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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 The Conversation 1974-04-07
Latest Project:
Movie Blade Runner 2049 2017-10-04
Known For
Movie Blade Runner 2049 Rick Deckard 2017-10-04
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo 2015-12-15
Movie The Age of Adaline William Jones 2015-04-24
Movie The Expendables 3 Max Drummer 2014-08-15
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-19
Movie Cowboys & Aliens Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde 2011-07-29
Movie Brüno Himself 2009-07-10
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 K-19: The Widowmaker Alexei Vostrikov 2002-07-19
Movie The Devil's Own Sgt. Tom O'Meara 1997-03-12
Movie Sabrina Linus Larrabee 1995-12-15
Movie The Fugitive Dr. Kimble 1993-08-06
Movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Indiana Jones 1989-05-24
Movie Working Girl Jack Trainer 1988-12-20
Movie The Mosquito Coast Allie Fox 1986-11-26
Movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indiana Jones 1984-05-23
Movie Return of the Jedi Han Solo 1983-05-23
Movie Blade Runner Rick Deckard 1982-06-25
Movie Raiders of the Lost Ark Indy 1981-06-12
Movie The Empire Strikes Back Han Solo 1980-05-20
Movie Apocalypse Now Colonel Lucas 1979-08-15
Movie More American Graffiti Officer Bob Falfa (uncredited) 1979-08-03
Movie Force 10 from Navarone Lieutenant Colonel Barnsby 1978-12-08
Movie Star Wars Han Solo 1977-05-25
Movie The Conversation Martin Stett 1974-04-07