He is best known for his role as Dan Conner in the American sitcom Roseanne, which he played from 1988 until 1997.
Yet, as he continued to flaunt his spectacular 200-pound weight loss at TUBI’s The Freak Brothers experience at Fred Segal in LA on Monday, John Goodman, 69, appeared worlds away from the celebrity fans met all those years ago.
The Flintstones actor, who plays Fat Freddy Freekowski in The Freak Brothers, was once over 400 pounds, but boldly flaunted the results of his labor at the event, where he was joined by fellow celebrities.
As he posed on the red carpet, John donned a light blue open-collar shirt underneath his V-neck orange sweater.
With a mottled oversized blazer, the actor dressed up his light wash denim and grey shoes.
In the animated series, John appears alongside Pete Davidson, Woody Harrelson, and Tiffany Haddish.
The sitcom follows three Freak Brothers and their snarky cat as they adjust to life in 2020 after sleeping for 50 years after smoking a mystical strain of marijuana.
‘In the old days, I would take three months off, drop 60 or 70 pounds, and then reward myself with a six-pack or something, and just go back to my old habits,’ John told ABC in 2017.
‘This time, I wanted to take my time.’ Move around and get some exercise. I’m coming to the point where I can no longer afford to sit idle.’
The actor gave up booze as part of his lifestyle transformation, telling AARP in 2018: “It was basically simply portion management and “I don’t need it.” ‘All I was doing was stuffing everything into my lips.’
John also shared his reason for reducing weight by hiring a personal trainer, Mackie Shilstone.
‘It takes a lot of creative energy to sit on your ass and think out what you’re going to eat next,’ he told People in 2010. ‘I wanted to live a better life.’
‘I took it gradually,’ the actress told Howard Stern in 2016. ‘I just wanted to modify my lifestyle,’ he said, adding, ‘It’ll be a continuous process for the rest of my life.’
‘Every day, you look in the mirror and think to yourself, “I’ve got to deal with this for the rest of the day, I’ve got to deal with this schmuck?”
Apart from making headlines for his weight loss, John was thrown into a media frenzy when his co-star Roseanne Barr was fired from her own TV show after making a racist remark – but that didn’t stop John from missing her.
He acknowledged in 2019 that he really missed’ Roseanne after she was fired, while also commending her for allowing The Conners to go on without her.
The Monsters, Inc. star commended Roseanne for selling her intellectual property rights. “She gave up a lot so that we could accomplish the show,” he remarked.
‘She gave up all rights to it, so we didn’t have to name ourselves the ‘Monners,’ or the ‘Chonners,’ or make up new identities.’ She’ll be remembered for the rest of her life.’
Roseanne had creative and financial authority over the original series, which she signed off on to producer Tom Werner so that the rest of the cast could continue as The Conners.
Roseanne’s original run ended with John’s death, but he was mysteriously resurrected for the 2018 remake.
‘That’s quite permanent,’ he remarked. They just brought me back after I died on the show. Nobody was watching at the end, so they won’t remember!’
Roseanne Barr’s departure from the show that bears her name occurred amid a political reversal for the comedian and actress.
Her politics evolved from left to right over time. Roseanne stood for President of the Green Party in 2012, but by the 2016 election, she had switched her support to Donald Trump.
She was sacked after a racist post regarding Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama. Roseanne also devolved into conspiracy theories concerning the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors in Parkland, Florida.