Ed Harris

BirthDay:

28 Nov 1950

BirthPlace:

Tenafly, New Jersey, USA

BirthName:

Edward Allen Harris

Bio:

By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned the reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time.

Ed Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Margaret (Sholl), a travel agent, and Robert Lee Harris, a bookstore worker who also sang professionally. Both of his parents were originally from Oklahoma. Harris grew up as the middle child. After graduating high school, he attended New York's Columbia University, where he played football. After viewing local theater productions, Harris took a sudden interest in acting. He left Columbia, headed to Oklahoma, where his parents were living, and enrolled in the University of Oklahoma's theater department. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to find work. He started acting in theater and television guest spots. Harris landed his first leading role in a film in cult-favorite George A. Romero's Knightriders (1981). Two years later, he got his first taste of critical acclaim, playing astronaut John Glenn in The Right Stuff (1983). Also that year, he made his New York stage debut in Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love", a performance that earned him an Obie for Outstanding Actor. Harris' career gathered momentum after that. In 2000, he made his debut as a director in the Oscar-winning film Pollock (2000).
Filmography

Actor ( 135 credits )

Geostorm (2017) Dekkom
Untitled Darren Aronofsky Project (2017)
Kodachrome (2017)
A Crooked Somebody (2017)
Rules Don't Apply (2016) Sarah's Father
In Dubious Battle (2016) Joy
Westworld (2016)  The Man in Black (10 episodes, 2016)
The Adderall Diaries (2015) Neil Elliott
Run All Night (2015) Shawn Maguire
The One Percent (2015)
Cymbeline (2014) Cymbeline
Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) Blade Ranger
Frontera (2014)
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014) (2 episodes, 2014)
Snowpiercer (2013) Wilford
The Face of Love (2013) Tom
Gravity (2013) Mission Control (voice)
Pain & Gain (2013) Ed DuBois
Phantom (2013) Demi
Sweetwater (2013) Sheriff Jackson
Man on a Ledge (2012) David Englander
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Dave Moss / ... (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2012-20
Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape (2012) Narrator (voice)
That's What I Am (2011) Mr. Simon
Salvation Boulevard (2011) Peter Blaylock
Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero (2011)  Narrator (6 episodes, 2011)
Virginia (2010) Richard Tipton
The Way Back (2010) Mr. Smith
Once Fallen (2010) Liam
The Talk (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Return to Tarawa: The Leon Cooper Story (2009) Narrator
Sundance Directors Lab (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009)
Appaloosa (2008) Virgil Cole
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero (2008) Himself
Touching Home (2008) Charlie Winston
Cleaner (2007) Eddie Lorenzo
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) Mitch Wilkinson
Gone Baby Gone (2007) Remy Bressant
Chelsea Lately (2007)  John McCain (1 episode, 2012)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Hank Blaine (archive footage) (1 episode, 2009)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2013)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Copying Beethoven (2006) Ludwig van Beethoven
Two Tickets to Paradise (2006) Melville
El hormiguero (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
America's Game: The Superbowl Champions (2006)  Narrator (2 episodes, 2007)
Winter Passing (2005) Don Holden
A History of Violence (2005) Carl Fogarty
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011-2014)
New York 360º (2005)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004) Other Voices (voice)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Radio (2003) Coach Jones
Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003) Narrator
Masked and Anonymous (2003) Oscar Vogel
The Human Stain (2003) Lester Farley
Shootout (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Hours (2002) Richard Brown
Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait (2002) Himself
Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002) Tibetan Voiceovers
Just a Dream (2002) Older Henry Sturbuck (voice)
Buffalo Soldiers (2001) Colonel Berman
A Beautiful Mind (2001) Parcher
Enemy at the Gates (2001) Major König
The Prime Gig (2000) Kelly Grant
Pollock (2000) Jackson Pollock
Waking the Dead (2000) Jerry Charmichael
The Third Miracle (1999) Frank Shore
The Directors (1999)  Himself (2 episodes)
Stepmom (1998) Luke Harrison
Junket Whore (1998) Himself
The Truman Show (1998) Christof
Absolute Power (1997) Seth Frank
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Rock (1996) General Francis X. Hummel
Eye for an Eye (1996) Mack McCann
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage (1996) Sam Peckinpah (voice)
Nixon (1995) E. Howard Hunt
Apollo 13 (1995) Gene Kranz
Just Cause (1995) Blair Sullivan
Milk Money (1994) Tom Wheeler
China Moon (1994) Kyle Bodine
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
The Stand (1994)  General Starkey (uncredited) (1 episode, 1994)
Needful Things (1993) Sheriff Alan Pangborn
The Firm (1993) Wayne Tarrance
Frasier (1993)  Rob (1 episode, 1995)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) Dave Moss
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2005)
Paris Trout (1991) Harry Seagraves
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
State of Grace (1990) Frankie Flannery
The Abyss (1989) Virgil 'Bud' Brigman
Field of Dreams (1989) The Voice (voice) (as The Voice) (unconfirmed)
Jacknife (1989) Dave
To Kill a Priest (1988) Stefan
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Walker (1987) William Walker
Biography (1987)  Parcher in 'A Beautiful Mind' (1 episode, 1999)
Sweet Dreams (1985) Charlie Dick
Code Name: Emerald (1985) Gus Lang
Alamo Bay (1985) Shang
Places in the Heart (1984) Wayne Lomax
Swing Shift (1984) Jack Walsh
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Right Stuff (1983) John Glenn
Under Fire (1983) Oates
Reading Rainbow (1983)  Himself - Book Reader (1 episode, 2002)
Creepshow (1982) Hank Blaine (segment "Father's Day")
Cassie & Co. (1982) (1 episode, 1982)
Knightriders (1981) Billy
Dream On! (1981)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
American Playhouse (1981)  Jimmy Wing (1 episode, 1984)
Borderline (1980) Hotchkiss
Hart to Hart (1979)  Doug Harmon (1 episode, 1981)
Paris (1979)  John Dantley (1 episode, 1980)
The Seekers (1979)  Lt. William Clark (2 episodes, 1979)
Coma (1978) Pathology Resident #2
David Cassidy - Man Undercover (1978)  Ben (1 episode, 1978)
CHiPs (1977)  Lonny (1 episode, 1981)
Lou Grant (1977)  Ralph Cooper / ... (3 episodes, 1979-1981)
Delvecchio (1976)  Davey Bresnihan (1 episode, 1977)
Gibbsville (1976)  Steve (1 episode, 1976)
The Rockford Files (1974)  Police Officer Rudy Kempner (1 episode, 1978)
Barnaby Jones (1973)  Glenn Morgan (1 episode, 1979)
Great Performances (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
The Geography of Hope (0)
The Last Full Measure (0)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Appaloosa (2008) producer
Pollock (2000) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Appaloosa (2008) (screenplay)

Director ( 2 credits )

Appaloosa (2008)
Pollock (2000)

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