Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: May 16, 1905

Death Date: August 12, 1982

Birth Place: Grand Island, Nebraska

Children: Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda

A beloved, enduring screen star who embodied an idealized yet recognizable vision of the average but nonetheless intelligent and honorable American man, Henry Fonda began his acting career in his native Nebraska with the Omaha Community Playhouse. He worked his way to Broadway in 1929 and arrived in Hollywood in 1934. Fonda's benign, paternal presence landed him roles ranging from conscientious US presidents, in "Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939) and "Fail-Safe" (1964), to the patient juror who saves an innocent man's life in "Twelve Angry Men" (1957). He continued both his stage and screen careers through the 1970s, performing in such fine films as the romantic comedy "The Lady Eve" (1941), the John Ford Westerns "Drums Along the Mohawk" (1939), "My Darling Clementine" (1946) and "Fort Apache" (1948), the Sergio Leone "spaghetti" Western "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1969, one of his rare villainous roles) and the political drama "Advise and Consent" (1962). Amazingly, for years Fonda's only Oscar nomination was for his moving work as itinerant farm worker Tom Joad in Ford's "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940); a year after the Academy granted him an honorary award, though, he won another statuette as best actor Oscar for his swan-song performance in "On Golden Pond" (1981).

Credits

Días de cine clásico

Actor
Show
2018

Les classiques du cinéma

Actor
Juré n8 / Mr Davis
Show
2014

On Golden PondStream

Actor
Norman Thayer Jr.
Movie
1981
91%

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart

Host
Show
1980

Le Droit à la justice

Actor
Movie
1980

Gideon's Trumpet

Actor
Clarence Earl Gideon
Movie
1980

The Oldest Living Graduate

Actor
Colonel J.C. Kincaid
Movie
1980

Meteor

Actor
The President
Movie
1979

Wanda Nevada

Actor
Old Prospector
Movie
1979

City on Fire

Actor
Fire Chief Albert Risley
Movie
1979

A Special Sesame Street Christmas

Self
Show
1978

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Jimmy Stewart

Guest
Show
1978

Battle Force

Actor
Gen. Foster
Movie
1978

Big Yellow Schooner to Byzantium

Voice
Narrator
Movie
1978

The Great Smokey Roadblock

Actor
Elegant John Howard
Movie
1978

Home to Stay

Actor
Grandpa George
Movie
1978

Fedora

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Movie
1978

The SwarmStream

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Dr. Krim
Movie
1978
9%

Rollercoaster

Actor
Simon Davenport
Movie
1977

Tentacles

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Mr. Whitehead
Movie
1977

Midway

Actor
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
Movie
1976

La Derniere Route

Actor
Movie
1976

Collision Course

Actor
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Movie
1976

Clarence Darrow

Actor
Clarence Darrow
Show
1974

The Last Four Days

Actor
Cardinale Schuster
Movie
1974

My Name Is Nobody

Actor
Jack Beauregard
Movie
1973

Night Flight From Moscow

Actor
Allan Davies
Movie
1973

The Red Pony

Actor
Carl Tiflin
Movie
1973

The Alpha Caper

Actor
Mark Forbes
Movie
1973

Ash Wednesday

Actor
Mark Sawyer
Movie
1973

MaudeStream

Guest Star
Series
1972

Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still

Self
Movie
1972

The Smith Family

Actor
Det. Sgt. Chad Smith
Series
1971

The Battle of the Bulge

Actor
Show
1970

The Cheyenne Social ClubStream

Actor
Harley Sullivan
Movie
1970

There Was a Crooked ManStream

Actor
Woodward W. Lopeman
Movie
1970
82%

Sometimes a Great Notion

Actor
Henry Stamper
Movie
1970
100%

Too Late the Hero

Actor
Capt. John G. Nolan
Movie
1970

The Brass are Coming

Self
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1969

Pat Paulsen For President

Self
Show
1968

The Doris Day ShowStream

Guest Star
Series
1968

Travels With Charley

Narrator
Show
1968

The Dick Cavett ShowStream

Guest
Talk
1968

Yours, Mine and OursStream

Actor
Frank Beardsley
Movie
1968
54%

The Boston StranglerStream

Actor
John S. Bottomly
Movie
1968
88%

Once Upon a Time in the WestStream

Actor
Frank
Movie
1968
96%

FirecreekStream

Actor
Bob Larkin
Movie
1968

Born to Buck

Narrator
Movie
1968

Madigan

Actor
Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
Movie
1968

The Really Big Family

Narrator
Movie
1967

Stranger on the Run

Actor
Ben Chamberlain
Movie
1967

Welcome to Hard Times

Actor
Mayor Will Blue
Movie
1967

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

Actor
Meredith
Movie
1966

The Dirty Game

Actor
Dimitri Koulov
Movie
1966

The RoundersStream

Actor
Marion `Howdy' Lewis
Movie
1965

Battle of the BulgeStream

Actor
Lt. Col. Dan Kiley
Movie
1965
63%

In Harm's WayStream

Actor
Adm. Chester Nimitz
Movie
1965
37%

Sex and the Single GirlStream

Actor
Frank Luther Broderick
Movie
1964
50%

Fail SafeStream

Actor
The President
Movie
1964
93%

The Best Man

Actor
William Russell
Movie
1964

Faites sauter la banque

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Movie
1964

Hollywood: The Great Stars

Host
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1963

Spencer's MountainStream

Actor
Clay Spencer
Movie
1963
80%

Hollywood: The Fabulous Era

Narrator
Show
1962

Henry Fonda and the Family

Actor
Show
1962

Advise & Consent

Actor
Robert Leffingwell
Movie
1962
77%

The Longest DayStream

Actor
Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Movie
1962
87%

How the West Was WonStream

Actor
Jethro Stuart
Movie
1962
87%

Dick Powell Theatre

Actor
Show
1961

The Fabulous Fifties

Narrator
Show
1960

The DeputyStream

Actor
Marshall Simon Fry
Series
1959

Warlock

Actor
Clay Blaisedell
Movie
1959

The Man Who Understood Women

Actor
Willie Bauche
Movie
1959

Stage Struck

Actor
Lewis Easton
Movie
1957

12 Angry MenStream

Actor
Juror No. 8
Movie
1957
100%

12 Angry MenStream

Producer
Movie
1957
100%

The Tin Star

Actor
Morgan "Morg" Hickman
Movie
1957

War and PeaceStream

Actor
Pierre Bezukhov
Movie
1956
50%

The Wrong ManStream

Actor
Manny Balestrero
Movie
1956
93%

The Star and the Story

Host
Show
1955

Mister RobertsStream

Actor
Lt. JG Douglas A. "Doug" Roberts
Movie
1955
93%

Medallion Theater

Actor
Dr. Martin Arrowsmith
Show
1953

What's My Line?Stream

Guest
Game Show
1950

Fort ApacheStream

Actor
Lt. Col. Owen Thursday
Movie
1948
100%

On Our Merry Way

Actor
Lank
Movie
1948

The Fugitive

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A Fugitive
Movie
1947

The Long Night

Actor
Joe
Movie
1947

Daisy Kenyon

Actor
Peter Lapham
Movie
1947

My Darling ClementineStream

Actor
Wyatt Earp
Movie
1946
100%

The Ox-Bow IncidentStream

Actor
Gil Carter
Movie
1943
91%

The Immortal Sergeant

Actor
Cpl. Colin Spence
Movie
1943

The Battle of Midway

Narrator
Show
1942

The Big Street

Actor
Agustus "Little Pinks" Pinkerton, II
Movie
1942

The Magnificent Dope

Actor
Thadeus Winship "Tad" Page
Movie
1942

The Male Animal

Actor
Tommy Turner
Movie
1942

Rings on Her Fingers

Actor
John Wheeler
Movie
1942

Tales of Manhattan

Actor
George
Movie
1942

The Lady EveStream

Actor
Charles Pike
Movie
1941
99%

You Belong to Me

Actor
Peter Kirk
Movie
1941

Wild Geese Calling

Actor
John Murdock
Movie
1941

The Grapes of WrathStream

Actor
Tom Joad
Movie
1940
100%

Chad Hanna

Actor
Chad Hanna
Movie
1940

The Return of Frank James

Actor
Frank James
Movie
1940

Lillian Russell

Actor
Alexander Moore
Movie
1940

Drums Along the Mohawk

Actor
Gilbert Martin
Movie
1939

Jesse James

Actor
Frank James
Movie
1939

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

Actor
Thomas Watson
Movie
1939

Let Us Live

Actor
John J. "Brick" Tennant
Movie
1939

Young Mr. LincolnStream

Actor
Abraham Lincoln
Movie
1939
100%

Blockade

Actor
Marco
Movie
1938

The Mad Miss Manton

Actor
Peter Ames
Movie
1938

I Met My Love Again

Actor
Movie
1938

Spawn of the North

Actor
Jim Kimmerlee
Movie
1938

JezebelStream

Actor
Preston Dillard
Movie
1938
96%

Slim

Actor
Slim
Movie
1937

That Certain Woman

Actor
Jack V. Merrick, Jr.
Movie
1937

You Only Live Once

Actor
Eddie Taylor
Movie
1937

Wings of the Morning

Actor
Kerry Gilfallen
Movie
1937

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

Actor
Dave Tolliver
Movie
1936

Spendthrift

Actor
Townsend Middleton
Movie
1936

The Moon's Our Home

Actor
Anthony Amberton/John Smith
Movie
1936

Way Down East

Actor
David Bartlett
Movie
1935

The Farmer Takes a Wife

Actor
Dan Harrow
Movie
1935

I Dream Too Much

Actor
"Johnny" Street
Movie
1935