Where Are They Now - Friday, November 10, 2017
This week we are catching up with Henry Thomas, who in my book will always be known as Elliott from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. I absolutely love that movie and I am excited to learn more about this actor and what he is doing now!
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Yakov Smirnoff: Russian-born comedian and actor, he starred in the TV series "What a Country" and appeared in the movie "Moscow on the Hudson"
Christina Pickles: She played Helen Rosenthal in the TV series "St. Elsewhere" and Ross and Monica's mother on the series "Friends"
Denny Doherty: Member of the singing group The Mamas and the Papas, famous songs include "California Dreamin'" and "Monday, Monday"
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Henry Thomas at Celebrity Nooz
September 9, 1971, San Antonio, Texas
Henry Jackson Thomas Jr.
NICKNAME: The Little Thomas
CLAIM TO FAME:
He is best known for his role as Elliott in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
He was married to Kelly Hill from 2000-2002. He has been married to German actress Marie Zielcke since 2004, and they have a daughter named Hazel.
As a child, Thomas found fame with his role as Elliott in the Steven Spielberg masterpiece E.T. He continued to occasionally act after E.T., but focused most of his attention on school.
He returned to acting in the late 1980s and early 1990s with roles in several films, and also got involved with music starting in the mid '90s.
He wrote songs, sang and played guitar for the San Antonio, Texas band The Blue Heelers until the band dissolved in 1998, and then went on to write and record his own songs.
His song "Truckstop Coffee" appeared on the soundtrack to the film Niagara, Niagara in which he also acted. Thomas also worked with Nikki Sudden on music for the film Honey Baby, but their collaboration ended with Sudden's death in 2006.
Attended Blinn College in Brenham, Texas.
Ranked #24 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars."
Married Marie Zielcke in Las Vegas in the same Chapel in which Britney Spears married Jason Allen Alexander.
Was ranked #4 in E's 50 cutest child stars all grown-up.
Is the only child of Carolyn, a homemaker, and Henry Sr., a hydraulic machinist.
Said that at age 8, he wanted to become an actor after watching a PBS special on acting and decided he had found his calling.
WHERE IS HE NOW:
Henry Thomas has been quite busy in the last few years. After an appearance in the Stephen King adaptation Gerald's Game and a recurring role on the heralded FX series Better Things, Thomas has three projects, Riptide, The Great Race, and the highly-anticipated series The Haunting of Hill House, currently in production.
2017 Better Things (TV Series)...Robin
- Blackout (2017) ... Robin
- Phil (2017) ... Robin
- Sick (2017) ... Robin
- Robin (2017) ... Robin
2017 Gerald's Game...Tom
2016 Grip and Electric (TV Series)...Johnny English, Jr.
2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil...Father Tom
2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)...Sean Roberts
- Making a Rapist
2015 Sons of Liberty (TV Mini-Series)...John Adams
- Independence (2015) ... John Adams
- The Uprising (2015) ... John Adams
- A Dangerous Game (2015) ... John Adams
2013-2014 Betrayal (TV Series)...T.J. Karsten
2013 Big Sur...Philip Whalen
2011 The Mentalist (TV Series)...Tommy Lisbon
- Where in the World is Carmine O'Brien?
2011 The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy...John St. Helens
2011 The Last Ride...Mr. Wells
2010/I Dear John...Tim
2009 Don't Look Up...Josh Petri
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series)...Jeremy Kent
If I Had a Hammer
2007-2008 Without a Trace (TV series)...Franklin Romar
One Wrong Move
2008 Red Velvet...Aaron
2008 Under (TV movie)
2007/II The Deal...Frank
2007 Suffering Man's Charity...Eric Rykell
2007 The Last Sin Eater...Man of God
2006 The Hard Easy...Paul Weston
2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV mini-series)...Robert Fornoy
The End of the Whole Mess
2006 Desperation (TV movie)...Peter Jackson
2005 Masters of Horror (TV series)...Jamie
2005 Tennis, Anyone...?...Matt Erhorn
2004 Dead Birds...William
2004 Honey Baby...Tom Brackett
2003 Briar Patch...Edgar Macbeth
2003 I Capture the Castle...Simon Cotton
2002 Gangs of New York...Johnny Sirocco
2002 I'm with Lucy...Barry
2002 Dead in the Water...Jeff
2001 The Quickie...Alex
2000 All the Pretty Horses...Lacey Rawlins
2000 A Good Baby...Raymond Toker
1999 Happy Face Murders (TV movie)...Dylan McCarthy
1999 Fever...Nick Parker
1998 Moby Dick (TV mini-series)...Ishmael
1997 Suicide Kings...Avery Chasten
1997 Niagara, Niagara...Seth
1997 Hijacking Hollywood...Kevin Conroy
1996 Riders of the Purple Sage (TV movie)...Bern Venters
1996 Bombshell...Buck Hogan
1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial (TV movie)...Ray Buckey
1994 Legends of the Fall...Samuel
1994 Curse of the Starving Class...Wesley Tate
1994 Beyond Obsession (TV movie)...John Thompson
1993 Fire in the Sky...Greg Hayes
1992 A Taste for Killing (TV movie)...Cary Sloan
1990 Psycho IV: The Beginning (TV movie)...Young Norman Bates
1988 Murder One...Billy Isaacs
1986 The Quest...Cody
1984 Cloak & Dagger...Davey Osborne
1982 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial...Elliott
1981 The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid (TV movie)...The Kid
1981 Raggedy Man...Harry
To see Then & Now pictures of Henry Thomas, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Yakov Smirnoff - ALIVE
Christina Pickles - ALIVE
Denny Doherty - DEAD
Born: 11/29/1940 Died: 01/19/2007
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Robert De Cormier, 95, American composer and conductor.
Jane Dudley, 92, American socialite.
Roy Halladay, 40, American baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies), plane crash.
Brian Perry, 74, English cricketer (Shropshire).
Carl Sargeant, 49, Welsh politician, AM (2003-2017).
Hans Schäfer, 90, German footballer (1. FC Köln, West Germany national team), FIFA World Cup winner (1954).
Karel Štedrý (cs), 80, Czech singer, actor (If a Thousand Clarinets), screenwriter and presenter.
Abdul Aziz bin Fahd, 44, Saudi prince.
Jansug Charkviani, 86, Georgian poet and politician, MP (1995-2003), Shota Rustaveli laureate (1984).
Richard F. Gordon Jr., 88, American astronaut (Gemini 11, Apollo 12).
Günter Hoge (de), 77, German footballer (1. FC Union Berlin, East Germany national team).
Murray Koffler, 93, Canadian pharmacist and businessman, founder of Shoppers Drug Mart.
Feliciano Rivilla, 81, Spanish footballer (national team).
Andrés Sapelak, 97, Polish-born Argentine Ukrainian Greek Catholic hierarch, Bishop of Santa María del Patrocinio in Buenos Aires (1968-1997).
Rick Stelmaszek, 69, American baseball player (Texas Rangers) and coach (Minnesota Twins), pancreatic cancer.
Renzo Calegari, 84, Italian cartoonist (Storia del West), stroke.
Digger Crown, 20, Swedish racehorse, euthanized.
Robin Esser, 84, British newspaper executive.
Nancy Friday, 84, American author (My Secret Garden, Forbidden Flowers, Women on Top), complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Robert Knight, 72, American R&B singer ("Everlasting Love", "Love on a Mountain Top").
Mansour bin Muqrin, 43-44, Saudi businessman, Vice Governor of 'Asir (since 2013), helicopter crash.
Vettoor Purushan, 72, Indian comedian and actor, cardiac arrest.
Dionatan Teixeira, 25, Brazilian-born Slovak footballer (Košice, Stoke City), heart attack.
Tokyo Joe, 75, Japanese-Canadian professional wrestler, trainer and booking agent (NJPW, IWE, Stampede Wrestling), colon cancer.
Michael Augustine, 84, Indian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Vellore (1981-1992) and Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (1992-2004).
Cheng Ch'ing-wen, 85, Taiwanese writer, heart attack.
Isabel Granada, 41, Filipino actress and singer, aneurysm.
João de Matos, 62, Angolan military officer.
Dudley Simpson, 95, Australian composer (Doctor Who, Blake's 7) and conductor (Royal Opera House).
Tallys, 30, Brazilian footballer (Paysandu), traffic collision.
Anna Diggs Taylor, 84, American federal judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (1979-1998).
Gene Verble, 89, American baseball player (Washington Senators).
Regina Yaou, 62, Ivorian writer.
Mahmoud Zemmouri (fr), 70, Algerian actor, film director and screenwriter.
Gaetano Bardini, 91, Italian opera singer, heart disease.
Abdur Rahman Biswas, 91, Bangladeshi politician, President (1991-1996), heart failure.
Ed Flanagan, 66, American politician, member of the Vermont Senate (2005-2011).
Ismail Juma, 26, Tanzanian long-distance runner, motorcycle crash.
Odilo Lechner (de), 86, German clergyman, Abbot of St Boniface's Abbey, Munich (1967-2003).
Patrick Logsdon, 70, American Catholic deacon, stabbed.
Václav Riedlbauch, 70, Czech composer, pedagogue, manager and politician, Minister of Culture (2009-2010).
Francis Allotey, 85, Ghanaian mathematician and professor (KNUST), founding fellow of the African Academy of Sciences.
Costanzo Balleri, 84, Italian football player (Internazionale, Livorno) and manager (Livorno).
Orval H. Hansen, 91, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Idaho's 2nd congressional district (1969-1975), complications from cancer.
William Landau, 93, American neurologist, co-namesake of Landau-Kleffner syndrome.
Sir Michael Latham, 74, British politician, MP for Melton (1974-1983) and Rutland and Melton (1983-1992).
David Muise, 68, Canadian politician, MLA (1978-1981) and Mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality (1997-2000).
Paddy Russell, 89, British television director (Doctor Who, Out of the Unknown, The Omega Factor).
María Martha Serra Lima, 72, Argentine ballad and bolero singer.
Aboubacar Somparé, 73, Guinean politician, President of the National Assembly (2002-2008).
Joan Tisch, 90, American socialite, heiress to the Loews Corporation.
Dina Wadia, 98, Indian political figure, pneumonia.
Bill Wilkerson, 72, American radio news, sports announcer (KMOX, Missouri Tigers, St. Louis football Cardinals).
Brad Bufanda, 34, American actor (Veronica Mars, A Cinderella Story, Co-Ed Confidential), suicide by jumping.
Ramón Cabrero, 69, Spanish-born Argentine football player and coach (Lanús), stroke.
Pablo Cedrón, 59, Argentine actor.
Katie Lee, 98, American folk singer and environmentalist.
Vladimir Makanin, 80, Russian writer.
Richard P. Mills, 72, American educator, Commissioner of Education of New York (1995-2009), heart attack.
Paul V. Mullaney, 97, American politician and judge, Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts (1963-1965).
Myron Noodleman, 59, American baseball clown, sinus cancer.
Yisrael Rosen, 76, Israeli Orthodox rabbi.
Serhiy Ryzhkov, 59, Ukrainian shipwright and ecologist.
John Selway, 79, British artist.
James Tayoun, 87, American politician, member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1969-1970).
Roland Verlooven, 79, Belgian music producer.
Massimo Wilde, 73, Italian politician, Senator (1994-2001).