Henry Thomas

Henry Thomas is an American actor best known for his role as Elliott in 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.'
He has also starred in films such as 'Legends of the Fall' and 'Gangs of New York.'
Date of birth

Henry Jackson Thomas Jr. was born in San Antonio, Texas, on September 9, 1971.


His mother, Carolyn L. (née Davis), is a homemaker and his father, Henry Jackson Thomas Sr., is a hydraulic machinist.


He attended East Central High School and Blinn College.

Love life

Thomas married actress Marie Zielcke on May 10, 2004. They had a daughter, Hazel. The couple were divorced in 2007. Thomas also has two children with his current wife Annalee.

Net worth

Not yet established.



In 1994, Thomas was cast in Legends of the Fall, as Samuel Ludlow, the younger brother of Tristan and Alfred Ludlow, played by Brad Pitt and Aidan Quinn, respectively. The film won critical acclaim, as well as an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

Thomas went on to act in several notable films in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including Suicide Kings in 1997, All the Pretty Horses (2000) and Gangs of New York (2002).

In 2011, he was cast as leading man Hank Williams in The Last Ride. Outside of acting, Thomas has dabbled in the music industry. In the 1980s and 1990s, he sang and performed with The Blue Heelers, based in Texas, and he continues to rock out with the Los Angeles band Farspeaker.

Thomas struggled with the popularity he gained in the months following the release of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. In November 2019, Thomas reprised his role as Elliott for an Xfinity & Sky UK commercial, in which E.T. returns to visit a now-adult Elliott and his family for the holidays.

Since 2016, Thomas has worked frequently with filmmaker Mike Flanagan, appearing in his films Ouija: Origin of Evil, Gerald's Game and Doctor Sleep, as well as in the Netflix horror series The Haunting of Hill House, which Flanagan created and directed.

Thomas also has roles in Flanagan's follow up season to Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), and his mini-series Midnight Mass.


Thomas wrote songs and played guitar for a San Antonio band, The Blue Heelers (named for the breed of dog), in the 1990s. Although the band was not signed to a record label, it self-produced an album, Twister. Thomas continued to write and record songs. In 1998, his song "Truckstop Coffee" (recorded with the Blue Heelers) appeared on V2's soundtrack for Niagara, Niagara

In 2003, Thomas and Nikki Sudden collaborated on the music for Mika Kaurismäki's film Honey Baby, which featured four original songs written and performed by Thomas as the fictional musician Tom Brackett. An album was in the works, but Sudden died unexpectedly in 2006.

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Henry Thomas
First Name Henry
Surname Thomas
Born 9th September, 1971
Home City San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Current City