Steven Spielberg is known for many cult films. His films are considered the best in modern history. One of his films, ET The Extra-Terrestrial is one of the many cult films in his repertoire. The film is spoken about positively for many reasons. One person who always speaks positively about this is Henry Thomas. The American actor had his breakout role in the film as Elliot.
Since then he has acted in several other major productions, including other modern classics like Gangs of New York, The Hard Easy, Dear John, and a few others. Who is the American actor and musician? Find out more about him by reading below.
Henry Thomas biography
For the early parts of his life, Henry Thomas lived a normal life with his middle-class parents. He was born to them on September 9, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas. His parents were Carolyn L and Henry Jackson Thomas Snr. His mother was a housewife while his father worked as a hydraulic machinist. Not much is known about his childhood, but he didn’t see much of it in public when he started his acting career at the age of 10.
Henry, despite the fame in a starringThe feature-length film, managed to complete the formal education journey at the age of 10. He attended East Central High School before attending and graduating from Blinn College.
A PBS acting special that Henry saw at the age of 8 ignited his passion for acting and by the age of 10 he was already in it, making his film debut in Ragged Man playing Harry. His second appearance was in a major film playing Elliott on Steven Spielberg’s ET the Extra-Terrestrial However, success and a high profile aren’t all Henry Thomas learned from his experience with ET. While filming, he got a taste of the stress of being a public issue early on when his dog was killed by a neighbor. The incident itself, combined with the severity of the public reaction to it, left Henry with psychological trauma.
However, he overcame it and since his big break, Thomas has starred in several films and TV shows. His filmography, which has been shown in over 50 projects since his debut with credits, has credits in movies like Bombshell, Bane of the Starving Class, Legends of the Fall and a few others. He most recently starred in Gerald’s Game and Ouija: Origin of Evil On TV, the story is the same for Henry; He has acted in various television shows and films, including Betrayal and episodic appearances in Moby Dick, Without a Trace, The Mentalist, Master of Horrors, Better Things. He played John Adams in Sons of Libertyin 2015. He most recently starred in The Haunted House of Hill House , a Netflix show playing the young version of the character Huge Crain.
His career so far has received some recognition, with seven nominations for four of his projects, namely Raggedy Man, Cloak & Dagger, Indictment: The McMartin Trial and his breakout film, ET the Extra-Terrestrial. One of his greatest achievements is his induction into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2013.
Henry is also a musician who has played and written songs for two bands, the San Antonio Band and The Blue Heelers.
Wealth (income and earnings)
Henry Thomas’ Net Worth is Rather DividedHowever, in my opinion, Henry Thomas has managed to amass a net worth of $82 million since his acting debut in 1981. The actor is credited with movies like ET the Extra-Terrestrial for his considerable wealth.
Family Facts: Wife – Marie Zielcke
Henry Thomas has been married three times so far. His first marriage to Kelly Hill in 2000 ended just two years later. In 2004 he tried marriage again and married German film and television star Marie Zielcke. Zielcke had acted in films such as Fata Morgana, Alibi and Lammbock. The marriage, like his first, did not last. The couple divorced three years after their marriage, but they had one child, a daughter named Hazel. He married his current wife, Annalee Fery, who currently has the longest marriage with two children and Hazel, in 2009.