On television, he has had regular roles on Amazon Studios' Alpha House and on the first season of HBO's Treme and has been one of the most frequent hosts of Saturday Night Live, as well as guest roles on series such as Community.
John Heilpern of Vanity Fair has called him "among our very finest actors".
In coming up with ideas for new shows, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner of Carsey-Werner Productions decided to look into the concept of the working mother as a central voice.
The family sitcom earned Emmy nominations for Barr, Goodman, Metcalf and Gilbert, with Barr winning one statuette and Metcalf three.
On her website in 2009, Barr gave her detailed take on where each of the main characters from the show would be in a possible revival: Roseanne and Jackie opening the first medical marijuana dispensary in Lanford; Dan reappearing alive after faking his death; DJ being published; Mark dying in Iraq; David leaving Darlene for a woman half his age; Darlene coming out, meeting a woman and having a baby with her; Becky working at Walmart; Arnie befriending the governor of Illinois and remarrying Nancy; Bev selling a painting for ,000; Jerry and the grandsons forming a boy band; and Bonnie being arrested for selling crack.
John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American actor.
"So there's something I've been wanting to talk to you about for a while now," she said as Darlene. I'm a talk show host." "Well, as long as you're happy, you know, me and your mom will support you," Goodman responded as Dan.
"You know, for a minute there, I thought you were gonna tell me you were gay." "Let's save something for halftime," Gilbert said.