Harrison Ford

81, from Chicago, Illinois, USA

Artwork for Star Wars: The Force AwakensImage of Harrison Ford

Biography

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.

Timeline

2025Future projects

  • Poster for Captain America: Brave New World

    President Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross

2024Aged 82

  • Poster for Saving Sakic

    Self

2023Aged 81

  • Poster for Willow: Behind the Magic

    Indiana Jones / Han Solo (archive footage) (uncredited)

  • Poster for A Disturbance in the Force: How the Star Wars Holiday Special Happened

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Indiana Jones

  • Poster for Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones & Harrison Ford

    Self

2021Aged 79

  • Poster for Sergio Mendes in the Key of Joy

    Self

  • Poster for Indiana Jones: The Search for the Lost Golden Age

    Self - Actor (archive footage)

  • Poster for The Blade Runner Phenomenon

    Self - Actor (Rick Deckard) (archive footage)

  • Poster for Being James Bond

    Self (archive footage)

2020Aged 78

  • Poster for The Call of the Wild

    John Thornton

  • Poster for The Skywalker Legacy

    Self

2019Aged 77

  • Poster for The Secret Life of Pets 2

    Rooster (voice)

  • Poster for Armstrong

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Alan Pakula: Going for Truth

    Self

  • Poster for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Han Solo (uncredited)

2018Aged 76

  • Poster for Always at The Carlyle

    Self

2017Aged 75

  • Poster for Toxic Puzzle

    Narration (voice)

  • Poster for Cain Rose Up

    Han Solo (archive footage) (uncredited)

  • Poster for Blade Runner 2049

    Rick Deckard

  • Poster for Spielberg

    Self - Segment "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

  • Poster for Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

    Self

2016Aged 74

  • Poster for Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special

    Self

  • Poster for Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

    Self

2015Aged 73

  • Poster for The Age of Adaline

    William Jones

  • Poster for Living in the Age of Airplanes

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Han Solo

  • Poster for Star Wars: Greatest Moments

    Self

2014Aged 72

  • Poster for The Expendables 3

    Max Drummer

  • Poster for Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project

    Self - Interviewee

  • Poster for The Making of The Expendables 3

    Self

2013Aged 71

  • Poster for Milius

    Self

  • Poster for 42

    Branch Rickey

  • Poster for Star Wars: Despecialized Edition

    Han Solo

  • Poster for Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

    Self

  • Poster for Paranoia

    Jock Goddard

  • Poster for The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase

    Self

  • Poster for Ender's Game

    Colonel Hyrum Graff

  • Poster for David Blaine: Real or Magic

    Self

  • Poster for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

    Mack Tannen

2012Aged 70

  • Poster for Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

    (archive footage)

  • Poster for Close Up

    Self (archive footage)

2011Aged 69

  • Poster for Cowboys & Aliens

    Woodrow Dolarhyde

  • Poster for The Love We Make

    Self

2010Aged 68

  • Poster for Brace for Impact: The Chesley B. Sullenberger Story

    Self - Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Extraordinary Measures

    Dr. Robert Stonehill

  • Poster for Morning Glory

    Mike Pomeroy

2009Aged 67

  • Poster for Crossing Over

    Max Brogan

  • Poster for Brüno

    Self (uncredited)

2008Aged 66

2006Aged 64

2005Aged 63

  • Poster for George Lucas: Creating an Empire

    Self

2004Aged 62

  • Poster for The Story of Star Wars

    Han Solo (archive footage)

  • Poster for Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

    Self

  • Poster for When Star Wars Ruled the World

    Self

  • Poster for The Characters of Star Wars

    Self

2003Aged 61

  • Poster for Hollywood Homicide

    Sgt. Joe Gavilan

2002Aged 60

  • Poster for Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues

    Self

  • Poster for K-19: The Widowmaker

    Alexei Vostrikov

2001Aged 59

  • Poster for Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance

    Narrator

  • Poster for On The Run With 'The Fugitive'

    Self

  • Poster for The Concert for New York City

    Self

  • Poster for R2-D2: Beneath the Dome

    Self

2000Aged 58

  • Poster for What Lies Beneath

    Norman Spencer

1999Aged 57

  • Poster for From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic

    Self

  • Poster for Random Hearts

    Dutch Van Den Broeck

  • Poster for The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues

    Indiana Jones - age 50

1998Aged 56

  • Poster for Six Days Seven Nights

    Quinn Harris

  • Poster for Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for The Making of 'American Graffiti'

    Self

1997Aged 55

  • Poster for Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery

    Self

  • Poster for The Devil's Own

    Sgt. Tom O'Meara

  • Poster for Air Force One

    President James Marshall

1995Aged 53

  • Poster for One Hundred and One Nights

    Self

  • Poster for The World of Jacques Demy

    Self

  • Poster for Sabrina

    Linus Larrabee

1994Aged 52

  • Poster for Jimmy Hollywood

    Harrison Ford (uncredited)

  • Poster for Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Clear and Present Danger

    Jack Ryan

1993Aged 51

  • Poster for The Fugitive

    Richard Kimble

1992Aged 50

  • Poster for Patriot Games

    Jack Ryan

  • Poster for Earth and the American Dream

    Reader (voice)

  • Poster for Commercial Entertainment Product

    Jack Ryan (archive footage) (uncredited)

1991Aged 49

  • Poster for Regarding Henry

    Henry Turner

1990Aged 48

  • Poster for Great Adventurers & Their Quests: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Self

  • Poster for Presumed Innocent

    Rusty Sabich

1989Aged 47

  • Poster for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones

1988Aged 46

  • Poster for Frantic

    Richard Walker

  • Poster for Working Girl

    Jack Trainer

1986Aged 44

  • Poster for The Mosquito Coast

    Allie Fox

1985Aged 43

  • Poster for Witness

    Det. Capt. John Book

1984Aged 42

  • Poster for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Indiana Jones

  • Poster for The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'

    Self

1983Aged 41

  • Poster for Return of the Jedi

    Han Solo

  • Poster for From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga

    Self

1982Aged 40

  • Poster for Return of the Ewok

    Self / Han Solo

  • Poster for Blade Runner

    Rick Deckard

1981Aged 39

  • Poster for Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Indiana Jones

  • Poster for Great Movie Stunts: Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Self - Host

1980Aged 38

  • Poster for The Empire Strikes Back

    Han Solo

  • Poster for The Making of The Empire Strikes Back

    Self

  • Poster for SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back

    Han Solo (archive footage)

1979Aged 37

  • Poster for Hanover Street

    David Halloran

  • Poster for The Frisco Kid

    Tommy

  • Poster for More American Graffiti

    Officer Bob Falfa (uncredited)

  • Poster for Apocalypse Now

    Colonel Lucas

1978Aged 36

  • Poster for Force 10 from Navarone

    Barnsby

  • Poster for The Star Wars Holiday Special

    Han Solo

1977Aged 35

  • Poster for The Possessed

    Paul Winjam

  • Poster for Star Wars

    Han Solo

  • Poster for The Making of Star Wars

    Self

  • Poster for Heroes

    Ken Boyd

1976Aged 34

  • Poster for Dynasty

    Mark Blackwood

1975Aged 33

  • Poster for Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley

    Frank Crowder

1974Aged 32

  • Poster for The Conversation

    Martin Stett

1973Aged 31

  • Poster for American Graffiti

    Bob Falfa

1970Aged 28

  • Poster for Zabriskie Point

    Arrested Student (uncredited)

  • Poster for Getting Straight

    Jake

  • Poster for The Intruders

    Carl

1968Aged 26

  • Poster for Journey to Shiloh

    Willie Bill Bearden

1967Aged 25

  • Poster for Luv

    Irate Motorist (uncredited)

  • Poster for A Time for Killing

    Lt. Shaffer

1966Aged 24

  • Poster for Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

    Bellhop Pager (uncredited)