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Henry Thomas – MovieActors.com

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Thomas in ET: the Extra-Terrestrial.

About Henry Thomas (1971 – )

Henry Thomas was born on September 9, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas, the only child of Carolyn and Henry Thomas Sr.. His birth name was Henry Jackson Thomas Jr.

The Little Thomas is Henry Thomas's nickname.

At the age of eight, Henry decided that he wanted to be an actor, after watching a show on P.B.S.. The 1981 film, RAGGEDY MAN, was Henry Thomas' movie debut, at the age of ten.

The movie that made Henry Thomas a child star was ET: the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982, playing Elliott, the boy who discovered and rescued E.T.

Not only did audiences enjoy Henry's thespian performance in this film, but the award shows sure did take notice! For his performance, Henry won the Young Artist Award, for Best Young Motion Picture Actor.

For this same performance, Henry also was nominated for a NEW STAR OF THE YEAR Golden Globe, nominated for the MOST OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER TO LEADING FILM ROLES BAFTA FIlm Award, and nominated for the BEST ACTOR Saturn Award.

On VH1's list Henry Thomas, Ranked #24 of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"

After experiencing the overflow of fan appreciation, Elliott went back to his life in Texas, doing a project here and there while growing up and going to school. He didn't like constatnly being recognized, never realizing that movie making was more than like being in camp, but can bring a shy boy into the world of being a celebrity.

His family lived on modest income, and they didn't know any Hollywood people, which was probably a blessing at this moment in his life. In an interview, Henry tells of the down side of becoming a child star, adored by many. "Of course there have been times I regretted being the kid in 'E.T.' My world went completely crazy. It was that stupid kind of famous, where you can't go anywhere."

"It was like that for the first six months after 'E.T.' was in cinemas. I'd go out and get mobbed. I was a shy kid, and being approached by adults all the time just freaked me out."

Henry graduated from East Central High School, and tried Blinn College, but dropped out and decided to give acting his full attention.Henry entered the world of adult acting, proving himself to be still a talented actor, making the jump from child actor to adult actor.

Henry Thomas was in the 1990 made-for-TV movie, PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING, portraying the character of young Norman Bates. In 1996, Henry was honored with a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe for his performance in the TV Movie: INDICTMENT: THE MCMARTIN TRIAL;(1995); a TV movie that won 2 Golden Globes, among other awards.

Henry Thomas is an actor and a musician. The band, The Blueheelers, was a musical group that Henry Thomas performed with, during the mid to late 1990s'. After the band dissolved, Henry continued to write and sing songs. His music made it onto the sound tracks and into the films that he was cast in.

In the film, NIAGRA, NIAGRA, his song, TRUCKSTOP COFFEE, was on the film's soundtrack. In 2003 Henry Thomas composed the song, HONEY BABY. In the 2012 film, LAST RIDE, a film about Hank Williams, Henry played a singer, and performed some of his own songs.

In the 2002 box office hit, GANGS OF NEW YORK, Henry Thomas played Johnny Sirocco, giving a strong Supporting Actor performance, holding his own with well-known actors, like
Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, and Liam Neeson.

Henry Thomas played the role of Peter Jackson in the 2005 TV mini-series, DESPERATION; based on a novel by Stephen King.

Henry Thomas hasn't been lucky in love. His first marriage to actress Kelly Hill was a short one; from 2000-2002.

in 2004, Henry Thomas met German actress, Marie Zielcke, on the set of HONEY BABY. They married that same year on May 10th, 2004, and had one daughter together, Hazel. They separated three years later, in 2007. Henry still has a daughter to love, which is a great thing.

Henry Thomas's notable movie credits include...

RAGGEDY MAN (1981)
MISUNDERSTOOD (1984)
CLOAK AND DAGGER (1984)
THE QUEST (1986)
MURDER ONE (1988)
VALMONT (1989)
PSYCHO 4: THE BEGINNING (1990)
FIRE IN THE SKY (1993)
CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS (1994)
LEGENDS OF THE FALL (1994)
BOMBSHELL (1997)
HIJACKING HOLLYWOOD (1997)
NIAGARA, NIAGARA (1997)
SUICIDE KINGS (1997)
FEVER (1999)
A GOOD BABY (2000)
ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (2000)
THE QUICKIE (2001)
DEAD IN THE WATER (2002)
I'M WITH LUCKY (2002)
GANGS OF NEW YORK (2002)
I CAPTURE THE CASTLE (2003)
BRIAR PATCH (2003)
11:14 (2003)
HONEY BABY (2004)
DEAD BIRDS (2004)
TENNIS, ANYONE...? (2005)
THE HARD EASY (2006)
THE DEAL (2007)
THE LAST SIN EATER (2007)
SUFFERING MAN'S CHARITY (2007)
RED VELVET (2008)
DON'T LOOK UP (2009)
DEAR JOHN
(2010)
THE LAST RIDE (2012)
BIG SUR (2013)

Henry Thomas's notable television credits include...

THE STEELER AND THE PITTSBURGH KID (TV MOVIE) (1981)
A TASTE FOR KILLING (TV MOVIE) (1992)
INDICTMENT:THE MCMARTIN TRIAL (TV MOVIE) (1995)
RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE (TV MOVIE) (1996)
MOBY DICK (TV MINI-SERIES)(1998)
HAPPY FACE MURDERS (TV MOVIE)(1999)
NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES: FROM THE STORIES OF STEPHEN KING (MINI-SERIES 2006
WITHOUT A TRACE (TV SERIES -2 Episodes)(2007-2008)
BETRAYAL (TV SERIES 2013-2014)
SONS OF LIBERTY (TV MINI-SERIES)(2015)


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Thomas in FIRE IN THE SKY (1993).

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Henry Thomas in ET: the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)