Henry Thomas

  • Birth Name: Henry Jackson Thomas Jr.
  • Birth Place: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer-songwriter
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  • At 8, talked his mother into taking him to an open casting call for the Sissy Spacek film Raggedy Man (1981), and won the role of her son.
  • His audition for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial left Steven Spielberg in tears.
  • Was originally set to play the young King Arthur in the 1998 miniseries Merlin, but was denied entry into England because his working papers were not in order; he was replaced in the cast by Paul Curran.
  • Was in a Texas band called the Blue Heelers in the mid-to-late 1990s and the California-based band Farspeaker in the 2010s.
  • Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2013.


  • 1983, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1983, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: Nominee


  • Marie Zielcke — Ex-wife
  • Hazel Thomas — Daughter
  • Henry Jackson Thomas — Father
  • Kelley Hill — Ex-wife
  • Carolyn L. Thomas — Mother


  • Attended Blinn College, Brenham, Texas, United States

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