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From the beginning of Henry Fonda's career in 1935 through his last projects in 1981, Fonda appeared in 106 films, television programs, and shorts. Through the course of his career he appeared in many critically acclaimed films, including such classics as 12 Angry Men and The Ox-Bow Incident. His roles in 1940's The Grapes of Wrath and 1981's On Golden Pond earned him Academy Award nominations (he won for the latter). Fonda made his mark in westerns and war films, and made frequent appearances in both television and foreign productions late in his career.

Year Movie Role Other Notes
1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife Dan Harrow
1935 Way Down East David Bartlett
1935 I Dream Too Much Jonathan Street
1936 Spendthrift Townsend Middleton
1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Dave Tolliver
1936 The Moon's Our Home Townsend Middleton
1937 You Only Live Once Kerry Gilfallen
1937 Wings of the Morning Eddie Taylor
1937 Slim Slim Kincaid
1937 That Certain Woman Jack V. Merrick, Jr.
1938 I Met My Love Again Ives Towner
1938 Jezebel Preston Dillard
1938 Blockade Marco
1938 Spawn of the North Jim Kimmerlee
1938 The Mad Miss Manton Peter Ames
1939 Jesse James Frank James
1939 Let Us Live! Brick Tennant
1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Thomas Watson a.k.a. The Modern Miracle (UK)
1939 Young Mr. Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
1939 Drums Along the Mohawk Gilbert Martin
1940 The Grapes of Wrath Tom Joad Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor
1940 Lillian Russell Alexander Moore
1940 The Return of Frank James Frank James sequel to Jesse James
1940 Chad Hanna Chad Hanna
1941 The Lady Eve Charles Pike
1941 Wild Geese Calling John Murdock
1941 You Belong to Me Peter Kirk a.k.a. Good Morning, Doctor (UK)
1942 Rings on Her Fingers John Wheeler
1942 The Male Animal Prof. Tommy Turner
1942 The Magnificent Dope Thadeus Winship Page
1942 Tales of Manhattan George
1942 The Big Street Agustus Pinkerton II
1943 Immortal Sergeant Cpl. Colin Spence
1943 The Ox-Bow Incident Gil Carter a.k.a. Strange Incident (UK)
1946 My Darling Clementine Wyatt Earp a.k.a. John Ford's My Darling Clementine
1947 The Long Night Joe Adams
1947 The Fugitive A Fugitive a.k.a. Fugitivo, El (Mexico)
1947 Daisy Kenyon Peter Lapham
1948 On Our Merry Way Lank a.k.a. A Miracle Can Happen (USA)
1948 Fort Apache Lt. Col. Owen Thursday a.k.a. War Party
1949 Jigsaw Nightclub Waiter cameo appearance - a.k.a. Gun Moll (USA: reissue title)
1953 Medallion Theatre - "The Decision at Arrowsmith" Unknown TV episode
1955 General Electric Theater - "The Clown" Emmett Kelly TV episode - a.k.a. G.E. Theater (USA: informal short title)
1955 Producers' Showcase - "The Petrified Forest" Alan Squier TV episode
1955 Mister Roberts Lt. Douglas A. Roberts
1956 War and Peace Pierre Bezukhov a.k.a. Guerra e pace (Italy)
1956 The Wrong Man Manny Balestrero Fonda's only film with Alfred Hitchcock
1957 12 Angry Men Juror #8 / Mr. Davis also producer Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actor
Won BAFTA Film Award for Best Foreign Actor
Nominated for Best Picture Academy Award
1957 The Tin Star Morg Hickman
1958 Movietone Adventure: Rangers of Yellowstone Narrator
1958 Stage Struck Lewis Easton
1959 Warlock Clay Blaisedell a.k.a. Shoot Out at Warlock (USA: reissue title)
1959 The Man Who Understood Women Willie Bauche
1959 The Deputy Marshal Simon Fry also producer Television series (1959 - 1961, NBC)
1962 San Francisco Fire Narrator
1962 Advise & Consent Robert A. Leffingwell
1962 The Longest Day Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.
1962 How the West Was Won Jethro Stuart
1963 The Dick Powell Show - "Tissue of Hate" Dr. Victor Fallon TV episode - a.k.a. The Dick Powell Theatre
1963 Spencer's Mountain Clay Spencer
1964 The Best Man William Russell a.k.a. Gore Vidal's The Best Man
1964 Fail-Safe The President
1964 The Bell Telephone Hour - "Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein" Host TV episode
1964 Sex and the Single Girl Frank Broderick
1965 The Rounders Marion Lewis
1965 In Harm's Way Adm. Chester W. Nimitz
1965 The Dirty Game Dimitri Koulov a.k.a. The Secret Agents - a.k.a. The Dirty Agents
1965 Battle of the Bulge Lt. Col. Daniel Kiley
1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady Meredith / Ben Bailey a.k.a. Big Deal at Dodge City (UK)
1967 All About People Narrator
1967 Welcome to Hard Times Mayor Will Blue a.k.a. Killer on a Horse (UK)
1967 Stranger on the Run Ben Chamberlain Television movie - a.k.a. Lonesome Gun
1967 Firecreek Bob Larkin
1968 Madigan Commissioner Anthony X. Russell
1968 Yours, Mine and Ours Frank Beardsley
1968 The Boston Strangler John S. Bottomly
1968 Once Upon a Time in the West Frank a.k.a. C'era una volta il West
1970 The Bill Cosby Show - "The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" Joshua Richards TV Episode
1970 Too Late the Hero Capt. John G. Nolan a.k.a. Suicide Run
1970 The Cheyenne Social Club Harley Sullivan
1970 There Was a Crooked Man... Woodward Lopeman
1971 Sometimes a Great Notion Henry Stamper a.k.a. Never Give an Inch (UK)
1971 The Smith Family Det. Sgt. Chad Smith Television Series (1971 - 1972, ABC)
1973 The Red Pony Carl Tiflin Television movie - Nominated Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
1973 Le Serpent Allan Davies a.k.a. The Serpent or Night Flight from Moscow
1973 The Alpha Caper Mark Forbes Television movie - a..ka. Inside Job (UK: theatrical title)
1973 Ash Wednesday Mark Sawyer
1973 Il Mio nome Nessuno Jack Beauregard a.k.a. Lonesome Gun or My Name Is Nobody
1974 Mussolini: Ultimo atto Cardinal Schuster a.k.a. The Last Days of Mussolini or The Last Four Days
1974 Clarence Darrow Clarence Darrow Television movie
1976 Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur Gen. Douglas MacArthur Television movie - a.k.a. Collision Course (USA: short title)
1976 Almos' a Man unknown Television movie
1976 Midway Adm. Chester W. Nimitz a.k.a. The Battle of Midway
1976 Captains and the Kings Sen. Enfield Bassett Miniseries
1977 Soldier's Home Host
1977 Tentacoli Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction a.k.a. Tentacles (USA)
1977 Rollercoaster Simon Davenport
1977 The Last of the Cowboys Elegant John a.k.a. The Great Smokey Roadblock (USA: new title)
1978 Grande attacco, Il General Foster a.k.a. The Biggest Battle or The Greatest Battle
1978 Home to Stay Grandpa George Television movie
1978 Fedora President of the Academy
1978 The Swarm Dr. Walter Krim
1978 A Special Sesame Street Christmas Guest Television movie
1979 Roots: The Next Generation Colonel Frederick Warner Miniseries
1979 City on Fire Chief Albert Risley
1979 Wanda Nevada Old Prospector
1979 Meteor The President
1979 Family - "Thanksgiving" James Lawrence TV episode
1980 The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Narrator Television movie
1980 The Oldest Living Graduate Col. J.C. Kincaid Television movie
1980 Gideon's Trumpet Clarence Earl Gideon Television movie - Nominated Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
1981 On Golden Pond Norman Thayer Jr. Won Academy Award/Golden Globe/NBR Award/Marquee for Best Actor
1981 Summer Solstice Joshua Turner Television movie

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