Jerry Hardin

Jerry Hardin


Jerry Hardin was born on Nov 20, 1929 in USA. Jerry Hardin's big-screen debut came with Thunder Road directed by Arthur Ripley in 1958, strarring Niles Penland. Jerry Hardin is known for Soul of the Game directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, Delroy Lindo stars as Satchel Paige and Mykelti Williamson as Josh Gibson. The upcoming new movie Jerry Hardin plays is You which will be released on May 08, 2009.

A highly engaging, charismatic, and reliable character actor with a long and distinguished career spanning half a century, Jerry Hardin has been gracing both the big and small screen, and stage, with many enjoyable performances, highlighted by a relaxed and pleasing Southern twang. Born November 20, 1929, in Dallas, Texas, where his father was a rancher, Hardin was raised outside the city, where he first began acting in school productions. This would lead to a scholarship to Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and a Fulbright scholarship to the Royal Academy for Dramatic Art in London. He had his first (uncredited) film role in the classic drive-in flick, Thunder Road (1958), starring Robert Mitchum, and, by 1961, had racked up an impressive amount of over 75 theatre credits. He became incredibly prolific in the 1970s, when his film career really took off, and he also started appearing regularly on TV series, including Gunsmoke (1955), Starsky et Hutch (1975), Les rues de San Francisco (1972), La petite maison dans la prairie (1974), Deux cent dollars plus les frais (1974), Deux flics à Miami (1984), La loi de Los Angeles (1986), Melrose Place (1992), Arabesque (1984) and Docteur Quinn, femme médecin (1993). A particularly memorable performance, by Mr. Hardin in this medium, was that of Mark Twain in episodes of Star Trek: La nouvelle génération (1987). He would also prove to be in high demand for film roles, appearing in the likes of Wolf Lake (1980), Heartland (1979), 1941 (1979), Honky Tonk Freeway (1981), Reds (1981), Missing - Porté disparu (1982), Honkytonk Man (1982), Cujo (1983), Le jeu du faucon (1985), Contact mortel (1985), Les aventures de Jack Burton dans les griffes du Mandarin (1986), Mort ou vif (1986), The Hot Spot (1990), La firme (1993), Les fantômes du passé (1996), Hidalgo (2004) and On arrive quand? (2005). His performance as one of the subtly sinister senior partners in La firme (1993) impressed X Files: aux frontières du réel (1993) creator Chris Carter enough that Carter would create the character of "Deep Throat" with him in mind, and it's this role that is definitely one of Hardin's most famous. A noteworthy stage performance of his was in the play, "The Rainmaker", working alongside Jayne Atkinson, Woody Harrelson and David Aaron Baker.Hardin's wife is actress and acting teacher Diane Hardin (her students have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Hilary Swank, Stephen Dorff, River Phoenix, Kellie Martin and Christopher Masterson), his daughter is actress Melora Hardin, and his son Shawn Hardin was chief operating officer, in-charge-of product, for NBC-1 in San Francisco.

  • Birthday

    Nov 20, 1929
  • Place of Birth

    Dallas, Texas, USA
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