Fast Facts

  • Was once lead singer for the band Manly Moondog and the Three Kool Hats.
  • In 1996, at the Golden Gate Bridge, demonstrated against the logging of redwoods; was arrested and sentenced to 25 hours of community service.
  • Until 2009, ran VoiceYourself, a group that promotes organic living.
  • That same year, while promoting his Iraq War film The Messenger, on The Colbert Report, he allowed host Stephen Colbert to shave his head on camera while they sang "The Star-Spangled Banner." Harrelson received an Oscar nomination for his performance in the film.
  • Scored the winning goal, on a penalty kick, for the 2010 UNICEF Soccer Aid event.
  • Cowrote and directed the play Bullet for Adolf, which was presented in Toronto in 2011. The story---which revolves around eight people in Houston in 1983---was inspired by Harrelson's experience with cowriter Frankie Hyman, with whom he worked construction in that city during his scuffling days.

Awards

  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
  • 2010, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Winner
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • Brett Harrelson — Brother
  • Jordan Harrelson — Brother
  • Laura Louie — Wife
  • Deni Montana Harrelson — Daughter
  • Zoe Harrelson — Daughter
  • Makani Ravello — Daughter
  • Charles Voyde Harrelson — Father
  • Diane Harrelson — Mother
  • Nancy Simon — Ex-wife

College

  • Hanover College, Hanover, IN (BA in Theater Arts and English, 1983)

Details

  • Birth Name: Woodrow Tracy Harrelson
  • Birth Place: Midland, TX
  • Birthday: July 23, 1961, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor, Musician
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