Harrison Ford is an American film actor famous for his performances in the ‘Star Wars’ trilogy and as ‘Dr. Indiana Jones’ in the ‘Indiana Jones’ film Series. His career in Hollywood has spanned six decades which shows how popular he is with the movie going audience. His films have grossed more than $3.5 billion at the U.S. box office and more than $6 billion at the worldwide box office. He is the recipient of the 28th American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 at Chicago, Illinois. His mother Dorothy Nidelman was a former radio actress whereas his father Christopher Ford was an advertising executive and former actor.
Ford graduated from Maine East High school in 1960. He had a good voice and thus was a regular speaker in his high school’s radio station. He accidently came across Drama classes at Rippon College, Wisconsin which helped him overcome his shyness and increase his interest towards acting. In his younger days Ford was an active member of the Boy Scouts in school and achieved the second highest rankk of 'Life Scout'.