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Bobcat Goldthwait

Highest Rated:   100% It Started As a Joke (2019)
Lowest Rated:   0% Hansel & Gretel (2002)
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Birthplace:   Syracuse, New York, USA
During a 1994 interview with comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, The Today Show's Katie Couric became so rattled at Goldthwait's paranoiac, high-decibel responses to her questions that she repeatedly entreated him to calm down and relax. After the commercial break, a frowning Couric looked directly at the guys in the NBC control room and asked, "Why didn't you tell me he always talks like that?" Indeed, Goldthwait has never spoken when shouting will do -- at least not professionally. A popular attraction on the comedy-cabaret circuit in the early '80s, Goldthwait made his film bow as gonzo gang leader Zed in Police Academy 2: The First Assignment (1985); he revived the character -- this time as a good-guy police cadet -- in two Police Academy sequels. Though we've been treated to generous helpings of Goldthwait's marine-raiders comic style in such TV series as Capitol Critters (1992) and Unhappily Ever After (1995), his funniest appearance thus far has been his briefest: in the satirical MTV special Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (1992), he offers a 30-second parody of Kevin Costner's aw-shucks cameo in Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991). Having previously directed his own concert video Is He Like That All the Time? (1988), Goldthwait extended his directorial activities to the 1994 theatrical feature Shakes the Clown (1994), a grimly amusing look at the underbelly of show business. While promoting Shakes on May 9, 1994, Bobcat Goldthwait made his bid for media immortality by impulsively setting fire to Jay Leno's guest couch on The Tonight Show -- an act which resulted in shocked outrage from both Leno and NBC, but did not prevent them from using this inflammatory vignette in their advertising.His career geared increasingly towards the small screen for the majority of the '90s, Goldthwait would stay in the public eye with a variety of guest appearances on such popular shows as Tales from the Crypt, ER, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, as additional roles on such animated efforts as Buzz Lightyear of Star Command; Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist; Duckman; and Lion of Oz found his services as a voice-over artist in ever-increasing demand. The trend would continue as Goldthwait lent his distinctive vocal inflections to such shows as Crank Yankers and Lilo and Stitch: The Series at the turn of the millennium, though it seemed as if his career was increasingly coming into its own behind the camera as the comic began directing episodes of Chappelle's Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Goldthwait's 2003 comedy feature Windy City Heat would debut on Comedy Central to the delight of fans everywhere. He directed Sleeping Dogs Lie, a low budget film about a man who must confront his fiancée when she finds out about some of his past behavior. In 2006 the newly empowered filmmaker's surprisingly tender yet shockingly outrageous romantic comedy Stay would make an impression on audiences at the Sundance Film Festival when it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at that year's proceedings.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% It Started As a Joke
  • Actor
2019
100% Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives
  • Director
2018
100% Patton Oswalt: Annihilation
  • Director
2017
No Score Yet Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills
  • Director
2016
85% Call Me Lucky
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Eugene Mirman: Vegan On His Way To The Complain Store
  • Director
2015
81% Willow Creek
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2014
80% Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
  • Director
2014
65% God Bless America
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$77.8k 2012
No Score Yet Bobcat Goldthwait: You Don't Look the Same Either
  • Actor
2012
88% World's Greatest Dad
  • Screenwriter
$0.2M 2009
No Score Yet Anjelah Johnson: That's How We Do It
  • Director
2009
64% Sleeping Dogs Lie
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
2006
50% Windy City Heat
  • Director
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Redneck Comedy Roundup 2
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet When Stand Up Stood Out
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet A Halfway House Christmas
  • Actor
2005
8% Grind
  • Actor
$5.2M 2003
0% Hansel & Gretel
  • Troll
$0.2M 2002
55% Blow
  • Mr. T
2001
No Score Yet G-Men From Hell
  • Buster Lloyd
2001
No Score Yet Open Mic
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Rusty: A Dog's Tale
  • Jet the Turtle
1998
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Actor
1997
84% Hercules
  • Pain
1997
No Score Yet Dog's Best Friend
  • Mr. Teller
1997
No Score Yet Sweethearts
  • Charles
1997
No Score Yet Back to Back
  • Psycho
1996
17% Destiny Turns on the Radio
  • Mr. Smith
1995
No Score Yet Out There
  • Cobb
1995
24% Radioland Murders
  • Wild Writer
1994
47% Freaked
  • Sockhead as Tourist/Sockhead
1993
38% Shakes the Clown
  • Director
  • Shakes The Clown
  • Screenwriter
1992
No Score Yet Medusa - Dare to Be Truthful
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Little Vegas
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Bob Goldthwait: Is He Like That All the Time?
  • Actor
1989
71% Scrooged
  • Eliot
1988
60% Tapeheads
  • Prosperty Through Exploitation Author
1988
0% Hot to Trot
  • Fred P. Chaney
1988
0% Police Academy 4 - Citizens on Patrol
  • Zed
1987
27% Burglar
  • Carl Hefler
1987
No Score Yet An Evening with Bobcat Goldthwait: Share the Warmth
  • Actor
1987
29% Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Actor
1986
56% One Crazy Summer
  • Egg
1986
40% Police Academy 3: Back in Training
  • Cadet Zed
1986
33% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  • Zed
1985
No Score Yet Dr. Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Star Shorts
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
  • 2020
  • 2013
100% Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters
2018
  • Executive Producer
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Skylanders Academy
2016-2018
  • Voice
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Those Who Can't
2016-2019
  • Director
  • 2016
75% Maron
2013-2016
  • Director
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
  • Appearing
  • 2015
88% Community
2009-2015
  • Director
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Shorties Watchin' Shorties
2004
  • Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Michael Boland
  • 2003
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
  • Eli
  • 2003
No Score Yet Crank Yankers
2019
  • Voice
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Safe Harbor
1999
  • Ron Nesh
  • 1999
No Score Yet Hercules
1998-1999
  • Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Unhappily Ever After
1995-1999
  • Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
85% The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1998
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • Actor
  • 1997
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
  • Mugger
  • 1996
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • Actor
  • 1996
  • 1990
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Mr. Connelly
  • 1995
No Score Yet Are You Afraid of the Dark?
1991-2000
  • Sandman
  • 1993
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
  • Actor
  • 1992
33% Capitol Critters
1996
  • Actor
  • Voice
100% Love You More
2017
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest

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