10 Things You Didn’t Know About Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford is the type of actor that easily attracts millions of fans with his quick humor, easy charm and unbelievable amount of talent. It is safe to say he has become one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors with some of the biggest roles in the biggest franchises in film history so far. Despite all of his fame and fortune, he has remained down-to-earth and friendly to fans, and also impressively private. For decades many have flocked to his movies and loved him from afar, and there is just so much to know about the star! Check out 10 things you never knew about Harrison Ford:
10. Early Life
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 at the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago to Dorothy and Christopher Ford. His father was an advertising executive and actor while his mother worked as a radio actress. In 1945 the Ford’s welcomed another son, Harrison’s younger brother, Terence. Ford spent many years in the Boy Scouts of America and finished with the second highest rank, Life Scout. In 1960, Ford graduated from Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois where he was the first student to be broadcasted on the school’s new radio staton, and was the school’s first ever sportscaster for his senior year. He went on to attend Ripon College in Wisconsin where he majored in philosophy, but did not graduate with a degree.
9. First Career
Before breaking into acting, Harrison Ford was a very well-known carpenter in Los Angeles. He learned the trade through library books and soon built a deck for actress Sally Kellerman and had a reputation as one of the best carpenters in the city, earning many wealthy clients. He then became a stagehand for the rock band The Doors, and has continued with carpentry as a hobby even through his super successful acting career. Ford most notably built the ranch house that he and his family live in in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.