John Goodman

by follers on October 19, 2012

Birth Name: John Stephen Goodman

Place of Birth: Affton, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 20, 1952

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, German

John Goodman is an American actor.

He is the son of Virginia Roos (Loosmore) and Leslie F. Goodman. He is married to Annabeth Hartzog, with whom he has a daughter.

One genealogy traces John’s patrilineal line to William Goodman and Mary Archer, who were born, c. the early 1600s, in England.

John’s paternal grandfather was Francis Marion Goodman (the son of Francis Marion Goodman and Martha Jane Crain). John’s grandfather Francis was born in Illinois. John’s great-grandfather Francis was the son of John Goodman and Jarusha Benefield. Martha was the daughter of Isaac Newton Crain and Mary A. Swaggard.

John’s paternal grandmother was Lillie M. Harrison (the daughter of Edward Harrison and Elen/Emma). Lillie was born in Illinois.

John’s maternal grandfather was William Benjamin Loosmore (the son of John William Loosmore and Elizabeth Davis Lewis). John’s grandfather William was born in Pennsylvania. John was born in Upottery, Devon, England, the son of William Loosmore and Mary Broom. Elizabeth was born in Glamorganshire, Wales, the daughter of Benjamin Lewis.

John’s maternal grandmother was Mathilde Mary Knoblauch (the daughter of Rudolph Herman Knoblauch and Mary Jane Overton). Mathilde was born in Arkansas. Rudolph was born in Tours, France, to an ethnic German family, the son of Charles Frederich Knoblauch, from Saxony, and of Salome Roos, from Baden, Lower Saxony. John’s great-grandmother Mary Jane was born in Tunica, Mississippi, the daughter of Ephraim Dawson Overton and Angeline Sebelia Parker.

Sources: Genealogies of John Goodman –

Genealogy of John Goodman (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of John Goodman (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Freerk May 5, 2017 at 9:11 pm

He looks like my neighbour when i was a child.

andrew June 15, 2016 at 4:05 pm
Morrigan Ni Boii May 24, 2016 at 9:49 am

He is of Germanic and Celtic ancestry.

Aaron Mcdonnell Zellenburg November 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

So that would make him 75% English, 12.5% Welsh, and 12.5% German.

andrew September 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I thought he was Jewish

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