Henry Fonda

Actor, Theater director, TV producer
A beloved, enduring screen star who embodied an idealized yet recognizable vision of the average but nonetheless intelligent and honorable American man, Henry Fonda began his acting career in his native Nebraska with ... Read more »
Born: 05/16/1905 in Grand Island, Nebraska, USA


Actor (114)

The Great Depression 1987 (Movie)

("Summer Theatres" - "Economy Blues") (Actor)

On Golden Pond 1981 (Movie)

Norman Thayer Jr (Actor)

City on Fire 1979 (Movie)

Fire Chief Albert Risley (Actor)

General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


Meteor 1979 (Movie)

President (Actor)

Wanda Nevada 1979 (Movie)

Old Prospector (Actor)

Fedora 1978 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Great Smokey Roadblock 1978 (Movie)

Elegant John (Actor)

Big Yellow Schooner to Byzantium 1977 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Rollercoaster 1977 (Movie)

Simon Davenport (Actor)

The Great Battle 1977 (Movie)


The Swarm 1977 (Movie)

Dr Krim (Actor)

Collision Course 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)


F.D.R.: The Man Who Changed America 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)


Midway 1976 (Movie)

Admiral Chester W Nimitz (Actor)

Tentacoli 1976 (Movie)

Mr Whitehead (Actor)

The Best of All in the Family 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)


Ash Wednesday 1973 (Movie)

Mark Sawyer (Actor)

Last Days of Mussolini 1973 (Movie)

Cardinal Schuster (Actor)

The Red Pony 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)


Alcohol Abuse: The Early Signs 1972 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Il Mio nome e Nessuno 1972 (Movie)

Jack Beauregard (Actor)

Le Serpent 1972 (Movie)

Davies (Actor)

The Smith Family 1970 - 1972 (TV Show)


Directed By John Ford 1971 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Howdy 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)


Sometimes a Great Notion 1971 (Movie)

Henry Stamper (Actor)

Stand Up and Cheer 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)


The Cheyenne Social Club 1970 (Movie)

Harley O'Sullivan (Actor)

There Was a Crooked Man 1970 (Movie)

Woodward Lopeman (Actor)

Too Late the Hero 1970 (Movie)

Captain Nolan (Actor)

Hollywood: The Selznick Years 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)


Once Upon a Time in the West 1969 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Firecreek 1968 (Movie)

Larkin (Actor)

Madigan 1968 (Movie)

Commissioner Anthony X Russell (Actor)

The Boston Strangler 1968 (Movie)

John S Bottomly (Actor)

Yours, Mine and Ours 1968 (Movie)

Frank Beardsley (Actor)

An Impression of John Steinbeck - Writer 1967 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The Really Big Family 1967 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Welcome to Hard Times 1967 (Movie)

Will Blue (Actor)

A Big Hand For the Little Lady 1966 (Movie)

Meredith (Actor)

Battle of the Bulge 1965 (Movie)

Lieutenant Colonel Kiley (Actor)

In Harm's Way 1965 (Movie)

CINCPAC Admiral (Actor)

Fail Safe 1964 (Movie)

The President (Actor)

Sex and the Single Girl 1964 (Movie)

Frank Broderick (Actor)

The Rounders 1964 (Movie)

Howdy Lewis (Actor)

Spencer's Mountain 1963 (Movie)

Clay Spencer (Actor)

The Best Man 1963 (Movie)

William Russell (Actor)

The Dick Powell Show 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)


Advise and Consent 1962 (Movie)

Robert Leffingwell (Actor)

How the West Was Won 1962 (Movie)

Jethro Stuart (Actor)

The Deputy 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)


The Longest Day 1961 (Movie)

General Roosevelt (Actor)

Stage Struck 1958 (Movie)

Lewis Easton (Actor)

The Man Who Understood Women 1958 (Movie)

Willie Bauche (Actor)

Warlock 1958 (Movie)

Clay Blaisdell (Actor)

12 Angry Men 1957 (Movie)

8th Juror (Actor)

The Tin Star 1957 (Movie)

Morg Hickman (Actor)

The Wrong Man 1956 (Movie)

Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero (Actor)

War and Peace 1956 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Mister Roberts 1955 (Movie)

Lieutenant Douglas Roberts (Actor)

Benjy 1951 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Fort Apache 1948 (Movie)

Colonel Thursday (Actor)

The Long Night 1947 (Movie)

Joe Adams (Actor)

My Darling Clementine 1946 (Movie)


The Ox-Bow Incident 1942 (Movie)

Gil Carter (Actor)

The Lady Eve 1941 (Movie)

Charles/Poncefort Pike (Actor)

The Grapes of Wrath 1940 (Movie)

Tom Joad (Actor)

Drums Along the Mohawk 1938 (Movie)

Gilbert Martin (Actor)

Jesse James 1938 (Movie)

Frank James (Actor)

Young Mr. Lincoln 1938 (Movie)

Abraham Lincoln (Actor)

Blockade 1937 (Movie)

Marco (Actor)

Jezebel 1937 (Movie)


The Moon's Our Home 1935 (Movie)

Anthony Amberton / John Smith (Actor)

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1935 (Movie)


I Dream Too Much 1934 (Movie)


The Farmer Takes a Wife 1934 (Movie)


Captains and the Kings (TV Show)


Chad Hanna (Movie)

Chad Hanna (Actor)

Daisy Kenyon (Movie)

Peter Lapham (Actor)

Directed by John Ford (TV Show)


Family (TV Show)


Gideon's Trumpet (TV Show)


Home to Stay (TV Show)


Jigsaw (TV Show)


Let Us Live (Movie)

"Brick" Tennant (Actor)

Lillian Russell (Movie)

Alexander Moore (Actor)

Rappaccini's Daughter (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Rappaccini's Daughter (Movie)

Narrator (Voice)

Rings on Her Fingers (Movie)

John Wheeler (Actor)

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)


Slim (Movie)

Slim (Actor)

Spawn of the North (Movie)

Jim Kimmerlee (Actor)

Stranger on the Run (TV Show)


Summer Solstice (TV Show)


Tales of Manhattan (Movie)

George (Actor)

That Certain Woman (Movie)

Jack Merrick (Actor)

The Alpha Caper (TV Show)


The Big Street (Movie)

Little Pinks (Actor)

The Fabulous 50s (TV Show)


The Mad Miss Manton (Movie)

Peter Ames (Actor)

The Magnificent Dope (Movie)

Tad Page (Actor)

The Male Animal (Movie)

Tommy Turner (Actor)

The Oldest Living Graduate (TV Show)


The Red Pony (Movie)

Carl Tiffin (Actor)

The Return of Frank James (Movie)

Frank James (Actor)

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (Movie)

Tom Watson (Actor)

Way Down East (Movie)

David Bartlett (Actor)

Wild Geese Calling (Movie)

John Murdock (Actor)

Wings of the Morning (Movie)

Kerry (Actor)

You Belong To Me (Movie)

Peter Kirk (Actor)


A beloved, enduring screen star who embodied an idealized yet recognizable vision of the average but nonetheless intelligent and honorable American man, Henry Fonda began his acting career in his native Nebraska with the Omaha Community Playhouse. He worked his way to Broadway in 1929 and arrived in Hollywood in 1934. Fonda's benign, paternal presence landed him roles ranging from conscientious US presidents, in "Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939) and "Fail-Safe" (1964), to the patient juror who saves an innocent man's life in "Twelve Angry Men" (1957). He continued both his stage and screen careers through the 1970s, performing in such fine films as the romantic comedy "The Lady Eve" (1941), the John Ford Westerns "Drums Along the Mohawk" (1939), "My Darling Clementine" (1946) and "Fort Apache" (1948), the Sergio Leone "spaghetti" Western "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1969, one of his rare villainous roles) and the political drama "Advise and Consent" (1962).


Susan Blanchard

Married Dec. 28, 1950 Divorced May 2, 1956

Frances Brokaw

Married Sept. 16, 1936 until her suicide on April 14, 1950

Jane Fonda Actor

Born Dec. 21, 1937; Frances Seymour Brokaw Acted together in "On Golden Pond" (1981)

Shirlee Fonda Actor

Married Dec. 3, 1965 until his death on Aug. 12, 1982

Amy Fonda

Born in 1953 Adopted with Susan Blanchard

Peter Fonda Actor

Born Feb. 23, 1940; produced and starred in "Easy Rider" (1968) and nominated for an Academy Award in "Ulee's Gold" (1997) Also directed and starred alongside father in "Wanda Nevada" (1979)

Bridget Fonda Actor

Born Jan. 27, 1964 to Peter Fonda and Susan Jane Brewer

Afdera Franchetti

Married March 9, 1957 Divorced in January 1961

Troy Garity Actor

Born July 7, 1973 to Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden

Margaret Sullavan Actor

Married Dec. 25, 1931 Divorced in 1932

Harriet Warren

Born c. 1906 Died in July 1998 at age 91


University of Minnesota

dropped out after two years



Last film, "On Golden Pond"


Starred on Broadway opposite Olivia De Havilland in "A Gift of Time"


Lone credit as feature film producer, "Twelve Angry Men", in collaboration with playwright and screenwriter Reginald Rose; Fonda also starred in the film


Returned to films to star in an adaptation of "Mister Roberts"


Last feature films for seven years, "A Miracle Can Happen/On Our Merry Way" and John Ford's "Fort Apache"


Returned to Broadway to star in "Mister Roberts"; stayed with the hit for much of its lengthy run, and later went on tour with the show


Returned to films in John Ford's "My Darling Clementine"


Last films before WWII service, "The Immortal Sergeant" and "The Ox-Bow Incident"


First collaboration with director John Ford, "Young Mr. Lincoln"


Made film debut in a leading role opposite Janet Gaynor in "The Farmer Takes a Wife"


Broadway actor (walk-on) "The Game of Life and Death"

Joined the University Players Guild

Amateur stage actor at Omaha Community Playhouse

Bonus Trivia


Won a Bronze Star.


He received a Presidential Citation Award.