Harrison Ford

Biography

Legendary Hollywood Icon Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois.  His family history includes a strong lineage of actors, radio personalities, and models.  Harrison attended public high school in Park Ridge, Illinois where he was a member of the school Radio Station WMTH. Harrison worked as the lead voice for sports reporting at WMTH for several years.  Acting wasn’t a major interest to Ford until his junior year at Ripon College when he first took an acting class. Harrison Ford’s career started in 1964 when he travelled to California in search of a voice-over job. He never received that position, but instead signed a contract with Columbia Pictures where he earned $150 weekly to play small fill in roles in various films.  Through the 60’s Harrison worked on several TV shows including Gunsmoke, Ironside, Kung Fu, and American Style.  It wasn’t until 1967 that Harrison received his first credited role in the Western film, A Time for Killing. Dissatisfied with the meager roles he was being offered, Ford took a hiatus from acting to work as a self-employed carpenter. This seemingly odd diversion turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Harrison’s acting career when he was soon hired by famous film producer George Lucas.  This was a turning point in Harrison’s life that led to him be casted in milestone roles such as Hans Solo and Indiana Jones.  Since his most famous roles in the Star Wars Trilogy and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harrison Ford has starred in over 40 films.  Many criticize his recent work, saying his performances have been lackluster leading to commercially disappointing films. Harrison has always worked hard to protect his off-screen private life, keeping details about his children and marriages quite.  He has a total of five children including one recent adoption with third and current wife Calista Flockhart. In addition to acting Harrison Ford is passionate about environmental conservation, aviation, and archeology.

Legendary Hollywood Icon Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois.  His family history includes a strong lineage of actors, radio personalities, and models.  Harrison attended public high school in Park Ridge, Illinois where he was a member of the school Radio Station WMTH. Harrison worked as the lead voice for sports reporting at WMTH for several years.  Acting wasn’t a major interest to Ford until his junior year at Ripon College when he first took an acting class. Harrison Ford’s career started in 1964 when he travelled to California in search of a voice-over job. He never received that position, but instead signed a contract with Columbia Pictures where he earned $150 weekly to play small fill in roles in various films.  Through the 60’s Harrison worked on several TV shows including Gunsmoke, Ironside, Kung Fu, and American Style.  It wasn’t until 1967 that Harrison received his first credited role in the Western film, A Time for Killing. Dissatisfied with the meager roles he was being offered, Ford took a hiatus from acting to work as a self-employed carpenter. This seemingly odd diversion turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Harrison’s acting career when he was soon hired by famous film producer George Lucas.  This was a turning point in Harrison’s life that led to him be casted in milestone roles such as Hans Solo and Indiana Jones.  Since his most famous roles in the Star Wars Trilogy and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harrison Ford has starred in over 40 films.  Many criticize his recent work, saying his performances have been lackluster leading to commercially disappointing films. Harrison has always worked hard to protect his off-screen private life, keeping details about his children and marriages quite.  He has a total of five children including one recent adoption with third and current wife Calista Flockhart. In addition to acting Harrison Ford is passionate about environmental conservation, aviation, and archeology.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 111

Birthday 1942-07-13

Place of Birth Chicago - Illinois - USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Indiana Jones 5 as Indiana Jones
2017 Official Secrets
2017 Blade Runner 2 as Rick Deckard
2016 Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey as Han Solo
2016 The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60
2015 Star Wars: Greatest Moments as Himself
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Han Solo
2015 Living in the Age of Airplanes as Narrator
2015 The Age of Adaline as William Jones
2014 The Making of The Expendables 3 as Himself
2014 Raiders
2014 The Expendables 3 as Max Drummer
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as Mack Tannen
2013 David Blaine: Real or Magic as Himself
2013 Ender's Game as Colonel Hyrum Graff
2013 Drew: The Man Behind the Poster as Himself
2013 Paranoia as Jock Goddard
2013 42 as Branch Rickey
2013 Milius as Himself
2012 On Set With "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" as Himself (archive footage)
2012 Synchronize as Indiana Jones (uncredited) (archival footage)
2011 Cowboys & Aliens as Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde
2010 Extraordinary Measures as Dr. Robert Stonehill
2010 Morning Glory as Mike Pomeroy
2010 Brace for Impact: The Chesley B. Sullenberger Story as Himself
2009 Live from Studio Five(1 episode)
2009 Brüno as Himself
2009 Crossing Over as Max Brogan
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as Indiana Jones
2008 Lord of the Ants as Narrator
2007 Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner as Himself
2007 Blade Runner, Final Cut as Rick Deckard
2006 Firewall as Jack Stanfield
2004 When Star Wars Ruled the World as Himself
2004 Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy as Himself
2003 Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy as Himself
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Hollywood Homicide as Sgt. Joe Gavilan
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2002 K-19: The Widowmaker as Alexei Vostrikov
2001 Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance as Narrator (voice)
2000 What Lies Beneath as Dr. Norman Spencer
2000 On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' as Himself
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Random Hearts as Dutch Van Den Broeck
1999 Where Are They Now?(1 episode)
1998 Six Days Seven Nights as Quinn Harris
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 Air Force One as President James Marshall
1997 The Devil's Own as Tom O'Meara
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(3 episodes)
1995 Sabrina as Linus Larrabee
1995 The World of Jacques Demy as Himself
1995 One Hundred and One Nights as Himself
1994 Clear and Present Danger as Jack Ryan
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Jimmy Hollywood as Himself
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(3 episodes)
1993 The Fugitive as Dr. Kimble
1992 Patriot Games as Jack Ryan
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(4 episodes)
1991 Regarding Henry as Henry Turner
1990 Presumed Innocent as Rozat "Rusty" Sabich
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as Indiana Jones
1988 Working Girl as Jack Trainer
1988 Frantic as Dr. Richard Walker
1986 The Mosquito Coast as Allie Fox
1985 Witness as Det. Capt. John Book
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as Indiana Jones
1983 From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga as Himself
1983 Return of the Jedi as Han Solo
1982 Blade Runner as Rick Deckard
1982 Blade Runner, International Cut as Rick Deckard
1982 Return of the Ewok as Himself / Han Solo
1981 The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' as Himself
1981 Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark as Himself - Host
1981 Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark(1 episode) as Host
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark as Indiana Jones
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1980 SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back as Han Solo
1980 The Empire Strikes Back as Han Solo
1979 Apocalypse Now as Colonel Lucas
1979 More American Graffiti as Officer Bob Falfa
1979 The Frisco Kid as Tommy
1979 Hanover Street as David Halloran
1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special as Han Solo
1978 Force 10 from Navarone as Lieutenant Colonel Barnsby
1977 Heroes as Ken Boyd
1977 The Making of 'Star Wars'
1977 The Possessed as Paul Winjam
1977 Star Wars as Han Solo
1976 Dynasty as Mark Blackwood
1975 Judgment The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley as Frank Crowder
1974 The Conversation as Martin Stett
1974 NOVA(1 episode) as Narrator
1973 American Graffiti as Bob Falfa
1972 Kung Fu(1 episode)
1970 The Intruders as Carl
1970 Getting Straight as Jake
1970 Zabriskie Point as Arrested Student (uncredited)
1968 Journey to Shiloh as Willie Bill Bearden
1967 Ironside(1 episode)
1967 A Time for Killing as Lt. Shaffer
1967 Luv as Irate Motorist (uncredited)
1966 Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round as Bellhop Pager (uncredited)
1965 The F.B.I.(2 episodes)
1962 The Virginian(2 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke(2 episodes)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1944 Golden Globe Awards(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(3 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Harrison Ford
1900 The Directors(1 episode)

Production

2002 K-19: The Widowmaker … Executive Producer

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