He Was Finally Credited As Harrison J Ford In The 1967 Western

Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford


In 1997, Ford was ranked No. 1 in Empire’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list. When asked in which religion he and his brother were raised, Ford has jokingly responded, “Democrat,” “to be liberals of every stripe”. He worked at Napowan Adventure Base Scout camp as a counselor for the Reptile Study merit badge. His was the first student voice broadcast on his high school’s new radio station, WMTH, and he was its first sportscaster during his senior year (1959-1960). He took a drama class in the final quarter of his senior year to get over his shyness. He was finally credited as “Harrison J. Ford” in the 1967 Western film, A Time for Killing, but the “J” did not stand for anything, since he has no middle name. It was added to avoid confusion with a silent film actor named Harrison Ford, who appeared in more than 80 films between 1915 and 1932, and died in 1957.

He Was Finally Credited As Harrison J Ford In The 1967 Western

Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford


As of July 2008, the United States domestic box office grosses of Ford’s films total over US$3.5 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $6 billion, making Ford the third highest grossing U.S. domestic box-office star. His mother, Dorothy (née Dora Nidelman), was a homemaker and former radio actress, and his father, Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), was an advertising executive and a former actor. There is little record of his non-speaking roles (or “extra” work) in film. Ford managed to secure other roles in movies, such as A Time for Killing (The Long Ride Home), starring Glenn Ford, George Hamilton and Inger Stevens. His speaking roles continued next with Luv (1967), though he was still uncredited. He was finally credited as “Harrison J. Ford” in the 1967 Western film, A Time for Killing, but the “J” did not stand for anything, since he has no middle name. Ford later said that he was unaware of the existence of the earlier Harrison Ford until he came upon a star with his own name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While working as a carpenter, he became a stagehand for the popular rock band The Doors.

He Was Finally Credited As Harrison J Ford In The 1967 Western

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At one point, four of the top six box-office hits of all time included one of his roles. in 1997, Ford was ranked No. 1 in Empire’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list. Ford was born July 13, 1942, at Chicago, Illinois’ Swedish Covenant Hospital. He did not get it, but stayed in California and eventually signed a $150 a week contract with Columbia Pictures’ New Talent program, playing bit roles in films. He was finally credited as “Harrison J. Ford” in the 1967 Western film, A Time for Killing, but the “J” did not stand for anything, since he has no middle name.
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford

He Was Finally Credited As Harrison J Ford In The 1967 Western

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His was the first student voice broadcast on his high school’s new radio station, WMTH, and he was its first sportscaster during his senior year (1959-1960). He did not get it, but stayed in California and eventually signed a $150 a week contract with Columbia Pictures’ New Talent program, playing bit roles in films. Ford was at the bottom of the hiring list, having offended producer Jerry Tokovsky after he played a bellboy in the feature. He was finally credited as “Harrison J. Ford” in the 1967 Western film, A Time for Killing, but the “J” did not stand for anything, since he has no middle name. Ford soon dropped the “J” and worked for Universal Studios, playing minor roles in many television series throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Gunsmoke, Ironside, The Virginian, The F.B.I., Love, American Style, and Kung Fu. He also built a sun deck for actress Sally Kellerman and a recording studio for Brazilian band leader Sérgio Mendes. He was then hired to build cabinets at the home of director George Lucas, who subsequently cast him in a pivotal supporting role for his film American Graffiti (1973).

He Was Finally Credited As Harrison J Ford In The 1967 Western

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His four-decade career also includes roles in several other Hollywood blockbusters, including Presumed Innocent, The Fugitive, Air Force One, and What Lies Beneath. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry. Ford is the husband of actress Calista Flockhart. Ford was born July 13, 1942, at Chicago, Illinois’ Swedish Covenant Hospital. in 1960, Ford graduated from Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois. Ford managed to secure other roles in movies, such as The Long Ride Home, starring Glenn Ford, George Hamilton and Inger Stevens. He was finally credited as “Harrison J. Ford” in the 1967 Western film, A Time for Killing, but the “J” did not stand for anything, since he has no middle name.

He Was Finally Credited As Harrison J Ford In The 1967 Western

Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford


They also jokingly reversed Ford’s knowledge of reptiles into Jones’ fear of snakes. He took a drama class in his junior year, chiefly as a way to meet women. His first known part was an uncredited role as a bellhop in Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966). He was finally credited as “Harrison J. Ford” in the 1967 Western film, A Time for Killing, but the “J” did not stand for anything, since he has no middle name. He also built a sun deck for actress Sally Kellerman and a recording studio for director Sérgio Mendes. Ford’s status as a leading actor was solidified when he starred as Indiana Jones in the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg collaboration Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Though Spielberg was interested in casting Ford in the lead role from the start, Lucas was not, due to having already worked with the actor in American Graffiti and Star Wars, but he eventually relented after Tom Selleck was unable to accept.