Woody Harrelson

Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson is an American actor, activist, and playwright. He is a doubleAcademy Award nominee, seven time Emmy Award nominee and one time winner.

His breakout role came in 1985, joining the television sitcom Cheers as bartender Woody Boyd, for which he earned five Emmy Award nominations (one win). Some notable film characters include basketball hustler Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump, one-handed bowler Roy Munson in Kingpin, serial killer Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers, magazine publisher Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt, and country singer Dusty in A Prairie Home Companion.

For The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger, Harrelson earned Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. In 2014, he starred in the HBO crime drama True Detective with Matthew McConaughey.

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Cast Credits

True Detective (2014)
Starring as Det. Martin Hart (8 episodes)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Woody Harrelson
Will & Grace (1998)
Guest starring as Nathan (8 episodes)
The Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Guest starring as Woody Harrelson (2 episodes)
Frasier (1993)
Guest starring as Woody Boyd
The Simpsons (1989)
Guest starring as Wood
Cheers (1982)
Starring as Woodrow Tiberius "Woody" Boyd (206 episodes)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as Woody Harrelson (3 episodes)