Henry Gibson Biography

Birthday: 1935-09-21
Place of Birth: Germantown, Philadelphia
Height: 5' 3" (1.60 m)
Wiki Biography: Henry Gibson was born on 21 September 1935 in Germantown, Pennsylvnia. Before appearing in films and television series, he was a child star on the stage during the 1940s and during the late 1950s he was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. His screen debut came in 1963 when he was cast in the Jerry Lewis film The Nutty Professor (1963). He made two other small film appearances in the early 1960s in Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) and The Outlaws Is Coming (1965), in which he played a rather hip Indian named Charlie Horse. His breakthrough came in 1968 when he was cast as a member of the regular cast of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1967). He stayed with the show until 1971, when he left and continued his career as a character actor. His best known film role was probably his performance in Nashville (1975). He played Haven Hamilton, a smarmy Country and Western singer. For this role he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and was awarded the National Film Critics Award for best supporting actor. Gibson's career carried on through the 1980s and 1990s when he appeared in many films, such as The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981) and The 'Burbs (1989). He also provided voice-overs for many children's animated series like "Smurfs" (1981), "Wuzzles" (1985) and "Galaxy High School" (1986). His most recent appearance have been in the Paul Thomas Anderson drama Magnolia (1999) and the independent film The Year That Trembled (2002).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Mouse Factory 1971 Animation
Galaxy High School Aimee's Locker 1986 - 1987 Animation
Nashville Haven Hamilton 2018 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Outlaws IS Coming! 1965 Comedy
Evil Roy Slade Clifford Stool 1972 0
The Long Goodbye Dr. Verringer 1973 Game Show, Comedy
Nashville Haven Hamilton 1975 Drama, Music
The Last Remake of Beau Geste 1977 Comedy, Adventure
A Perfect Couple Fred Bott 1979
HealtH 1980
The Incredible Shrinking Woman 1981 Sci Fi, Comedy, Fantasy
Monster in the Closet 1987 Comedy, Horror, Sci Fi
Innerspace Mr. Wormwood 1987 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Switching Channels Ike Roscoe 1988 0
Night Visitor 1989 Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Brenda Starr 1992 Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Tom and Jerry: The Movie 1993 Animation, Family
Cyber Bandits Dr. Knutsen 1995 Adventure, Crime
Bio-Dome 1996
Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day 1997 Drama
A Stranger in the Kingdom Zack Burrows 1999 Drama
The Year That Trembled Ralph Tyler 2002 Drama, Romance
Wedding Crashers Father O'Neil 2005 0
Trapped Ashes Tour Guide 2006
The Commission Police Chief Jesse Curry 2007 Drama