Henry Thomas

Henry Thomas

Highest Rated: 98% E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Lowest Rated: 21% The Last Sin Eater (2007)

Birthday: Sep 09, 1971

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

At the tender age of 11, actor Henry Thomas rose to overnight stardom in one of the biggest films of all time, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982), only to recede temporarily from the spotlight before returning to a career marked by a combination of made-for-TV, independent, and mainstream film projects. As a young man he handled himself admirably in Milo Forman's "Valmont" (1989) opposite classically-trained thespian Colin Firth, and even managed to bring some depth to the role of a young Norman Bates in "Psycho IV: The Beginning" (Showtime, 1990). He found work in epics on both the big and small screen, playing the naïve younger brother of Brad Pitt in "Legends of the Fall" (1994), and as Ishmael, sole-survivor of Ahab's ill-fated quest for revenge in the miniseries "Moby Dick" (USA, 1998). While his supporting role in "All the Pretty Horses" (2000) may not have led to a hit film, his turn in Martin Scorsese's violent "Gangs of New York" (2002) helped move Thomas past the limitations of forever being Elliot from "E.T." Guest turns on television series, such as "Without a Trace" (CBS, 2002-09), and supporting roles in major feature films like the romantic melodrama "Dear John" (2010), maintained a consistently visible profile for the working actor. Avoiding the usual pitfalls experienced by most child stars - including "E.T." co-star, Drew Barrymore - Thomas wisely gave himself time to grow up off camera, which allowed audiences to accept him as a seasoned adult actor upon his return to the screen.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet 48% Dreamkatcher Luke (Character) - 2020
77% 89% Doctor Sleep The Bartender (Character) $31.6M 2019
91% 71% Gerald's Game Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 29% Girl in the Bunker Vinson Filyaw (Character) - 2017
82% 57% Ouija: Origin of Evil Father Tom (Character) $34.9M 2016
44% 38% Big Sur Philip Whalen (Character) $33.6K 2013
47% 52% The Last Ride Hank (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 32% The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy John St. Helens (Character) - 2011
29% 55% Dear John Tim Wheddon (Character) $80M 2010
No Score Yet 49% Red Velvet Aaron (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 6% Don't Look Up Josh Petri (Character) - 2009
95% 80% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Himself (Character) $19.4K 2008
No Score Yet 18% Ghost Writer Eric Rykell (Character) - 2007
21% 72% The Last Sin Eater Man of God (Character) $379.6K 2007
No Score Yet 33% Stephen King's Desperation Peter Jackson (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 14% The Deal Frank (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 35% The Hard Easy Paul Weston (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 20% Masters of Horror: Chocolate: Mick Garris Unknown (Character) - 2005
50% 40% Dead Birds William (Character) - 2004
79% 76% I Capture the Castle Simon Cotton (Character) $1.2M 2003
No Score Yet 71% Briar Patch Edgar Macbeth (Character) - 2003
92% 76% 11:14 Jack (Character) - 2003
73% 81% Gangs of New York Johnny Sirocco (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 44% I'm With Lucy Barry (Character) - 2002
40% 32% Dead in the Water Jeff (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 43% The Quickie Alex (Character) - 2001
32% 42% All the Pretty Horses Lacey Rawlins (Character) $15.5M 2000
No Score Yet 65% A Good Baby Raymond Toker (Character) - 1999
57% 35% Fever Nick Parker (Character) $4.1K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Face Murders Dylan McCarthy (Character) - 1999
50% 81% Niagara Niagara Seth (Character) $250.6K 1997
No Score Yet 0% Bombshell Buck Hogan (Character) - 1997
34% 74% Suicide Kings Avery Chasten (Character) $1.7M 1997
No Score Yet 22% Hijacking Hollywood Kevin Conroy (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 52% Riders of the Purple Sage Bern Venters (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 78% Indictment: The McMartin Trial Ray Buckey (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 12% Curse of the Starving Class Wesley Tate (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Obsession John Thompson (Character) - 1994
58% 87% Legends of the Fall Samuel Ludlow (Character) $63.2M 1994
42% 57% Fire in the Sky Gregory Thomas Hayes (Character) $19.6M 1993
No Score Yet 14% A Taste for Killing Cary Sloan (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 33% Psycho IV: The Beginning Young Norman Bates (Character) - 1990
55% 69% Valmont Danceny (Character) $572.9K 1989
No Score Yet 23% Murder One Billy Isaacs (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 53% The Quest Cody (Character) - 1986
64% 56% Cloak and Dagger Davey Osborne (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 92% Misunderstood Andrew (Character) - 1984
98% 72% E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Elliott (Character) $435.1M 1982
83% 57% Raggedy Man Harry (Character) - 1981


87% 62% The Haunting of Bly Manor Henry Wingrave (Character) 2020
89% 78% DC's Stargirl Charles McNider/Dr. Mid-Nite (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 33% FBI: Most Wanted Dr. Justin Brock (Guest Star) 2020
93% 91% The Haunting of Hill House Young Hugh Crain (Character) 2018
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sean Roberts (Guest Star) 2016
58% 71% Sons of Liberty John Adams (Character) 2015
8% 70% Betrayal T.J. Karsten (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 86% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Unknown (Character) 2006
63% 89% Masters of Horror Jamie (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moby Dick Unknown (Character) 1998


Samuel Ludlow says: Still hung over?

Tristan Ludlow says: Still drunk.

E.T. [uncredited] says: I'll be right here.

Elliott says: (tearfully) Bye.

Elliott says: [tearfully] Bye.

Avery Chasten says: We're no better than he is.

Avery Chasten says: You should listen to him, Mr. Barrett, his father's a doctor.

Charles Barrett says: Oh, I thought he was a serial killer.

Michael says: Did you explain school to him?

Elliott says: How do you explain school to higher intelligence?

Michael says: Maybe he's not that smart. Maybe he's like a worker bee who only knows how to push buttons or something.

Elliott says: He is too smart.

Michael says: Okay, I just hope we don't wake up on Mars or something surrounded by millions of little squashy guys.

Elliott says: You could be happy here, I could take care of you. I wouldn't let anybody hurt you. We could grow up together, E.T.

Hank Williams says: We ain't gonna make it are we?

Hank Williams says: You look like you have never been honky tonkin' before.

Elliott says: Ouch!

E.T. [uncredited] says: (E.T.'s finger lights up) oooooooooouuuuuuuuuch! (E.T. heals Elliot's cut on his finger)

E.T. [uncredited] says: [E.T.'s finger lights up] oooooooooouuuuuuuuuch! [E.T. heals Elliot's cut on his finger]

Elliott says: It wasn't like that penis breath!

Elliott says: It was nothing like that, penis-breath!

Tyler says: Where is he from, Uranus? Get it? Your anus?

Greg says: He doesn't get it, Ty

Greg says: He doesn't get it, Ty.

Tyler says: get it? Your anus?

Tyler says: Get it? Your anus?

Greg says: He doesn't get it.

Elliott says: Your so immature!

Elliott says: Zero charisma!

Greg says: Cintus suprimus!

Elliott says: You could be happy here, I could take care of you. I wouldn't let anybody hurt you. We could grow up together, E.T.

Jack says: Well, I wouldn't say I'm drunk...