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Bobcat Goldthwait

Bobcat Goldthwait is an American actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, and also writer. Bobcat Goldthwait is well-known for his upbeat stage presence and unusually raspy, high-pitched voice. He has been a consistent panelist on the radio quiz program since 2012.

Early Life and Childhood

Robert Francis Goldthwait was born on May 26, 1962, in Syracuse, New York. He grew up in a Catholic working-class home. As of now, he is 61 years old. He is the son of sheet metal worker Thomas Lincoln Goldthwait and department store employee Kathleen Ann (Welch).

Goldthwait decided to become a comedian at a young age because he loved making his friends laugh. He frequently hosted shows for his friends while he was a student at St. Matthew’s Grammar School, including voice actor Tom Kenny.

Goldthwait would play with different materials and become very fond of props. His Zodiac sign is Jemini. His nationality and ethnicity are American and mixed respectively.

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Caption: Bobcat Goldthwait at a young age. Source: Pinterest


East Syracuse, New York’s Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School is where Goldthwait and Kenny received their diplomas in 1980.  They established The Generic Comics, a comedy group.

When they were in their mid-teens, they saw an advertisement for an open-mic night in Skaneateles that featured the comic Barry Crimmins, better known by his stage as “Bear Cat.” 

Bobcat Goldthwait – Net Worth 2024

American comedian, actor, writer, director, as well as producer Bobcat Goldthwait, has a $3 million net worth. However, he hasn’t shared his salary and other asset valu9es with the media.


With his three 1980s TV concert specials, Meat Bob, An Evening with Bobcat Goldthwait: Share the Warmth (1987), and Bob Goldthwait – Is He Like That All the Time, Goldthwait rose to fame as a solo stand-up comedian.

Shakes the Clown, a 1991 feature film in which he also created the screenplay and performed, marked his feature film directing debut. He left the program in May 2006 to focus on his work as a filmmaker and director, although he has since come back.

Goldthwait’s first major film role was in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985). Goldthwait has released two comedy albums: “Meat Bob” (1988) on Chrysalis Records and “I Don’t Mean to Insult You, but You Look Like Bobcat Goldthwait” (23 September 2003) on Comedy Central Records.

Since joining the show’s crew, the ratings went up to 2 million viewers a night, with the numbers rising nearly 50% with the teenage demographic. The film was released in the US on October 20, 2006. He has made several guest appearances on talk shows as well as comedy programs including The Ben Stiller Show (1992).

Likewise,  Goldthwait has voiced characters on the television series Capitol Critters (1992); The Moxy & Flea Show (1995); 

 Similarly, His film, Windy City Heat (2003), won a Comedia Award for Best Comedy Film at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Film Festival in 2004.

Goldthwait’s feature, “Sleeping Dogs Lie” (formally Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)), starring Melinda Page Hamilton, was in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and it was part of the “Independent Dramatic Features” competition. “

A French film company called “Gaumont” bought it for international rights to the film in France. Sleeping Dogs Lie” was picked up in a mid-six figure deal for distribution in North America by Roadside Attractions & Samuel Goldwyn Films at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

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Caption: Bobcat Goldthwait in Police Academy Caption: Tostpost

Personal Life 

Goldthwait has had two marriages. Her wife was Ann Luly from 1986 to 1998. Tasha, their daughter, was born. He got engaged to Nikki Cox in 1997; they split up in 2005. From 2009 through 2014, Goldthwait was wed to Sarah de Sa Rego, his second wife.

Since the age of 19, according to Goldthwait, he has not used drugs or alcohol.

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Caption: Bobcat Goldthwait and Nikki Cox Source: IMDb

Awards and Achievements

Goldthwait’s film Windy City Heat won a Comedian Award for best comedy film at Montreal’s Just For Laughs film festival in 2009. Likewise, In June 2015, Bobcat was named “Filmmaker on the Edge” at the 17th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival. 


On May 9, 1994, he made a controversial appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), where, on impulse, he set a couch on fire. Sleeping Dogs Lie” is about a youthful, impulsive sexual encounter that opens the door to a dark comedy about the complexities of honesty.

Body Measurements 

Bobcat stands at a perfect height of 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m) and weighs a healthy 85kg. The energetic stage presence, the dark humor, and the gruff but high-pitched voice of Goldthwait are his trademarks.

His hair has a brown tone, and his eyes are gray. He has a chest measurement, and waist measurement is unavailable. In the United States, he has a charming personality that attracts a significant number of admirers.

Bobcat Goldthwait – Social Media

Bobcat has a following of over 106k on Instagram, where he goes by the handle @bobcatgoldthwait. Likewise, His Twitter account has 63.4k with the username @bobcatgoldthwait.