A native of Houston Texas, Henry moved to Los Angeles 40 years ago after serving nine years in the Army, earning a Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. With support from the GI Bill, Henry enrolled in the theatre Department of Valley Junior College where he adapted his unpublished novel ‘What Love Has Joined Together’ into a one-act play. Henry was a member of the famed Los Angeles Actors Workshop where he discovered that acting provided an opportunity for self-expression in a creative environment.
Henry co-founded One Flight Up Theatre Company, a successful theatre company where he produced and directed original works such as ‘Scotch and Milk’, ‘Adam and Eve; ‘Rituals’ and many more. Henry won the Dramalogue Award for best actor for the his role in ‘Split Second’. He was also nominated for Best Actor from the NAACP Image Awards for Bobby Roth’s The Boss’ Son. In 2007 Henry produced and directed ‘A Providential Occurrence’ (co-written with Jodie Lewis) which had a successful run at the Complex theatre Center in Hollywood.
Henry has starred in numerous films such as; Charles Burnett’s Killer Of sheep, Rocky Balboa, Blue, Blues, CSI, Cold Case, The Mentalist…etc. Henry is probably best know for his role as Robert E. in the long running series Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.
Throughout his career as an actor, writer and director, Henry has continued to grow as an artist, exploring and expressing the human condition in all its complexity.
Jack Yates Sr. High - Houston, Texas. University of Maryland (2 years). Valley Junior College -theatre department. Los Angeles City College – film school. Hollwyood Film School.
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