Why Famous: Breakout role came in the television sitcom "Cheers" as bartender Woody Boyd in 1985. Some notable film characters include basketball hustler Billy Hoyle in "White Men Can't Jump", a crippled bowler 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".
- 2008-12-28 "Cheers" actor Woody Harrelson (47) weds longtime girlfriend Laura Louie (43) in Maui Island
- 1996-06-01 Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana
- 2014-01-12 "True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO