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Ed Harris

Ed Harris (born November 28, 1950) 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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