Henry Thomas

Actor, Musician
At the tender age of 11, actor Henry Thomas rose to overnight stardom in one of the biggest films of all time, "E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982), only to recede temporarily from the spotlight before returning to a ... Read more »
Born: 09/09/1971 in San Antonio, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ouija: Origin of Evil 2016 (Movie)

Father Tom (Actor)

Sons of Liberty 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Betrayal 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Flame 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hard Easy 2014 (Movie)

Paul Weston (Actor)

Big Sur 2013 (Movie)

Philip Whalen (Actor)

The Legend of Hell's Gate 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Ride 2011 (Movie)

Hank Williams (Actor)

The Mentalist 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dear John 2010 (Movie)

Tim Wheddon (Actor)

Don't Look Up 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Sin Eater 2007 (Movie)

Man of God (Actor)

Ghost Writer 2006 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Honey Baby 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

100 Greatest Kid Stars 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Masters of Horror 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

11:14 2004 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Tennis Anyone? 2004 (Movie)

Matt Erhorn (Actor)

Dead Birds 2003 (Movie)

William (Actor)

I Capture the Castle 2003 (Movie)

Simon Cotton (Actor)

Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

Johnny Sirocco (Actor)

I'm With Lucy 2002 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

Plain Dirty 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dead in the Water 2001 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Fever 2001 (Movie)

Nicholas Parker (Actor)

The Quickie 2001 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

A Good Baby 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

All the Pretty Horses 2000 (Movie)

Lacey Rawlins (Actor)

Niagara, Niagara 1998 (Movie)

Seth (Actor)

Steven Spielberg: An Empire of Dreams 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Thar She Blows! The Making of "Moby Dick" 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Suicide Kings 1998 (Movie)

Avery Chasten (Actor)

Hijacking Hollywood 1997 (Movie)

Kevin Conroy (Actor)

Curse of the Starving Class 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Indictment: the Mcmartin Trial 1995 (Movie)

Ray Buckley (Actor)

Legends of the Fall 1994 (Movie)

Samuel Ludlow (Actor)

Fire in the Sky 1993 (Movie)

Greg Hayes (Actor)

Milos Forman: Portrait 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Valmont 1989 (Movie)

Chevalier Danceney (Actor)

Murder One 1988 (Movie)

Billy Isaacs (Actor)

Frog Dreaming 1986 (Movie)

Cody Walpole (Actor)

Cloak and Dagger 1984 (Movie)

Davey Osborne (Actor)

Misunderstood 1984 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 (Movie)

Elliot (Actor)

The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Raggedy Man 1981 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

A Taste For Killing (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond Obsession (TV Show)

Actor

Bombshell (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Face Murders (TV Show)

Actor

Moby Dick (TV Show)

Actor

Psycho IV: The Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Riders of the Purple Sage (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Desperation (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Get Back 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

At the tender age of 11, actor Henry Thomas rose to overnight stardom in one of the biggest films of all time, "E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982), only to recede temporarily from the spotlight before returning to a career marked by a combination of made-for-TV, independent, and mainstream film projects. As a young man he handled himself admirably in Milo Forman's "Valmont" (1989) opposite classically-trained thespian Colin Firth, and even managed to bring some depth to the role of a young Norman Bates in "Psycho IV: The Beginning" (Showtime, 1990). He found work in epics on both the big and small screen, playing the naïve younger brother of Brad Pitt in "Legends of the Fall" (1994), and as Ishmael, sole-survivor of Ahab's ill-fated quest for revenge in the miniseries "Moby Dick" (USA, 1998). While his supporting role in "All the Pretty Horses" (2000) may not have led to a hit film, his turn in Martin Scorsese's violent "Gangs of New York" (2002) helped move Thomas past the limitations of forever being Elliot from "E.T." Guest turns on television series, such as "Without a Trace" (CBS, 2002-09), and supporting roles in major feature films like the romantic melodrama "Dear John" (2010), maintained a consistently visible profile for the working actor. Avoiding the usual pitfalls experienced by most child stars - including "E.T." co-star, Drew Barrymore - Thomas wisely gave himself time to grow up off camera, which allowed audiences to accept him as a seasoned adult actor upon his return to the screen.

Relationships

Kelley Hill Actor

Wife
Married 2000 Divorced 2002

Henry Thomas

Father

Carolyn Thomas

Mother

Hazel Thomas

Daughter
Mother, Marie Zielcke

Marie Zielcke Actor

Wife
Married May 10, 2004

EDUCATION

East Central High School

San Antonio , Texas

Blinn College

Brenham , Texas
Attended for two semesters before dropping out to pursue acting career

Milestones

2010

Played the close friend of Amanda Seyfried in the feature adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel, "Dear John"

2007

Played a 'Man of God' in "The Last Sin Eater"

2002

Appeared as Johnny Sirocco in "Gangs of New York"

2000

Appeared opposite Matt Damon in "All the Pretty Horses"

1998

Co-starred as Ishmael in USA Network's remake of "Moby Dick"

1998

Appeared in the ensemble film, "Suicide Kings," alongside Johnny Galecki, Jeremy Sisto and Christopher Walken

1997

Starred opposite Robin Tunney in the independent film, "Niagara, Niagara"

1995

Earned praise for his turn as Ray Buckey, accused of child abuse, in the HBO docudrama, "Indictment: The McMartin Trial"

1994

Co-starred with Brad Pitt and Aidan Quinn in "Legends of the Fall"

1993

Returned to Hollywood films with a supporting role in the UFO drama, "Fire in the Sky"

1990

Played the young Norman Bates in the made-for-cable sequel, "Psycho IV: The Beginning"

1988

Played a supporting role in Milos Foreman's international co-production, "Valmont"

1984

Received top billing over Dabney Coleman in "Cloak and Dagger"; last American film credit for nine years

1984

Received positive notices for his lead performance opposite Gene Hackman in "Misunderstood"

1982

Gained international celebrity as the star of Steven Spielberg's "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"

1981

Made TV debut in the NBC special, "The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid"

1981

Feature debut at age nine, "Raggedy Man," starring Sissy Spacek

1980

At age eight, asked his mother to take him to a local audition held in San Antonio

1977

Decided he wanted to be an actor at age five

Bonus Trivia

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Thomas performs in his spare time with the Rain Dogs, a Celtic folk-rock band.

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