He then join the Alma Boxing Club and competed with them for the next three years.As a schoolboy, Sculfor boxed at the British Championships and reached the semi-final.His was the first student voice broadcast on his high school's new radio station, WMTH, Ford traveled to Los Angeles to apply for a job in radio voice-overs.
Ford soon dropped the "J" and worked for Universal Studios, playing minor roles in many television series throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Gunsmoke, Ironside, The Virginian, The F. Not happy with the roles being offered to him, Ford became a self-taught professional carpenter to support his then-wife and two small sons.
While working as a carpenter, he became a stagehand for the popular rock band The Doors.
Sculfor has lived all over the world, including London, Milan and Hollywood, where he lived from 2007 until 2011.
He currently divides his time between New York and London.
Sculfor's grandfather was John Hawkridge, a decorated British sergeant in the Second World War, who owned a number of market stalls in the famous East End’s Roman Road And Rathbone Street markets.
As a kid, Sculfor spent nearly all his weekends there.
His career has spanned six decades and includes roles in several Hollywood blockbusters; including the epic war film Apocalypse Now (1979), the legal drama Presumed Innocent (1990), the action film The Fugitive (1993), the political action thriller Air Force One (1997) and the psychological thriller What Lies Beneath (2000). Because of this, he and director Steven Spielberg later decided to depict the young Indiana Jones as a Life Scout in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Six of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry: American Graffiti (1973), The Conversation (1974), Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Blade Runner. In 1960, Ford graduated from Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois.
It was added to avoid confusion with a silent film actor named Harrison Ford, who appeared in more than 80 films between 19, and died in 1957.
Ford later said that he was unaware of the existence of the earlier Harrison Ford until he came upon a star with his own name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He appeared in the western Journey to Shiloh (1968) and had an uncredited, non-speaking role in Michelangelo Antonioni's 1970 film Zabriskie Point, as an arrested student protester.
He also built a sun deck for actress Sally Kellerman and a recording studio for Brazilian band leader Sérgio Mendes.