Harry Northup

Biography

Date of Birth 1940, Amarillo, Texas, USA Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m) Mini Biography Harry E. Northup has made a living as an actor for 30 years, acting in 37 films, including Mean Streets (1973), Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Taxi Driver (1976) (1976 Palme d'Or winner at Cannes), Fighting Mad (1976) (starring role), Handle with Care (1977), Blue Collar (1978), Over the Edge (1979) (starring role), Tom Horn (1980), Used Cars (1980), Kansas (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1991) (Oscar winner for Best Picture), Philadelphia (1993), Bad Girls (1994/I), Beloved (1998/I), and a remake of The Manchurian Candidate (2004). Harry has acted in 43 television shows, including "ER" (1994) (guest star), "The Court" (2002) (recurring role), "In Cold Blood" (CBS mini-series), The Deliberate Stranger (1986) (TV), The Day the Bubble Burst (1982) (TV), and "Knots Landing" (1979) (recurring role). Harry has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1976. Harry is that rare American actor who is also an accomplished poet. He has had nine books of poetry published: Amarillo Born (Victor Jiminez Press, 1966); the jon voight poems (Mt. Alverno Press, 1973); Eros ASsh (Momentum Press, 1976); Enough The Great Running Chapel (Momentum Press, 1982); the images we possess kill the capturing (the jesse press, 1988); The Ragged Vertical (Cahuenga Press, 1996); Reunions (Cahuenga Press, 2001); Greatest Hits, 1966-2001 (Pudding House Press, 2002); and Red Snow Fence (Cahuenga Press, 2006). Harry received his B.A. in English from California State University, Northridge, where he studied verse with Ann Stanford. Harry Northup's professional and private papers, manuscripts, journals, scripts, correspondence, ephemera, etc., were purchased by U.C.S.D., La Jolla, on Nov. 18, 2002, and are housed in the Mandeville Special Collections Library, U.C.S.D., 0175-S, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, Ca. 92093-0175, for instruction, research and preservation. His son Dylan lives in Wisconsin. Harry lives in East Hollywood with his wife Holly Prado Northup, a writer and teacher.

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Birth Name

Harry E. Northup

Birth Place

Amarillo, Texas, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

9/2/1940
Known For
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Fighting Mad

Sheriff Len Skerritt

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Nowhere to Run

Rayford Satterwhite

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Being the Queen

The Red Baron

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Citizens Band

The Red Baron

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Star Spangled Girl

Cowboy on bus

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Over the Edge

Doberman

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Crazy Mama

FBI Agent

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Kansas

Governor

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Who's That Knocking at My Door?

Harry

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That Guy Dick Miller

Himself

Starring In
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Being the Queen

The Red Baron

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That Guy Dick Miller

Himself

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Manchurian Candidate

Congressman Flores

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Brokedown Palace

Leon Smith (as Harry E. Northup)

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Beloved

Sheriff

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Fathers' Day

Reno Jail Cop (as Harry E. Northup)

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Med Koldt Blod

Minister

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Bad Girls

Preacher

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Philadelphia

Juror

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Hero

Mr. Fletcher

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Unlawful Entry

McMurtry, Desk Sergeant

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The Silence of the Lambs

Mr. Bimmel

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Nowhere to Run

Rayford Satterwhite

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Kansas

Governor

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Project X

Congressman (as Harry E. Northup)

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Swing Shift

New Year's Eve Marine #1

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Hard to Hold

Limo Driver

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Heart Like A Wheel

Trooper

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Used Cars

Carmine

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Tom Horn

Thomas Burke

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The Rose

Skinny Guy

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Over the Edge

Doberman

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Blue Collar

Hank

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New York, New York

Alabama

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Citizens Band

The Red Baron

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Which Way Is Up?

Chief Goon

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Fighting Mad

Sheriff Len Skerritt

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Taxi Driver

Doughboy

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Two Minute Warning

The S.W.A.T. Team - Lieber

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Crazy Mama

FBI Agent

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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Joe & Jim's Bartender

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Mean Streets

Soldier

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Boxcar Bertha

Deputy Sheriff Harvey Hall (as Harry Northrup)

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Star Spangled Girl

Cowboy on bus

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Who's That Knocking at My Door?

Harry

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Lilith

Patient (uncredited)

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