‘Roseanne’ Star John Goodman Shows Off Dramatic 200 Pound Weight Loss

by Maria Hartfield

Actor John Goodman showed off an impressive 200 lb. weight loss while out and about in LA after hiring a personal trainer. The 69-year-old made an appearance at TUBI’s The Freak Brothers experience on Monday.

The St. Louis native played Dan Conner in the long-running sitcom Roseanne from 1988 until 1997.

Goodman boasts a long-running list of notable roles including Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski, Coach Harris in Revenge of the Nerds, and Gale Snoats in Raising Arizona, just to name a few. He also is the voice of Fat Freddy Frekowski in The Freak Brothers.

He previously tipped the scale at over 400lbs, however, he proudly flaunted his new physique at the event amongst friends.

John sported a light blue shirt beneath a V-neck orange sweater with jeans and grey trainers on the red carpet.

View photos of his dramatic weight loss below.

Goodman to Star in The Freak Brothers

The Freak Brothers animated series stars John Goodman alongside Pete Davidson, Woody Harrelson and Tiffany Haddish. The show centers around three Freak Brothers and their satirical cat after they end up smoking a magical strain of marijuana causing them to fall asleep for 50 years. They eventually wake up in 2020 and are forced to adjust to a totally different reality.

In 2017, John reflected on his weight loss in an interview with ABC saying, “In the old days, I would take three months out, lose 60 or 70 pounds, and then reward myself with a six-pack or whatever and just go back to my old habits.” 

“This time I wanted to do it slowly,” he continued. “Move, exercise. I’m getting to the age where I can’t afford to sit still anymore.”

The Roseanne star ditched alcohol in 2018 and told AARP, “It was basically just portion control and ‘I don’t need it.’ I was just shoving everything into my mouth.”

In addition to his many life changes, Goodman also hired a personal trainer, Mackie Shilstone.

“It takes a lot of creative energy to sit on your ass and figure out what you’re going to eat next … I wanted to live life better,” John told People in 2010.

In 2016, John told Howard Stern: “I took it slow. I just wanted to change my lifestyle.”

“It’s an ongoing process for the rest of my life,” he continued. “You look in the mirror every day and go, ‘I gotta deal with this the rest of the day, I gotta deal with this schmuck?'”

John Goodman Misses Former Co-Star

John admitted to missing his former co-star Roseanne Barr in 2019 following her removal from the series after sending a racist comment via Twitter. He also applauded her for allowing The Connors to continue without her.

“She gave up a lot so that we could do that show…” he said. “She gave up all the rights to it so we didn’t have to call ourselves the ‘Monners,’ or the ‘Chonners,’ or invent new characters. She’ll always be missed.”