(born November 28
) is an American actor. Born Edward Allen Harris
in Englewood, New Jersey
, he was a star athlete in high school and won an athletic scholarship to Columbia University
, but after two years, when his family moved to Oklahoma
, he left Columbia and enrolled in Oklahoma University[?]
, where he studied drama. After several successful roles in local theater, he moved to Los Angeles, California
, and enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts
His first important film role was in Borderline[?] with Charles Bronson, where he played a killer. In Knightriders[?], he played a motorcycle stunt rider in a role modeled after that of King Arthur. In 1983 he became a star, playing John Glenn in The Right Stuff.
Harris is married to actress Amy Madigan[?].
Academy Award Nominations
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