Woody Harrelson

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Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, where his mother was from. After receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, he had a brief stint in New York theater. He was ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 90 nominations. See more awards »


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True Detective Detective Marty Hart
Natural Born Killers Mickey Knox
Zombieland Tallahassee


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  The Most Dangerous Man in America (TV Series) (pre-production)
Timothy Leary
- Episode #1.1 ... Timothy Leary
 2023 Champions (post-production)
 2023 The White House Plumbers (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
E. Howard Hunt
- Episode #1.5 (2023) ... E. Howard Hunt
- Episode #1.4 (2023) ... E. Howard Hunt
- Episode #1.3 (2023) ... E. Howard Hunt
- Episode #1.2 (2023) ... E. Howard Hunt
- Episode #1.1 (2023) ... E. Howard Hunt
 2022 The Man from Toronto
The Man from Toronto
 2022 Triangle of Sadness
The Captain
 2020-2021 The Freak Brothers (TV Series)
Freewheelin' Franklin Freek
- Freakchella (2021) ... Freewheelin' Franklin Freek
- The Candidate (2021) ... Freewheelin' Franklin Freek
- Gender No-Binary (2021) ... Freewheelin' Franklin Freek
- Bo-Freakien Rap-Sody (2021) ... Freewheelin' Franklin Freek
- The Expendables (2021) ... Freewheelin' Franklin Freek
 2021 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Woody Harrelson
- The Watermelon (2021) ... Woody Harrelson
 2021 Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Cletus Kasady / Carnage
 2021/I Kate
 2021 Costco Exposed: Undercover Investigation (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2019 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Joe Biden
- Will Ferrell/King Princess (2019) ... Joe Biden (uncredited)
- David Harbour/Camila Cabello (2019) ... Joe Biden (uncredited)
 2019 Midway
Chester W. Nimitz
 2019 Zombieland: Double Tap
 2019 The Highwaymen
Maney Gault
 2018 Venom
Cletus Kasady
 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story
 2017 Shock and Awe
Jonathan Landay
 2017 The Glass Castle
 2017 War for the Planet of the Apes
The Colonel
 2017/I Wilson
 2017/I Lost in London
Woody Harrelson
 2016 The Edge of Seventeen
Mr. Bruner
 2016 LBJ
Lyndon B. Johnson
 2016/I The Duel
 2016 Now You See Me 2
Merritt McKinney / Chase McKinney
 2016 Triple 9
Jeffrey Allen
 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Haymitch Abernathy
 2015 U2: Song for Someone (Version 1) (Music Video short)
Aaron Brown
 2014 Saturday Night Live: Cut for Time (TV Series)
God / Scientist
- Tweet (2014) ... God
- Pentagon Presentation (2014) ... Scientist
 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Haymitch Abernathy
 2014 True Detective (TV Series)
Detective Marty Hart
- After You've Gone (2014) ... Detective Marty Hart
- Haunted Houses (2014) ... Detective Marty Hart
- The Secret Fate of All Life (2014) ... Detective Marty Hart
- Form and Void (2014) ... Detective Marty Hart
- Who Goes There (2014) ... Detective Marty Hart
 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Haymitch Abernathy
 2013 Out of the Furnace
Harlan DeGroat
 2013 Free Birds
Jake (voice)
 2013/I Now You See Me
Merritt McKinney
 2012 Seven Psychopaths
 2012 The Hunger Games
Haymitch Abernathy
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie)
Steve Schmidt
 2011 Rampart
David Douglas Brown
 2011 Friends with Benefits
 2010 Bunraku
The Bartender
 2009/I 2012
Charlie Frost
 2009 Zombieland
 2009 Defendor
Arthur Poppington aka Defendor
 2009/I The Messenger
Captain Tony Stone
 2008 Seven Pounds
 2008 Management
 2008 Surfer, Dude
Jack Mayweather
 2008 Semi-Pro
 2008 Sleepwalking
 2008 Transsiberian
 2007 Battle in Seattle
 2007 The Grand
One Eyed Jack Faro
 2007 No Country for Old Men
Carson Wells
 2007 The Walker
Carter Page III
 2007 Nanking
Bob Wilson
 2006 A Scanner Darkly
Ernie Luckman
 2006 Free Jimmy
Roy Arnie (English version, voice)
 2005 North Country
Bill White
 2005 The Big White
Raymond Barnell
 2004 After the Sunset
Stan Lloyd
 2004 She Hate Me
Leland Powell
 2003 Anger Management
Galaxia / Security Guard Gary
 2003/I Scorched
Jason 'Woods' Valley
 2001 Will & Grace (TV Series)
- The Rules of Engagement (2001) ... Nathan
- Loose Lips Sink Relationships (2001) ... Nathan
- Past and Presents (2001) ... Nathan
- The Third Wheel Gets the Grace (2001) ... Nathan
- Sons and Lovers (2001) ... Nathan
 1999 Play It to the Bone
Vince Boudreau
 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Woody Harrelson
 1999 Edtv
 1999 Frasier (TV Series)
Woody Boyd
- The Show Where Woody Shows Up (1999) ... Woody Boyd
 1998 The Hi-Lo Country
Big Boy Matson
 1998 The Thin Red Line
Sgt. Keck
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Woody Harrelson
 1998 Ellen (TV Series)
- Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 2 (1998) ... Henry (uncredited)
 1998 Palmetto
Harry Barber
 1997 Wag the Dog
Sgt. William Schumann
 1997 Welcome to Sarajevo
 1996 Spin City (TV Series)
Tommy Dugan
- Meet Tommy Dugan (1996) ... Tommy Dugan
 1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt
Larry Flynt
 1996 Kingpin
Roy Munson
 1996 The Sunchaser
Dr. Michael Reynolds
 1995 Money Train
Charlie Robinson
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Woody Boyd
- Fear of Flying (1994) ... Woody Boyd (voice)
 1994 Natural Born Killers
Mickey Knox
 1994 The Cowboy Way
Pepper Lewis
 1994 I'll Do Anything
Ground Zero Hero
 1985-1993 Cheers (TV Series)
Woody Boyd / Woodrow Huckleberry Tiberius Boyd
- One for the Road (1993) ... Woody Boyd
- The Guy Can't Help It (1993) ... Woody Boyd
- Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses (1993) ... Woody Boyd
- It's Lonely on the Top (1993) ... Woody Boyd
- Woody Gets an Election (1993) ... Woody Boyd
 1993 Indecent Proposal
David Murphy
 1992 White Men Can't Jump
Billy Hoyle
 1991 Ted & Venus
Homeless Vietnam Veteran
 1991 Doc Hollywood
 1991 L.A. Story
Harris' Boss (uncredited)
 1990 Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Movie)
Lou the Lamb
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Woody Boyd
 1990 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Woody Boyd
 1989 Cool Blue (Video)
 1989 Dear John (TV Series)
- Love and Marriage (1989) ... Richard
 1988 Killer Instinct (TV Movie)
Charlie Long
 1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday (TV Movie)
Woody Boyd
 1988 She's Having a Baby
Woody Harrelson (uncredited)
 1987 Bay Cove (TV Movie)
 1986 Wildcats
 1978 Harper Valley P.T.A.
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (9 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (14 credits)
Show Show Self (200 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (44 credits)

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