Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

Born Jul 23, 1961

Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson is an American actor. Harrelson's breakout role came in the television sitcom Cheers as bartender Woody Boyd. Some of his best known roles come in the films White Men Can't Jump, Natural Born Killers, The People vs. Larry Flynt, A Prairie Home Companion, No Country for Old Men, Zombieland, Seven Pounds, 2012, The Messenger, The Hunger Games, Rampart and Game Change. For The People vs.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on July 23, 1961.
1964 2 Years Old Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas, the son of Diane Lou (née Oswald) and Charles Voyde Harrelson, who divorced in 1964; he has two brothers, Jordan and Brett.


1973 11 Years Old In 1973, Harrelson moved to his mother's native city, Lebanon, Ohio, where he was raised. … Read More
1979 17 Years Old Charles Voyde Harrelson, who was a hitman, was arrested in 1979 for killing Federal Judge John H. Wood Jr. in San Antonio, Texas. … Read More


1983 21 Years Old He attended Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, where he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. He received a Bachelor of Arts in theater and English in 1983. … Read More
1985 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He joined the cast in 1985 for season four and lasted eight seasons (1985–1993) on the show. … Read More
1986 24 Years Old While still working on Cheers, Harrelson reawakened his film career. His first movie had been Wildcats, a football comedy in 1986 with Goldie Hawn. … Read More


1993 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 35 Years Old He starred in the 1997 war film Welcome to Sarajevo and in 1997 had a featured role as Sergeant Schumann in Wag the Dog.
1998 36 Years Old In 1998, Harrelson starred in the thriller Palmetto and played Sergeant Keck in The Thin Red Line, a war film nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1999.
1999 37 Years Old Harrelson made other films such as The Hi-Lo Country and portrayed Ray Pekurny in the comedy EDtv. Also in 1999, he appeared as boxer Vince Boudreau in the Ron Shelton film Play It to the Bone.


2003 41 Years Old Harrelson did not appear in films again until 2003, when he co-starred as Galaxia in the comedy film Anger Management.
2005 43 Years Old 1 More Event
He appeared in the action film After the Sunset and the Spike Lee film She Hate Me. In 2005, Harrelson was in The Big White and North Country.
2006 44 Years Old Harrelson made two films in 2006, the animated film version of Free Jimmy and also A Scanner Darkly.
In 2007 he played Carter Page III, gay escort of privileged Washington D.C. women, in the film The Walker.
In 2008, Harrelson appeared in several films, among them the Will Ferrell basketball comedy Semi-Pro and the Will Smith stark drama Seven Pounds. as a blind vegan meat salesman named Ezra turner.
In 2009, Harrelson received significant praise for his performance as Captain Tony Stone in The Messenger. … Read More
2010 48 Years Old In 2010 he starred as a bartender and mentor in the futuristic western martial arts film Bunraku.
In 2011, he starred as Tommy in the movie Friends with Benefits.


Harrelson also took part in Soccer Aid 2012 on May 27, 2012. … Read More
2014 52 Years Old 1 More Event
For The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger, Harrelson earned Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. In 2014, he starred as Detective Martin Hart in the first season of the HBO crime drama True Detective with Matthew McConaughey, which earned him and McConaughey nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
2015 53 Years Old In 2015, Woody Harrelson and daughter Zoe starred in a 7-minute short film for U2's 'Song for Someone.’ He will also feature as a character named "The Colonel" in War for the Planet of the Apes, scheduled for a 2017 release.
2016 54 Years Old In 2016, it was confirmed that Harrelson would join Brie Larson in The Glass Castle.
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