Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

Jul. 23rd, 1961
Born in
Midland, Texas, USA
5' 10

Woody Harrelson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
True Detective TV Show
True Detective
Cheers TV Show
The Emmy Awards TV Show
The Emmy Awards
The Directors TV Show
The Directors

Main Movie Roles

2014 - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
2013 - How to Make Money Selling Drugs
2013 - Out of the Furnace
2013 - Now You See Me
2013 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
2013 - Free Birds
2012 - The Hunger Games
2012 - Seven Psychopaths
2011 - Friends With Benefits
2011 - Ethos
2010 - Defendor
2010 - Defendor
2009 - Zombieland
2009 - 2012
2008 - Seven Pounds
2008 - Surfer, Dude
2008 - Hempsters: Plant the Seed
2008 - Transsiberian
2008 - Semi-Pro
2008 - Sleepwalking
2007 - Nanking
2007 - The Walker
2007 - The Grand
2007 - Battle in Seattle
2007 - No Country for Old Men
2006 - A Prairie Home Companion
2006 - A Scanner Darkly
2005 - North Country
2005 - The Big White
2004 - She Hate Me
2004 - After the Sunset
2003 - Anger Management
2003 - Anger Management
1999 - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
1998 - The Thin Red Line
1998 - Palmetto
1998 - The Hi-Lo Country
1997 - Wag the Dog
1996 - The People vs. Larry Flynt
1996 - Kingpin
1995 - Money Train
1994 - The Cowboy Way
1994 - Natural Born Killers
1993 - Indecent Proposal
1992 - White Men Can't Jump
1991 - Doc Hollywood
1991 - L.A. Story
1989 - True Believer
1988 - She's Having a Baby
1986 - Wildcats

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
James Taylor
Himself - Guest
Woody Boyd
Woody Boyd (Voiced)
Tommy Dugan
[Complete List]


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).

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