Jul. 23rd, 1961
Midland, Texas, USA
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Guest
Woody Boyd (Voiced)
Woody Harrelson grew up in Lebanon, Ohio. He received degrees in theatre arts and English from Hanover College, Indiana. His career began in New York theatre as an understudy in 'Neil Simon' Biloxi Blues. Within months, he was cast as Woody on the hit TV series, Cheers (1982). Due to conflicts with his TV schedule, Harrelson found it difficult to cross-over to films.
His first appearance was in Wildcats (1986) with 'Goldie Hawn'.
His next movie, Cool Blue (1990) (V), was releases directly to video.
He followed with two cameos, which went uncredited. Meanwhile, he continued to be active in theatre in L.A.: Zoo Story, 2 on 2 (his own basketball drama), Brooklyn Laundry with 'Glenn Close' and 'Laura Dern'.
In 1991, Doc Hollywood (1991) gave him his first widely-seen movie role.
The following year, White Men Can't Jump (1992), with 'Wesley Snipes' established him as a box-office draw.
He followed immediatly with two hits
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Harrelson lives with his former assistant, Laura Louie, and their 3 daughters.
- He and 'Nancy Simon' (qv) were married in Tijuana, Mexico.
- Moonlights as the lead singer in the band Manly Moondog and the Three Kool Hats.
- His friends 'Darius Rucker' (qv), 'Mark Bryan (I)' (qv), 'Dean Felber' (qv) and 'Jim 'Soni' Sonefeld' (qv) of the rock band 'Hootie and the Blowfish' (qv) wrote the song "Woody" about him. The number can be found on the group's eponymous 2003 album.
- Father 'Charles Harrelson' (qv) was sentenced to two life sentences for the murder of Federal Judge 'John Howland Wood' (qv) on the orders of drug dealer 'Jimmy Chagra' (qv), who reportedly paid him $250,000. Harrelson has claimed to be one of the "hobos" taken away from "the grassy knoll" right after the shooting of 'John F. Kennedy' (qv).
- Was considered for the role of Lester Burnham in _American Beauty (1999)_ (qv).
- His father, convicted murderer 'Charles Harrelson' (qv) died on March 15th, 2007 in a federal super-maximum prison in Colorado.
- Wanted to play Jake Brigance in _A Time to Kill (1996)_ (qv), but author 'John Grisham' (qv) objected to his casting.
- Daughters: Deni Montana Harrelson (born March 5, 1994), Zoe Giordano Harrelson (born September 22, 1996) and Makani Ravello Harrelson (born June 3, 2006).