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Harrison Ford

1942-07-13 Chicago, Illinois, USA

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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.


The Skywalker Legacy Himself 2020-03-18
The Call of the Wild John Thornton 2020-02-19
The Secret Life of Pets 2 Rooster (voice) 2019-05-24
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Han Solo (uncredited) 2019-12-18
Armstrong Narrator (voice) 2019-07-12
Project 4K77 Han Solo 2018-05-16
Blade Runner 2049: To Be Human Himself 2018-01-16
Designing the World of Blade Runner 2049 Himself 2018-01-16
Toxic Puzzle Narration (voice) 2017-04-22
Blade Runner 2049 Rick Deckard 2017-10-04
Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold Himself 2017-10-11
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Himself 2016-04-16
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special Himself 2016-02-21
Living in the Age of Airplanes Narrator (voice) 2015-04-25
The Age of Adaline William Jones 2015-04-16
Star Wars: Greatest Moments Himself 2015-12-26
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo 2015-12-15
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project Himself 2014-08-10
The Expendables 3 Max Drummer 2014-08-04
The Making of The Expendables 3 Himself 2014-11-25
42 Branch Rickey 2013-04-12
Ender's Game Colonel Hyrum Graff 2013-10-24
Paranoia Jock Goddard 2013-08-14
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Himself 2013-07-19
The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase 2013-09-03
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Mack Tannen 2013-12-18
David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-19
Milius Himself 2013-03-09
Cowboys & Aliens Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde 2011-07-29
Brace for Impact: The Chesley B. Sullenberger Story Himself 2010-01-10
Extraordinary Measures Dr. Robert Stonehill 2010-01-21
Morning Glory Mike Pomeroy 2010-11-10
Crossing Over Max Brogan 2009-02-10
Brüno Himself (uncredited) 2009-07-08
Lord of the Ants Narrator 2008-05-20
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Indiana Jones 2008-05-21
Dangerous Days: Making 'Blade Runner' Himself 2007-12-18
Criaturas de La guerra de las galaxias Himself 2006-12-12
Firewall Jack Stanfield 2006-02-08
Star Wars: Deleted Magic Self (archive footage) 2005-03-01
Water to Wine Jethro the Bus Driver 2004-10-15
When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
The Story of Star Wars Han Solo (archive footage) 2004-08-18
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself 2004-09-12
The Characters of Star Wars Himself 2004-09-21
The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy Indiana Jones 2003-10-21
Hollywood Homicide Sgt. Joe Gavilan 2003-06-09
Patriot Games: Up Close Himself (archive footage) 2003-05-06
K-19: The Widowmaker Alexei Vostrikov 2002-07-19
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance Narrator 2001-04-14
The Concert for New York City Himself 2001-10-20
What Lies Beneath Dr. Norman Spencer 2000-07-21
Random Hearts Dutch Van Den Broeck 1999-10-08
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself 1999-06-15
Six Days Seven Nights Quinn Harris 1998-06-12
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes Himself (archive footage) 1998-08-18
The Devil's Own Sgt. Tom O'Meara 1997-03-12
Air Force One President James Marshall 1997-07-25
L'univers de Jacques Demy Himself 1995-09-22
Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma Himself 1995-01-25
Sabrina Linus Larrabee 1995-12-15
A Century of Cinema 1994-01-01
Clear and Present Danger John P. "Jack" Ryan 1994-08-03
Jimmy Hollywood Harrison Ford 1994-03-30
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues Indiana Jones (bookends) 1993-03-13
The Fugitive Dr. Richard Kimble 1993-08-06
Patriot Games Jack Ryan 1992-06-04
Commercial Entertainment Product Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1992-11-24
Earth and the American Dream 1992-10-01
Regarding Henry Henry Turner 1991-07-10
Presumed Innocent Rozat "Rusty" Sabich 1990-07-26
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Indiana Jones 1989-05-24
Frantic Dr. Richard Walker 1988-02-16
Working Girl Jack Trainer 1988-12-20
The Mosquito Coast Allie Fox 1986-11-26
The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' Himself 1985-04-05
Witness Det. Capt. John Book 1985-02-08
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indiana Jones 1984-05-23
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga 1983-12-03
Return of the Jedi Han Solo 1983-05-25
Return of the Ewok Himself / Han Solo 1982-01-01
Blade Runner Rick Deckard 1982-06-25
Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones 1981-06-12
Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark Himself - Host 1981-10-05
The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Himself 1981-11-28
The Empire Strikes Back Han Solo 1980-05-20
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back Han Solo (archive footage) 1980-09-22
The Making of The Empire Strikes Back 1980-09-22
The Frisco Kid Tommy 1979-07-06
Hanover Street David Halloran 1979-11-29
Apocalypse Now Colonel Lucas 1979-08-15
More American Graffiti Officer Bob Falfa (uncredited) 1979-08-03
The Star Wars Holiday Special Han Solo 1978-12-01
Force 10 from Navarone Lieutenant Colonel Barnsby 1978-11-01
The Making of Star Wars Himself 1977-09-16
Heroes Ken Boyd 1977-11-04
Star Wars Han Solo 1977-05-25
The Possessed Paul Winjam 1977-05-01
Dynasty Mark Blackwood 1976-03-13
Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley Frank Crowder 1975-01-12
The Conversation Martin Stett 1974-04-07
American Graffiti Bob Falfa 1973-08-01
Zabriskie Point Arrested Student (uncredited) 1970-02-09
Getting Straight Jake 1970-05-13
The Intruders Carl 1970-11-10
Journey to Shiloh Willie Bill Bearden 1968-04-25
Luv Irate Motorist (uncredited) 1967-07-26
A Time for Killing Lt Shaffer 1967-08-01
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round Bellhop Pager (uncredited) 1966-10-12
Indiana Jones 5 Indiana Jones