Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. His father was a Catholic of German and Irish descent, while his mother was an Ashkenazi Jew and the daughter of Belarusian immigrants from Minsk. Ford was a Boy Scout, achieving the second-highest rank of Life Scout. His first known role was an uncredited one as a bellboy in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round.
About Harrison Ford in brief
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. His father was a Catholic of German and Irish descent, while his mother was an Ashkenazi Jew and the daughter of Belarusian immigrants from Minsk. Ford was a Boy Scout, achieving the second-highest rank of Life Scout. In 1964, after a season of summer stock with the Belfry Players in Wisconsin, Ford traveled to Los Angeles to apply for a job in radio voice-overs. He did not get it, but stayed in and eventually signed a 150-per-week contract with Columbia Pictures’ new talent program. His first known role was an uncredited one as a bellboy in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round. There is little record of his non-speaking roles in films, but he was credited as Harrison J. Ford in the 1967 film A Killing For A Killing. He is also widely known for his portrayal of Indiana Jones in the titular film franchise, beginning with the action-adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark. His career spans six decades and includes collaborations with some of the most acclaimed and influential filmmakers of all time such as George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Peter Weir, Roman Polanski and Mike Nichols. Ford has also appeared in several romantic comedies and dramas throughout his career, including Heroes, Working Girl, Sabrina, Six Days, Seven Nights, Random Hearts, Morning Glory, and The Age of Adaline.
He is the son of former radio actress Dorothy and advertising executive and former actor John William \”Christopher\” Ford. He has a younger brother, Terence, who was born in 1945. Ford jokingly responded to which religion he and his brother were raised, and more seriously stated that they were raised to be \”liberals of every stripe\”. When asked about what influence his Jewish and Irish Catholic ancestry may have had on him, he quipped, “As a man I’ve always felt Irish, as an actor I’vealways felt Jewish.’” He is a self-described “late bloomer” and a “loner’s loner”. Ford is married to his longtime girlfriend, actress and model Toni Garrn, and they have two children, a son and a daughter. Ford and his wife have a son, Harrison Ford Jr., who is also an actor, and a son-in-law, who has a daughter, Ava Ford, who is a model and actress. The couple has a son named Harrison Ford III, who also plays the role of Han Solo in the Star Wars films. He also has a stepson, son, and stepson called Harrison Ford IV. Ford also has two stepdaughters named Ava and Harrison Ford II, who are also actors. Ford is the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In addition to his box office success, he is a four-time Golden Globe nominee and a two-time Saturn Award winner.