a low budget film about a man who must confront his fiancée when she finds out about some of his past behavior. In 2006 the newly empowered filmmaker's surprisingly tender yet shockingly outrageous romantic comedy Stay would make an impression on audiences at the Sundance Film Festival when it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at that year's proceedings.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
84% Call Me Lucky
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2015
No Score Yet Eugene Mirman: Vegan On His Way To The Complain Store
  • Director
2015
86% Willow Creek
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2014
67% God Bless America
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$77.8k 2012
No Score Yet Bobcat Goldthwait: You Don't Look the Same Either
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Anjelah Johnson: That's How We Do It!
  • Director
2010
89% World's Greatest Dad
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$0.2M 2009
No Score Yet Anjelah Johnson: That's How We Do It
  • Director
2009
65% Sleeping Dogs Lie
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
2006
No Score Yet Windy City Heat
  • Director
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Redneck Comedy Roundup 2
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet When Stand Up Stood Out
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet A Halfway House Christmas
  • Actor
2005
8% Grind
  • Actor
$5.2M 2003
0% Hansel & Gretel
  • Troll
$0.2M 2002
No Score Yet Hansel & Gretel
  • Actor
2002
55% Blow
  • Mr. T
2001
No Score Yet G-Men From Hell
  • Buster Lloyd
2001
No Score Yet Open Mic
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Rusty: A Dog's Tale
  • Jet the Turtle
1998
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Actor
1997
83% Hercules
  • Pain
1997
No Score Yet Dog's Best Friend
  • Mr. Teller
1997
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Charles
1997
No Score Yet Back to Back
  • Psycho
1996
12% Destiny Turns on the Radio
  • Mr. Smith
1995
No Score Yet Out There
  • Cobb
1995
24% Radioland Murders
  • Wild Writer
1994
47% Freaked
  • Sockhead as Tourist/Sockhead
1993
38% Shakes the Clown
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Shakes The Clown
1992
No Score Yet Medusa - Dare to Be Truthful
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Little Vegas
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Bob Goldthwait: Is He Like That All the Time?
  • Actor
1989
68% Scrooged
  • Eliot
1988
60% Tapeheads
  • Prosperty Through Exploitation Author
1988
0% Hot to Trot
  • Fred P. Chaney
1988
0% Police Academy 4 - Citizens on Patrol
  • Zed
1987
27% Burglar
  • Carl Hefler
1987
28% Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Actor
1986
60% One Crazy Summer
  • Egg
1986
40% Police Academy 3: Back in Training
  • Cadet Zed
1986
23% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  • Zed
1985
No Score Yet Dr. Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Star Shorts
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Skylanders Academy
2016
  • Voice
  • 2016
40% Those Who Can't
2016
  • Director
  • 2016
81% Maron
2013-2016
  • Director
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2015
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Director
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Michael Boland
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1998
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Mr. Connelly
  • 1995
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest

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