Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 23-07-1961
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Midland, Texas, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Woodrow Tracy Harrelson
    وودي هارلسون

  • Popularity: 12.65
  • Homepage: N/A


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 soon cast as Woody on TV series Cheers (1982), which wound up being one of the most-popular TV shows ever and also earned Harrelson an Emmy for his performance in 1989. While he dabbled in film during his time on Cheers (1982), that area of his career didn't fully take off until towards the end of the show's run. In 1991, Doc Hollywood (1991) gave him his first widely-seen movie role, and he followed that up with White Men Can't Jump (1992), Indecent Proposal (1993) and Natural Born Killers (1994). More recently, Harrelson was seen in No Country for Old Men (2007), Zombieland (2009), 2012 (2009), and Friends with Benefits (2011), along with the acclaimed HBO movie Game Change (2012). In 2011, Harrelson snagged the coveted role of fan-favorite drunk Haymitch Abernathy in the big-screen adaptation of The Hunger Games (2012), which ended up being one of the highest-grossing movies ever at the domestic box office. Harrelson is set to reprise that role for the sequels, which are scheduled for release in November 2013, 2014 and 2015. Harrelson has received two Academy Award nominations, first for his role as controversial Hustler founder Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and then for a role in The Messenger (2009). He also received Golden Globe nominations for both of these parts. In 2016, he had a stand-out role as a wise teacher in the teen drama The Edge of Seventeen (2016). Harrelson was briefly married to Nancy Simon in the 80s, and later married his former assistant, Laura Louie, with whom he has three daughters.




Year Movie Character
1994 Natural Born Killers as Mickey Knox
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt as Larry Flynt
1999 Grass as Narrator
1998 Palmetto as Harry Barber
1996 Kingpin as Roy Munson
2008 TransSiberian as Roy
2007 The Walker as Carter Page III
2003 Go Further as Himself
2009 Defendor as Arthur Poppington / Defendor
2007 The Grand as One Eyed Jack Faro
2008 Hempsters: Plant the Seed as Himself
1994 The Cowboy Way as Pepper Lewis
1990 Cool Blue as Dustin
2011 Rampart as Dave Brown
2011 Ethos as Host
2009 Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days as Himself
2017 Wilson as Wilson
2017 LBJ as Lyndon B. Johnson
2016 The Duel as Abraham Brant
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Bill Willoughby
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday as Woody Boyd
2017 Lost in London as Woody Harrelson
2006 Free Jimmy as Roy Arnie (voice)
2019 Zombieland: Double Tap as Tallahassee
2019 Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" as Archie Bunker
1970 Triangle of Sadness
1998 The Hi-Lo Country as Big Boy Matson
1992 White Men Can't Jump as Billy Hoyle
1999 Play It to the Bone as Vince Boudreau
1999 Edtv as Ray Pekurny
1995 Money Train as Charlie
2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio as Kelly Ryan
2008 Semi-Pro as Monix
2009 The Messenger as Tony Stone
1997 Welcome to Sarajevo as Flynn
2009 Zombieland as Tallahassee
2012 Game Change as Steve Schmidt
2007 Raw for Life as Himself
2012 How to Make Money Selling Drugs as Himself
2013 Free Birds as Jake (voice)
2017 The Glass Castle as Rex Walls
2017 War for the Planet of the Apes as The Colonel
2019 The Highwaymen as Manny Gault
2019 Breakthrough as Narrator
1970 Fruitloops
2020 Kiss the Ground as Self / Narrator (voice)
2004 After the Sunset as Stan Lloyd
2006 A Scanner Darkly as Ernie Luckman
1993 Indecent Proposal as David Murphy
2009 Management as Jango
2010 Bunraku as The Bartender
2007 Battle in Seattle as Dale
1996 The Sunchaser as Dr. Michael Reynolds
2013 Now You See Me as Merritt McKinney
2012 Seven Psychopaths as Charlie Costello
2011 The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique as Self
2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 as Haymitch Abernathy
2013 Out of the Furnace as Harlan DeGroat
2016 Now You See Me 2 as Merritt McKinney / Chase McKinney
1988 Killer Instinct as Charlie Long
2003 Scorched as Jason 'Woods' Valley
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story as Tobias Beckett
2003 This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs "The Late Henry Moss" as Taxi Driver
2018 Shock and Awe as Jonathan Landay
2019 Midway as Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
2021 Venom: Let There Be Carnage as Cletus Kasady / Carnage
1970 Kate
2021 Man from Toronto
2008 Burma: It Can't Wait as Divo
1997 Wag the Dog as Sergeant William Schumann
2008 Seven Pounds as Ezra Turner
2007 No Country for Old Men as Carson Wells
1991 Doc Hollywood as Hank Gordon
2008 Surfer, Dude as Jack
2009 2012 as Charlie Frost
2008 Sleepwalking as Randall
2012 The Hunger Games as Haymitch Abernathy
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Haymitch Abernathy
2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 as Haymitch Abernathy
2016 Triple 9 as Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen
2016 The Edge of Seventeen as Mr. Bruner
1970 The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games as Himself
2010 The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective as Self
2003 Anger Management as Galaxia / Security Guard Gary
2006 A Prairie Home Companion as Dusty
2011 Friends with Benefits as Tommy Bollinger
1987 Bay Coven as Slater
2005 North Country as Bill White
2005 The Big White as Raymond Barnell
1998 The Thin Red Line as Sgt. William Keck
1991 Ted and Venus as Homeless Vietnam Veteran
2011 Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis as Himself
2018 The Origins of Ebbing as Himself/''Willoughby''
2016 Pawns, No More: The Making of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 as Himself
2010 2012: Roland Emmerich - Master of the Modern Epic as Himself
2007 Nanking as Bob Wilson
2005 The Outsider as Himself
2018 Venom as Cletus Kasady / Carnage
2006 One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming 'A Scanner Darkly' as Himself / Luckman
2015 The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 as Himself
1990 Mother Goose Rock 'N Rhyme as Lou the Lamb
2004 She Hate Me as Leland Powell
2009 Miloš Forman - What Doesn't Kill You… as Himself
2008 No Country for Old Men: Josh Brolin's Unauthorized Behind the Scenes as Himself
1978 Harper Valley P.T.A. as Extra (uncredited)
1989 True Believer as Man in Dodd's office
1970 Surviving the Game - Making The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Himself
2013 David Blaine: Real or Magic as Himself
1991 L.A. Story as Harris' Boss
1990 Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special as Self
1986 Wildcats as Krushinski
2019 Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times" as Archie Bunker
1998 Welcome to Hollywood as Woody Harrelson
1994 I'll Do Anything as Ground Zero Hero
2016 Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows as Self
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me as Woody Harrelson
1988 She's Having a Baby as Himself (uncredited)
2017 Lost in London
2017 Lost in London
2019 The Highwaymen
2017 Lost in London

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