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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 Hawthorne of the U.S.A. 1919-11-30
Latest Project:
Movie Indiana Jones 5 2020-07-08
Known For
Movie Indiana Jones 5 Indiana Jones 2020-07-08
Movie Official Secrets 2018-12-31
Movie Blade Runner 2049 Rick Deckard 2017-10-04
Movie The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 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 Paranoia Jock Goddard 2013-08-14
Movie 42 Branch Rickey 2013-04-12
Movie Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Himself 2013-08-16
Movie Milius Himself 2013-03-09
Movie Ender's Game Colonel Hyrum Graff 2013-10-23
Movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Mack Tannen 2013-12-18
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-18
Movie Synchronize 2012-03-17
Movie On Set With "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" Himself (archive footage) 2012-09-18
Movie Cowboys & Aliens Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde 2011-07-29
Movie Morning Glory Mike Pomeroy 2010-01-12
Movie Extraordinary Measures Dr. Robert Stonehill 2010-01-21
Movie Crossing Over Max Brogan 2009-02-27
Movie Brüno Himself 2009-07-08
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 Six Days Seven Nights Quinn Harris 1998-06-12
Movie The Devil's Own Tom O'Meara 1997-03-12
Movie Air Force One President James Marshall 1997-07-25
Movie One Hundred and One Nights 1995-01-25
Movie The World of Jacques Demy Himself 1995-09-22
Movie Sabrina Linus Larrabee 1995-12-15
Movie Clear and Present Danger Jack Ryan 1994-08-03
Movie The Fugitive Dr. Kimble 1993-08-06
Movie Patriot Games Jack Ryan 1992-06-04
Movie Regarding Henry Henry Turner 1991-07-10
Movie Presumed Innocent Rozat "Rusty" Sabich 1990-07-26
Movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Indiana Jones 1989-05-24
Movie Working Girl Jack Trainer 1988-12-20
Movie Frantic Dr. Richard Walker 1988-02-16
Movie The Mosquito Coast Allie Fox 1986-11-26
Movie Return of the Jedi Han Solo 1983-05-23
Movie Raiders of the Lost Ark Indy 1981-06-12
Movie The Empire Strikes Back Han Solo 1980-05-20
Movie More American Graffiti Officer Bob Falfa (uncredited) 1979-08-03
Movie Hanover Street David Halloran 1979-05-18
Movie Apocalypse Now Colonel Lucas 1979-08-15
Movie Force 10 from Navarone Lieutenant Colonel Barnsby 1978-11-01
Movie The Star Wars Holiday Special Han Solo 1978-12-01
Movie Star Wars Han Solo 1977-05-25
Movie Dynasty Mark Blackwood 1976-03-13
Movie The Conversation Martin Stett 1974-04-07
Movie American Graffiti Bob Falfa 1973-08-01
Movie Zabriskie Point Arrested Student (uncredited) 1970-02-09
Movie Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round Bellhop Pager (uncredited) 1966-10-12
Movie Let'er Go Gallegher Henry Clay Callahan 1928-01-14
Movie Three Weekends Turner 1928-12-08
Movie A Blonde For A Night Bob 1928-02-25
Movie The Nervous Wreck Henry Williams 1926-10-09
Movie Hawthorne of the U.S.A. Rodney Blake 1919-11-30