Homer H. Hickam Jr.

Up 23,018 this week
0:30 | Trailer
Homer H. Hickam, Jr., the second son of Homer and Elsie Hickam, was raised in Coalwood, West Virginia. He graduated from Big Creek High School in 1960 and from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) in 1964 with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Hickam served as a First Lieutenant in the Fourth Infantry ... See full bio »

The Best Movies and Shows in September

From Ana de Armas in a Marilyn Monroe biopic to a new Star Wars series, here are the best movies and series to watch in September.

See the IMDb Editors' picks

Double Duty: Musicians-Turned-Actors

These multi-talented Hispanic and Latino musicians are taking Hollywood by storm with their standout performances in film and TV, including Shotgun Wedding, Bullet Train, and Hustlers.

See the full gallery

New & Upcoming Sequels, Prequels, and Spin-Offs

From new Avatar sequels to "Game of Thrones" spin-off "House of the Dragon," these are the most anticipated sequels, prequels, and spin-offs on IMDb.

See the full list

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 people
created 11 Nov 2019
a list of 16 people
created 5 months ago
a list of 9 people
created 07 Apr 2021

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Homer H. Hickam Jr.'s work have you seen?

User Polls


1 video »

Known For

October Sky Writer
Nova Thanks
Sputnik Fever Self - Participant


Jump to: Writer | Thanks | Self
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (1 credit)
 1999 October Sky (book "Rocket Boys")
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
 2007 Nova (TV Series documentary) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- Sputnik Declassified (2007) ... (special thanks - as Homer Hickam)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (6 credits)
 2023 Kennedy (TV Mini Series documentary) (post-production)
- The Kennedy Machine (1960) (2023) ... Self
- The World at War (1940-1944) (2023) ... Self
 2015 Nova (TV Series documentary)
- Nazi Attack on America (2015) ... Self
 2007 Sputnik Fever (Documentary)
Self - Participant (as Homer Hickam)
 1999 Spotlight on Location: October Sky (Video documentary short)
 1999 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
- Episode dated 25 February 1999 (1999) ... Self (as Homer Hickman)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

(2016 to 2017 Winter) The musical, "October Sky,' Was performed in a West Coast premiere production at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. Barry Edelstein was artistic director. Rachel Rockwell was director. Brian Hill and Aaron Thielen wrote the book. Michael Mahler was composer and lyricist. Universal Pictures ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Homer Hickam | Homer Hickman

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed