Ed Harris

Actor, Producer, Director
Largely associated with stoic, hardened characters, actor Ed Harris went on to impress with a wide array of diverse performances in dozens of acclaimed films. Following a series of low-budget genre movies, Harris gained ... Read more »
Born: 11/28/1950 in Tenafly, New Jersey, USA


Actor (102)

Westworld 2016 - 2018 (TV Show)


Geostorm 2017 (Movie)

Dekkom (Actor)

Rules Don't Apply 2016 (Movie)

Mr. Bransford (Actor)

The One Percent 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)


Anarchy 2015 (Movie)

Cymbeline (Actor)

Cymbeline 2015 (Movie)

Cymbeline (Actor)

Run All Night 2015 (Movie)

Shawn Maguire (Actor)

Frontera 2014 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Once Fallen 2014 (Movie)

Father (Liam Ryan) (Actor)

Planes: Fire and Rescue 2014 (Movie)

Blade Ranger (Voice)

Snowpiercer 2014 (Movie)

Wilford (Actor)

The Adderall Diaries 2014 (Movie)

Neil Elliott (Actor)

The Face of Love 2014 (Movie)

Garrett Mathis/Tom Young (Actor)

The Geography of Hope 2014 (Movie)


Gravity 2013 (Movie)

Mission Control (Voice)

Pain & Gain 2013 (Movie)

Ed Du Bois (Actor)

Phantom 2013 (Movie)

Demi (Actor)

Sweetwater 2013 (Movie)

Sheriff Jackson (Actor)

Man on a Ledge 2012 (Movie)

David Englander (Actor)

Virginia 2012 (Movie)

Sheriff Richard Tipton (Actor)

Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)


Salvation Boulevard 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Paul Blaylock (Actor)

That's What I Am 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Simon (Actor)

The Way Back 2010 (Movie)

Mr. Smith (Actor)

Touching Home 2010 (Movie)

Charlie Winston (Actor)

Appaloosa 2008 (Movie)

Virgil Cole (Actor)

Cleaner 2007 (Movie)

Eddie Lorenzo (Actor)

Gone Baby Gone 2007 (Movie)

Remy Bressant (Actor)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 (Movie)

Mitch Wilkinson (Actor)

Two Tickets to Paradise 2007 (Movie)

Melville (Actor)

Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


Copying Beethoven 2006 (Movie)

Ludwig van Beethoven (Actor)

Winter Passing 2006 (Movie)

Don Holdin (Actor)

A History of Violence 2005 (Movie)

Carl Fogarty (Actor)

Empire Falls 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


Buffalo Soldiers 2003 (Movie)

Colonel Wallace Berman (Actor)

Masked & Anonymous 2003 (Movie)


Radio 2003 (Movie)

Coach Harold Jones (Actor)

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


The Human Stain 2003 (Movie)

Lester Farley (Actor)

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion 2003 (Movie)

Voice-over (Actor)

The Hours 2002 (Movie)

Richard Brown (Actor)

The Prime Gig 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


A Beautiful Mind 2001 (Movie)

William Parcher (Actor)

Enemy At the Gates 2001 (Movie)

Major Konig (Actor)

Pollock 2000 (Movie)

Jackson Pollock (Actor)

Waking the Dead 2000 (Movie)

Jerry Carmichael (Actor)

Blast Off: True Stories From the Final Frontier 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The Third Miracle 1999 (Movie)

Father Frank Shore (Actor)

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

Luke Harrison (Actor)

The Truman Show 1998 (Movie)

Christof (Actor)

Absolute Power 1997 (Movie)

Seth Frank (Actor)

Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


The Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Eye for An Eye 1996 (Movie)

Mack McCann (Actor)

The Rock 1996 (Movie)

General Francis X Hummel (Actor)

Apollo 13 1995 (Movie)

Gene Kranz (Actor)

Baseball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Just Cause 1995 (Movie)

Blair Sullivan (Actor)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

Howard Hunt (Actor)

The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage 1995 (Movie)

of Sam Peckinpah (Voice)

China Moon 1994 (Movie)

Kyle Bodine (Actor)

Milk Money 1994 (Movie)

Tom Wheeler (Actor)

Stephen King's The Stand 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


Needful Things 1993 (Movie)

Sheriff Alan Pangborn (Actor)

The Firm 1993 (Movie)

Wayne Tarrance (Actor)

Glengarry Glen Ross 1992 (Movie)

Dave Moss (Actor)

State of Grace 1990 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Jacknife 1989 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)


The Abyss 1989 (Movie)

Virgil 'Bud' Brigman (Actor)

To Kill a Priest 1989 (Movie)

Stefan (Actor)

Walker 1987 (Movie)

William Walker (Actor)

A Flash of Green 1985 (Movie)

Jimmy Wing (Actor)

Alamo Bay 1985 (Movie)

Shang Pierce (Actor)

Code Name: Emerald 1985 (Movie)

Gus Lang (Actor)

Sweet Dreams 1985 (Movie)

Charlie Dick (Actor)

Places in the Heart 1984 (Movie)

Wayne Lomax (Actor)

Swing Shift 1984 (Movie)

Jack Walsh (Actor)

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

John Glenn (Actor)

Creepshow 1982 (Movie)

Hank Blaine (Actor)

Under Fire 1982 (Movie)

Oates (Actor)

Knightriders 1981 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Borderline 1980 (Movie)

Hotchkiss (Actor)

Coma 1978 (Movie)

Pathology Resident (Actor)

CHiPs (TV Show)


Game Change (TV Show)


Just a Dream (TV Show)


Mantle (TV Show)


Paris Trout (TV Show)


Riders of the Purple Sage (TV Show)


Running Mates (TV Show)


The Aliens Are Coming (TV Show)


The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Show)


The Last Innocent Man (TV Show)


The Seekers (TV Show)

Producer (3)

Sweetwater 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Appaloosa 2008 (Movie)


Pollock 2000 (Movie)

Director (2)

Appaloosa 2008 (Movie)


Pollock 2000 (Movie)

Music (2)

Appaloosa 2008 (Movie)

("You'll Never Leave My Heart") (Song)

Appaloosa 2008 (Movie)

("You'll Never Leave My Heart") (Song Performer)
Writer (1)

Appaloosa 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)


Largely associated with stoic, hardened characters, actor Ed Harris went on to impress with a wide array of diverse performances in dozens of acclaimed films. Following a series of low-budget genre movies, Harris gained notoriety with his turn as legendary astronaut John Glenn in "The Right Stuff" (1983). Despite the accolades, it took several years before the actor landed another memorable role, which finally came when he was cast in James Cameron's ambitious undersea adventure "The Abyss" (1989). Reaping the rewards of his new A-list status, Harris vacillated between literary character work in such acclaimed endeavors as "Glengarry Glenn Ross" (1992) and rousing crowd-pleasers like the NASA docudrama "Apollo 13" (1995). The versatile actor proved just as at home with pyrotechnic blockbusters like Michael Bay's actioner "The Rock" (1996) as he was in more heady material, such as the Jim Carrey vehicle "The Truman Show" (1998). Harris later astounded audiences as both the director and star of the enthralling biopic "Pollock" (2000), which he followed with equally heralded supporting work in the dramas "A Beautiful Mind" (2001) and "The Hours" (2002). Incredibly dexterous, he played wildly divergent characters in the small town drama "Empire Falls" (HBO, 2005) and the shocking "A History of Violence" (2005). He returned to the director's chair once more to helm the sweeping western "Appaloosa" (2008), cementing his reputation as a deft cinematic storyteller. One of the finest American actors of his generation, Harris' artistic reputation and professional résumé knew few equals.


Robert Harris


Margaret Harris


Lily Harris

Born May 3, 1993; mother, Amy Madigan

Robert Harris

Born c. 1939

Spencer Harris

Born c. 1956

Amy Madigan Actor

Met during a production of "Prairie Avenue" at the Lee Strasberg Institute in 1981 Married Nov. 21, 1983 in Waxahachie, TX during filming of "Places in the Heart" (1984) Also worked together in "Alamo Bay" (1985), "Riders of the Purple Sage" (TNT, 1996), and "Pollock" (2000)


California Institute of the Arts

Valencia , California 1975

Columbia University

New York , New York 1969 - 1971
Dropped out after two years; played football

Tenafly High School

Tenafly , New Jersey
Played baseball and football

Oklahoma State University

Norman , Oklahoma 1972 - 1973
Acted in summer stock



Joined the cast of HBO's sci-fi western series "Westworld"


Co-starred alongside Liam Neeson in the action film "Run All Night"


Starred in the western "Sweetwater"


Co-starred in the action-thriller "Man on a Ledge"


Played an American inmate in Peter Weir's "The Way Back"


Directed and co-wrote the Western "Appaloosa"; also co-starred with Viggo Mortensen


Played a Boston detective in Ben Affleck's feature directing debut "Gone, Baby, Gone"


Portrayed Ludwig van Beethoven in Agnieszka Holland's "Copying Beethoven"


Starred as Miles Roby in the HBO film adaptation of "Empire Falls," based on Richard Russo's Pulitzer Prize winning novel; earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries


Co-starred with Viggo Mortensen in David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence"


Starred as a football coach in the southern drama "Radio"


Portrayed the ex-husband of Nicole Kidman's character in the film adaptation of Philip Roth's novel "The Human Stain"


Co-starred with Meryl Streep in "The Hours"; received supporting role nominations for a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a SAG and an Oscar


Cast as an American battalion commander in 1980s Germany in "Buffalo Soldiers"; (released theatrically in USA in 2002)


Played a German assassin sent to kill a Russian marksman in "Enemy at the Gates"; premiered at the Berlin Film Festival


Had featured role opposite Russell Crowe in "A Beautiful Mind"; directed by Ron Howard


Feature directorial debut, "Pollock"; also portrayed the artist; received first Best Actor Oscar nomination


Cast as a disillusioned priest sent to investigate claims of miracles performed by a woman proposed for sainthood in "The Third Miracle"


Received critical acclaim and his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as the God-like Christof, the creator and director of "The Truman Show"


Co-starred with Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts in "Stepmom"


Producing debut (as executive producer) of the TNT movie "Riders of the Purple Sage"; also co-starred with Madigan


Returned to Broadway in "Taking Sides"


Received Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as NASA mission control flight director Gene Krantz in "Apollo 13"


Appeared in the ABC miniseries "Stephen King's 'The Stand'"


Returned to the New York stage in the Off-Broadway staging of Sam Shepard's "Simpatico"; co-starred Beverly D'Angelo and Marcia Gay Harden


Co-starred opposite Diane Keaton in the poitically-themed "Running Mates" (HBO)


Co-starred in the feature version of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross"


Appeared in the Showtime movie "Paris Trout"


First lead in a major feature, "The Abyss"; directed by James Cameron


Broadway debut in "Precious Sons"; received Tony nomination


Delivered solid turn as Charlie Dick, husband of Patsy Cline in "Sweet Dreams"


Met future wife Amy Madigan, starring opposite her in "Places in the Heart"


Credited as script consultant on the independent feature "A Flash of Green"; also starred


NY stage debut in the Off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love"


First feature lead role, "Knightriders"


Feature acting debut, "Coma"


TV-movie debut, "The Amazing Howard Hughes" (CBS)

Appeared in the West Coast productions, "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "The Grapes of Wrath"

Professional stage debut as King Arthur in "Camelot" at the Jewel Box Theater in Oklahoma City

Bonus Trivia


Harris was a star football player as a teenager, having served as the team captain in high school.