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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 24 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 By Way of Helena (filming)
Abraham Brant
 2013 Free Birds
Jake (voice)
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie)
Steve Schmidt
 2009/I 2012
Charlie Frost
 2008 Management
Jango
 2008 Semi-Pro
Monix
 2006 Free Jimmy
Roy Arnie (English version, voice)
 1999 Edtv
Ray Pekurny
 1998 Ellen (TV Series)
Henry
- 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)
Dustin
 1989 Dear John (TV Series)
Richard
- 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)
Slater
 1987 Paul Reiser Out on a Whim (TV Movie)
 1978 Harper Valley P.T.A.
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Other Works:

: Plays Shannon in "The Night of the Iguana" play by Tennessee Williams (Lyric Theatre, London, England, UK). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was about 24 years old and I had tons of acne and mucus. I met some random girl on a bus who told me to quit dairy and all those symptoms would go away three days later. By God, she was right! See more »

Trivia:

He climbed the Golden Gate Bridge and put up a sign that read, "Hurwitz. Aren't ancient redwoods more precious than gold?" in protest of MAXXAM/Pacific Lumber CEO Charles Hurwitz, who once stated, "He who has the gold, makes the rules". See more »

Trademark:

Southern accent

Star Sign:

Leo

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