Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

American actor (born 1942)
Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor, aviator, and environmental activist. He gained worldwide fame for his starring role as Han Solo in the original Star Wars Trilogy (1977–1983), eventually reprising the role decades later in the sequel trilogy (2015–2019). Ford is also widely known for his portrayal of Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones film franchise and as Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan in the spy thrillers Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994).

Personal life Marriages and family Ford has been married three times and has five children.

He was first married to Mary Marquardt from 1964 until their divorce in 1979. They had two sons, chef-restaurateur Benjamin Ford (born 1966) and clothier Willard Ford (born 1969). Benjamin Ford co-owns Ford's Filling Station, a gastropub with two locations: at The Marriott, L.A. Live, Downtown Los Angeles, and at LAX Terminal 5. Willard is the owner of Strong Sports Gym, and was co-owner of the Kim Sing Theater and owner of the Ludwig Clothing company.

Ford's second wife was screenwriter Melissa Mathison; they married in March 1983 and separated in late 2000, subsequently divorcing. They had two children, actor/musician Malcolm Ford (born 1987) and actress Georgia Ford (born 1990).

Ford began dating actress Calista Flockhart after they met at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards, and together they are parents to her adopted son, Liam (born 2001). Ford proposed to Flockhart over Valentine's Day weekend in 2009. They married on June 15, 2010, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Ford was filming Cowboys & Aliens. Ford lives with Flockhart and Liam in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He retains a base in Los Angeles, California.

In her 2016 autobiography The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher claimed that she and Ford had a three-month affair in 1976 during the filming of Star Wars.

Ford is known as one of Hollywood's most private actors, guarding much of his personal life.

Harrison Ford Actor - Born July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nickname Harry

Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)


Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Minsk, Belarus. Harrison was a lackluster student at Maine Township High School East in Park Ridge Illinois (no athletic star, never above a C average). After dropping out of Ripon College in Wisconsin, where he did some acting and later summer stock, he signed a Hollywood contract with Columbia and later Universal. His roles in movies and television (Ironside (1967), The Virginian (1962)) remained secondary and, discouraged, he turned to a career in professional carpentry. He came back big four years later, however, as Bob Falfa in American Graffiti (1973). Four years after that, he hit colossal with the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Another four years and Ford was Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

Four years later and he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his role as John Book in Witness (1985). All he managed four years after that was his third starring success as Indiana Jones; in fact, many of his earlier successful roles led to sequels as did his more recent portrayal of Jack Ryan in Patriot Games (1992). Another Golden Globe nomination came his way for the part of Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive (1993). He is clearly a well-established Hollywood superstar. He also maintains an 800-acre ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Ford is a private pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, and owns an 800-acre (3.2 km2) ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, approximately half of which he has donated as a nature reserve. On several occasions, Ford has personally provided emergency helicopter services at the request of local authorities, in one instance rescuing a hiker overcome by dehydration. Ford began flight training in the 1960s at Wild Rose Idlewild Airport in Wild Rose, Wisconsin, flying in a Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer, but at $15 an hour, he could not afford to continue the training. In the mid-1990s, he bought a used Gulfstream II and asked one of his pilots, Terry Bender, to give him flying lessons. They started flying a Cessna 182 out of Jackson, Wyoming, later switching to Teterboro, New Jersey, flying a Cessna 206, the aircraft he soloed in. Ford is an honorary board member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope.

On March 5, 2015, Ford's plane, believed to be a Ryan PT-22 Recruit, made an emergency landing on the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California. Ford had radioed in to report that the plane had suffered engine failure. He was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he was reported to be in fair to moderate condition. Ford suffered a broken pelvis and broken ankle during the accident, as well as other injuries.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan and Pedro Borges

Spouse (3)


Calista Flockhart (15 June 2010 - present) ( 1 child)

Melissa Mathison (14 March 1983 - 6 January 2004) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Mary Marquardt (18 June 1964 - 3 October 1979) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (13)


Frequently plays characters who use their intelligence rather than physical strength

Known to take a lot of hits and endure a lot of pain in his action films

Quiet but charming personality

Deep, soft, soothing voice

Best known for his iconic roles as Han Solo and Indiana Jones

Known for playing unwilling but quick-witted heroes who can think on their feet

Often works with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas

Sarcastic, world-weary sense of humor

Has a scar on his chin and a pierced left ear

Performs many of his own stunts

Many of his films feature a scene of him pointing his finger in someone's face

Known for his low-key, naturalistic performances and often doing minimal rehearsal to achieve the effect

Characters with a cynical or world-weary personality

Trivia (138)


Personal Quotes (84)


Salary (19)

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Harrison Ford was born on Monday, 13 July 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His full name at birth was Harrison Ford. He is best known as an actor. Ford's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Harrison attended high school at Maine East High School, Park Ridge, Illinois, USA (1960). For university, he studied at Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin, USA (dropped out). He is considered to be politically left leaning and is affiliated with the Democratic Party (USA). His religion is listed as Agnostic. He is 6' 1" (185 cm) tall and weighs 179 lbs (81 kg) with a slim build. He has hazel eyes and salt and pepper hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $230,000,000 US dollars. Harrison Ford is 81 years old and his zodiac star sign is Cancer.

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Full name at birth
Harrison Ford
Claim to fame
his roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars film series, Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones film series, Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, John Book in Witness and Jack Ryan in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger
Date of birth
13 July 1942
Place of birth
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Actor, film producer
Occupation category


6' 1" (185 cm)
179 lbs (81 kg)
Hair color
Eye color
Zodiac sign
Distinctive feature
  • Scar on his chin (the scar from his seat belt injury happened in 1968)
  • He has a pierced left ear
  • Tall and lanky body
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Net worth
$230,000,000 USD
High school
Maine East High School, Park Ridge, Illinois, USA (1960)
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Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin, USA (dropped out)
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Talent agency
  • Celebrity Talent International
  • United Talent Agency
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Political affiliation
Political party
Partner: Calista Flockhart (Married) 1 child
21 Jan 2002-
Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
  • Harrison is a licensed pilot of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
  • In June 2021, he suffered a shoulder injury during the shooting of Indiana Jones 5.
  • In January 2021, he received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • In his honor, his friend and entomologist Dr. EO Wilson named an ant species (Pheidole harrisonfordi) after him in 2002.
  • At his ranch, he has a collection of 11 planes including a 1929 vintage Waco Taperwing open-top biplane.

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