Henry Fonda

BirthDay:

16 May 1905

BirthPlace:

Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

BirthName:

Henry Jaynes Fonda

Bio:

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.

Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater troupe directed by Dorothy Brando. He moved to the Cape Cod University Players and later Broadway, New York to expand his theatrical career from 1926 to 1934. His first major roles in Broadway include "New Faces of America" and "The Farmer Takes a Wife". The latter play was transferred to the screen in 1935 and became the start-up of Fonda's lifelong Hollywood career. The following year he married Frances Seymour Fonda with whom he had two children: Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda, also to become screen stars (his granddaughter is actress Bridget Fonda). He is most remembered for his roles as Abe Lincoln in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), for which he received an Academy Award Nomination, and more recently, Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond (1981), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1982. Henry Fonda is considered one of Hollywood's old-time legends and was friend and contemporary of James Stewart, John Ford and Joshua Logan. His movie career which spanned almost 50 years is completed by a notable presence in American theater and television.
Filmography

Actor ( 176 credits )

Sebring (2018) Himself (archive footage)
John Ford et Monument Valley (2013) Himself (archive footage)
L' ultimo esploratore - vita e avventure del barone Franchetti (2013) Himself (archive footage)
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories (2011)  Himself - Award Winning Actor (archive footage) (2 epi
Stars of the Silver Screen (2011)  Preston Dillard (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 epis
Hollywood contra Franco (2008) Marco (archive footage)
Spisok korabley (2008) (archive footage)
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence (2008)  Tom Joad in 'The Grapes of Wrath' (1 episode, 2008)
Sacco and Vanzetti (2006) Prof. Tommy Turner (archive footage)
Roma (2004) Tom Joad (archive footage)
War Stories with Oliver North (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991) actor 'Advise and 'Consent' (archive footage) (uncredit
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) (archive footage) (1 episode, 1989)
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1994-1999)
Moonlighting (1985)  Charles (uncredited) (1 episode, 1987)
American Masters (1985)  Preston Dillard (1 episode, 2008)
Going Hollywood: The '30s (1984) (archive footage)
On Golden Pond (1981) Norman Thayer Jr.
Meteor (1979) The President
City on Fire (1979) Fire Chief Albert Risley
Wanda Nevada (1979) Old Prospector
America's Sweetheart: The Mary Pickford Story (1978) Narrator (voice)
The Swarm (1978) Dr. Krim
The Biggest Battle (1978) General Foster
Fedora (1978) Himself - President of the Academy
Leaders of the Twentieth Century (1978)  Himself - Narrator (2 episodes, 1978)
The Last of the Cowboys (1977) Elegant John Howard
Tentacles (1977) Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction
Rollercoaster (1977) Simon Davenport
All This and World War II (1976) Himself (archive footage)
America at the Movies (1976) Tom Joad / Wyatt Earp (archive footage)
Midway (1976) Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
Family (1976)  James Lawrence (1 episode, 1979)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (5 episodes, 1976-1980)
Arena (1975) (archive footage) (1 episode, 1983)
The Last 4 Days (1974) Cardinale Schuster
Dinah! (1974)  Himself (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
My Name Is Nobody (1973) Jack Beauregard
Ash Wednesday (1973) Mark Sawyer
The Serpent (1973) Allan Davies
Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (1972) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
M*A*S*H (1972)  Wyatt Earp (1 episode, 1977)
Maude (1972)  Himself (2 episodes, 1976)
Directed by John Ford (1971) Himself (uncredited)
All in the Family (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1974)
The Smith Family (1971)  Det. Sgt. Chad Smith (39 episodes, 1971-1972)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1975)
V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1972)
Sometimes a Great Notion (1970) Henry Stamper
There Was a Crooked Man... (1970) Woodward W. Lopeman
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) Harley Sullivan
Too Late the Hero (1970) Capt. John G. Nolan
Happy Days (1970)  Himself (2 episodes, 1970)
Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour (1970)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
To Save a Soldier (1969) Narrator (voice)
The Bill Cosby Show (1969)  Joshua Richards (1 episode, 1970)
The David Frost Show (1969)  Himself (3 episodes, 1969-1971)
The Movie Game (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer (1969) John Steinbeck (voice)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Frank
The Boston Strangler (1968) John S. Bottomly
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) Frank Beardsley
Madigan (1968) Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
Firecreek (1968) Bob Larkin
The Doris Day Show (1968)  Henry Fonda (uncredited) (1 episode, 1971)
Beans, Bullets, and Black Oil (1968) Narrator
Welcome to Hard Times (1967) Mayor Will Blue
The Joey Bishop Show (1967)  Himself (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
The World About Us (1967)  Himself -- Narrator (1 episode, 1979)
The Kraft Music Hall (1967)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 1969)
Omnibus (1967)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1992)
All About People (1967) Narrator (voice)
The Really Big Family (1966) Himself and Narrator
Born to Buck (1966) Narrator
A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) Meredith
Gala de l'Unicef (1966)  Himself (2 episodes, 1969-1979)
The Filming of the Battle of the Bulge (1965)
The Secret Agents (1965) Dimitri Koulov
Battle of the Bulge (1965) Lt. Col. Dan Kiley
In Harm's Way (1965) CINCPAC II
The Rounders (1965) Marion 'Howdy' Lewis
The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965)  Himself (1 episode, 1973)
Time-Life Specials: The March of Time (1965)  Narrator (1 episode, 1965)
Sex and the Single Girl (1964) Frank
Fail-Safe (1964) The President
The Best Man (1964) William Russell
That Regis Philbin Show (1964)  Himself (1 episode, 1965)
Spencer's Mountain (1963) Clay Spencer
Hollywood and the Stars (1963)  Himself (2 episodes, 1964)
How the West Was Won (1962) Jethro Stuart
The Longest Day (1962) Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Advise & Consent (1962) Robert Leffingwell
The Good Years (1962) Himself - Host
San Francisco Fire (1962) Narrator (voice)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1973-1992)
The Merv Griffin Show (1962)  Himself (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
The Dick Powell Theatre (1961)  Dr. Victor Fallon (1 episode, 1963)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Himself (3 episodes, 1972-1976)
The Fabulous Fifties (1960) Narrator (segment "Fifties Dead Sequence") (voice)
NBC White Paper (1960)  John F. Kennedy (1 episode, 1966)
The Man Who Understood Women (1959) Willie Bauche
Warlock (1959) Clay Blaisedell
The Deputy (1959)  Marshal Simon Fry (76 episodes, 1959-1961)
The Bell Telephone Hour (1959)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 1964)
Sunday Showcase (1959)  Himself (1 episode, 1959)
Stage Struck (1958) Lewis Easton
Rangers of Yellowstone (1958) Narrator
The Tin Star (1957) Morgan 'Morg' Hickman
12 Angry Men (1957) Juror #8
Eight Steps to Peace: The Answer Now (1957) Narrator
The Wrong Man (1956) Manny Balestrero
War and Peace (1956) Pierre Bezukhov
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956)  Himself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
Mister Roberts (1955) Lt. JG Douglas A. 'Doug' Roberts
The Star and the Story (1955)  Himself - Host (35 episodes, 1955-1956)
Producers' Showcase (1954)  Alan Squier (1 episode, 1955)
The George Gobel Show (1954)  Himself (2 episodes, 1956-1959)
Main Street to Broadway (1953) Himself (scenes deleted)
General Electric Theater (1953)  Emmett Kelly (1 episode, 1955)
Medallion Theatre (1953) (1 episode, 1953)
The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953)  Himself (1 episode, 1975)
Today (1952)  Himself (4 episodes, 1964-1980)
Pictura (1951) Narrator: Grant Wood episode
Benjy (1951) Narrator (voice)
What's My Line? (1950)  Himself - Mystery Guest (4 episodes, 1961-1966)
Showtime, U.S.A. (1950)  Himself (2 episodes, 1950)
Jigsaw (1949) Nightclub Waiter (cameo appearance) (uncredited)
On Stage! (1949) Himself
Fort Apache (1948) Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
On Our Merry Way (1948) Lank Solsky
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)  Himself / ... (10 episodes, 1952-1970)
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948)  Himself (1 episode, 1956)
Tonight on Broadway (1948)  Himself (1 episode, 1948)
Daisy Kenyon (1947) Peter Lapham
The Fugitive (1947) A Fugitive
The Long Night (1947) Joe Adams
My Darling Clementine (1946) Wyatt Earp
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) Gil Carter
Immortal Sergeant (1943) Cpl. Colin Spence
It's Everybody's War (1942) Narrator
The Battle of Midway (1942) Narrator (voice)
The Big Street (1942) Agustus 'Little Pinks' Pinkerton, II
Tales of Manhattan (1942) George
The Magnificent Dope (1942) Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page
Rings on Her Fingers (1942) John Wheeler
The Male Animal (1942) Tommy Turner
You Belong to Me (1941) Peter Kirk
Wild Geese Calling (1941) John Murdock
Meet the Stars #5: Hollywood Meets the Navy (1941) Himself
The Lady Eve (1941) Charles
Chad Hanna (1940) Chad Hanna
The Return of Frank James (1940) Frank James
Lillian Russell (1940) Alexander Moore
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Tom Joad
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) Gilbert Martin
Land of Liberty (1939) Preston Dillard (edited from: Jezebel) (archive footage
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) Abraham Lincoln
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) Thomas Watson
Let Us Live (1939) John J. 'Brick' Tennant
Jesse James (1939) Frank James
The Mad Miss Manton (1938) Peter Ames
Spawn of the North (1938) Jim Kimmerlee
Blockade (1938) Marco
Jezebel (1938) Preston Dillard
I Met My Love Again (1938) Ives Towner
Breakdowns of 1938 (1938) Jack Merrick / Preston Dillard (That Certain Woman / Je
That Certain Woman (1937) Jack Merrick
Slim (1937) Slim
Wings of the Morning (1937) Kerry Gilfallen
You Only Live Once (1937) Eddie Taylor
Spendthrift (1936) Townsend Middleton
The Moon's Our Home (1936) Anthony Amberton / John Smith
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) Dave Tolliver
I Dream Too Much (1935) 'Johnny' Street
Way Down East (1935) David Bartlett
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) Dan Harrow

Producer ( 2 credits )

12 Angry Men (1957) producer
General Electric Theater (1953) producer (1 episode, 1955)