Jul. 23rd, 1961
Midland, Texas, USA
Woody Harrelson's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
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.
- Was considered for the role of Lester Burnham in _American Beauty (1999)_ (qv).
- Was arrested in Columbus (Ohio) in June 1983, charged of disorderly conduct - he was dancing in the street, halting traffic; he later jumped out of a moving police van laughing maniacally and finally punched one of the two arresting officers to the ground.
- Moonlights as the lead singer in the band Manly Moondog and the Three Kool Hats.
- Was set to star in the 'Danny Boyle' (qv)'s firefighter drama "Worcester Cold Storage" with 'Ed Harris (I)' (qv), but the project never came to fruition.
- His father, convicted murderer 'Charles Harrelson' (qv) died on March 15th, 2007 in a federal super-maximum prison in Colorado.
- (2001) Is the owner of an oxygen bar in West Hollywood, California.
- The ex-son-in-law of playwright 'Neil Simon (I)' (qv), one of Woody's first plays was Simon's "Biloxi Blues" in 1984.
- Claims to have had 17 jobs in one year.