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Woody Harrelson

Academy Award-nominee Woody Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, and, after receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, had a brief stint in New York theater. He was soon cast as Woody on TV series Cheers (1982), which wound up being ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Besties (filming)
 2016/I Wilson (post-production)
 2015 By Way of Helena (completed)
Abraham Brant
 2013 Free Birds
Jake (voice)
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie)
Steve Schmidt
 2009/I 2012
Charlie Frost
 2008 Management
 2008 Semi-Pro
 2006 Free Jimmy
Roy Arnie (English version, voice)
 1999 Edtv
Ray Pekurny
 1998 Ellen (TV Series)
- Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 2 (1998) ... Henry (uncredited)
 1996 Spin City (TV Series)
Tommy Dugan
- Meet Tommy Dugan (1996) ... Tommy Dugan
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Woody Boyd
- Fear of Flying (1994) ... Woody Boyd (voice)
 1994 I'll Do Anything
Ground Zero Hero
 1991 Ted & Venus
Homeless Vietnam Veteran
 1991 L.A. Story
Harris' Boss (uncredited)
 1990 Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Movie)
Lou the Lamb
 1990 Cool Blue (Video)
 1989 Dear John (TV Series)
- Love and Marriage (1989) ... Richard
 1989 True Believer
Man in Dodd's office (uncredited)
 1988 Killer Instinct (TV Movie)
Charlie Long
 1988 She's Having a Baby
Woody Harrelson (uncredited)
 1987 Bay Coven (TV Movie)
 1987 Paul Reiser Out on a Whim (TV Movie)
 1978 Harper Valley P.T.A.
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He acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "The Night of the Iguana," at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Clare Higgins, Jenny Seagrove, and Nichola McAuliffe in the cast. Anthony Page was director. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 9 Interviews | 9 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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[on the arrest of Roman Polanski] I have a daughter who is 13 and the thought of some guy giving her a Quaalude...then I was torn over the fact that it had been 32 years and the girl had forgiven him, so I don't know. I do think that what he did was wrong. See more »


Father Charles Harrelson was sentenced to two life sentences for the murder of Federal Judge John Howland Wood on the orders of drug dealer Jimmy Chagra, who reportedly paid him $250,000. Harrelson has claimed to be one of the "hobos" taken away from "the grassy knoll" right after the shooting of John F. Kennedy. See more »


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