Peter Fonda

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  • Birth Name: Peter Henry Fonda
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/23/1940, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; writer; director; producer
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Peter Fonda Fast Facts:
  • Shot himself–accidentally, by most accounts–in the stomach at age 10; years later, while on an acid trip with John Lennon, told the Beatle, "I know what it's like to be dead," which reportedly inspired the Revolver song "She Said She Said."
  • Was admitted to the University of Omaha at the age of 17 without finishing high school.
  • During his stint in college in Nebraska, starred in an Omaha Playhouse production of Harvey.
  • In 1961, made his Broadway debut in Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole.
  • An avid sailor, bought an 82-foot ketch called Tatoosh with the profits from Easy Rider. 
  • Ex-wife Portia Rebecca Crockett is a direct descendant of frontier hero Davy Crockett.
  • Released a candid autobiography, Don't Tell Dad: A Memoir, in 1998.
  • Frequently lectures on film and media near his ranch at Montana State University.
  • Peter Fonda Relationships:
  • Amy Fonda - Half Sister
  • Susan Brewer - Ex-wife
  • Frances Brokaw - Half Sister
  • Troy Garity - Nephew
  • Parky DeVogelaere - Wife
  • Jane Fonda - Sister
  • Henry Fonda - Father
  • Justin Fonda - Son
  • Bridget Fonda - Daughter
  • Frances Seymour Brokaw Fonda - Mother
  • Portia Rebecca Crockett - Ex-wife
  • Peter Fonda Awards:
  • 1969 Oscar: Best Writing (Story and Screenplay--based on material not previously published or produced) - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1964 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - Nominee
  • 1997 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of Omaha, Omaha, NE

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