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Bobcat Goldthwait

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Bobcat Goldthwait (born May 26, 1962) is an American comedian.

Robert "Bobcat" Goldthwait was born in Syracuse, New York in 1962. He decided on a career as a comedian at an early age and was performing professionally while still in high school at the age of 15. Goldthwait became recognized as a stand-up comedian and had three televised concert specials in the 1980s; Bob Goldthwait—Is He Like That All the Time?, An Evening with Bobcat Goldthwait—Share the Warmth and Meat Bob.

Goldthwait has appeared in several movies. His first major role was in the Police Academy series. In 1992, Goldthwait wrote, directed, and starred in the movie Shakes the Clown.

On May 9, 1994, Goldthwait made a controversial appearance on The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno, where he set a couch on fire. Goldthwait was charged with arson and banned from the show.

One of the most recognizable features of Goldthwait's performances is his voice. Goldthwait has voiced characters on the television series Capital Critters (1992), The Moxy Show (1995), Unhappily Ever After (1995 - 1999), Hercules (19989), and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000). Goldthwait has also appeared as himself hosting the comedy quiz show Bobcat's Big Ass Show (1998).

Goldthwait has been married twice. He married Ann Luly in 1981 at the age of 18. The couple have two children, Tasha and Tyler, and divorced in 1998. Goldthwait met his current fiancée, Nikki Cox, when they co-starred on Unhappily Ever After.

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