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Also Known As: Robert Goldthwait, Bob Goldthwait Died:
Born: May 26, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Syracuse, New York, USA Profession: comedian, actor, director

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porting a wild comic persona well-suited to his professional name, Bobcat Goldthwait's career as a punk rocker quickly fizzled, but he instead went on to make a name for himself on the comedy club circuit in the early 1980s. With his bizarre ranting and seemingly half-strangulated voice, he was very much a "love him or hate him" item, but his appeal was deemed sufficient for Hollywood to come calling. Starting off with supporting roles in three "Police Academy" sequels, Goldthwait established something of a name for himself, but when his star vehicle "Hot to Trot" (1988) bombed, his film career took a hit. He kept busy nonetheless with various comedy tours and assorted antics that sometimes landed him in trouble with the law. He also began to direct, first with the cult comedy "Shakes the Clown" (1991) and then a lengthy stint directing episodes of "The Man Show" (Comedy Central, 1999-2004) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (ABC, 2003- ). He also returned to directing features and with "Sleeping Dogs Lie" (2006), "World's Greatest Dad" (2009) and "God Bless America" (2011), firmly established himself as a filmmaker willing to take on very unusual and potentially offensive subject matter, but with surprising...

porting a wild comic persona well-suited to his professional name, Bobcat Goldthwait's career as a punk rocker quickly fizzled, but he instead went on to make a name for himself on the comedy club circuit in the early 1980s. With his bizarre ranting and seemingly half-strangulated voice, he was very much a "love him or hate him" item, but his appeal was deemed sufficient for Hollywood to come calling. Starting off with supporting roles in three "Police Academy" sequels, Goldthwait established something of a name for himself, but when his star vehicle "Hot to Trot" (1988) bombed, his film career took a hit. He kept busy nonetheless with various comedy tours and assorted antics that sometimes landed him in trouble with the law. He also began to direct, first with the cult comedy "Shakes the Clown" (1991) and then a lengthy stint directing episodes of "The Man Show" (Comedy Central, 1999-2004) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (ABC, 2003- ). He also returned to directing features and with "Sleeping Dogs Lie" (2006), "World's Greatest Dad" (2009) and "God Bless America" (2011), firmly established himself as a filmmaker willing to take on very unusual and potentially offensive subject matter, but with surprising restraint, delivering more than just uneasy laughs from dark themes and situations .

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DIRECTOR:

4.
  Windy City Heat (2003) Director
5.
  Shakes the Clown (1991) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Grind (2003)
2.
 Windy City Heat (2003) The Director
3.
 Hansel and Gretel (2002) Voice Of Troll
4.
 Blow (2001) Mr T
5.
 Rusty: The Great Rescue (1998) Voice
6.
 Hercules (1997) Voice Of Pain
7.
 Sweethearts (1997) Charles
9.
 Encino Woman (1996) Yogi Paxil
10.
 Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995) Mr Smith
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Was thrown out of punk rock band, The Dead Ducks, at age 15
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Began performing comedy at local bars and clubs while in high school
1980:
Founded local comedy group, The Generic Comics" with comedian Tom Kenny (who later played Binky the Clown in "Shakes the Clown" and serves as host of "NBC Friday Night Videos)
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Moved to Boston after The Generic Comics broke up
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First appeared on "Late Night With David Letterman" show at age 20
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Moved to San Francisco after opening for comedian Paula Poundstone there
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Appeared on a showcase night for Whoopi Goldberg in Los Angeles
1985:
Feature film acting debut, "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment"
1985:
TV debut on HBO pilot, "Apt. 2-C Starring George Carlin"
1986:
Starred in Cinemax Comedy Experiment special, "Bob Goldthwait--Don't Watch This Show"
1987:
Starred in HBO comedy special, "Bob Goldthwait--Share The Warmth"
1988:
Wrote, directed and starred in HBO On Location special, "Bob Goldthwait: Is He Like That All the Time?
1990:
Appeared on TV's "Tales from the Crypt" episode, "The Ventriloquist's Dummy"
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Wrote short film, "The Making of Bikini School III" (produced by Ann Luly)
1992:
Played the voice of former drug-testing lab rat, Muggle in animated TV series, "Capitol Critters"
1992:
Made directorial and screenwriting debut with "Shakes the Clown" (also starred)
1995:
Provided voice of Mr Floppy on The WB sitcom "Unhappily Ever After"
1998:
Hosted the FX cable game show "Bobcat's Big Ass Show"
2004:
Directed ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
2006:
Helmed first feature, "Sleeping Dogs Lie (formally Stay)" about a woman (Melinda Page Hamilton) who makes the mistake of admitting a sexual encounter to her fiancee
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Education

Bishop Grimes High School: Syracuse , New York -

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wife:
Ann Luly. Producer. Produced Goldthwait's directorial debut "Shakes the Clown" (1992); had son from previous marriage; mother of Goldthwait's daughter; divorced.
companion:
Nikki Cox. Actor. Co-starred together in "Unhappily Ever After"; born June 2, 1978; began relationship in summer 1998; announced engagement in June 1999.

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step-son:
Taylor John Roberts. Born in May 1982.
daughter:
Tasha Tilton Goldthwait. Born on January 4, 1987.

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