Harrison Ford
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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. Ford attended public high school in Park Ridge, Illinois where he was a member of the school Radio Station WMTH. Ford 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. 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 ’60s Ford worked on several TV shows including Gunsmoke, Ironside, Kung Fu, and American Style. It wasn’t until 1967 that he 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 Ford’s life that led to him be casted in milestone roles such as Han Solo and Indiana Jones. Since his most famous roles in the original Star Wars trilogy and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ford has appeared in over 40 films. Many criticize his late-career work, saying his performances have been lackluster, leading to commercially disappointing films. Ford has always worked hard to protect his off-screen private life, keeping details about his children and marriages quiet. He has a total of five children including one recent adoption with third and current wife Calista Flockhart. In addition to acting, Ford is passionate about environmental conservation, aviation, and archeology.
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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. Ford attended public high school in Park Ridge, Illinois where he was a member of the school Radio Station WMTH. Ford 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. 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 ’60s Ford worked on several TV shows including Gunsmoke, Ironside, Kung Fu, and American Style. It wasn’t until 1967 that he 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 Ford’s life that led to him be casted in milestone roles such as Han Solo and Indiana Jones. Since his most famous roles in the original Star Wars trilogy and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ford has appeared in over 40 films. Many criticize his late-career work, saying his performances have been lackluster, leading to commercially disappointing films. Ford has always worked hard to protect his off-screen private life, keeping details about his children and marriages quiet. He has a total of five children including one recent adoption with third and current wife Calista Flockhart. In addition to acting, Ford is passionate about environmental conservation, aviation, and archeology.
Known For
LIVE with Kelly and Mark
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The F.B.I.
The Virginian
The Oscars
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Daily Show
Gunsmoke
Ironside
The Graham Norton Show
Kung Fu
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Celebrities Uncensored
Honest Trailers
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Today
Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields
The Early Show
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
More American Graffiti
Willow: Behind the Magic
Chicken Little
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy
The Story of Star Wars
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
The Making of 'American Graffiti'
Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
American Graffiti
From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga
Apocalypse Now
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
The Conversation
Thunderbolts*
The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
Captain America: Brave New World
Shrinking
Return of the Ewok
The Making of Star Wars
Earth and the American Dream
Jimmy Hollywood
The Skywalker Legacy
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey
The Making of The Expendables 3
The Age of Adaline
The Expendables 3
Blade Runner 2049
42
The Star Wars Holiday Special
Working Girl
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Return of the Jedi
Star Wars
Six Days Seven Nights
Great Adventurers & Their Quests: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Armstrong
Morning Glory
Indiana Jones: The Search for the Lost Golden Age
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues
Cowboys & Aliens
Force 10 from Navarone
The Empire Strikes Back
The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'
Ender's Game
K-19: The Widowmaker
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones & Harrison Ford
Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark
1923
The Fugitive
Blade Runner
Sabrina
The Call of the Wild
Patriot Games
Regarding Henry
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Clear and Present Danger
The Making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Air Force One
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Witness
Firewall
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