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Henry Thomas      

American actor and musician; can be seen in ABCs new series Betrayal

Henry Thomas has appeared in more than 40 films and is best known for his role as Elliott Taylor in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", the 1984 film "Cloak & Dagger", and the 2002 film "Gangs of New York" .After E.T., Thomas returned to Texas, occasionally acting in the 1984 film, Cloak & Dagger, and on TV while attending school. He returned to film in the late 1980s and early 1990s and began to prove himself in adult roles, most notably as the younger version of Anthony Perkins' Norman Bates character in Psycho IV: The Beginning. His most prominent adult role to date was as "Samuel Ludlow" in Legends of the Fall (1994).

In 2002, he starred as supporting character Johnny Sirocco in the Martin Scorsese historical fiction film Gangs of New York. He is currently both an actor and musician and starred in the 2011 film The Last Ride (2011) as musician Hank Williams Sr.

Thomas wrote songs, sang, and played guitar for the San Antonio, Texas, band The Blue Heelers from the mid to late '90s. Although the band was never signed to a record label, its self-produced album Twister was warmly received and enjoyed statewide radio play. Moving to Los Angeles in 1998, the band dissolved, but Thomas continued to write and record songs. In 1998, his song "Truckstop Coffee" (recorded with the Blue Heelers) appeared on V2's soundtrack to the film Niagara, Niagara in which Thomas appeared.

In 2003, Thomas worked with Nikki Sudden on the music for Mika Kaurismki's film Honey Baby, which featured four original songs written and performed by Thomas as the fictitious musician Tom Brackett. An album was in the works, but their collaboration ended when Sudden died in 2006.

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9 yo Henry Thomas' amazing winning audition for the movie ET (video)

9 y.o. Henry Thomas' amazing winning audition for ET (video). He actually cries during the audition. Spielberg tells him: "Ok kid, you got the job."

'Betrayal' star Henry Thomas sheds child star roots

Henry Thomas says he's still recognized by strangers — 30 years after playing the BFF of a memorably wide-eyed alien in Steven Spielberg's 1982 movie, “E.T.  ...

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