Peter Fonda

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.[1][2]

Peter Fonda
Fonda in 1962
Peter Henry Fonda

(1940-02-23)February 23, 1940
DiedAugust 16, 2019(2019-08-16) (aged 79)
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska Omaha
OccupationActor, director, screenwriter
Years active1962–2019
  • Susan Jane Brewer
    (m. 1961; div. 1974)
  • Portia Rebecca Crockett
    (m. 1975; div. 2011)
  • Margaret DeVogelaere (m. 2011)
Children2, Bridget Fonda and Justin Fonda
Parent(s)Henry Fonda
Frances Ford Seymour
RelativesJane Fonda (sister)
Troy Garity (nephew)

Fonda was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Easy Rider (1969), and the Academy Award for Best Actor for Ulee's Gold (1997). For the latter, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. Fonda also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999).

Early life

Fonda was born on February 23, 1940, in New York City, the only son of actor Henry Fonda (1905–1982) and his wife Frances Ford Seymour (1908–1950); his older sister was actress Jane Fonda (born 1937).[3][4] He and Jane had a half-sister, Frances de Villers Brokaw (1931–2008), from their mother's first marriage. Their mother committed suicide in a mental hospital when Peter, her youngest, was ten, although he did not discover the circumstances or location of her death until he was 15 years old.

On his eleventh birthday, he accidentally shot himself in the abdomen and nearly died. He went to the Indian hill station of Nainital and stayed for a few months for recovery.[5] Years later, he referred to this incident while with John Lennon and George Harrison while taking LSD.[6] He said, "I know what it's like to be dead." This inspired The Beatles' song "She Said She Said".[7]

Peter attended the Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, and was a member of the class of 1954. He then matriculated to Westminster School, a Connecticut boarding school in Simsbury where he graduated in 1958.[8]

Once he graduated, Fonda studied acting in Omaha, Nebraska, his father's home town. While attending the University of Nebraska Omaha, Fonda joined the Omaha Community Playhouse, having been recruited by Marlon Brando's mother.[9]


Early years and film work

Upon his return to New York, Fonda joined the Cecilwood Theatre in 1960.[10] Afterwards, he found work on Broadway and gained notice in Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole, written by James and William Goldman, which ran for 84 performances in 1961.

Fonda began guest starring on television shows like Naked City, The New Breed, Wagon Train, and The Defenders.

Fonda's first film came when producer Ross Hunter was looking for a new male actor to romance Sandra Dee in Tammy and the Doctor (1963). He was cast in the role, in what was a minor hit.[11]

He followed this with a support part in The Victors (1963), a bleak look at American soldiers in World War II, directed by Carl Foreman.[12] Fonda's performance won him a Golden Globe Award for most promising newcomer.

Fonda continued to work in television, guest starring in Channing, Arrest and Trial, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, and 12 O'Clock High. He also tested for the role of John F. Kennedy in PT-109.[13]

Fonda impressed Robert Rossen who cast him in what would be Rossen's last movie, Lilith (1964), alongside Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg and Gene Hackman. Fonda's performance was well reviewed. Shortly before dying, Rossen signed him to a seven-film contract which was to start with an adaptation of Bang the Drum Slowly.[14]

Fonda graduated to a starring role in The Young Lovers (1964), about out-of-wedlock pregnancy, the sole directorial effort of Samuel Goldwyn Jr..

Counterculture figure and Roger Corman

By the mid-1960s, Fonda was not a conventional "leading man" in Hollywood. As Playboy magazine reported, Fonda had established a "solid reputation as a dropout". He had become outwardly nonconformist and grew his hair long and took LSD regularly, alienating the "establishment" film industry. Desirable acting work became scarce.[15]

Through his friendships with members of the band The Byrds, Fonda visited The Beatles in their rented house in Benedict Canyon in Los Angeles in August 1965. While John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and Fonda were under the influence of LSD, Lennon heard Fonda say, "I know what it's like to be dead." Lennon used this phrase as the tag line for his song, "She Said She Said", which was included on the Revolver (1966) album.[7]

In 1966, Fonda was arrested in the Sunset Strip riot, which the police ended forcefully. The band Buffalo Springfield protested the department's handling of the incident in their song "For What It's Worth". Fonda sang some and in 1968 recorded "November Night", a 45-rpm single written by Gram Parsons for the Chisa label, backed with "Catch the Wind" by Donovan, produced by Hugh Masekela.[16]

Fonda's first counterculture-oriented film role was as a biker in Roger Corman's B movie The Wild Angels (1966). Fonda originally was to support George Chakiris, but graduated to the lead when Chakiris revealed he could not ride a motorcycle. In the film, Fonda delivered a "eulogy" at a fallen Angel's funeral service. This was sampled by Psychic TV on their 1988 LP recording Jack the TAB. It was later sampled in the Primal Scream recording "Loaded" (1991), and in other rock songs. The movie was a big hit at the box office, screened at the Venice Film Festival, launched the biker movie genre, and established Peter Fonda as a movie name.

Fonda made a television pilot, High Noon: The Clock Strikes Noon Again, filmed in December 1965. It was based on the film High Noon (1952), starring Gary Cooper, with Fonda in the Cooper role. However, it did not become a series.[17]

Fonda next played the male lead in Corman's film The Trip (1967), a take on the experience and "consequences" of consuming LSD, which was written by Jack Nicholson. His co stars included Susan Strasberg, Bruce Dern and Dennis Hopper. The movie was a hit.[18]

Fonda then travelled to France to appear in the portmanteau horror movie Spirits of the Dead (1968). His segment co-starred his sister Jane and was directed by her then-husband Roger Vadim.

For American television, he appeared in a movie, Certain Honorable Men (1968), alongside Van Heflin, written by Rod Serling.[19]

Easy Rider

Fonda produced, co-wrote and starred in Easy Rider (1969), directed by Dennis Hopper. Easy Rider is about two long-haired bikers traveling through the southwestern and southern United States where they encounter intolerance and violence. Fonda played "Captain America", a charismatic, laconic man whose motorcycle jacket bore a large American flag across the back. Dennis Hopper played the garrulous "Billy". Jack Nicholson played George Hanson, an alcoholic civil rights lawyer who rides along with them. Fonda co-wrote the screenplay with Terry Southern and Hopper.

Fonda tried to secure financing from Roger Corman and American International Pictures (AIP), with whom he had made The Wild Angels and The Trip, but they were reluctant to finance a film directed by Hopper. They succeeded getting money from Columbia Pictures. Hopper filmed the cross-country road trip depicted almost entirely on location. Fonda had secured funding of around $360,000, largely based on the fact he knew that it was the budget Roger Corman needed to make The Wild Angels.[21]

The guitarist and composer Robbie Robertson, of The Band, was so moved by an advance screening that he approached Fonda and tried to convince him to let him write a complete score, even though the film was nearly due for wide release. Fonda declined the offer, instead using Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild", Bob Dylan's "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" sung by The Byrds' Roger McGuinn, and Robertson's own composition "The Weight", performed by The Band, among many other tracks.

The film was released to international success. Jack Nicholson was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Fonda, Hopper and Southern were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film grossed over $40 million.[22]


After the success of Easy Rider, both Hopper and Fonda were sought for film projects. Hopper made the drug-addled jungle epic The Last Movie (1971) in which Fonda co-starred along with singer Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas.[23]

Fonda directed and starred in the Western film The Hired Hand (1971). He took the lead role in a cast that also featured Warren Oates, Verna Bloom and Beat Generation poet Michael McClure. The film received mixed reviews and failed commercially upon its initial release, but many years later, in 2001, a fully restored version was shown at various film festivals and was re-released by the Sundance Channel on DVD that same year in two separate editions.

Fonda later directed the science fiction film Idaho Transfer (1973). He did not appear in the film, and the film received mixed reviews upon its limited release. Around the same time, he co-starred with Lindsay Wagner in Two People (also 1973) for director Robert Wise, in which he portrayed a Vietnam War deserter.

Action star

Fonda starred alongside Susan George in the film Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974), a film about two NASCAR hopefuls who execute a supermarket heist to finance their jump into big-time auto racing. The film was a box-office hit that year.

It led to Fonda making a series of action movies: Open Season (1974), with William Holden; Race with the Devil (1975), fleeing devil worshippers with Warren Oates (another hit);[24] 92 in the Shade (1975), again with Oates, for writer-director Thomas McGuane; Killer Force (1976) for director Val Guest; Futureworld (1976), a sequel to Westworld (1973), financed by AIP;[25] Fighting Mad (1976), a reuniting with Roger Corman, directed by Jonathan Demme.[26]

Outlaw Blues (1977) was a drama, with Fonda playing a musician opposite Susan Saint James.

After some more action with High-Ballin' (1978), Fonda returned to directing, with the controversial drama Wanda Nevada (1979), wherein the 39-year-old Fonda starred as the "love" interest of the then 13-year-old Brooke Shields. His father, Henry Fonda, made a brief appearance as well, and it is the only film in which they performed together.[27]


Fonda was top billed in The Hostage Tower (1980), a television movie based on a story by Alistair MacLean.

Fonda appeared in the hit film, The Cannonball Run (1981), as the "chief biker" that was a tongue-in-cheek nod to his earlier motorcycle films, and the film was a huge box office success that year with a large ensemble cast.

He also played a charismatic cult leader in Split Image (1982), a film that also starred James Woods, Karen Allen and Brian Dennehy. Despite the strong cast and positive reviews, the film failed to find an audience.

Fonda later appeared in a series of films in the 1980s of varying genres Daijōbu, My Friend (1983), shot in Japan; Dance of the Dwarfs (1983); Peppermint-Frieden (1983), shot in Germany; Spasms (1983), a Canadian horror film with Oliver Reed; A Reason to Live (1985), a TV movie; Certain Fury (1985), with Tatum O'Neal; Mercenary Fighters (1988); Hawken's Breed (1988), a Western; Sound (1988); Gli indifferenti (1989) with Liv Ullmann; and The Rose Garden (1989).[28]


In the early 1990s Fonda also contributed to the script of Enemy (1990), in which he starred.

He had the lead in Family Express (1991) and South Beach (1993), but then drifted into supporting roles in many "independent" films: Deadfall (1993), directed by Christopher Coppola; Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993), starring his daughter Bridget; Molly & Gina (1994); Love and a .45 (1994) with Renée Zellweger; Nadja (1994), produced by David Lynch. He had a good supporting role in Escape from L.A. (1996) from John Carpenter and was in Don't Look Back (1996). He also guest starred on In the Heat of the Night.[29]

Ulee's Gold

After years of films of varying success, Fonda received high-profile critical recognition and universal praise for his performance in Ulee's Gold (1997). He portrayed a stoic North Florida beekeeper who tries to save his son and granddaughter from a life of drug abuse. For his performance, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

He had the lead in Painted Hero (1997).

In 1998, Fonda starred in a TV movie version of The Tempest, based in part on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It was directed by Jack Bender and starred Fonda, John Glover, Harold Perrineau, and Katherine Heigl.[30]

He was in The Passion of Ayn Rand (1998), then appeared in the crime film The Limey (1999) as Terry Valentine, an aging rock music producer who accidentally kills his younger girlfriend. The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh.


Fonda's work in the 2000s included parts in South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000), Second Skin (2000), Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000) Wooly Boys (2001), The Laramie Project (2001), The Maldonado Miracle (2003), Capital City (2004), The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004), A Thief of Time (2004), Back When We Were Grownups (2004), Supernova (2005), and El cobrador: In God We Trust (2006).

In 2002, Fonda was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. He provided the voice of the aging hippie The Truth in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004), which was one of the best-selling video games of all time.

In a 2007 interview, Fonda said that riding motorcycles helped him to focus, stating,

I ride an MV Agusta. This is an Italian racing motorcycle. It forces focus. You have to be focused and in my life, in this business, focus is hard to find sometimes. So I need to force focus and that's great. The bike takes you on a free road. There's no fences on the roads I ride and I don't ride freeways. That's as much as I can tell you, because there are more lands waiting for this little Christian boy. That's not true. I'm an atheist, but what the heck.[31]

Fonda made a return to the big screen as the bounty hunter Byron McElroy in 3:10 to Yuma (2007), a remake of the 1957 Western. He appeared with Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. The film received two Academy Award nominations and positive reviews from critics. He also appeared in the last scenes of the biker comedy Wild Hogs as Damien Blade, founder of the biker gang Del Fuegos and father of Jack, played by Ray Liotta. Fonda also portrayed Mephistopheles, one of two main villains in the film Ghost Rider (also 2007). Although he wanted to play the character in the sequel, he was replaced by Ciarán Hinds.

He appeared in Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), Japan (2008), and The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (2009) and as "The Roman", the main villain in The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (also 2009), the sequel to The Boondock Saints. Fonda also appeared on the television series Californication.

Later career

Fonda's later appearances include American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James (2010) for Fred Olen Ray; The Trouble with Bliss (2011); episodes of CSI: NY; Smitty (2012); Harodim (2012); As Cool as I Am (2013); Copperhead (2013); The Ultimate Life (2013); The Harvest (2013); HR (2014); House of Bodies (2014); Jesse James: Lawman (2015); The Runner (2015) with Nicolas Cage; The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017); The Most Hated Woman in America (2017); Borderland (2017); You Can't Say No (2018); and Boundaries (2018) with Christopher Plummer. He was an executive producer of the documentary The Big Fix (2012).

His final portrayal will be in the Vietnam War movie The Last Full Measure.

Other work

Fonda wrote an autobiography, Don't Tell Dad (1998).[32]


In 2000, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.[33]

Personal life

Fonda was married three times, and has two children, including actress Bridget Fonda.


In 2011, Fonda and Tim Robbins produced The Big Fix, a documentary that examined the role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its effects on the Gulf of Mexico. At a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival, Fonda stated that he had written to President Barack Obama about the spill and attacked him as a "fucking traitor" for allowing "foreign boots on our soil telling our military—in this case the Coast Guard—what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do.'"[34]

Controversial statements

In June 2018, Fonda went on Twitter to criticize President Donald Trump's administration's method of enforcement of U.S. immigration policy by Jeff Sessions, specifically regarding the separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border, writing that "We should rip Barron Trump from the arms of First Lady Melania Trump and put him in a cage with pedophiles."[35] He also suggested that Americans should seek out names of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in order to protest outside of their homes and the schools of their children.[36] The Secret Service opened an investigation based on a report from the Trump family.[35] Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, whose daughter, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was also the object of Fonda's tweets, believes that Fonda's statement about Barron Trump is a violation of federal criminal law.[37] Fonda had also suggested "Maybe we should take her (Sanders) children away..."[38]

In another later deleted tweet, Fonda targeted United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen by calling her a "vulgar" name and calling for Nielsen to be "put in a cage and poked at by passersby ..."[38]

Fonda stated that he deleted his tweet regarding Barron Trump, saying that he "immediately regretted it and sincerely apologize to the family for what I said and any hurt my words have caused."[35][39] Backlash to Fonda's tweets resulted in a call for a boycott of his newest film at the time, Boundaries, and other Sony projects.[40][41] Sony Pictures released Boundaries as planned on June 22, 2018,[42] but released a statement stating that Fonda's comments "are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely."[43]


Fonda died from respiratory failure caused by lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles on August 16, 2019 at the age of 79.[44]

Following Fonda's death, his sister Jane Fonda made the following statement: "I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing."[45][46]



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
1965 The Rounders Uncredited
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 Tom Skelton
1976 Killer Force Mike Bradley
Fighting Mad Tom Hunter
Futureworld Chuck Browning
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 Daijôbu, mai furendo Gonzy Traumerai
Dance of the Dwarfs Harry Bediker
Peppermint-Frieden Mr. Freedom
Spasms Dr. Tom Brazilian
1985 Certain Fury Rodney
1988 Mercenary Fighters Virelli
Hawken's Breed Hawken
1989 The Rose Garden Herbert Schlüter
1990 Enemy Ken Andrews Also writer
1991 Family Express Nick
1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion Motorcycle Rider
South Beach Jake
Deadfall Pete
1994 Molly & Gina Larry Stanton
Love and a .45 Vergil Cheatham
Nadja Dracula / Dr. Van Helsing
1996 Escape from L.A. Pipeline
Grace of My Heart Guru Dave Voice
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
1998 Welcome to Hollywood Himself
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 A.J. 'Stoney' Stoneman
2004 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Grandfather
Ocean's Twelve Bobby Caldwell (Deleted scene)[47]
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 As Cool as I Am Gerald
Copperhead Avery
The Ultimate Life Jacob Early
The Harvest Grandfather
House of Bodies Henry Lee Bishop
2015 Jesse James Lawman Mayor
The Runner Rayne Pryce
2017 The Ballad of Lefty Brown Edward Johnson
The Most Hated Woman in America Reverend Harrington
2018 You Can't Say No Buck Murphy
Boundaries Joey
2019 The Magic Hours Norman Bettinger Posthumous release
The Last Full Measure Jimmy Burr Post-production
Posthumous release
Final film role


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"
1962-1985 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself 11 episodes
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 1 episode
1966-1970 The Merv Griffin Show Himself 3 episodes
1967-1968 Personality Himself 4 episodes
1967-1969 The Joey Bishop Show Himself 2 episodes
1968 Certain Honorable Men Robbie Conroy TV film
The Red Skelton Show Robinson Crusoe Season 18, Episode 12: "Two on the Isle"
1969-1980 The Mike Douglas Show Himself 4 episodes
1970 The Dick Cavett Show Himself 1 episode
1980 The Hostage Tower Mike Graham TV film
1981-1982 Fridays Himself 2 episodes
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 2 episodes
1994-1998 Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 2 episodes
1996 Don't Look Back Mouse TV film
Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld Himself Season 2, Episode 3: "Switzerland"
1997 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Himself 1 episode
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself 2 episodes
1997-1999 Late Show with David Letterman Himself 3 episodes
1997-2004 Biography Himself 5 episodes
1998 The Tempest Gideon Prosper TV film
The Rosie O'Donnell Show Himself 1 episode
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
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Himself 1 episode
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 2 episodes
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 ..."
The One Show Himself 1 episode
2010 Tavis Smiley Himself 1 episode
2011 CSI: NY William Hunt 2 episodes
Hawaii Five-0 Jesse Billings Episode: "Mea Makamae"
The Great Ride Himself 5 episodes
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 Season 1, Episode 6: "The Keys with Peter Fonda"[48]
2017 Made in Hollywood Himself 1 episode
2017–2018 Milo Murphy's Law Director Voice, 2 episodes
2019 1969 Himself Season 1, Episode 6: "Fortunate Sons"

Video games

Year Title Voice role
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas The Truth

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
1969 Academy Award Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Easy Rider Nominated
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama[49] Ulee's Gold Won
1997 New York Film Critics Circle New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Ulee's Gold Won
1997 Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Ulee's Gold Won
1997 Academy Award Academy Award for Best Actor Ulee's Gold Nominated
1999 Golden Globe Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film The Passion of Ayn Rand Won
1999 Primetime Emmy Award Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie The Passion of Ayn Rand Nominated
1999 Screen Actors Guild Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie The Passion of Ayn Rand Nominated
2007 Screen Actors Guild Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 3:10 to Yuma Nominated


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