Versatile and experienced actor who has been shining in the industry since the age of 10, Henry Jackson Thomas, Jr. is famous for his roles in numerous movies including E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Cloak & Daggar, Legend of the Falls, and Gangs of New York. Impressively, he is regarded high by star war fans for narrating three Star Wars: X-Wing books: Rouge Squadron, Wedge’s Gamble and The Krytos Trap.
Plus, he is a known musician as well. Previously (from the mid 90’s to late 80’s), Henry not only played guitar but also wrote and sang songs for the band The Blue Heelers (notable song Truck coffee). Although Henry has not been quantifying music since mid 2000, he has surely made his contribution to the field of music.
To put it bluntly, he was more of an actor than a musician at that phase of his life. However, he was confident enough to show his musical prowess in his movies (“Niagara, Niagara” and “Honey baby”). Interestingly, he portrayed the fictitious musician Tom Brackett in Mika Kaurismaki’s movie Honey Baby. Nevertheless, Tom was very close to produce an album with Nikki Sudden but Sudden died in 2006. Tom and Swell Maps genius had collaborated on the music for Honey Baby.
Born on September 9, 1971 in Sanantonio Texas , US in a poor family, Henry has surely transitioned from a successful kid actor to a veteran actor. After his successful debut role of Harry, Jr. in Jack Fisk’s feature movie Raggedy Man, he landed the role of Elliot in Steven Spielberg’s ET.
People still remember his E.T. audition where he cried in real when the auditioned told him to act as if the government wants to take his beloved alien away. His phenomenal audition acting got him the job and fortunately, the movie proved itself as a big hit earning staggering $792 at the box office.
It’s time to present you guys with his net worth now. Many sites have speculated his net worth to be around 2 million dollars, which is unlikely. And there are those sites that present his net worth to be around 86 million dollars. However, we don’t actually know his accurate net worth.
In an interview, Henry cleared that the megahit movie E.T. wasn’t the one that made him rich financially. He said that he was paid a minimum age for the movie. However, he earned enormous fame from the movie.
As of 2015, he is an underdog of Hollywood. If you don’t count Gangs of New York, E.T. and Legend of Falls, he has mostly been associated with low profile movies. Even though he is not the most on-demand actor, he is happy the way his acting career shaped up.
Personality wise, he is a confident gentleman. Not only that, he was an inspiring kid growing up. The kid who landed the role in E.T. acting and crying and remembering his own dead pet in the audition became one of the most talked about kid after the movie.
Later, He didn’t engage in show-offs or developed a party lifestyle as a young actor. He says he was a virtuous one as a teenager. He agrees that his E.T credentials helped him to get girls back then but he says they were a double-edge sword kind of decisions, which he rarely took.
E.T. shadows still haunt him. Wheneever he goes, he gets teased or called referencing E.T. and Elliot. He says his post E.T. life wasn’t all about name and money. He also remembers post E.T. days when he was humiliated in his own school in Texas just because of being a kid who made name for himself. At the age of 17, he moved to New York and fast forwarding to 2015, he is a 44 years old man who is proud of his upbringing, hard work and his family. He says he will support his children if they want to join acting but he will not force them. He says he will do what his parents did with him and that was to check if his children are doing ok in every step of life.
Now moving on to his physical configuration, he is a tall man with the height of 5 feet and 11½ inches. Moreover, he possesses a short hairstyle, charming face plus slim and fit body.
Talking about his relationship status, he is a divorcee who has a daughter with actress Marie Zieckle (m 2000 – 2002), his second wife. His first wife was actress Kelly Hill (m 2004 – 2007). However, this notion is what many unaccountable sites are stating.
But if you trust more accountable sites like mirror.co.uk, he is currently living in a house, which is similar to the house of his ET’s character Elliot, with his wife Annalee and children Hazel, Evelyn and Henry.
Anyway, we couldn’t really extract in-depth info on his divorce or dating history. However, we can verify that he is not a gay as he is married to his loving wife. Moreover, many websites have also mentioned actress Drew Barrymore as his ex-girlfriend. They reportedly dated in 1999.
Impressively, he is now handling his music interest and acting career at the same time. He rejuvenated his musical interest couple of years ago. This led to the formation of the band called Farspeaker for which Henry and his wife make music together.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t trace Henry o social networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram. Maybe he is not an online-platforms savvy person. Anyway, you can check out his shirtless pictures on Google image search.
Last but not the least, his upcoming movie Ouja 2 is highly anticipated. In television, he is known for his role of T.J. Karsten in American drama Betrayal. We wish nothing but happiness to the actor who has showed his talents in over 40 films till now.
Other wiki on his professional life can be accessed via Wikipedia biography on him.