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Ed Harris ACTOR

Ed Harris was born on November 28th, 1950 in Tenafly, New Jersey with the birth name Edward Allen Harris, born to Margaret and Robert L. Harris.  He was the middle child of three boys in the family and after graduating from Tenafly High School, Harris went on to study at Columbia University in New York.  He played football for the college team, but while living in New York he had a change of heart and left Columbia University, moved to Oklahoma with his family and enrolled at the University of Oklahoma's Theater program.  After Harris earned a degree in Theatre, he decided to relocate to Los Angeles, California in pursuit of a career in the industry and also continued his education at the California Institute of Arts.
Harris began like many actors, working as a stage actor and on occasion he made a couple small television appearances.  Soon he began working on such films as, "Borderline" (1980), "Knightriders" (1981), "The Right Stuff" (1983) and starred alongside Jessica Lange in "Sweet Dreams" (1985) about the life of famed country music singer Patsy Cline.
As his career progressed, he became known for roles in such films as, "Appaloosa", "The Rock", "The Abyss", "A Beautiful Mind" and "The Truman Show" and "Apollo 13" for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. 

Harris also worked on commercials being the narrator for such high profile companies as Home Depot.  
Along with film roles, Harris also still enjoyed performing on the stage and appeared in such productions as, "Wrecks" and "Fool For Love" which earned him an Obie for Outstanding Actor and  he has also been involved in directing a number of stage productions.  
Not only is Harris a talented actor, he also has experience on other sides of the industry such as a writer and director.  He made his directing film debut with, "Pollock" (2000) and also starred in the film where he received a Best Actor nomination.  
Some of his latest appearances have been in, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" (2007), "What's Wrong with Virginia" (2010), "Salvation Boulevard" (2010), "Game Change" (2011) and soon to release in 2012, "Phantom" and "The Geography of Hope".
Harris has been married one time to Amy Madigan on November 21st, 1983 and they have one daughter, Lilly Dolores, and remain married today. 


2012 The Geography of Hope
2012 Phantom
2011 Game Change 
2012 Man on a Ledge
2011 That's What I Am 
2011 Salvation Boulevard
2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops
2010 What's Wrong with Virginia
2010 The Way Back 
2010 Once Fallen
2008 Appaloosa
2008 Touching Home
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets
2007 Cleaner 
2007 Gone Baby Gone 
2006 Copying Beethoven
2006 Two Tickets to Paradise 
2005 Winter Passing 
2005 Empire Falls 
2005 A History of Violence 
2003 Radio 
2003 The Human Stain
2003 Masked and Anonymous
2002 The Hours
2002 Just a Dream 
2001 A Beautiful Mind 
2001 Buffalo Soldiers 
2001 Enemy at the Gates 
2000 Pollock 
2000 The Prime Gig
2000 Waking the Dead
1999 The Third Miracle
1998 Stepmom
1998 The Truman Show
1997 Absolute Power
1996 The Rock
1996 Riders of the Purple Sage
1996 Eye for an Eye 
1995 Nixon
1995 Frasier
1995 Apollo 13 
1995 Just Cause 
1994 Milk Money
1994 The Stand 
1994 China Moon 
1993 Needful Things 
1993 The Firm 
1992 Running Mates
1992 Glengarry Glen Ross 
1991 Paris Trout
1990 State of Grace 
1989 The Abyss 
1989 Jacknife 
1988 To Kill a Priest 
1987 Walker 
1987 The Last Innocent Man 
1985 Sweet Dreams 
1985 Code Name: Emerald 
1985 Alamo Bay 
1984 A Flash of Green
1984 Places in the Heart 
1984 Swing Shift 
1983 The Right Stuff
1983 Under Fire 
1982 Cassie & Co. 
1982 Creepshow 
1981 Hart to Hart 
1981 Dream On! 
1981 CHiPs
1981 Knightriders 
1979-1981 Lou Grant
1980 Borderline
1980 The Aliens Are Coming
1980 Paris 
1979 Barnaby Jones 
1979 The Seekers 
1978 David Cassidy - Man Undercover 
1978 The Rockford Files 
1978 Coma 
1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes 
1977 Delvecchio
1976 Gibbsville 

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