Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., also known simply as Indy, is the title character and protagonist of the Indiana Jones franchise, an explorer archeologist played by Harrison Ford.
Jones is characterized by his iconic accoutrements (whip, fedora, satchel, and leather jacket), wry, witty and sarcastic sense of humor, deep knowledge of ancient civilizations and languages, and fear of snakes.
Since his first appearance in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones has become one of western cinema's most famous characters. In 2003, the American Film Institute ranked him the second-greatest film hero of all time. He was also named the greatest movie character by Empire magazine.