November 28, 1950
70 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
72 kg | 159 lb
Ed Harris was born in Englewood Health, Englewood, New Jersey, United States, on November 28, 1950, is an American actor.
Young Ed Harris began his career on stage in local theaters in New Mexico.
He played an FBI agent in Thomas Rickman's play "Baalam" (1976) and Lot in Tennessee Williams's play "Kingdom of Earth" (1976), at the Pasadena Repertory Theatre.
He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Fred in a play "Precious Sons" (1986), at Longacre Theatre.
He got his television debut in drama series Gibbsville (1976) in episode "Trapped", in role as Steve.
He made his big screen debut in drama thriller film Coma (1978) in role as Pathology Resident.
Ed's breakthrough performance came as John Glenn in historical drama movie The Right Stuff (1983).
He made his directorial debut with biographical film Pollock (2000) he also starred in role as Jackson Pollock.
Top Gun: Maverick (2021) action drama in role as a two-star rear admiral, who is Maverick's superior
Resistance (2020) biographical drama in role as George S. Patton, with Jesse Eisenberg and Edgar Ramírez
The Last Full Measure (2019) war drama in role as Ray Mott, opposite Christopher Plummer, William Hurt and Samuel L. Jackson
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in films:
Apollo 13 (1995) space docudrama in role as White Team Flight Director Gene Kranz
The Truman Show (1998) satirical science fiction in role as Christof, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Hours (2002) drama in role as Richard "Richie" Brown
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Jackson Pollock in biographical film Pollock (2000).
He directed, co wrote, and starred in role as Virgil Cole in Western film Appaloosa (2008).
A Beautiful Mind (2001) biographical drama opposite Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe
The Abyss (1989) science fiction with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Biehn
Gravity (2013) science fiction thriller opposite George Clooney and Sandra Bullock
The Rock (1996) action thriller with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage
A History of Violence (2005) crime thriller opposite Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello and William Hurt
Gone Baby Gone (2007) neo-noir mystery drama with Michelle Monaghan, Casey Affleck and Morgan Freeman
Creepshow (1982) dark comedy horror opposite Stephen King and Leslie Nielsen
Enemy at the Gates (2001) drama thriller with Jude Law and Rachel Weisz
The Firm (1993) thriller opposite Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman and Holly Hunter
Mother! (2017) psychological horror with Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Michelle Pfeiffer
Places in the Heart (1984) drama opposite Sally Field and John Malkovich
Needful Things (1993) horror with Max von Sydow and Bonnie Bedelia
Absolute Power (1997) political thriller opposite Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman
Appaloosa (2008) Western with Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger and Jeremy Irons
The Way Back (2010) drama action opposite Saoirse Ronan and Colin Farrell
Pain & Gain (2013) dark comedy crime opposite Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson
Snowpiercer (2013) science fiction action with Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton
Buffalo Soldiers (2001) drama crime with Joaquin Phoenix and Anna Paquin
Cymbeline (2014) drama crime opposite Ethan Hawke, Dakota Johnson and Milla Jovovich
Geostorm (2017) science fiction disaster opposite Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish and Andy García
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as John McCain in HBO political drama film Game Change (2012).
He was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role as Miles Roby in HBO miniseries Empire Falls (2005).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Man in Black in HBO science fiction Western television series Westworld (2016– ).
Lou Grant (1979-1981) CBS drama television series in role as Warren
The Stand (1994) ABC horror miniseries in role as General William Starkey
He played Jim Lassiter in television movie Riders of the Purple Sage (1996).
Graduated from Tenafly High School in 1969.
Studied drama at the University of Oklahoma.
Graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1975.
Has two brothers, Paul and Robert.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in 2015.
He voiced Mission Control in science fiction thriller film Gravity (2013) and Blade Ranger in animated comedy adventure movie Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014).
Fan of Father Ted (1995).
Good friends with Fred Ward.
Lives in Malibu, California, U.S.
He married actress Amy Madigan in 1983, they have one daughter, Lily Dolores Harris.