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By transforming into his characters and pulling the audience in, Ed Harris has earned a reputation as one of the most talented actors of our time. Ed Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Margaret (Sholl), a travel agent, and Robert Lee Harris, a bookstore worker who also sang professionally. Both of his parents were originally from Oklahoma. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

The Truman Show Christof
Appaloosa Virgil Cole
Apollo 13 Gene Kranz
Pollock Jackson Pollock


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 2022 Get Away If You Can
 2016-2022 Westworld (TV Series)
Man in Black
- Que Será, Será (2022) ... Man in Black
- Metanoia (2022) ... Man in Black
- Fidelity (2022) ... Man in Black (credit only)
- Zhuangzi (2022) ... Man in Black
- Generation Loss (2022) ... Man in Black
 2022 Top Gun: Maverick
Radm. Chester 'Hammer' Cain
 2021 The Lost Daughter
 2020 Resistance
General Patton
 2019 The Last Full Measure
Ray Mott
 2017 Geostorm
Leonard Dekkom
 2017 Kodachrome
 2017 Mother!
 2017 A Crooked Somebody
Sam Vaughn
 2016 Rules Don't Apply
Mr. Bransford
 2016 In Dubious Battle
 2016 Buried Child
 2015 The Adderall Diaries
Neil Elliott
 2015 Run All Night
Shawn Maguire
 2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue (Video Game)
Blade Ranger (voice)
 2014 Cymbeline
 2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue
Blade Ranger (voice)
 2014 Frontera
 2013 The Face of Love
Garret Mathis / Tom Young
 2013 Gravity
Mission Control (voice)
 2013 Snowpiercer
 2013 Pain & Gain
Ed DuBois
 2013/I Phantom
 2013 Sweetwater
Sheriff Jackson
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie)
John McCain
 2012 Man on a Ledge
David Englander
 2011 That's What I Am
Mr. Simon
 2011 Salvation Boulevard
Peter Blaylock
 2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops (Video Game)
Jason Hudson (voice)
 2010 Virginia
Richard Tipton
 2010/I The Way Back
Mr. Smith
 2010 Once Fallen
 2008 Appaloosa
Virgil Cole
 2008 Touching Home
Charlie Winston
 2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Mitch Wilkinson
 2007 Cleaner
Eddie Lorenzo
 2007 Gone Baby Gone
Remy Bressant
 2006 Copying Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
 2006 Two Tickets to Paradise
 2005 Winter Passing
Don Holden
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini Series)
Miles Roby
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Miles Roby
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Miles Roby
 2005 A History of Violence
Carl Fogarty
 2003 Radio
Coach Jones
 2003 The Human Stain
Lester Farley
 2003 Masked and Anonymous
Oscar Vogel
 2002 The Hours
Richard Brown
 2002 Just a Dream
Older Henry Sturbuck (voice)
 2001 A Beautiful Mind
 2001 Buffalo Soldiers
Colonel Berman
 2001 Enemy at the Gates
Major König
 2000 Pollock
Jackson Pollock
 2000 The Prime Gig
Kelly Grant
 2000 Waking the Dead
Jerry Charmichael
 1999 The Third Miracle
Frank Shore
 1998 The Truman Show: Tru-Talk (TV Short)
 1998 Stepmom
Luke Harrison
 1998 The Truman Show
 1997 Absolute Power
Seth Frank
 1996 The Rock
General Francis X. Hummel
 1996 Riders of the Purple Sage (TV Movie)
Jim Lassiter
 1996 Eye for an Eye
Mack McCann
 1995 Nixon
E. Howard Hunt
 1995 Frasier (TV Series)
- Leapin' Lizards (1995) ... Rob (voice)
 1995/I Apollo 13
Gene Kranz
 1995 Just Cause
Blair Sullivan
 1994 Milk Money
 1994 The Stand (TV Mini Series)
General Starkey
- The Plague (1994) ... General Starkey (uncredited)
 1994 China Moon
Kyle Bodine
 1993 Needful Things
Sheriff Alan Pangborn
 1993 The Firm
Wayne Tarrance
 1992 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Hugh Hathaway
 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross
Dave Moss
 1991 Paris Trout
Harry Seagraves
 1990 State of Grace
 1989 The Abyss
Bud Brigman
 1989 Field of Dreams
The Voice (voice, as Himself, unconfirmed)
 1989 Jacknife
 1988 To Kill A Priest
 1987 Walker
William Walker
 1987 The Last Innocent Man (TV Movie)
Harry Nash
 1985 Sweet Dreams
Charlie Dick
 1985 Code Name: Emerald
Gus Lang
 1985 Alamo Bay
 1984 A Flash of Green
Jimmy Wing
 1984 Places in the Heart
Wayne Lomax
 1984 Swing Shift
Jack Walsh
 1983 The Right Stuff
John Glenn
 1983 Under Fire
 1982 Cassie & Co. (TV Series)
- Lover Come Back (1982)
 1982 Creepshow
Hank Blaine (segment "Father's Day")
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Arnold Harmon
- Hart of Darkness (1981) ... Arnold Harmon
 1981 Dream on!
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Lonny Wilson
- Vagabonds (1981) ... Lonny Wilson
 1981 Knightriders
 1979-1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Ralph Cooper / Rick Reiner / Warren
- Survival (1981) ... Ralph Cooper
- Hazard (1980) ... Rick Reiner
- Hit (1979) ... Warren
 1980 Paris (TV Series)
John Dantley
- America the Beautiful (1980) ... John Dantley
 1980 Borderline
 1980 The Aliens Are Coming (TV Movie)
Chuck Polcheck
 1979 The Seekers (TV Mini Series)
Lt. Wm Clark
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Lt. Wm Clark (credit only)
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Lt. Wm Clark
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Glenn Morgan
- School of Terror (1979) ... Glenn Morgan
 1978 David Cassidy - Man Undercover (TV Series)
- Deadly Convoy (1978) ... Ben
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Rudy Kempner
- Kill the Messenger (1978) ... Rudy Kempner
 1978 Coma
Pathology Resident #2
 1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Movie)
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Davey Bresnihan
- Cancelled Contract (1977) ... Davey Bresnihan
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
- Trapped (1976) ... Steve
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Other Works:

Play: "Fool for Love", by Sam Shepard. Dir. Sam Shepard. Circle Repertory Theatre/Douglas Fairbanks Theater, New York, NY. See more »

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5 Interviews | 9 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:



5' 8" (1.73 m)


Amy Madigan  (1 child)


Lily Harris


Margaret Harris | Bob L. Harris


Robert Harris (sibling) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

As soon as I went on stage, I wanted to do nothing else with my life but act. I always liked the attention that playing sports had brought, but acting fulfilled that need even better. See more »


Originated the role of Eddie in the stage production of "Fool for Love" by Sam Shepard. He later worked with Shepard himself in The Right Stuff (1983) and then Shepard went on to succeed him in the film adaptation of the play. See more »


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