Peter Fonda Biography (1939?-)

Full name, Peter Henry Fonda (some sources say Peter Seymour Fonda); born February 23, 1939 (some sources say 1940), in New York, NY; son of Henry Jaynes(an actor) and Frances Sophia (a financier; maiden name, Seymour) Fonda; brother of Jane Fonda (an actress); married Susan Jane Brewer (an artist), October 8, 1961 (divorced, April 16, 1972); married Portia Rebecca "Becky" Crockett(a writer), November 11, 1975; children: (first marriage) Bridget (an actress), Justin; (second marriage) Thomas. Addresses: Agent: IFA Talent Agency, 8730 Sunset Blvd., Suite 490, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Metropolitan TalentAgency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010; Cunningham/Escott/Dipeneand Associates, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025.;Publicist: Bloch/Korenbrot Public Relations, 8271 Melrose Ave., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
February 23, 1939?
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Dr. Mark Cheswick, Tammy Tell Me True, Universal, 1961
  • Dr. Mark Cheswick, Tammy and the Doctor, Universal, 1963
  • Weaver, The Victors, Columbia, 1963
  • Eddie Slocum, The Young Lovers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964
  • Steven Evshevsky, Lilith, Columbia, 1964
  • (Uncredited) The Rounders, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965
  • Heavenly Blues, The Wild Angels, American International Pictures,1966
  • Paul Groves, The Trip, American International Pictures, 1967
  • Baron Wilhelm, "Metzengerstein," Spirits of the Dead (also known as Tales of Mystery, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, Histoires extraordinaires, Tre passi nel delirio, and Trois histoiresextraordinaires d'Edgar Poe), American International Pictures, 1968
  • Wyatt (Captain America), Easy Rider (also known as The Loners), Columbia, 1969
  • Harry Collings, The Hired Hand, Universal, 1971
  • Young sheriff, The Last Movie (also known as Chinchero), Universal, 1971
  • Evan Bonner, Two People, Universal, 1973
  • Larry Rayder, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Not So Easy--Motorcycle Safety, 1973
  • Ken, Open Season (also known as The Recon Game and Los cazadores), Columbia, 1974
  • Mike Bradley, The Diamond Mercenaries (also known as Killer Force), American International Pictures, 1975
  • Roger March, Race with the Devil, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Tom Skelton, 92 in the Shade, United Artists, 1975
  • Chuck Browning, Futureworld, American International Pictures, 1976
  • Tom Hunter, Fighting Mad, 1976
  • Bobby Ogden, Outlaw Blues, Warner Bros., 1977
  • Himself, Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (documentary), Blackwood Films, 1978
  • Rane, High-Ballin', American International Pictures, 1978
  • Beaudray Demerille, Wanda Nevada, United Artists, 1979
  • Himself, The Carradines Together (documentary), United Filmmakers,1979
  • Chief biker, The Cannonball Run, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981
  • Kirklander, Split Image (also known as Captured and L'envoutement), Orion, 1982
  • Dr. Tom Brasilian, Spasms (also known as Death Bite), Blossom Pictures/Producers Distributors, 1983
  • Gonzy Traumerai, All Right, My Friend (also known as Daijoobu,Mai Furrendo), Toho, 1983
  • Harry Bediker, Dance of the Dwarfs (also known as Dance of theDwarves and Jungle Heat), Dove and Panache, 1983
  • Mr. Frieden, Peppermint Frieden, 1983
  • Rodney, Certain Fury, New World, 1985
  • Old Money, 1985
  • Hawken, Hawken's Breed, Image Entertainment, 1987
  • Host, Hollywood Uncensored (documentary), Castle Hill, 1987
  • Narrator, Signatures of the Soul (documentary; also known as Tattooing), 1987
  • Virelli, Mercenary Fighters (also known as Freedom Fighter), Cannon, 1987
  • Herbert Schluter, The Rose Garden (also known Der Rosengarten), Cannon, 1989
  • Ken Andrews, Fatal Mission, Media Home Entertainment, 1990
  • Himself, Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document (documentary),Pacific Arts, 1990
  • Nick, Family Express, 1991
  • Jake, South Beach (also known as Night Caller), Prism Entertainment, 1992
  • Motorcycle rider, Bodies, Rest and Motion, Fine Line Features, 1993
  • Pete, Deadfall, Trimark Pictures, 1993
  • Himself, Warren Oates: Across the Border (documentary), Anchor BayEntertainment, 1993
  • Dracula/Dr. Van Helsing, Nadja, October Films, 1994
  • Larry Stanton, Molly and Gina (also known as Burnhill), A-pix Entertainment, 1994
  • Vergil Cheatham, Love and a .45, Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Himself, At Sundance (documentary; also known as The Sundance Documentary), The Shooting Gallery, 1995
  • Pipeline, Escape from L.A. (also known as John Carpenter's "Escape from L.A."), Paramount, 1996
  • Ray the cook, Painted Hero (also known as Shadow of the Past), Cabin Fever Entertainment, 1996
  • Voice of guru Dave, Grace of My Heart, Gramercy Pictures, 1996
  • Ulysses "Ulee" Jackson, Ulee's Gold, Orion, 1997
  • (In archive footage) Me and Will, Bedford Entertainment, 1998
  • Himself, Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage (documentary; also known asShaking the Cage), Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment, 1999
  • Terry Valentine, The Limey, Artisan Entertainment, 1999
  • Keeping Time, 1999
  • Grandpa Burnett Stone, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, DestinationFilms, 2000
  • Merv Gutman, Second Skin, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Himself, Welcome to Hollywood (documentary), PM Entertainment Group, 2000
  • Shoshonee Bill, South of Heaven, West of Hell, Phaedra Cinema/August Entertainment, 2000
  • Stoney, Wooly Boys, Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • (In archive footage) Himself, A Decade under the Influence (documentary), IFC Films, 2003
  • Himself, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (documentary), Shout! Factory, 2003
  • Himself, Tune In Trip Out (short film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/UnitedArtists Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Grandfather, The Heart Is Deceitful above All Things (also known as Le livre de Jeremie), Pretty Dangerous Films, 2004
  • Mr. Caldwell, Ocean's Twelve, Warner Bros., 2004
  • Himself, Film Trix 2004 (short documentary), 2004
  • Breaking the Rules (documentary), 2005
  • El Cobrador--In God We Trust, 2005
  • Mephisto (Mephistopheles), Ghost Rider, Columbia, 2006
  • X, Cobrador, c. 2006
  • Appeared in Family Spirit and Reckless.
  • Film Director
  • The Hired Hand, Universal, 1971
  • Idaho Transfer (also known as Deranged), Cinemation, 1974
  • Wanda Nevada, United Artists, 1979
  • Film Producer
  • Easy Rider (also known as The Loners), Columbia, 1969
  • The Hired Hand, Universal, 1971
  • Old Money, 1985
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Leo, A Time of Indifference (also known as Gli indifferenti), 1988
  • Narrator, American Stories: The American Dream (documentary; alsoknown as The American Dream), The Discovery Channel, 1998
  • Himself, Dream Machines (documentary), History Channel, 1998
  • Dr. Austin Shepard, Supernova, The Hallmark Channel, 2005
  • Movies
  • Mike Graham, The Hostage Tower (also known as Alistair MacLean's "The Hostage Tower"), CBS, 1980
  • Gus Stewart, A Reason to Live, NBC, 1985
  • House, Don't Look Back, HBO, 1996
  • Guideon Prosper, The Tempest, NBC, 1998
  • Frank O'Connor, The Passion of Ayn Rand, Showtime, 1999
  • Doctor Cantway, The Laramie Project, HBO, 2002
  • Father Russell, The Maldonado Miracle, Showtime, 2003
  • Specials
  • (Uncredited) Morley, Carol for Another Christmas, ABC, 1964
  • Robbie Conroy, "Certain Honorable Men," On Stage, NBC, 1968
  • The Return of the Smothers Brothers, NBC, 1970
  • Performer, Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1977
  • Performer, Circus of the Stars #2, CBS, 1977
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Margret Duenser, auf der Suche nach denBesonderen (documentary; also known as Margret Dunser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (West Germany [now Germany]), 1981
  • Sgt. Pepper: It Was Twenty Years Ago Today, PBS, 1987
  • Welcome Home, HBO, 1987
  • Unauthorized Biography: Jane Fonda, syndicated, 1988
  • "Dennis Hopper," Crazy about the Movies (documentary), Cinemax, 1991
  • Narrator, Blue Water Hunters (documentary), PBS, 1992
  • Himself, Fonda on Fonda (documentary), TNT, 1992
  • Host, Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle (documentary), TBS,1993
  • Himself, Biking USA (documentary), 1994
  • Fonda on Fonda (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Harley Mania (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Host and narrator, Motorcycles: Born to Be Wild (documentary), TheLearning Channel, 1999
  • The AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • The Wild Ride of Outlaw Bikers (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Host, Route 66: Main Street America (documentary), The Learning Channel, 2000
  • Host, Wildlife Adventures: Pollinators in Peril (documentary), TBS, 2000
  • Host and narrator, The Rockies (documentary), History Channel, 2000
  • Narrator, Born to the Wind (documentary), PBS, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (documentary), American Movie Classics, 2000
  • Grand marshal, The 70th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 2001
  • Himself, Christmas in Tinseltown, BBC and American television, 2001
  • Sturgis: The Great Ride Rally (documentary), Travel Channel, 2001
  • Himself, Still Cher (documentary), BBC, 2002
  • Dr. Will Allenby, "Back When We Were Grownups," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 2004
  • Himself, Biography Special: The Fondas (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • Hollywood Home Movies (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • (Uncredited) Himself, The 42nd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1970
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Henry Fonda (also known as The AFI Salute to Henry Fonda), 1978
  • National Basketball Players Association Awards, 1989
  • Himself, The American Film Institute Salute to Jack Nicholson, CBS, 1994
  • Himself, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Robert Wise, NBC, 1998
  • The Fourth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (also known as Screen Actors Guild Fourth Annual Awards), TNT, 1998
  • The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1999
  • Presenter, 15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2000
  • Presenter, The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2001
  • Himself, The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Joey, "The Night the Saints Lost Their Halos," Naked City, ABC, 1962
  • Orly French, "The Orly French Story," Wagon Train, ABC, 1962
  • Ronnie Bryson, "Thousands and Thousands of Miles," The New Breed,ABC, 1962
  • Gary Foster, "The Brother Killers," The Defenders, CBS, 1963
  • "An Obelisk for Benny," Channing, ABC, 1963
  • Alex Bakalyan, "A Circle of Strangers," Arrest and Trial, ABC, 1964
  • Lieutenant Andy Lathrop, "The Sound of Distant Thunder," 12 O'Clock High, ABC, 1964
  • Himself, "Betsy Palmer vs. Peter Fonda," Password, CBS, 1964
  • Verge Likens, "The Return of Verge Likens," Alfred Hitchcock Hour,NBC, 1964
  • Mystery guest, What's My Line?, CBS, 1966
  • "Politicians Can Become a Habit," Insight, syndicated, 1967
  • Himself, The Merv Griffin Show, CBS, 1970
  • Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1971, 1972
  • Himself, V.I.P.-Schaukel, 1973
  • Himself, Fridays, ABC, 1981
  • Sonore (also known as Sound), 1988
  • Himself, "Wetten, dass ... ? aus Hof," Wetten, dass ... ?, 1989
  • Marcantony Appfel, "Give Me Your Life: Parts 1 & 2," In the Heat of the Night, CBS, 1994
  • Himself, "Brilliant Number One," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (liveaction and animated), Cartoon Network, 1997
  • Himself, "Brilliant Number Two," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (liveaction and animated), Cartoon Network, 1997
  • Himself, "Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero," Biography (documentary; also known as A&E Biography: Henry Fonda), Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998
  • Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Himself, The Howard Stern Radio Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 1999
  • Himself, Jane Fonda: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E!Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Himself, "Peter Fonda: Fortunate Son," Biography (documentary; also known as A&E Biography: Peter Fonda), Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • Himself, Festival Pass with Chris Gore, Starz!, 2002
  • Himself, The View, ABC, 2002
  • Harrison Houk, "A Thief of Time," Mystery!, PBS, 2004
  • Judge, "Finals," Ultimate Film Fanatic, Independent Film Channel,2004
  • Himself, "Jack Nicholson," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • Himself, "Larry Hagman," Biography (documentary; also known as A&E Biography: Larry Hagman), Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • Himself, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC, 2004
  • Appeared as himself, "The Films of Jonathan Demme," The Directors,Encore; also appeared in Montana and Sound (also known as Sonore).
  • Pilots
  • Marshal Will Kane's son, High Noon, 1966
  • President Bridgewater, Capital City, ABC, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Lead, The Golden Fleece, Omaha Community Playhouse, Omaha, NE, 1960
  • Private Oglethorpe, Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1961
  • Lead, Under the Yum Yum Tree, Mineola Playhouse, New York City, 1962, then Louisville, KY, 1963
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Voice of the truth, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (also known as Grand Theft Auto, GTA 4, and GTA: San Andreas), Rock StarGames, 2004
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Easy Rider (also known as The Loners), Columbia, 1969
  • (With Alan Sharp) The Hired Hand, Universal, 1971
  • Fatal Mission, Media Home Entertainment, 1990
  • Nonfiction
  • Don't Tell Dad (autobiography), Hyperion, 1998

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Brough, James, Fabulous Fondas, McKay, 1970
    • Collier, Peter, The Fondas: A Hollywood Dynasty, Putnam, 1991
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, fourth edition, St. James Press, 2000
    • Springer, John, The Fondas: The Films and Careers of Henry, Jane, andPeter Fonda, Citadel Press, 1970
    Periodicals
    • Cinema X, Volume 3, issue 11, pp. 74-75
    • Harper's Bazaar, June, 1997, p. 148
    • Interview, June, 1997, pp. 113-14
    • Madison, September, 1999, pp. 118-25
    • Miami Herald, June 27, 1997
    • Motorcyclist, January, 2000, p. 75
    • Neon, May, 1998
    • New York Times Magazine, March 22, 1998
    • Papermag, June, 1997
    • People Weekly, March 16, 1998
    • Premiere, July, 1997, pp. 39-42
    • USA Today, June 27, 1997; March 23, 1998

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