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Harrison Ford

Born: 1942

Biography

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.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

Resources

Movies

Apocalypse Now

Colonel Lucas in Apocalypse Now

Star Wars

Han Solo in Star Wars

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark

Blade Runner

Rick Deckard in Blade Runner

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

The Empire Strikes Back

Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

Han Solo in Return of the Jedi

What Lies Beneath

Norman Spencer in What Lies Beneath

Working Girl

Jack Trainer in Working Girl

Frantic

Richard Walker in Frantic

The Devil's Own

Sgt. Tom O'Meara in The Devil's Own

Presumed Innocent

Rusty Sabich in Presumed Innocent

The Mosquito Coast

Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast

The Fugitive

Richard Kimble in The Fugitive

Regarding Henry

Henry Turner in Regarding Henry

Hollywood Homicide

Sgt. Joe Gavilan in Hollywood Homicide

Six Days Seven Nights

Quinn Harris in Six Days Seven Nights

Sabrina

Linus Larrabee in Sabrina

K-19: The Widowmaker

Alexei Vostrikov in K-19: The Widowmaker

Witness

Det. Capt. John Book in Witness

Clear and Present Danger

Jack Ryan in Clear and Present Danger

Random Hearts

Dutch Van Den Broeck in Random Hearts

Hanover Street

David Halloran in Hanover Street

Firewall

Jack Stanfield in Firewall

Air Force One

President James Marshall in Air Force One

Patriot Games

Jack Ryan in Patriot Games

Extraordinary Measures

Dr. Robert Stonehill in Extraordinary Measures

Crossing Over

Max Brogan in Crossing Over

Morning Glory

Mike Pomeroy in Morning Glory

The Frisco Kid

Tommy in The Frisco Kid

Force 10 from Navarone

Barnsby in Force 10 from Navarone

Cowboys & Aliens

Woodrow Dolarhyde in Cowboys & Aliens

Ender's Game

Colonel Hyrum Graff in Ender's Game

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

42

Branch Rickey in 42

Paranoia

Jock Goddard in Paranoia

The Expendables 3

Max Drummer in The Expendables 3

The Age of Adaline

William Jones in The Age of Adaline

Brüno

Self (uncredited) in Brüno

Blade Runner 2049

Rick Deckard in Blade Runner 2049

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Heroes

Ken Boyd in Heroes

Dynasty

Mark Blackwood in Dynasty

Dangerous Days: Making 'Blade Runner'

Self in Dangerous Days: Making 'Blade Runner'

Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance

Narrator in Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance

Brace for Impact: The Chesley B. Sullenberger Story

Self - Narrator (voice) in Brace for Impact: The Chesley B. Sullenberger Story

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

Self in Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

Lord of the Ants

Narrator in Lord of the Ants

Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project

Self - Interviewee in Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project

The Call of the Wild

John Thornton in The Call of the Wild

The Characters of Star Wars

Self in The Characters of Star Wars

Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special

Self in Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special

From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic

Self in From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Han Solo (uncredited) in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The Making of 'American Graffiti'

Self in The Making of 'American Graffiti'

The Miserable Adventures of Burt Squire

in The Miserable Adventures of Burt Squire

Indiana Jones: The Search for the Lost Golden Age

Self - Actor (archive footage) in Indiana Jones: The Search for the Lost Golden Age

The Blade Runner Phenomenon

Self - Actor (Rick Deckard) (archive footage) in The Blade Runner Phenomenon

The Beaches of Agnès

Self in The Beaches of Agnès

Captain America: Brave New World

President Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross in Captain America: Brave New World

Willow: Behind the Magic

Indiana Jones / Han Solo (archive footage) (uncredited) in Willow: Behind the Magic

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(archive footage) in Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

Always at The Carlyle

Self in Always at The Carlyle

On The Run With 'The Fugitive'

Self in On The Run With 'The Fugitive'

Cain Rose Up

Han Solo (archive footage) (uncredited) in Cain Rose Up

A Time for Killing

Lt. Shaffer in A Time for Killing

The Conversation

Martin Stett in The Conversation

American Graffiti

Bob Falfa in American Graffiti

The Star Wars Holiday Special

Han Solo in The Star Wars Holiday Special

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Mack Tannen in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Spielberg

Self - Segment "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in Spielberg

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

Self in Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

A Disturbance in the Force: How the Star Wars Holiday Special Happened

Self (archive footage) in A Disturbance in the Force: How the Star Wars Holiday Special Happened

Being James Bond

Self (archive footage) in Being James Bond

Sergio Mendes in the Key of Joy

Self in Sergio Mendes in the Key of Joy

The Skywalker Legacy

Self in The Skywalker Legacy

Alan Pakula: Going for Truth

Self in Alan Pakula: Going for Truth

Armstrong

Narrator (voice) in Armstrong

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Rooster (voice) in The Secret Life of Pets 2

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Self in Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Toxic Puzzle

Narration (voice) in Toxic Puzzle

Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

Self in Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

Star Wars: Greatest Moments

Self in Star Wars: Greatest Moments

Living in the Age of Airplanes

Narrator (voice) in Living in the Age of Airplanes

The Making of The Expendables 3

Self in The Making of The Expendables 3

David Blaine: Real or Magic

Self in David Blaine: Real or Magic

The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase

Self in The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase

Milius

Self in Milius

Close Up

Self (archive footage) in Close Up

The Love We Make

Self in The Love We Make

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Self (archive footage) in Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Fashion Forward: Wardrobe and Styling

Self in Fashion Forward: Wardrobe and Styling

Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard

Self in Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard

Creatures from Star Wars

Self in Creatures from Star Wars

George Lucas: Creating an Empire

Self in George Lucas: Creating an Empire

When Star Wars Ruled the World

Self in When Star Wars Ruled the World

The Story of Star Wars

Han Solo (archive footage) in The Story of Star Wars

Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues

Self in Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues

R2-D2: Beneath the Dome

Self in R2-D2: Beneath the Dome

The Concert for New York City

Self in The Concert for New York City

Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes

Self (archive footage) in Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes

Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery

Self in Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery

The World of Jacques Demy

Self in The World of Jacques Demy

One Hundred and One Nights

Self in One Hundred and One Nights

Jimmy Hollywood

Harrison Ford (uncredited) in Jimmy Hollywood

Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom

Narrator (voice) in Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues

Indiana Jones - age 50 in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues

Commercial Entertainment Product

Jack Ryan (archive footage) (uncredited) in Commercial Entertainment Product

Earth and the American Dream

Reader (voice) in Earth and the American Dream

Great Adventurers & Their Quests: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Self in Great Adventurers & Their Quests: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'

Self in The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'

From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga

Self in From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga

Return of the Ewok

Self / Han Solo in Return of the Ewok

Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Self - Host in Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Making of The Empire Strikes Back

Self in The Making of The Empire Strikes Back

SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back

Han Solo (archive footage) in SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back

More American Graffiti

Officer Bob Falfa (uncredited) in More American Graffiti

The Making of Star Wars

Self in The Making of Star Wars

The Possessed

Paul Winjam in The Possessed

Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley

Frank Crowder in Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley

The Intruders

Carl in The Intruders

Getting Straight

Jake in Getting Straight

Zabriskie Point

Arrested Student (uncredited) in Zabriskie Point

Journey to Shiloh

Willie Bill Bearden in Journey to Shiloh

Luv

Irate Motorist (uncredited) in Luv

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

Bellhop Pager (uncredited) in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones & Harrison Ford

Self in Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones & Harrison Ford

Saving Sakic

Self in Saving Sakic

Star Wars: Despecialized Edition

Han Solo in Star Wars: Despecialized Edition

TV Shows