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Harrison Ford

Legendary Hollywood Icon Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois.  His family history includes a strong lineage of actors, radio personalities, and models.  Harrison attended public high school in Park Ridge, Illinois where he was a member of the school Radio Station WMTH. Harrison worked as the lead voice for sports reporting at WMTH for several years.  Acting wasn’t a major interest to Ford until his junior year at Ripon College when he first took an acting class. Harrison Ford’s career started in 1964 when he travelled to California in search of a voice-over job. He never received that position, but instead signed a contract with Columbia Pictures where he earned $150 weekly to play small fill in roles in various films.  Through the 60’s Harrison worked on several TV shows including Gunsmoke, Ironside, Kung Fu, and American Style.  It wasn’t until 1967 that Harrison received his first credited role in the Western film, A Time for Killing. Dissatisfied with the meager roles he was being offered, Ford took a hiatus from acting to work as a self-employed carpenter. This seemingly odd diversion turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Harrison’s acting career when he was soon hired by famous film producer George Lucas.  This was a turning point in Harrison’s life that led to him be casted in milestone roles such as Hans Solo and Indiana Jones.  Since his most famous roles in the Star Wars Trilogy and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harrison Ford has starred in over 40 films.  Many criticize his recent work, saying his performances have been lackluster leading to commercially disappointing films. Harrison has always worked hard to protect his off-screen private life, keeping details about his children and marriages quite.  He has a total of five children including one recent adoption with third and current wife Calista Flockhart. In addition to acting Harrison Ford is passionate about environmental conservation, aviation, and archeology.

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Jul 13, 1942 In Chicago - Illinois - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Zabriskie Point 1970-02-09
Latest Project:
Movie Indiana Jones 5 2020-07-09
Known For
Movie Indiana Jones 5 Indiana Jones 2020-07-09
Movie The Secret Life of Pets 2 (voice) 2019-07-03
Movie Blade Runner 2049 Rick Deckard 2017-10-04
Movie Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special 2016-02-21
Movie Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Himself 2016-04-16
Movie The Age of Adaline William Jones 2015-04-16
Movie Living in the Age of Airplanes narrator 2015-04-25
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo 2015-12-15
Movie Star Wars: Greatest Moments Himself 2015-12-26
Movie The Expendables 3 Max Drummer 2014-08-04
Movie The Making of The Expendables 3 Himself 2014-11-25
Movie 42 Branch Rickey 2013-04-12
Movie Milius Himself 2013-03-09
Movie Paranoia Jock Goddard 2013-08-14
Movie Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Himself 2013-07-19
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-19
Movie Ender's Game Colonel Hyrum Graff 2013-10-23
Movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Mack Tannen 2013-12-18
Movie On Set With "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" Himself (archive footage) 2012-09-12
Movie Synchronize 2011-09-12
Movie Cowboys & Aliens Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde 2011-07-29
Movie Extraordinary Measures Dr. Robert Stonehill 2010-01-21
Movie Morning Glory Mike Pomeroy 2010-11-10
Movie Brüno Himself 2009-07-08
Movie Crossing Over Max Brogan 2009-02-26
Movie Lord of the Ants Narrator 2008-05-20
Movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Indiana Jones 2008-05-21
Movie Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner 2007-12-18
Movie Firewall Jack Stanfield 2006-02-10
Movie Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself 2004-09-12
Movie When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
Movie Hollywood Homicide Sgt. Joe Gavilan 2003-06-09
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy Indiana Jones 2003-10-21
Movie K-19: The Widowmaker Alexei Vostrikov 2002-07-19
Movie What Lies Beneath Dr. Norman Spencer 2000-07-21
Movie Random Hearts Dutch Van Den Broeck 1999-10-08
Movie The Devil's Own Sgt. Tom O'Meara 1997-03-12
Movie The Fugitive Dr. Kimble 1993-08-06
Movie Commercial Entertainment Product Jack Ryan 1992-11-24
Movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Indiana Jones 1989-05-24
Movie Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones 1981-06-12
Movie Zabriskie Point Arrested Student (uncredited) 1970-02-09