Bobcat Goldthwait

Comedian, Actor, Director
porting a wild comic persona well-suited to his professional name, Bobcat Goldthwait's career as a punk rocker quickly fizzled, but he instead went on to make a name for himself on the comedy club circuit in the early ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1962 in Syracuse, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (100)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 1991 - 2002, 2005 - 2006, 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Maron 1991 - 2002, 2005 - 2006, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unhappily Ever After 1991 - 2006, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bob's Burgers 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Adventure Time With Finn and Jake 1991 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Dave's World 1991 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1991 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fish Hooks 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Herman's Head 1991 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1991 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1991 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ben Stiller Show 1991 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1991 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Boomer Nation 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Gayer 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grind 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

That '70s Show 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Are You Afraid of the Dark? 1991 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney's House of Mouse 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 1991 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

Hansel and Gretel 2002 (Movie)

of Troll (Voice)

Blow 2001 (Movie)

Mr T (Actor)

Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

G-Men From Hell 2000 (Movie)

Buster Lloyd (Actor)

Open Mic 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Safe Harbor 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bobcat's Big Ass Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Army Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Comics Come Home 3 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Stories From My Childhood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Sweethearts 1998 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Back to Back: American Yakuza II 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules: From Zero to Hero 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Duckman 1993 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Hercules 1997 (Movie)

of Pain (Voice)

Pulp Comics: Bobcat Goldthwait 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Rusty: The Great Rescue 1997 (Movie)

(Voice)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Arli$$ 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Encino Woman 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Third Pig 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Product 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Destiny Turns on the Radio 1995 (Movie)

Mr Smith (Actor)

ER 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Bobcat Goldthwait 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Moxy Show 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

But... Seriously 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VI 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Eek! The Cat Christmas Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Harley-Davidson's 90th Birthday Blast 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Montreal International Comedy Festival '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

New Year's Eve '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Radioland Murders 1994 (Movie)

Wild Writer (Actor)

The A-List 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Fox New Year's Eve Live 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hurricane Relief 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Golden Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

We're Mad As Hell Hosted by Dennis Miller 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

A Party For Richard Pryor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Capitol Critters 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Shakes the Clown 1992 (Movie)

Shakes the Clown (Actor)

The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Saget -- In the Dream State 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Montreal International Comedy Festival 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Save the Planet: A CBS/Hard Rock Cafe Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ventriloquist's Dummy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief III 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1st International Rock Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief II 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot to Trot 1988 (Movie)

Fren Chaney (Actor)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

Eliot Loudermilk (Actor)

The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual ACE Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Goldthwait -- Share the Warmth 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Burglar 1987 (Movie)

Carl Hefler (Actor)

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol 1987 (Movie)

Zed (Actor)

The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Goldthwait -- Don't Watch This Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

One Crazy Summer 1986 (Movie)

Egg Stork (Actor)

Police Academy 3: Back in Training 1986 (Movie)

Cadet Zed (Actor)

Apt. 2-C Starring George Carlin 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Dog's Best Friend (TV Show)

Actor

Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (TV Show)

Actor

Out There (TV Show)

Actor

Windy City Heat (TV Show)

Actor
Director (15)

Call Me Lucky 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Crank Yankers 1991 - 2006, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Strip Mall 1991 - 2006, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

The Man Show 1991 - 2006, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Segment Director

Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Director

Willow Creek 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

God Bless America 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Anjelah Johnson: That's How We Do It 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Director

Important Things with Demetri Martin 2010 (Tv Show)

Segment Director

World's Greatest Dad 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Lunchfilms 2008 (Movie)

("$26.79" (aka "Goldthwait Family Home Movies" - Anniversary Edition)) (Director)

Sleeping Dogs Lie 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Crank Yankers Christmas Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Director

Chappelle's Show 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Shakes the Clown 1992 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (6)

Willow Creek 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

God Bless America 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

World's Greatest Dad 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sleeping Dogs Lie 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Moxy Show 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Writer

Shakes the Clown 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

Shakes the Clown 1992 (Movie)

songs("Pregnant and Sad" "Pepe's Theme") (Song)

Biography

porting a wild comic persona well-suited to his professional name, Bobcat Goldthwait's career as a punk rocker quickly fizzled, but he instead went on to make a name for himself on the comedy club circuit in the early 1980s. With his bizarre ranting and seemingly half-strangulated voice, he was very much a "love him or hate him" item, but his appeal was deemed sufficient for Hollywood to come calling. Starting off with supporting roles in three "Police Academy" sequels, Goldthwait established something of a name for himself, but when his star vehicle "Hot to Trot" (1988) bombed, his film career took a hit. He kept busy nonetheless with various comedy tours and assorted antics that sometimes landed him in trouble with the law. He also began to direct, first with the cult comedy "Shakes the Clown" (1991) and then a lengthy stint directing episodes of "The Man Show" (Comedy Central, 1999-2004) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (ABC, 2003- ). He also returned to directing features and with "Sleeping Dogs Lie" (2006), "World's Greatest Dad" (2009) and "God Bless America" (2011), firmly established himself as a filmmaker willing to take on very unusual and potentially offensive subject matter, but with surprising restraint, delivering more than just uneasy laughs from dark themes and situations .

Relationships

Nikki Cox Actor

Companion
co-starred together in "Unhappily Ever After" born June 2, 1978 began relationship in summer 1998 announced engagement in June 1999

Tasha Goldthwait

Daughter
born on January 4, 1987

Ann Luly

Wife
produced Goldthwait's directorial debut "Shakes the Clown" (1992) had son from previous marriage mother of Goldthwait's daughter divorced

Taylor Roberts

Step-Son
born in May 1982

EDUCATION

Bishop Grimes High School

Syracuse , New York

Milestones

2006

Helmed first feature, "Sleeping Dogs Lie (formally Stay)" about a woman (Melinda Page Hamilton) who makes the mistake of admitting a sexual encounter to her fiancee

2004

Directed ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

1998

Hosted the FX cable game show "Bobcat's Big Ass Show"

1995

Provided voice of Mr Floppy on The WB sitcom "Unhappily Ever After"

1992

Made directorial and screenwriting debut with "Shakes the Clown" (also starred)

1992

Played the voice of former drug-testing lab rat, Muggle in animated TV series, "Capitol Critters"

1990

Appeared on TV's "Tales from the Crypt" episode, "The Ventriloquist's Dummy"

1988

Wrote, directed and starred in HBO On Location special, "Bob Goldthwait: Is He Like That All the Time?

1987

Starred in HBO comedy special, "Bob Goldthwait--Share The Warmth"

1986

Starred in Cinemax Comedy Experiment special, "Bob Goldthwait--Don't Watch This Show"

1985

TV debut on HBO pilot, "Apt. 2-C Starring George Carlin"

1985

Feature film acting debut, "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment"

1980

Founded local comedy group, The Generic Comics" with comedian Tom Kenny (who later played Binky the Clown in "Shakes the Clown" and serves as host of "NBC Friday Night Videos)

First appeared on "Late Night With David Letterman" show at age 20

Moved to San Francisco after opening for comedian Paula Poundstone there

Began performing comedy at local bars and clubs while in high school

Was thrown out of punk rock band, The Dead Ducks, at age 15

Wrote short film, "The Making of Bikini School III" (produced by Ann Luly)

Moved to Boston after The Generic Comics broke up

Appeared on a showcase night for Whoopi Goldberg in Los Angeles

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