Ed Harris

Theatre Credits, Bio and Tickets


Born in 1950 in New Jersey, Ed Harris studied drama at the University of Oklahoma, and moved to Los Angeles in 1973 to take up a place at the California Institute of the Arts, graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Beginning his career on the stage, it was his first film role in 1978 that properly launched his career – a minor role in the film Coma alongside Michael Douglas. Major roles in Borderline and Knightriders in the early 1980s cemented his place in Hollywood, and Harris has enjoyed considerable success on the big screen – roles in the black comedy Creepshow and as the astronaut John Glenn in The Right Stuff in 1983 brought him great acclaim and credibility.

This credibility has sustained for over 30 years, with Harris turning in acclaimed performances in films such as Glengarry Glen Ross, Nixon, A Beautiful Mind, A History of Violence and Gravity. He's also even given Academy Award-nominated performances in Apollo 13, The Truman Show, Pollock and The Hours. For his film career, Harris was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.

On Broadway, he's starred in Precious Sons and Taking Sides. In 2019, he returned to Broadway, taking over the role of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird from Jeff Daniels. He stayed in the role until March 2020, when Broadway theatres were forced to close due to the pandemic. 

Harris made his West End debut in 2016, starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios. Harris reprised his off-Broadway performance from earlier that year. More recently, Harris has starred in Westworld as the Man in Black, earning an Emmy nomination.

Past productions featuring Ed Harris

Buried Child

14 November 2016 - 4 March 2017

Glengarry Glen Ross

26 October 2017 - 3 February 2018

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