Henry Thomas is an American actor and musician. He was born September 9, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, the son of Carolyn L. Davis and Henry Jackson Thomas, a hydraulics mechanic. Thomas is most famous for his role as Elliot in the Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and his part in the 1984 movie Cloak & Dagger.
After E.T., he returned to Texas, acting in film and on TV from time to time while attending school and generally leading the life of a regular kid. He attended Blinn College in College Station, Texas.
Thomas returned to film in the late 1980's and early 1990's, and he began to prove himself in adult roles. He is currently both an actor and musician, and performs with the band The Blueheelers.
He married (second wife) the German actress Marie Zielcke in May, 2004. They have a daughter, Hazel.