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Peter Fonda ACTOR


Peter Fonda was born on February 23rd, 1940 in New York City, New York with the birth name Peter Henry Fonda.  His father Henry Fonda was a famous actor and his sister, Jane Fonda was a working actress too.  

As a young boy at the age of ten he accidentally shot himself in the stomach but survived the injury.  He received his college education at the university of Omaha.  After completing his schooling he became involved in the acting industry, first appearing at the Omaha Playhouse in, "Harvey" and then moved to New York and worked as an apprentice at Cecilwood Theatre.  Then he went on to work on Broadway in the production, "Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole".  Soon the doors for him opened in Hollywood and he made the move west to begin working in the film industry.  

His first role was portraying John F. Kennedy in "PT 109" (1963) followed by such film roles as "Tammy and the Doctor" (1963), "Victors" (1964), "Young Lovers" (1964), "The Wild Angels" (1966) and "The Trip" (1967).  

Along with building a successful film career, Fonda also became involved in recording music in 1968 recording a 45 for the Chrisa label, "November Night".  This same year he took a chance at other work in the industry working as a producer and also starring in the biker classic "Easy Rider" (1969) with Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hopper, a film that he became most well known for.  Next he directed the film "The Hired Hand" and also worked as the lead.  A number of other films followed such as "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" (1974), "Open Season" (1974), "Outlaw Blues" (1976) and "Cannonball Run" (1981).  

In 1997 he starred in the film, "Ulee's Gold" for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for best Actor and in 2007 he made a great comeback to the big screen in, "3:10 to Yuma".   
Peter Fonda has married a total of three times throughout his life time, first to Susan Brewer from 1961 through 1974 and together they had two children, Bridgett and Justin.  His second marriage was to Portia Rebecca Crockett from 1975 through early 2011.  He is currently married to his third wife, Margaret DeVogelaere whom he wed on June 19th, 2011. 
In the year 2000, Fonda was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and since 1975 he has owned a permanent home in Paradise Valley, Montana.  He continues to make occasional appearances on films with his latest work in production for the film, "Banker to the Poor" (2011).   


2011 Banker to the Poor
2012 As Cool as I Am
2011 CSI: NY
2011 East Fifth Bliss 
2010 American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James
2010 Smitty 
2009 Revolution
2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll
2008 Grindhouse Universe 
2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth
2008 Japan 
2007 The Gathering 
2007 ER 
2007 3:10 to Yuma 
2007 Wild Hogs 
2007 Ghost Rider
2006 El cobrador: In God We Trust
2005 Supernova 
2004 Back When We Were Grownups 
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2004 A Thief of Time 
2004 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 
2004 Capital City 
2003 The Maldonado Miracle 
2002 The Laramie Project
2001 Wooly Boys 
2000 Second Skin
2000 Thomas and the Magic Railroad 
2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell 
1999 The Limey 
1999 The Passion of Ayn Rand 
1998 The Tempest 
1997 Painted Hero
1997 Ulee's Gold
1996 Grace of My Heart
1996 Escape from L.A.
1996 Don't Look Back
1994 Nadja 
1994 Love and a .45
1994 Molly & Gina 
1994 In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life
1993 Deadfall
1993 South Beach 
1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion
1991 Family Express
1990 Enemy
1989 The Rosegarden
1988 Mercenary Fighters 
1988 Sound
1988 A Time of Indifference
1987 Hawken's Breed
1985 Certain Fury
1985 A Reason to Live
1984 Dance of the Dwarfs
1983 Spasms
1983 Peppermint-Frieden
1983 Daij├┤bu, mai furendo
1982 Split Image
1981 The Cannonball Run
1980 The Hostage Tower
1979 Wanda Nevada
1978 High-Ballin'
1977 Outlaw Blues 
1976 Futureworld
1976 Fighting Mad 
1976 Killer Force 
1975 92 in the Shade
1975 Race with the Devil
1974 Open Season 
1974 Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 
1973 Two People 
1971 The Last Movie 
1971 The Hired Hand
1969 Easy Rider
1968 Certain Honorable Men
1968 Spirits of the Dead
1967 The Trip
1966 Insight
1966 The Wild Angels
1965 The Rounders
1964 The Young Lovers
1964 12 O'Clock High
1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1964 Lilith 
1964 Arrest and Trial 
1963 The Victors 
1963 Channing 
1963 Tammy and the Doctor
1963 The Defenders 
1962 Wagon Train
1962 The New Breed
1962 Naked City 

Matinee Classics - Race with the Devil starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, Lara Parker, R.G. Armstrong, Clay Tanner, Carol Blodgett, Phil Hoover, Ricci Ware, Paul A. Partain, James N. Harrell, Karen Miller, Arkey Blue, Jack Starrett and Wes Bishop

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