Henry Thomas

Actor

9/9/1971 (51 years old) San Antonio, Texas, United States

After debuting onscreen at age nine in Raggedy Man (1981) he starred in the blockbuster E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). He had a few more juvenile roles, then matured into young adult leads.

Facts Awards
  • At 8, talked his mother into taking him to an open casting call for the Sissy Spacek film Raggedy Man (1981), and won the role of her son.
  • His audition for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial left Steven Spielberg in tears.
  • Was originally set to play the young King Arthur in the 1998 miniseries Merlin, but was denied entry into England because his working papers were not in order; he was replaced in the cast by Paul Curran.