Bobcat Goldthwait

BirthDay:

26 May 1962

BirthPlace:

Syracuse, New York, USA

BirthName:

Robert Francis Goldthwait

Bio:

Robert Francis 'Bobcat' Goldthwait, born May 26, 1962, is an American comedian. He is most widely known for his high pitch voice during his comedy acts.

He was born in Syracuse, New York in 1962. He decided on a career as a comedian at an early age and was performing professionally while still in high school at the age of 15. He and his classmate, Tom Kenny, performed in a comedy duo, billing themselves as "Bobcat and Tomcat". Goldthwait became recognized as a solo stand-up comedian and had three televised concert specials in the 1980s: Bob Goldthwait - Is He Like That All the Time?, An Evening with Bobcat Goldthwait: Share the Warmth (1987) and Meat Bob.

Goldthwait's first major film role was in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985). He reprised the role in the next two films in the series.

During the fall of 1993, Goldthwait did stand-up material as an opening act for Nirvana on what would be their final North American tour.

He has made several guest appearances on talk shows as well as comedy programs including The Ben Stiller Show (1992). On May 9, 1994, he made a controversial appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), where, on impulse, he set a couch on fire. This incident was then the basis of the plot for his subsequent appearance on The Larry Sanders Show (1992).

One of the most recognizable features of Goldthwait's performances is his voice. Goldthwait has voiced characters on the television series Capitol Critters (1992); The Moxy & Flea Show (1995); Unhappily Ever After (1995); Hercules (1998) and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000). He has also appeared, as himself, hosting the comedy quiz show Bobcat's Big Ass Show (1998).

Goldthwait has released two comedy albums: "Meat Bob" (1988) on Chrysalis Records and "I Don't Mean to Insult You, but You Look Like Bobcat Goldthwait" (23 September, 2003) on Comedy Central Records.

He made his feature film directorial debut with Shakes the Clown (1991), which he wrote and starred in as well.

His film, Windy City Heat (2003), won a Comedia Award for Best Comedy Film at Montreal's Just for Laughs Film Festival in 2004.

He married Ann Luly in 1986 at the age of 24. The couple have two children (now grown), Tasha and Taylor, and divorced in May 1998. At one time, Goldthwait was engaged to his Unhappily Ever After (1995) co-star, "Nikki Cox", but the couple has since split.

Bobcat began directing ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) in the fall 2004 season. Since joining the show's crew, the ratings went up to 2 million viewers a night, with the numbers rising nearly 50% with the teenage demographic. In May of 2006, he left to pursue his film career as a filmmaker/director but has since returned to the show.

Goldthwait's most recent feature, "Sleeping Dogs Lie" (formally Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)), starring Melinda Page Hamilton, was in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and it was part of the "Independent Dramatic Features" competition. "Sleeping Dogs Lie" is about a youthful, impulsive sexual encounter which opens the door to a dark comedy about the complexities of honesty. It was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the "Dramatic Features" category. "Sleeping Dogs Lie" was picked up in a mid-six figure deal for distribution in north America by Roadside Attractions & Samuel Goldwyn Films at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. A French film company called "Gaumont" bought it for the international rights to the film in France. "Tartan Films", a UK-based production company, also bought it for international rights in the United Kingdom. The film was released in the US on October 20, 2006.
Filmography

Actor ( 120 credits )

Flophouse (2016)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Hidden America with Jonah Ray (2016)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Party Legends (2016)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Comedy Club (2016) Himself
The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore (2015)  Himself - Panelist (2 episodes, 2015)
Maron (2013)  Bobcat Goldthwait (1 episode, 2013)
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2012)  Dickie (1 episode, 2013)
Teens Wanna Know (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Gotham Comedy Live (2012)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 2014)
Bob's Burgers (2011)  Gary (1 episode, 2013)
MoreHorror in Hollywood (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Click on This (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Finding Bigfoot (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
I Am Comic (2010) Himself
Sundance Skippy (2010) Himself
Adventure Time (2010)  Ed (1 episode, 2012)
Fish Hooks (2010) (1 episode, 2012)
World's Greatest Dad (2009) Chaffeur (uncredited)
Regular Show (2009)  Johnny Crasher (1 episode, 2013)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Just for Laughs (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Cincy Entertainment (2009)  Himself - Comedian (1 episode, 2010)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Goldthwait Home Movies (2008) Robert Goldthwait
Random! Cartoons (2007)  Zoopie (1 episode, 2007)
Back at the Barnyard (2007)  Hockey Mask Bob (1 episode, 2009)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006) Roy Orbison (uncredited)
Baseball Bunch (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
A Halfway House Christmas (2005) Narrator (voice)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Shorties Watchin' Shorties (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
TV Land's Top Ten (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
When Stand Up Stood Out (2003) Himself
Grind (2003) Bell Clerk (as Bob Goldthwait)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself - Co-Host / ... (8 episodes, 2003-2009)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003)  Nosy (3 episodes, 2003-2006)
Hansel & Gretel (2002) Troll (voice)
Crank Yankers (2002)  Steven Goldstein (1 episode, 2003)
Just for Laughs (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Comic Remix (2002)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2002)
Open Mic (2001) Himself
Blow (2001) Mr. T
House of Mouse (2001)  Pain (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Late Friday (2001)  Himself - Host (2 episodes, 2001)
G-Men from Hell (2000) Buster Lloyd
Lion of Oz (2000) Silly Ozbul (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)  Michael Borland (1 episode, 2003)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000)  Zingo (1 episode, 2013)
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000)  XL (5 episodes, 2000)
The List (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998) Jet the Turtle (voice)
That '70s Show (1998)  Eli (1 episode, 2003)
Hercules (1998)  Pain (19 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Himself (35 episodes, 1998-2000)
Stories from My Childhood (1998)  The Chief Minister (1 episode, 1998)
Sin City Spectacular (1998) (2 episodes)
The Army Show (1998)  Used Car Salesman (1 episode, 1998)
Bobcat's Big Ass Show (1998)  Himself - Host (unknown episodes)
Hercules (1997) Pain (voice)
Sweethearts (1997) Charles
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) TV Comedian (uncredited)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)  Merlin (1 episode, 1997)
Arli$$ (1996) (1 episode, 1996)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995) Mr. Smith
MADtv (1995)  Host (1 episode, 1997)
Unhappily Ever After (1995)  Mr. Floppy / ... (100 episodes, 1995-1999)
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)  Bob (1 episode, 1997)
Lauren Hutton and... (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
The Moxy & Flea Show (1995)  Moxy (voice)
Radioland Murders (1994) Wild Writer
The Tick (1994)  Uncle Creamy (1 episode, 1996)
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994)  Cinque / ... (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994)  Himself (4 episodes, 1994-2001)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 1994)
HBO Comedy Half-Hour (1994)  Himself (1 episode)
ER (1994)  Mr. Conally (1 episode, 1995)
The Moxy Pirate Show (1994)  Moxy (voice)
WGN Morning News (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2016)
Freaked (1993) Sockhead as Tourist / Sockhead (voice)
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993)  Bum / ... (2 episodes, 1995)
Living Single (1993)  Mugger (2 episodes, 1996)
Dave's World (1993) (1 episode, 1994)
The John Larroquette Show (1993)  Boss's Nephew (1 episode, 1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
The Ben Stiller Show (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  Bobcat Goldthwait (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
The Golden Palace (1992)  The Killer (1 episode, 1992)
Eek! the Cat (1992)  Rudolph (1 episode, 1993)
Capitol Critters (1992)  Muggle (13 episodes, 1992-1995)
Shakes the Clown (1991) Shakes the Clown
Herman's Head (1991)  Suzie's Jealousy (1 episode, 1993)
Little Vegas (1990)
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)  Sandman (1 episode, 1993)
Meet the Hollowheads (1989) Cop #1 (as Jack Cheese)
Cranium Command (1989) Adrenal Gland
The Simpsons (1989)  Bobcat Goldthwait (1 episode, 1998)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)  Billy Goldman / ... (2 episodes, 1990-1996)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
The Pat Sajak Show (1989)  Himself (2 episodes, 1989)
Scrooged (1988) Eliot Loudermilk
Hot to Trot (1988) Fred P. Chaney (as Bob Goldthwait)
Tapeheads (1988) Don Druzel (as Jack Cheese)
Empty Nest (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) Zed
Burglar (1987) Carl Hefler
Married with Children (1987)  Zemus (1 episode, 1992)
Biography (1987)  Himself - Friend (1 episode, 2006)
The Howard Stern Show (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
One Crazy Summer (1986) Egg Stork
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) Cadet Zed
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) Zed (as Bob Goldthwait)
Massive Retaliation (1984) Ernie Rust
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Late Night with David Letterman (1982)  Himself (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Henchmen (0) Jackalope

Producer ( 2 credits )

Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground (2014) executive producer
Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006) executive producer

Writer ( 6 credits )

God Bless America (2011) (written by)
World's Greatest Dad (2009) (written by)
Just for Laughs (2009) (1 episode, 2009)
Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006) (written by)
Unhappily Ever After (1995) (1 episode, 1996)
Shakes the Clown (1991) (written by)

Director ( 16 credits )

Those Who Can't (2016) (2 episodes, 2016)
Willow Creek (2013)
Maron (2013) (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
God Bless America (2011)
That's How We Do It! (2010)
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009) (8 episodes, 2010)
Community (2009) (1 episode, 2015)
Goldthwait Home Movies (2008)
Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) (267 episodes, 2004-2007)
Chappelle's Show (2003) (6 episodes, 2003)
Crank Yankers (2002) (unknown episodes)
Strip Mall (2000) (unknown episodes)
The Man Show (1999) (42 episodes, 2000-2003)
Shakes the Clown (1991)