Henry Thomas Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 28 Nov, 2019
Facts of Henry Thomas
Date of Birth: 1971 , September-9
Age: 50 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Henry Thomas
Birth Name Henry Jackson Thomas Jr.
Father Henry Jackson Thomas Sr.
Mother Carolyn L. Davis
Nationality American
Birth Place/City San Antonio, Texas
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Dark Brown
Weight in KG 79
Married to Annalee Fery
Divorce Marie Zielcke, Kelly Hill
Education Blinn College
Awards Young Artist Awards
Movies E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Gangs of New York, Dear John, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Doctor Sleep
TV Show The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor
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American actor and musician Henry Thomas rose to fame in his childhood days when he was cast in the Steven Spielberg's film E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Misunderstood. His major film roles came in Cloak and DaggerDead in the Water, Gangs of New York, and horror flick Ouija: Origin of Evil.

Early Life And Education

Henry Thomas was born as Henry Jackson Thomas Jr. on 9th September 1971, in San Antonio, Texas, United States. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds American nationality.

He is the only son of Hydraulic machinist Henry Jackson Thomas Sr. and homemaker Carolyn L. Davis. Regarding his education, he went to East Central High School. After the completion of his high school, he joined and graduated from Blinn College.

What Is Henry Thomas' Net Worth?

Henry Thomas has been working in Hollywood films and television series since he was 11. There happens to be some ambiguity in actor Thomas' net worth. According to Celebrity Networth, the actor has $1.5 million in net worth while The Richest claims him to be worth $82 million. Yet, we can confidently say that Thomas is a millionaire.

Actor Henry Thomas with Director Steven Spielberg and actress Drew Barrymore on 20th Anniversary SOURCE: Getty Image

As per the sources, Thomas got a salary of $15,000 for his stint in the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982. Later on, Thomas worked in a number of hit films which did pretty well in the Box Office. Here we present a list of Thomas' famous movies along with their budget and box office collection.

Movie Released Year Star-Cast Budget Box-Office
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, and Peter Coyote $10.5 million $792.9 million
Fire in the Sky 1993 Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, and Peter Berg $15 million $19.9 million (domestic collection)
Legends of the Fall 1994 Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Julia Ormond $30 million $160.6 million
Gang of New York 2002 Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz $100 million $193.8 million
Dear John 2010 Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, and Richard Jenkins $25 million $114.9 million
Ouija: Origin of Evil 2016 Elizabeth Reaser and Annalise Basso $12 million $81.7 million
Doctor Sleep 2019 Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, and Cliff Curtis $55 million $63.4 million

How Henry Thomas Rose To Stardom?

Henry debuted in his acting career in 1981, as a child actor from Raggedy Man. His second movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial came out as his breakthrough movie. From this movie, Thomas was nominated for Golden Globes for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture Male in 1983.

Princess Diana receives an E. T. Doll from Drew Barrymore and Henry Thomas SOURCE: Reddit

As a child artist, he appeared in the movies including Misunderstood, Cloak & Dagger Frog Dreaming and Valmont. He is also known for his appearance in successful movies including The  Gangs of New York, Dear John, Big Sur, and Ouija: Origin of Evil.

Years after he started working in the cinema, Thomas made his debut in the small screen from the television film Psycho IV: The Beginning. His other famous television roles came in Betrayal, Masters of Horror, Without a Trace and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit among others.

In 2018, he appeared regularly in series The Haunting of Hill House and TV film Girl in the Bunker. His latest movie Doctor Sleep was released in 2019 and series The Haunting of Bly Manor is scheduled to be broadcast in 2020.

Besides, Thomas is also a music artist. He wrote songs and played guitar for THe Blue Heelers in the 1990s. The band was not signed to any record label, however, the band was able to earn lots of fans. In 2003, Thomas composed the music for Mika Kaurismaki's film Honey Baby, for which he collaborated with Nikki Sudden.

After Two Unsuccessful Marriages, Who Is Henry Thomas Married To?

Henry Thomas has been married three times. As of now, he is happily living with his third wife, Annalee Fery. The couple got married in 2009 and they are also blessed with two children.

Before marrying Annalee Fery, Thomas was in a married relationship with actress Marie Zielcke. The couple tied the knot on 10th May 2004. The ex-husband-and-wife also gave birth to a daughter, Hazel Thomas. The couple lived together for three years before getting divorced in 2007.

Before, Thomas was married to Kelly Hill, who is also an actress. The couple exchanged their vows on 20th May 2000. The couple lived together for two years and they got divorced on 2 May 2002. They didn't give birth to any child from their two years long marriage.