Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

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Jul. 13th, 1942
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
6' 1

Harrison Ford's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Years of Living Dangerously TV Show
Years of Living Dangerously
The Directors TV Show
The Directors
Revealed with Jules Asner TV Show
Revealed with Jules Asner

Main Movie Roles

2014 - The Expendables 3
2010 - Morning Glory
2010 - Extraordinary Measures
2009 - Brüno
2009 - Crossing Over
2008 - Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
2008 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2007 - Dalai Lama Renaissance
2006 - Firewall
2003 - Hollywood Homicide
2002 - K-19: The Widowmaker
2001 - Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance
2000 - What Lies Beneath
1999 - Random Hearts
1998 - Six Days Seven Nights
1997 - The Devil's Own
1997 - Air Force One
1995 - Sabrina
1994 - Clear and Present Danger
1994 - Jimmy Hollywood
1993 - The Fugitive
1992 - Patriot Games
1991 - Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
1991 - Regarding Henry
1990 - Presumed Innocent
1989 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
1988 - Working Girl
1988 - Frantic
1986 - The Mosquito Coast
1985 - Witness
1984 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1983 - Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
1982 - Blade Runner
1981 - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
1980 - Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
1979 - Hanover Street
1979 - Apocalypse Now
1979 - The Frisco Kid
1978 - Force 10 from Navarone
1977 - Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
1974 - The Conversation
1973 - American Graffiti
1970 - Getting Straight
1970 - Zabriskie Point
1967 - A Time for Killing

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Everett Giles
Young Rancher
Han Solo in 'Star Wars' film series
Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones - age 50
Mr. Harrison
[Complete List]


Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American film actor and producer. He is famous for his performances as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. Ford is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, John Book in Witness and Jack Ryan in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. His career has spanned six decades and includes roles in several Hollywood blockbusters, including Apocalypse Now, Presumed Innocent, The Fugitive, Air Force One, and What Lies Beneath. At one point, four of the top six box-office hits of all time included one of his roles. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry.

In 1997, Ford was ranked No. 1 in Empire's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. As of July 2008, the United States domestic box office grosses of Ford's films total over US$3.5 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $6 billion, making Ford the third highest grossing U.S. domestic box-office star.

Ford was born at Chicago, Illinois's Swedish Covenant Hospital. His mother, Dorothy (née Dora Nidelman), was a homemaker and former radio actress, and his father, Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), was an advertising executive and a former actor. A younger brother, Terence, was born in 1945. Ford's paternal grandparents, John Fitzgerald Ford and Florence Veronica Niehaus, were of Irish Catholic and German descent, respectively. Ford's maternal grandparents, Harry Nidelman and Anna Lifschutz, were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus (at that time a part of the Russian Empire). When asked in which religion he and his brother were raised, Ford has jokingly responded, "Democrat," "to be liberals of every stripe". In a television interview shown in August 2000, when asked about what influence his Irish Catholic and Russian Jewish ancestry may have had on his life as a person and as an artist, Ford humorously stated "As a man I've always felt Irish, as an actor I've always felt Jewish".

Ford's roles in movies and TV, Ironside (1967), The Virginian (1962) remained secondary and, discouraged, he turned to a career in professional carpentry. He came back big four years later, however, as Bob Falfa in American Graffiti (1973). Four years after that he hit colossal with the role of Han Solo in Star Wars (1977). Another four years and Ford was Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

Four years later and he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his role as John Book in Witness (1985). All he managed four years after that was his third starring success as Indiana Jones; in fact, many of his earlier successful roles led to sequels as did his more recent portrayal of Jack Ryan in Patriot Games (1992). Another Golden Globe nomination came his way for the part of Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive (1993). He is clearly a well-established Hollywood superstar.

Ford injured his chin at the age of 22 when his car, a Volvo 544, hit a telephone pole near Laguna Beach, CA; the scar is clearly visible in his films. Two films starring Ford incorporate the scar into his character's backstory: in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, a young Indiana Jones cuts his chin while attempting to crack a whip to ward off a lion, and in Working Girl, Ford's character explains that it happened when he passed out and hit his chin on the toilet when a college girlfriend was piercing his ear.

In June 1983, at age 40, during the filming of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in London, he herniated a disc in his back, forcing him to fly back to Los Angeles for an operation. He returned six weeks later.

Ford also maintains an 800-acre ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Ford is one of Hollywood's most private actors, guarding his personal life. He has two sons (Benjamin and Willard) with his first wife, Mary Marquardt, as well as two children (Malcolm and Georgia) with his second wife, screenwriter 'Melissa Mathison'.

Ford began dating actress 'Calista Flockhart' after meeting at the 2002 Golden Globes, and together they are parents to her adopted son, Liam. Ford proposed to Flockhart over Valentine's Day weekend in 2009. They married on June 15, 2010, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Ford was filming Cowboys & Aliens.

Ford has three grandchildren: Eliel (born 1993), Giuliana (born 1997), and Ethan (born 2000). Son Benjamin owns Ford's Filling Station, a gastropub in Culver City, California. Son Willard is co-owner of Ford & Ching showroom, as well as Ludwig Clothing company.

He has also flown as an invited VIP with the Blue Angels.

Ford is an Honorary Board Member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope.

  • His mother Dorothy Ford died of lung cancer on 10 February 2004 at the age of eighty-six.
  • Ranked #8 in Star TV's Top 10 Box Office Stars of the 1990s (2003).
  • He has acted alongside four actors from "The Lord of the Rings" series before they appeared in the trilogy. 'John Rhys-Davies' (qv) in _Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv); 'Viggo Mortensen' (qv) in _Witness (1985)_ (qv); 'Sean Bean' (qv) in _Patriot Games (1992)_ (qv) and 'Miranda Otto' (qv) in _What Lies Beneath (2000)_ (qv).
  • (19 December 1996) Listed as one of 50 people barred from entering Tibet. Disney clashed with Chinese officials over the film _Kundun (1997)_ (qv), which Ford's second wife, 'Melissa Mathison' (qv), wrote.
  • He was billed as Harrison J. Ford until 1970 for less confusion between him and silent-screen actor 'Harrison Ford (II)' (qv). He actually has no middle name.
  • Recommended 'River Phoenix' (qv) for the role of the young Indiana Jones in _Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)_ (qv). Ford and Phoenix had previously played father and son in _The Mosquito Coast (1986)_ (qv).
  • Listed in the 2001 Guinness Book of Records as the richest male actor.
  • In 2003, he accepted the Oscar for "Best Director" on behalf of 'Roman Polanski' (qv), who wasn't present at the awards ceremony, being a fugitive from U.S. justice since fleeing the country in 1978.

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