Who is Henry Czerny?

Canadian actor Henry Czerny was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 8 February 1959, making his zodiac sign Aquarius. He’s had roles in over 100 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for his playing of Kittridge in the 1996 action adventure thriller movie “Mission: Impossible”, which Brian De Palma directed, and starred Emmanuelle Beart, Jon Voight and Tom Cruise. It follows an American agent who’s been accused of being a spy, and must now find the real spy to clear his name; the movie won three of its 20 award nominations.

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Education and early life

Henry and his two siblings were raised in Toronto by their Polish-Canadian parents; their father John Czerny was a welder, while their mother Eugenia (nee Mendyk) worked at a local bakery.

Henry was mostly interested in sports while growing up, and began playing ice hockey at the age of nine; he also occasionally played soccer and basketball with his peers. He appeared in his first school play aged 17, but didn’t initially plan to pursue a career in the film industry.

Henry matriculated in 1977, and then enrolled at York University in Toronto, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1981, then worked several jobs in the following five years, prior to launching his acting career.

Roles in TV series

Henry’s debut TV series appearance was in the 1986 episode “One Way Ticket” of the family comedy “The Edison Twins”, and the remainder of the ‘80s saw him appear in single episodes of the crime drama “Night Heat”, the mystery fantasy horror “Friday the 13th: The Series” and the crime drama “T and T”.

In 1992 and 1993, Henry played both Martel and Blade in the action crime adventure “Secret Service”, created by Ron Malfi, and in which he starred alongside Steven Ford and Nicholas Campbell; it offers an insight into real Secret Service cases. Henry went on to appear in an episode of four other series in the ‘90s, including the action adventure “Counterstrike”, the horror thriller “The Hidden Room”, and the action crime drama “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues”.

The year 2001 saw him star as Luke in the romantic mystery mini-series “Further Tales of the City”, which also starred Olympia Dukakis and Paula Hopkins, and follows Mary Ann Singleton as she’s working on her career as a TV personality, and Michael Tolliver who’s just broken up with Jon Fielding; it won one of its 13 award nominations.

What also marked the 2000s for Henry was his playing of Norfolk in the 2007 critically acclaimed historical romantic drama “The Tudors”, which Michael Hirst created, and which starred Anthony Brophy, Henry Cavill and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It follows the life of King Henry VIII, the series aired from 2007 to 2010, and won 55 of its 137 award nominations.

Henry played the supporting character David Rosen in the 2010 comedy drama “Less Than Kind”, and between 2011 and 2015, he starred as Conrad Grayson in the hit mystery thriller drama “Revenge”, which Mike Kelley created, and which also starred Gabriel Mann and Emily VanCamp. It follows a woman who’s trying to avenge her father, and the series won six of its 35 award nominations.

Henry’s three most recent TV series roles have been in the episode “Back from the Future – Part Two” of the action adventure drama “Supergirl” and the episode “Rebound” of the comedy “Schitt’s Creek” both in 2020, and two episodes of the 2021 animated action drama “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” (voice role).

Roles in movies

Henry’s debut movie role was his portrayal of Lucentio in the 1998 romantic comedy “The Taming of the Shrew”, and some of his following roles were in the 1991 biographical drama “Alexander Graham Bell: The Sound and the Silence”, the 1992 comedy drama “Buried on Sunday” and the 1992 thriller drama “Deadly Matrimony”.

In 1994, he was cast to play Robert Ritter in the action crime drama “Clear and Present Danger”, which Phillip Noyce directed, and which starred Anne Archer, Willem Dafoe and Harrison Ford. It follows CIA analyst Jack Ryan who’s unwillingly become involved in a war between a Colombian drug cartel and the US government, and the film won three of its 16 award nominations, including two Oscar nominations for Best Effects – Sound Effects Editing, and Best Sound. Some of Henry’s notable performances in the remainder of the ‘90s were in the 1995 drama “Notes from Underground”, the 1997 drama “The Ice Storm”, and the 1999 biographical drama “P. T. Barnum”.

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In 2005, he was cast to play Dr. Briggs in the horror thriller drama “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, which Scott Derrickson directed, and which starred Shohreh Aghdashloo, Tom Wilkinson and Laura Linney. It follows a lawyer as he’s defending a priest who killed a young girl while performing an exorcism, and the movie won four of its 13 award nominations. The 2000s also saw Henry appear in the 2006 adventure crime comedy “The Pink Panther”, and in 2009 the biographical romantic drama “Prayers for Bobby” and the family drama “Christmas Dream”.

He was cast to portray Charles Guttman in the 2015 mystery thriller drama “Remember”, directed by Atom Egoyan, and which starred Christopher Plummer, Kim Roberts and Amanda Smith. It follows an Auschwitz survivor who’s determined to find the man responsible for his family’s death, so that he could kill him; the film won six of its 30 award nominations.

Henry’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2020 short thriller “Exit Package”, and in 2021 the mystery horror drama “The Righteous” and the animated biographical drama “Charlotte” (voice role). He’s currently shooting for four movies, including “Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One” and “Zombie Town”.

Other credits

Henry appeared in the 2002 short documentary video “Clear and Present Danger: Behind the Danger”, and the 2003 episode “Dana Delany” of the documentary series “Intimate Portrait”.

He received special thanks for the 2010 short documentary video “Ice Castles: Landing the Jump”, the for the 2012 drama movie “Revenge: From the Beginning” and the 2012 film “Revenge: The First Chapter”.

Henry made a guest appearance in a 2013 episode of the talk-show “Home & Family”.

Awards and nominations

Henry’s won three of his 13 award nominations. He won a 1994 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, for “The Boys of St. Vincent”, a 2005 Gemini Award for Best Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series for “The Eleventh Hour”, and a 2021 Special Mention for Best Actor at the Molins Film Festival, for his performance in “The Righteous”.

Love life and wife

Henry hasn’t shared a lot about his love life with his fans, but it’s known that he’s been married to non-celebrity American Claudine Cassidy since 2001; Claudine prefers to stay away from media, and thus not a lot is known about her, except that she and Henry have a son Cameron together. They are also keeping Cameron away from media – not even his birthdate is known.

Prior to meeting Claudine, Henry was in a relationship with famous American actress Dana Welles Delany, who’s appeared in over 100 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for her playing of Colleen McMurphy in the historical war series “China Beach”, which aired from 1988 to 1991 and won 31 of its 77 award nominations.

Henry’s married to Claudine Cassidy as of October 2022, and they have a son together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Henry’s revealed that he’s declined so many roles because the characters he was offered to play were ‘too simplistic’; he enjoys playing bad guys who actually want to do good.

When he launched his acting career, his father believed that he’d eventually end up working at a doughnut store.

Henry loves to travel, and has been to more than 50 countries all around the world; some of his other hobbies include crafting, carpentry and photography.

He’s followed by only just over 1,000 people on Instagram, but has posted only seven pictures onto the social media network.

Henry’s passionate about dancing, is proficient in a number of styles, with his favorite the tango.

His favorite actors are Jackie Chan and Bruce Willis, and some of his favorite movies include “The Spy Next Door”, “Rush Hour” and “Who Am I?”

Height, eyes and net worth

Henry’s age is 63. His eyes are blue and he has brown and grey hair; he weighs around 180lbs (82kgs) and is 5ft 10ins (1.77m) tall.

Henry’s net worth’s been estimated at over $6 million as of October 2022.

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