During a 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? 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 ; 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 and Unhappily Ever After , his funniest appearance thus far has been his briefest: in the satirical MTV special Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful , he offers a second parody of Kevin Costner's aw-shucks cameo in Madonna: Truth or Dare While promoting Shakes on May 9, , 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.
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Robert Francis 'Bobcat' Goldthwait, born May 26, , is an American comedian, and writer, producer, director, and star of films and television shows. He is most widely known for his at times screechy voice and scattergun delivery during his standup comedy performances and some film roles. He was born in Syracuse, New York in
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Robert Francis Goldthwait born May 26, , better known as Bobcat Goldthwait , is an American comedian , director , actor , voice actor , and screenwriter , known for his acerbic black comedy , delivered through an energetic stage persona with an unusual gruff and high-pitched voice. Since , he has been a regular panelist on the radio quiz show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! He has also worked extensively as a voice actor, with voice roles in Capitol Critters —95 , Hercules , and Hercules: The Animated Series —