Q Whatever happened to the little boy who played the alien's friend in E.T.?
—Matt Majors, Orangeburg, S.C.
Now 35, Henry Thomas came home to Texas to complete high school and attend Blinn College after starring in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982. Although he went on to appear in some 40 different films and continues to act, he'll always be best remembered for the role of Elliot, E.T.'s loyal 10-year-old Earth buddy.