Henry Thomas is a famous American actor as well as a musician. He is popularly known for his breakout role in Steven Spielberg’s film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. This artist has been in the entertainment industry since 1981, appearing in many films and television works. As a result of this, he has millions to his name. This piece factors in the net worth of Henry Thomas in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Henry Jackson Thomas Jr. was born on September 9, 1971, in San Antonio, Texas to Carolyn L. Davis and Henry Jackson Thomas Sr. His mother was a homemaker and his father a hydraulic machinist. Thomas attended East Central High School. After graduating, he enrolled at Blinn College.
Henry Thomas married Kelly Hill in 2000. Unfortunately, that marriage did not last and the couple divorced in 2002. Thomas then married Marie Zielcke on May 10, 2004. He suffered another failed marriage as the pair divorced in 2007. Thomas and Zieckle have one daughter together named Hazel.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Henry Thomas had early exposure to Hollywood as he started his acting career at the age of eight. His debut role was Harry in the 1981 film Raggedy Man. He then played the role of lonely 10-year-old Elliot in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982. While filming the movie, Thomas suffered mental trauma after his pet dog was killed by a neighbor’s. The public reaction troubled him. After the film, he returned to Texas to focus on school.
He took on film and TV roles intermittently. Thomas, later on, made a comeback to acting in the 80’s and 90’s, appearing in notable films such as Suicide Kings in 1997, All the Pretty Horses in 2000, Gangs of New York in 2002, and The Last Ride in 2011.
Besides acting, Henry Thomas is also a musician. In the 1990s he wrote songs and played the guitar for the San Antonio band, The Blue Heelers. The band self-produced and self-released its album Twister which was well received. Thomas recorded his song Truckstop Coffee which appeared on V2’s soundtrack for Niagara, Niagara in 1998. Henry attempted to work on an album that suddenly died in 2006.
Thomas has been nominated for several awards including the Golden Globe Awards in the category of Best Actor. He won the Young Artist Award in 1982 in the category of Best Actor for his work in Raggedy Man.
Net Worth & Earnings
From the on and off years in his career, Henry Thomas has managed to accumulate some amount of wealth. At the age of 47, the actor come musician has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He has made the majority of his earnings through his work in the film industry. Thomas has also earned from his music career as a singer and songwriter.
Henry Thomas is an actor who has managed to rise from child stardom. Although he took a break from his career, Thomas managed to penetrate the industry once more and has starred in some of the most highly acclaimed films.