Henry Thomas Biography
Henry Jackson Thomas Jr., Born on September 9, 1971, is an American actor and Musician. He is popularly known in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film E. T the Extra terrestrial for his role as Elliott.
He started his career as a child actor and has had roles in films like Fire in the Sky(1993), Suicide Kings(1997), Dear John(2010) and 11:14(2003).
Henry, as of recent, is known for his cooperation with filmmaker Mike Flanagan. Making appearances in films like Gerald’s Game(2017), Doctor Sleep(2019), Ouija: Origin of Evil(2016), The Haunting of Hill House (2018) and its follow up The Haunting of Bly Manor(2020). He was given a main role in Flanagan’s Series Midnight Mass in 2021.
Full name: Henry Thomas Jackson Jr
Date of birth: September 9,1971
Age: 50 years(as of 2021)
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Profession: Actor, Musician
Nickname: The Little Thomas
Star sign: Virgo
Education: East High Secondary School, Blinn College
Years Active: 1981- present
Spouse (s): Kelly Hill(2000-2002), Marie Zielcke(2004-2007),Annalee Very(2009)
Children: Hazel Thomas, Evelyn Thomas, Henry Thomas
Mother: Carolyn L.
Father: Henry Jackson Thomas Sr.
Hair Color: Dark brown
Eye color: Greenish hazel eyes
Net Worth: $1.5 million
Early Life And Education
Henry Thomas was born in San Antonio, Texas, on a farmland. While growing up, he made his way into acting via local community theater productions. Carolyn L. (nee Davis), his mother, is a home maker while his father Henry Jackson Thomas Sr, is a hydraulic machinist. Henry is an only child of his parents.
He attended East Central High school and then moved on to Blinn College but dropped out after a year to venture into full-time acting. There, he studied History and Philosophy
Henry Thomas Age
Henry was born on September 9,1971. He is 50 years old as of 2021.
Henry Thomas’ Height
Henry has a Height of 5 feet 11 inches.
Henry Thomas’ Net Worth
Henry Thomas has a net worth of $1.5 million. His main source of income is from his career in acting and music. In 1982, while filming E. T the Extra-Terrestial 2, his salary was $15k
Henry Thomas Career
Henry found his calling when he was 8 years old after watching a PBS special on acting. At an open audition in San Antonio, he got a part in the 1981 Sissy Spacek film Raggedy Man. Following the release of E. T the Extra terrestial, he struggled with the popularity and recognition he got.
As of November 2019, Thomas reprised his role as Elliott for an Xfinity& Sky UK commercial, where E. T returns to visit a now adult Elliot and also his family for the holidays.
Since 2016, Henry has worked frequently alongside filmmaker Mike Flanagan and appearing in his films like Ouija: Origin of Evil, Doctor Sleep and Gerald’s Game. He also appeared in the Netflix horror Series The Haunting of Hill House and its follow up The Haunting of Bly Manor. Henry also appeared in Flanagan’s mini-series Midnight Mass.
Henry Thomas is also involved in song writing. He played guitar for a San Antonio band, The Blue Heelers which is named for the breed of dogs, in the 1990s. The band self-produced an album, Twister even though it was not signed to a record label. In 1998, Truck stop Coffee (his song recorded with the Blue Heelers) appeared on V2’s soundtrack for Niagara, Niagara.
In 2003, Henry and Nikki Sudden did a collaboration on the music for Mika Kaurismäki’s film Honey Baby which featured four original songs written and also performed by Thomas as the fictional musician Tom Brackett. Sudden died unexpectedly in 2006 while an album was in the works.
- Raggedy Man -1981
- T the Extra terrestial -1982
- Misunderstood -1984
- Valmont -1989
- Niagara, Niagara -1997
- Fever -1999
- A Good Baby -2000
- Doctor Sleep -2019
- Ouija: Origin of Evil -2016
- To All the Boys: Always and Forever -2021
- Psycho IV: The Beginning -1990
- A Taste for Killing -1992
- Moby Dick -1998
- Masters of Horror -2005
- The Mentalist -2011
- Stargirl -2020
- The Haunting of Bly Manor -2020
- Midnight Mass -2021
- Just Beyond -2021
- FBI: Most Wanted -2020
Awards And Nominations
Henry Thomas won the 4th Youth in Film Awards(1982) and 45th Saturn Awards(2019). He was also nominated for 36th British Academy Film Awards(1983), 53rd Golden Globes Awards (1996) and others.
-VH1’s “100 Greatest Kid Stars”
-2005,ranked #4, E! ‘s “50 Cutest Child Stars All Grown-up”
– In 2013, was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame
Henry Thomas Personal Life
Henry Thomas first got married to Kelly Hill who is an actress but they got divorced in May, 2002. On May 10, 2004, he got married to Marie Zielcke, who is a popular actress in Germany.
They have a daughter Hazel Thomas. Henry and Marie met each other through Mika Kaurismäki, the godfather of their daughter. In 2007, they got divorced.
Henry is now married to his current wife Annalee Fery. They have two Children; Henry Thomas and Evelyn Thomas. In 2014 ,the couple moved to Wilsonville, Oregon.
Frequently Asked Questions About Henry Thomas
1.Henry Thomas Nominations
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television (1996), BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles(1983), People’s Choice Award for Favorite Young Motion Picture Performer(1983)
2.Henry Thomas Eyes
He has Greenish, hazel eyes
3.Is Henry Thomas Rich?
He is worth $1.5 million
4.Where Does Henry Thomas Live?
He currently lives in Wilsonville, Oregon
5.Henry Thomas Wife
Henry is currently married to Annalee Fery and they are blessed with two children; Evelyn and Henry. He has another daughter Hazel from his marriage to Marie Zielcke.
6.He is 50 years old as of 2021.