Henry Thomas

Henry Thomas

Highest Rated: 99% E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Great Alaskan Race (2019)

Birthday: Sep 9, 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

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
11:14
Gerald's Game
Raggedy Man
Ouija: Origin of Evil
I Capture the Castle
Doctor Sleep
Gangs of New York

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 44% Dreamkatcher Luke (Character) - 2020
78% 89% Doctor Sleep The Bartender (Character) $31.6M 2019
20% 83% The Great Alaskan Race Thompson (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 38% Girl in the Bunker Vinson Filyaw (Character) - 2017
91% 70% Gerald's Game Unknown (Character) - 2017
82% 57% Ouija: Origin of Evil Father Tom (Character) $34.9M 2016
44% 37% Big Sur Philip Whalen (Character) $33.6K 2013
47% 52% The Last Ride Hank (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 31% The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy John St. Helens (Character) - 2011
28% 55% Dear John Tim Wheddon (Character) $80.0M 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! Self $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 14% The Deal Frank (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 33% Stephen King's Desperation Peter Jackson (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
56% 40% Dead Birds William (Character) - 2004
79% 76% I Capture the Castle Simon Cotton (Character) $1.2M 2003
92% 76% 11:14 Jack (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 71% Briar Patch Edgar Macbeth (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 44% I'm With Lucy Barry (Character) - 2002
73% 81% Gangs of New York Johnny Sirocco (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 45% The Quickie Alex (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 32% Dead in the Water Jeff (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% 34% 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 12% Curse of the Starving Class Wesley Tate (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 78% Indictment: The McMartin Trial Ray Buckey (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
50% 69% Valmont Danceny (Character) $572.9K 1989
No Score Yet 21% Murder One Billy Isaacs (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 52% The Quest Cody (Character) - 1986
67% 56% Cloak and Dagger Davey Osborne (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 92% Misunderstood Andrew (Character) - 1984
99% 72% E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Elliott (Character) $435.1M 1982
83% 56% Raggedy Man Harry (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
88% 77% Midnight Mass Ed Flynn (Character) 2021
88% 64% The Haunting of Bly Manor Henry Wingrave (Character) 2020
94% 76% DC's Stargirl Charles McNider/Dr. Mid-Nite (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 44% FBI: Most Wanted Dr. Justin Brock (Guest Star) 2020
93% 91% The Haunting of Hill House Young Hugh Crain (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sean Roberts (Guest Star) 2016
58% 72% Sons of Liberty John Adams (Character) 2015
8% 71% Betrayal T.J. Karsten (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
86% 50% 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