Born: 1942-07-13 in Chicago, Illinois, USA (75 years old)
Legendary Hollywood Icon Harrison Ford was born on July 13,Â 1942 in Chicago, Illinois.Â His familyÂ history includes a strong lineage of actors, radio personalities, and models.Â Harrison attended public high school in ParkÂ Ridge, Illinois where he was a member of the school Radio Station WMTH.Â Harrison worked as the lead voice for sports reporting at WMTH for severalÂ years.Â Acting wasnât a major interest toÂ Ford until his junior year at Ripon College when he first took an acting class. Harrison Fordâs career started in 1964 when he travelled toÂ California in search of a voice-over job.Â He never received that position, but instead signed a contract withÂ Columbia Pictures where he earned $150 weekly to play small fill in roles inÂ various films.Â Through the 60âs HarrisonÂ worked on several TV shows including Gunsmoke,Â Ironside, Kung Fu, and American Style.Â It wasnât until 1967 that Harrison receivedÂ his first credited role in the Western film, A Time for Killing. Dissatisfied with the meager roles he was beingÂ offered, Ford took a hiatus from acting to work as a self-employed carpenter.Â This seemingly odd diversion turned out to be a blessing in disguise forÂ Harrisonâs acting career when he was soon hired by famous film producer GeorgeÂ Lucas.Â This was a turning point inÂ Harrisonâs life that led to him be casted in milestone roles such as Hans SoloÂ and Indiana Jones.Â Since his most famousÂ roles in the Star Wars Trilogy and RaidersÂ of the Lost Ark, Harrison Ford has starred in over 40 films.Â Many criticize his recent work, saying hisÂ performances have been lackluster leading to commercially disappointing films. Harrison has always worked hard to protect his off-screenÂ private life, keeping details about his children and marriages quite.Â He has a total of five children including oneÂ recent adoption with third and current wife Calista Flockhart. In addition toÂ acting Harrison Ford is passionate about environmental conservation, aviation,Â and archeology.