Peter Fonda  

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"He had nowhere near the talent of his father Henry Fonda or sister Jane Fonda, but he was popular with young audiences from the early sixties to early seventies because he was good-looking, knew how to ride a motorcycle, made "hip" pictures with drug-related themes, and, to hide his acting limitations, smartly played characters who were tight-lipped, unemotional, and often wore shades." --Cult Movie Stars (1991) by Danny Peary

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Peter Henry Fonda (February 23, 1940 – August 16, 2019) was an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He was the son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget Fonda. He was a part of the counterculture of the 1960s.



Year Title Role Notes
1963 Tammy and the Doctor Dr. Mark Cheswick
The Victors Weaver Nominated—Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor
1964 Lilith Stephen Evshevsky
The Young Lovers Eddie Slocum
1966 The Wild Angels Heavenly Blues
1967 The Trip Paul Groves
1968 Spirits of the Dead Baron Wilhelm (segment "Metzengerstein")
1969 Easy Rider Wyatt Also writer and producer
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated — Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen
(both shared with Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern)
1971 The Hired Hand Harry Collings Also director
The Last Movie Young Sheriff
1973 Idaho Transfer Director
Two People Evan Bonner
1974 Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry Larry Rayder
Open Season Ken
1975 Race with the Devil Roger March
92 in the Shade Skelton
1976 Killer Force Bradley
Futureworld Chuck Browning
Fighting Mad Tom Hunter
1977 Outlaw Blues Bobby Ogden
1978 High-Ballin' Rane
1979 Wanda Nevada Beaudray Demerille Also director
1981 The Cannonball Run Chief Biker Cameo appearance
1982 Split Image Kirklander
1983 Peppermint-Frieden Mr. Freedom
Dance of the Dwarfs Harry Bediker
Daijôbu, mai furendo Gonzy Traumerai
Spasms Dr. Tom Brazilian
1985 Certain Fury Rodney
1987 Hawken's Breed Hawken
1988 Mercenary Fighters Virelli
1989 The Rose Garden Herbert Schlüter
1990 Enemy Ken Andrews Also writer
1992 South Beach Jake
Family Express Nick
1993 Deadfall Pete
Bodies, Rest & Motion Motorcycle Rider
1994 Love and a .45 Vergil Cheatham
Nadja Dracula / Dr. Van Helsing
1996 Escape from L.A. Pipeline
Grace of My Heart Guru Dave
1997 Ulee's Gold Ulysses "Ulee" Jackson Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Nominated — National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (2nd place)
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Painted Hero Ray the Cook
1999 The Limey Terry Valentine
2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell Shoshonee Bill
Thomas and the Magic Railroad Grandpa Burnett Stone
Second Skin Merv Gutman
2001 Wooly Boys Stoney
2004 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Grandfather
Ocean's Twelve Bobby Caldwell Deleted scene
2006 In God We Trust Millionaire
2007 Ghost Rider Mephistopheles
Wild Hogs Damien Blade
3:10 to Yuma Byron McElroy Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2008 Japan Alfred
2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll August West
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day The Roman
2011 The Trouble with Bliss Seymour Bliss
2012 Smitty Jack
Harodim Solomon Fell
2013 The Ultimate Life Jacob Early
The Harvest Grandfather
Copperhead Avery
As Cool as I Am Gerald
House of Bodies Henry Lee Bishop
2015 The Runner Rayne Pryce
Jesse James Lawman Mayor
2017 The Most Hated Woman in America Reverend Harrington
The Ballad of Lefty Brown Edward Johnson
2018 Boundaries Joey
2019 The Last Full Measure Jimmy Burr Post-production
Posthumous release


Year Title Role Notes
1962 Naked City Jody Selkin Episode: "The Night the Saints Lost Their Halos"
The New Breed Ronnie Bryson Episode: "Thousands and Thousands of Miles"
Wagon Train Orly French Episode: "The Orly French Story"
1963 The Defenders Gary Foster Episode: "The Brother Killers"
Channing Episode: "An Obelisk for Benny"
1964 Arrest and Trial Alex Bakalyan Episode: "A Circle of Strangers"
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Verge Likens Episode: "The Return of Verge Likens"
Twelve O'Clock High Lt. Andy Lathrop Episode: "The Sound of Distant Thunder"
1966 Insight Episode: "Politics Can Become a Habit"
What's My Line? Himself/Mystery Guest
1968 Certain Honorable Men Robbie Conroy TV film
1980 The Hostage Tower Mike Graham TV film
1985 A Reason to Live Gus Stewart TV film
1988 Sound Roberto Lovari TV film
A Time of Indifference Leo TV miniseries
1994 In the Heat of the Night Marcantony Appfel Two episodes
1996 Don't Look Back Mouse TV film
1997 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself Two episodes
1998 The Tempest Gideon Prosper TV film
1999 The Passion of Ayn Rand Frank O'Connor TV film
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie|Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2002 The Laramie Project Dr. Cantway TV film
2003 The Maldanoda Miracle Father Russell TV film
2004 Capital City President Bridgewater TV film
A Thief of Time Harrison Houk TV film
Back When We Were Grownups Dr. Will Allenby TV film
2005 Supernova Dr. Austin Shepard TV film
2007 The Gathering Thomas Carrier TV miniseries
ER Pierce Tanner Episode: "300 Patients"
2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth Edward TV film
2009 Revolution Lawrence Fortis TV film
Californication Himself Episode: "So Here's the Thing ..."
2011 CSI: NY William Hunt 2 episodes
Hawaii Five-0 Jesse Billings Episode: "Mea Makamae"
2014 HR Jonathan Quaff TV film
The Blacklist Geoff Pearl Episode: "The Mombasa Cartel"
2016 Documentary Now! Peter Fonda Episode: "Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid"
Ride with Norman Reedus Himself Episode: "The Keys with Peter Fonda"
2017–2018 Milo Murphy's Law Director (voice) 2 episodes

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