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. 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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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.
Known For
LIVE with Kelly and Mark
The Graham Norton Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Oscars
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Daily Show
Gunsmoke
Ironside
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
The Virginian
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
The Story of Star Wars
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20
The Making of 'American Graffiti'
American Graffiti
The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones'
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Adventures in Post-Production
Apocalypse Now
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
The Conversation
Captain America: Brave New World
The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
Thunderbolts
The Skywalker Legacy
Shrinking
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy
The Making of Star Wars
Earth and the American Dream
Return of the Ewok
Jimmy Hollywood
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy
The Stunts of 'Indiana Jones'
The Making of The Expendables 3
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey
The Expendables 3
The Age of Adaline
Return of the Jedi
The Star Wars Holiday Special
The Empire Strikes Back
Six Days Seven Nights
Great Adventurers & Their Quests: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Story of the Faithful Wookiee
Indiana Jones: The Search for the Lost Golden Age
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend
Force 10 from Navarone
The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'
Working Girl
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Making of 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'
Morning Glory
Star Wars
Cowboys & Aliens
Blade Runner 2049
Armstrong
42
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues
The Fugitive
Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Sabrina
The Making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Air Force One
Firewall
Clear and Present Danger
1923
Regarding Henry
Ender's Game
Patriot Games
The Call of the Wild
Blade Runner
K-19: The Widowmaker
Witness
Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones & Harrison Ford
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
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