Peter Fonda

Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
Possessing his father's piercing blue eyes, Peter Fonda also inherited his old man's talent, but not the same level of drive and commitment that passed on to older sister Jane. Still, the stubbornness and tenacity that ... Read more »
Born: 02/23/1940 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (125)

Ride With Norman Reedus 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Harvest 2015 (Movie)

Grandfather (Actor)

The Most Hated Woman in America 2015 (Movie)

Reverend Bob Harrington (Actor)

The Runner 2015 (Movie)

Rayne Pryce (Actor)

Breaking the Rules 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Japan 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Blacklist 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

As Cool As I Am 2013 (Movie)

Gerald (Actor)

House of Bodies 2013 (Movie)

Henry Lee Bishop (Actor)

The Ultimate Life 2013 (Movie)

Jacob Early (Actor)

Harodim - Nichts als die Wahrheit? 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hero Dog Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Trouble With Bliss 2012 (Movie)

Seymour Bliss (Actor)

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Fix 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll 2011 (Movie)

August West (Actor)

Californication 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day 2009 (Movie)

The Roman (Actor)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gathering 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

3:10 to Yuma 2007 (Movie)

Byron McElroy (Actor)

ER 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ghost Rider 2007 (Movie)

Mephistopheles (Actor)

Wild Hogs 2007 (Movie)

Damien Blade (Actor)

Becoming John Ford 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 2006 (Movie)

Grandfather (Actor)

El Cobrador: In God We Trust 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hollywood Home Movies 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

Mr. Caldwell (Actor)

The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Maldonado Miracle 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Wooly Boys 2004 (Movie)

Stoney (Actor)

70th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jane Fonda: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Route 66 -- Main Street America 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Sturgis: The Great Ride Rally 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

Born to the Wind 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 (Movie)

Shoshone Bill (Actor)

The Rockies 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Thomas and the Magic Railroad 2000 (Movie)

Burnett Stone (Actor)

Wildlife Adventures: Pollinators in Peril 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Motorcycles: Born to Be Wild 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Limey 1999 (Movie)

Valentine (Actor)

The Wild Ride of Outlaw Bikers 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

American Stories: The American Dream 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Harley Mania 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

The American Film Institute Salute to Robert Wise 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Ulee's Gold 1997 (Movie)

Ulysees "Ulee" Jackson (Actor)

Don't Look Back 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Grace of My Heart 1996 (Movie)

of Guru Dave (Voice)

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. 1996 (Movie)

Pipeline (Actor)

At Sundance 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Nadja 1995 (Movie)

Dr Van Helsing (Actor)

In the Heat of the Night 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love & A. 45 1994 (Movie)

Vergil (Actor)

South Beach 1994 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Bodies, Rest and Motion 1993 (Movie)

Motorcycle Rider (Actor)

Deadfall 1993 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Molly and Gina 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fonda on Fonda 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dennis Hopper 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Express 1991 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Fatal Mission 1990 (Movie)

Ken Andrews (Actor)

Gli Indifferenti 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hawken's Breed 1989 (Movie)

Hawken (Actor)

National Basketball Players Association Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The Rose Garden 1989 (Movie)

Herbert Schluter (Actor)

Unauthorized Biography: Jane Fonda 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Freedom Fighter 1988 (Movie)

Virelli (Actor)

Sgt. Pepper: It Was Twenty Years Ago Today 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Welcome Home 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Spasms 1986 (Movie)

Dr Thomas Brasilian (Actor)

Certain Fury 1985 (Movie)

Rodney (Actor)

Daijoobu, Mai Furrendo 1982 (Movie)

Gonzy Traumerai (Actor)

Peppermint Frieden 1982 (Movie)

Mr Frieden (Actor)

Split Image 1982 (Movie)

Kirklander (Actor)

The Cannonball Run 1981 (Movie)

Chief Biker (Actor)

Wanda Nevada 1979 (Movie)

Beaudray Demerille (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

High-ballin' 1978 (Movie)

Rane (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Outlaw Blues 1977 (Movie)

Bobby Ogden (Actor)

Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel 1977 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Fighting Mad 1976 (Movie)

Tom Hunter (Actor)

Futureworld 1976 (Movie)

Chuck Browning (Actor)

92 in the Shade 1975 (Movie)

Tom Skelton (Actor)

Race With the Devil 1975 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

The Diamond Mercenaries 1974 (Movie)

Mike Bradley (Actor)

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry 1973 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Open Season 1973 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

Two People 1973 (Movie)

Evan Bonner (Actor)

Not So Easy - Motorcycle Safety 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hired Hand 1970 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

The Return of the Smothers Brothers 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Easy Rider 1969 (Movie)

Wyatt (Actor)

Toby Dammit 1969 (Movie)

Baron Wilhelm (Actor)

The Trip 1966 (Movie)

Paul Groves (Actor)

The Wild Angels 1965 (Movie)

Heavenly Blues (Actor)

Lilith 1964 (Movie)

Stephen Evshevsky (Actor)

The Rounders 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Young Lovers 1963 (Movie)

Eddie Slocum (Actor)

Tammy and the Doctor 1962 (Movie)

Dr Mark Cheswick (Actor)

The Victors 1962 (Movie)

Weaver (Actor)

A Reason to Live (TV Show)

Actor

A Thief of Time (TV Show)

Actor

Back When We Were Grownups (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Water Hunters (TV Show)

Narrator

Second Skin (TV Show)

Actor

Supernova (TV Show)

Actor

The Hostage Tower (TV Show)

Actor

The Laramie Project (TV Show)

Actor

The Passion of Ayn Rand (TV Show)

Actor

The Tempest (TV Show)

Actor
Director (3)

Wanda Nevada 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Idaho Transfer 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

The Hired Hand 1970 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

The Big Fix 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Easy Rider 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (2)

Fatal Mission 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Easy Rider 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

Outlaw Blues 1977 (Movie)

("Outlaw Blues" "Jailbirds Can't Fly" "Whisper in a Velvet Night" "I Dream of Highways" "Beyond These Walls" "Water for My Horses") (Song Performer)

Biography

Possessing his father's piercing blue eyes, Peter Fonda also inherited his old man's talent, but not the same level of drive and commitment that passed on to older sister Jane. Still, the stubbornness and tenacity that enabled the black sheep of the Fonda acting dynasty to fashion an iconic career as the quintessential 1960s "hippie," also kept him focused into the 21st Century, where, long after Jane's "retirement," he continued to come into his own as an actor of quiet restraint to rival even his famously taciturn father. For many, he would always be Captain America, the spaced-out cat in "Easy Rider" (1969), the low-budget motorbikes-and-drugs road movie that perfectly captured the Zeitgeist of its day and made Fonda, as producer, "filthy rich." To another younger generation, he was simply Bridget Fonda's dad, but there were still chapters yet to be written, having survived the classic "dysfunctional" family and putting the substance abuse of his youth behind him.

Relationships

Susan Brewer Production Assistant

Wife
Married Oct. 8, 1961 Divorced April 15, 1974

Frances Brokaw

Mother
Committed suicide by cutting her throat with a razor on Oct. 14, 1950 (her 42nd birthday)

Portia Crockett

Wife
Great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Davy Crockett Met on set of "92 in the Shade" (1975) Married Nov. 11, 1975 Separated in 2008 Divorced in 2011

Thomas Crockett

Step-Son
Made custom pocket-knives

Margaret DeVogelaere

Wife
Began dating after Fonda split with his wife in 2008 Married June 19, 2011 in Hawaii

Jane Fonda Actor

Sister
Born Dec. 21, 1937; former fashion model and fitness guru; rose to fame with films such as "Barbarella" (1968) and "Coming Home" (1978)

Bridget Fonda Actor

Daughter
Born Jan. 27, 1964; mother, Susan Brewer

Henry Fonda Actor

Father
Born May 16, 1905; highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning actor; best known for his roles in "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "War and Peace" (1956), "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968) Also directed by and starred alongside son in "Wanda Nevada" (1979) Died Aug. 12, 1982

Justin Fonda Assistant Camera Operator

Son
Born July 9, 1966; mother, Susan Brewer

Troy Garity Actor

Nephew
Born July 7, 1973 to Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden

Harriet Warren

Aunt
Henry Fonda's younger sister; Peter lived with her and her husband

EDUCATION

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha , Nebraska
Dropped out a year before graduating

Omaha Community Playhouse

Omaha , Nebraska

Milestones

2007

Co-starred with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in James Mangold's western, "3:10 to Yuma"

2003

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2000

Portrayed Grandpa Burnett Stone in Britt Allcroft's live-action adaption, "Thomas and the Magic Railroad"

1999

Portrayed the novelist's husband in the Showtime drama, "The Passion of Ayn Rand"; earned an Emmy nomination

1999

Delivered a slick turn as a corrupt record executive in "The Limey"

1998

Played Gideon Prosper in NBC's Civil War era take on Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

1997

Played a beekeeper raising his grandchildren in "Ulee's Gold"; earned an Academy Award nomination

1994

Played duel roles of Van Helsing and Dracula in Michael Almereyda's "Nadja"

1993

Hosted "Harley Davidson - The American Motorcycle" (TBS)

1993

Had cameo role as a motorcycle rider in "Bodies, Rest and Motion"; starred daughter Bridget

1990

Contributed to screenplay and starred in "Fatal Mission"

1985

Played father to Rick Schroder in "A Reason to Live" (NBC)

1980

TV-movie debut, "The Hostage Tower" (CBS)

1979

Directed and co-starred with father in "Wanda Nevada"; last directing project to date and only film acted with his father

1977

Re-teamed with Heffron on "Outlaw Blues"

1976

Directed by Jonathan Demme in "Fighting Mad"; produced by Corman

1976

Starred in Richard T. Heffron's "Futureworld"

1975

Starred in two movies with Oates, "Race with the Devil" and "92 in the Shade"

1974

Played a race driver in "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry"

1973

Directed second film, "Idaho Transfer"; produced by William Hayward

1970

Re-teamed with Hopper for "The Last Movie"

1970

Directorial debut, "The Hired Hand"; starred Warren Oates and produced by William Hayward (son of Henry Fonda's first wife Margaret Sullavan)

1968

First film as producer and co-screenwriter, "Easy Rider"; directed by and co-starring Hopper; shared an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay

1968

Only film with sister Jane, Roger Vadim's "Metzengerstein" segment of "Spirits of the Dead"

1967

Re-teamed with Corman for "The Trip"; written by Jack Nicholson and starred Dennis Hopper

1966

First film with Roger Corman, "The Wild Angels"

1964

Played a young man who commits suicide in Robert Rossen's "Lilith"

1963

Feature acting debut, "Tammy and the Doctor"

1962

Made TV debut in an episode of "Naked City" (ABC)

1961

Broadway acting debut, "Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole"

1960

First stage lead in "The Golden Fleece" at the Omaha Community Playhouse; the same theater where his father first stated acting

1951

Survived a near-fatal gunshot wound while horsing around with an antique .22 pistol nine months after his mother's suicide

At age 17, went to live with his Aunt Harriet (Henry Fonda's sister) in Omaha where he finished high school

At age six, broke his neck at boarding school while attempting to swing on a rope from a barn

Bonus Trivia

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Fonda is known as Peter Honda in Japan for all his motorcycle commercials filmed and aired there.

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Some sources list 1940 as his birth year.

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Remembering the first time his father verbalized his love: "We both walked slowly to the front door. Once outside, he took me by the shoulders. It was as if he were pushing me away and at the same time drawing me close. Tears were streaming down his cheeks. Slowly and choking on the high-powered emotion, he said, 'I love you very much son. I want you to know that.' I hugged him so hard, I could feel the pacemaker in his chest. Tears streaming down my cheeks, I told him I loved him very much and kissed him on his lips. Something we had never done before. I quickly drove off, stopping at a nearby park to have the good hard cry I needed. Years of frustration fell off my heart like melting snow sliding off a roof." - From Don't Tell Dad by Peter Fonda, excerpted in People magazine, March 16, 1998

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On Hollywood's prevailing attitude toward him in the years since "Easy Rider" (1968): "'Fonda? That sonuvabitch? Isn't he up there in Montana just loaded on his ranch?' Well, no, I wasn't. I took drugs but I wasn't a druggie. I made an average of 1.3 films a year. Some were, you know, bad. But I did my job well. My father took everything he was offered. I'm sure he wasn't thrilled about being in 'The Swarm,' but there he was." - Fonda quoted in The New York Times magazine, March 22, 1998

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