Maine Township High School
Featured in the baseball drama "42"
Appeared in the sci-fi movie "Ender's Game"
Announced franchise return in "Star Wars: Episode VII," confirmed by George Lucas
Co-starred with Daniel Craig in sci-fi Western "Cowboys & Aliens"
Portrayed research scientist Robert Stonehill in "Extraordinary Measures," which ws based on a true story; also produced
Played a morning show anchor in ensemble comedy "Morning Glory"
Played immigrations officer Max Brogan in "Crossing Over"
Reprised role of Indy for fourth installment of adventure series "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"; re-teamed with George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg
Cast as a security specialist forced into robbing a bank in order to protect his family in thriller "Firewall"
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Received reported $25 million salary to star as a Russian submarine officer in "K-19: The Widowmaker"
Played a professor whose wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) is haunted by a ghost in "What Lies Beneath"
Starred as widower cop obsessed with learning details of his late wife's affair in Pollack's "Random Hearts"
Played a cargo pilot opposite Anne Heche in romantic comedy "Six Days, Seven Nights"
Starred as a NYC detective opposite Brad Pitt's Irish terrorist in "The Devil's Own"
Portrayed the President of the U.S. in Wolfgang Petersen's "Air Force One"
Played role originated by Humphrey Bogart in Sydney Pollack's ill-advised remake of "Sabrina"
Reprised role of Jack Ryan in "Clear and Present Danger"
Cast as Dr. Richard Kimble in big screen adaptation of "The Fugitive"
Assumed Jack Ryan character (replacing Alec Baldwin) in Tom Clancy's "Patriot Games"
Played a ruthless litigator transformed by a brain injury in Mike Nichols' "Regarding Henry"
Played an adulterous husband with a terrible secret in Alan J. Pakula's "Presumed Innocent"
Donned the fedora again for "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
Delivered rare comic turn opposite Melanie Griffith in Mike Nichols' "Working Girl"
Teamed with Weir again for "The Mosquito Coast"
Earned Best Actor Academy Award nomination as a detective in Peter Weir's "Witness"
Reprised role of Indy for "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"
Returned to role of Han Solo for "Return of the Jedi"
Portrayed android bounty hunter in Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner"
First feature starring role, playing swashbuckling archaeologist Indiana Jones in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"; executive produced by Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg
Reprised role of Han Solo for "The Empire Strikes Back"
Breakthrough role, playing Han Solo in George Lucas' "Star Wars"
First major success, George Lucas' "American Graffiti"
TV movie debut, "The Intruders" (NBC)
Gave up acting and worked as a carpenter; built Sergio Mendes' $100,000 recording studio; also built elaborate entrance for Francis Ford Coppola's offices at Goldwyn Studios
Moved over to Universal from Columbia; featured in film "Journey to Shiloh"
Film acting debut, one-line appearance as a bellboy in "Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round"
Signed seven-year contract with Columbia Pictures at $150 per week
Moved to Laguna Beach, CA and appeared in local production of "John Brown's Body"
Made professional debut in variety of musicals and dramas in summer stock in Williams Bay, WI
Grew up in Park Ridge and Morton Grove, IL
The scar on the actor's chin came from car accident when he was in his 20s.
After college, Harrison Ford applied for – and received – conscientious objector status to avoid being drafted.
Ford began flight training in the 1960s. He abandoned the activity until the mid-1990s when he earned his pilot's license.
He was billed as Harrison J. Ford until 1970 to avoid confusion with the prolific silent screen actor Harrison Ford (1892-1957).
In 1993, the arachnologist Norman Platnick named a new species of spider Calponia harrisonfordi, and in 2002, the entomologist Edward O. Wilson named a new ant species Pheidole harrisonfordi (in recognition of Harrison's work as Vice Chairman of Conservation International).
Ford spoke about suffering from clinical depression when he was in college to The Daily Telegraph (Nov. 15, 1999): "I would sleep for four or five days at a time."
Ford was actively involved in a number of environmental conservation groups and appeared in public service announcements for the Archaeology Advisory Groups of Colorado, Arizona, Alaska, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Mississippi. He has donated 389 acres of his property for a conservation easement to the Jackson Hole Land Trust. In addition, Ford was the spokesman for the Lancaster Farmland Trust to protect Amish farms in Pennsylvania.
On Oct. 23, 1999, Ford was involved in the crash of a Bell 206-L4 helicopter. When asked about the incident by fellow pilot James Lipton in an interview on the TV show "Inside the Actor's Studio" (Bravo) Ford replied, "I broke it."
Ford made an emergency landing of his small plane on a Venice Beach golf course on March 5, 2015, breaking his pelvis and ankle in the crash.