Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$82 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 9, 1971
SpouseMarie Zielcke, Kelley Hill
FactWas ranked #4 in E's 50 cutest child stars all grown-up. [2005]
PaymentsEarned $15,000 from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Henry Thomas is an American actor and musician. He is best known for his role as Elliott in the Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and his Academy Award-nominated role as Hank Williams in The Last Song.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, on September 9, 1971, Henry Thomas began acting at an early age. His first film role was in the 1981 horror film Raggedy Man, which was followed by a role in the 1982 film Poltergeist. Thomas’ breakout role came in the form of Elliott in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The film was a massive success, grossing over $700 million at the box office and earning Thomas an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Following his success in E.T., Thomas went on to star in a number of films throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including Cloak & Dagger, Legends of the Fall, and All the Pretty Horses. In recent years, Thomas has appeared in a number of television shows, including Betrayal, The Americans, and Westworld.

Outside of acting, Thomas is also a musician. He has released two albums, 2006’s Somebody Else’s Moon and 2013’s In the Heart of the Moon.

Henry Thomas has had a successful career in both film and television. He is best known for his role as Elliott in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and his Academy Award-nominated role as Hank Williams in The Last Song. Thomas has also released two albums as a musician. His net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

General Info

Full NameHenry Thomas
Net Worth$82 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 9, 1971
Height1.85 m
Weight120 kg
ProfessionMusician, Actor
EducationBlinn College


SpouseMarie Zielcke, Kelley Hill
ChildrenHazel Thomas
ParentsCarolyn L. Thomas, Henry Jackson Thomas


AwardsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Movie, Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, Academy Award for Best Sound Editing, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film, G...
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor, BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles, People's Choice Award for Favorite Young Motion Picture Performer, A...
MoviesE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Legends of the Fall, Dear John, Valmont, All the Pretty Horses, 11:14, Gangs of New York, Cloak & Dagger, Psycho IV: The Beginning, Frog Dreaming, Suicide Kings, I Capture the Castle, Dead Birds, The Last Ride, Fire in the Sky, Moby Dick, Misunderst...
TV ShowsBetrayal, Masters of Horror, Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)$15,000


1It's harder to laugh than to cry.
2It's really important to go back to where you come from.
3Many times you walk into a room and people have already made up their minds. But it's always good to have something great associated with you.
4The idea of a film staying in theaters for a year is something of a fantasy today.
5The one thing I've always done is to try not to over complicate anything.
6I don't know if I was so much of an outsider until after I started doing films. That put me on the outside. I grew up in Texas, and I wasn't the child of industry parents, and I didn't have a lot of friends in the industry or anything like that.
7I grew up in a rural area, I was from kind of a poor family and my parents weren't showbiz people. But going back was strange, and perhaps stranger for the other students.
8I understood why films were made, and if they made a lot of money, they were successful. All of these things I knew. As a ten-year-old boy, I didn't really think a lot about finances or celebrity. I always viewed films as kind of what I imagined a summer camp to be like.
9I would inevitably get the girls who were interested in me because I was the guy from E.T. It was kind of tough. I can't deny ever capitalizing upon it but on the whole in my teens I was pretty virtuous.
10It was like that for the first six months after 'E.T.' was in cinemas. I'd go out and get mobbed. I was a shy kid, and being approached by adults all the time just freaked me out.
11Of course there have been times I regretted being the kid in 'E.T.' My world went completely crazy. I was that stupid kind of famous, where you can't go anywhere.
12I probably complicate things unnecessarily now just to give the illusion of professionalism.
13I have horses, I drive a truck, and I wear cowboy boots. First I'm a Texan.
14Carloads of tourists would photograph the family mailbox, and there was weird mail, death threats.
15Even if I had a tuxedo I wouldn't wear it to school.
16I can't stay in L.A. too long or it starts to grow on me in a bad way.
17I don't know if there aren't any films like 'E.T.' anymore. I just feel that the industry has changed so much. There are so many outlets now.
18I think it's great when girls are artistic.
19I was getting a lot of hassles from the public. Everybody recognized me.
20I've got a lot of crazy plans.
21If I can generate enough income, I'd like to get a castle, a historic castle that I can restore.


1(1996-) Producing and making films.
2Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 7, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
3Met Marie Zielcke on the set of Honey Baby (2004).
4Filed for legal separation from wife Marie Zielcke in May 2007.
5He and his wife, Marie Zielcke, have a daughter named Hazel Thomas.
6The only child of Carolyn, a homemaker, and Henry Sr., a hydraulic machinist.
7At an open audition in a San Antonio, Texas hotel he promptly landed a part in the 1981 Sissy Spacek film Raggedy Man (1981).
8He said that at age 8, he wanted to become an actor after watching a PBS special on acting and decided he had found his calling.
9He dropped out of Texas's Blinn College (where he studied philosophy and history) after one year to act full-time.
10He was originally cast in the four-hour miniseries, Merlin (1998), but when Thomas arrived at London's Heathrow Airport, much to the actor's surprise, he was informed that his official working papers were not in order, apparently the result of an administrative mess up back home, and he was denied entrance to the country. His reps called the incident an "unfortunate misunderstanding," adding that her client "did not do anything illegal." Be that as it may, Thomas was dropped from the Merlin (1998) cast and subsequently replaced by actor Paul Curran.
11Was turned down for the role of Eric Bates in The Toy (1982). The role went to Scott Schwartz.
12Was ranked #4 in E's 50 cutest child stars all grown-up. [2005]
13His wife, Marie Zielcke, is a popular actress in Germany.
14The godfather of his daughter Hazel is Mika Kaurismäki. He was the one who introduced him to his future wife Marie Zielcke.
15Married Marie Zielcke in Las Vegas in the same Chapel in which Britney Spears married Jason Allen Alexander.
16Ranked #24 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars".
17Attended Blinn College in Brenham, Texas.
18Performs with the band The Blueheelers.




Gerald's Game2017filming
Ouija: Origin of Evil2016Father Tom Hogan
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2016TV SeriesSean Roberts
Sons of Liberty2015TV Mini-SeriesJohn Adams
Betrayal2013-2014TV SeriesT.J. Karsten
Big Sur2013Philip Whalen
The Last Ride2012Mr. Wells
The Mentalist2011TV SeriesTommy Lisbon
The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy2011John St. Helens
Dear John2010/ITim
Don't Look Up2009Josh Petri
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009TV SeriesJeremy Kent
Under2008TV Movie
Without a Trace2007-2008TV SeriesFranklin Romar
Red Velvet2008Aaron
The Deal2007/IIFrank
Suffering Man's Charity2007Eric Rykell
The Last Sin Eater2007Man of God
The Hard Easy2006Paul Weston
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King2006TV Mini-SeriesRobert Fornoy
Desperation2006TV MoviePeter Jackson
Masters of Horror2005TV SeriesJamie
Tennis, Anyone...?2005Matt Erhorn
Dead Birds2004William
Honey Baby2004Tom Brackett
Briar Patch2003Edgar Macbeth
I Capture the Castle2003Simon Cotton
Gangs of New York2002Johnny Sirocco
I'm with Lucy2002Barry
Dead in the Water2002Jeff
The Quickie2001Alex
All the Pretty Horses2000Lacey Rawlins
A Good Baby2000Raymond Toker
The House That Screamed2000VideoJack Gillton
Happy Face Murders1999TV MovieDylan McCarthy
Fever1999Nick Parker
Moby Dick1998TV Mini-SeriesIshmael
Bombshell1997Buck Hogan
Suicide Kings1997Avery Chasten
Niagara, Niagara1997Seth
Hijacking Hollywood1997Kevin Conroy
Riders of the Purple Sage1996TV MovieBern Venters
Indictment: The McMartin Trial1995TV MovieRay Buckey
Legends of the Fall1994Samuel Ludlow
Curse of the Starving Class1994Wesley Tate
Beyond Obsession1994TV MovieJohn Thompson
Fire in the Sky1993Greg Hayes
A Taste for Killing1992TV MovieCary Sloan
Psycho IV: The Beginning1990TV MovieYoung Norman Bates
Murder One1988Billy Isaacs
The Quest1986Cody
Cloak & Dagger1984Davey Osborne
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial1982Elliott
The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid1981TV MovieThe Kid
Raggedy Man1981Harry


Honey Baby2004performer: "Honey Baby", "The Last Bandit", "Whether I Want It Or Not", "Ugly Girls"


The E.T. Reunion2002Video documentary short special thanks


Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Choreography of War: Creating the Battles and Special Effects of Sons of Liberty2015Video shortHimself
Lensing Liberty: The Making of Sons of Liberty2015Video shortHimself
Men of Independence: The Historical Figures of Sons of Liberty2015Video shortHimself
Misfire: The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery2013DocumentaryHimself
Happy Birthday E.T.2012TV Movie documentaryHimself / Elliott
Today2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Psycho Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!2008DocumentaryHimself
Making 'Dead Birds'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Showboat & Boonie2005Video documentary shortHimself
50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live at the Shrine! John Williams and the World Premiere of 'E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial': The 20th Anniversary2002VideoHimself
The E.T. Reunion2002Video documentary shortHimself
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary Celebration2002Video documentaryHimself
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 20th Anniversary Special2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1998TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Thar She Blows: The Making of 'Moby Dick'1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial'1996Video documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg1996TV Special documentaryHimself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Hour Magazine1984TV SeriesHimself
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: New Male Star of the Year in a Motion Picture

Archive Footage

Today Tonight2011TV SeriesElliott
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesElliott
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryElliott
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Maquillando entre monstruos2007TV Movie documentaryElliott
Celebrity Debut2006TV MovieElliott
80s2005TV Series documentaryElliott
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialElliott (uncredited)
Dreamland: Area 511996TV Movie documentaryGreg Hayes


Won Awards

2007Special Career AwardFantasporto
1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Motion Picture ActorE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Nominated Awards

2006DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Actor (in a DVD Premiere Movie)11:14 (2003)
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleGangs of New York (2002)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionIndictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
1985Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical, Comedy, Adventure or DramaCloak & Dagger (1984)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USANew Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - MaleE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsMost Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film RolesE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1983Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
1982Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Motion Picture ActorRaggedy Man (1981)

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