Sep. 9th, 1971
San Antonio, Texas, USA
5' 11 1/2
Henry Thomas' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Thomas was born an only child in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Carolyn L. a homemaker, and Henry Jackson Thomas, a hydraulic machinist. He attended East Central High School in San Antonio and Blinn College in Brenham. He has appeared in more than 40 films and is best known for his role as Elliott Taylor in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the 1984 film Cloak & Dagger, and the 2002 film Gangs of New York. He portrayed a young Norman Bates in the 1990 film Psycho IV: The Beginning.
- Attended Blinn College in Brenham, Texas
- Performs with the band The Blueheelers.
- Was ranked #4 in E's 50 cutest child stars all grown-up.(2005)
- The only child of Carolyn, a homemaker, and Henry Sr., a hydraulic machinist.
- He said that at age 8, he wanted to become an actor after watching a PBS special on acting and decided he had found his calling.
- Was turned down for the role of Eric Bates in The Toy (1982). The role went to Scott Schwartz.
- He dropped out of Texas's Blinn College (where he studied philosophy and history) after one year to act full-time.
- At an open audition in a San Antonio, Texas hotel he promptly landed a part in the 1981 Sissy Spacek film Raggedy Man.