Elden Henson

Actor, Model, Screenwriter
A working actor since age three, Elden Henson, who has been variously billed as Elden Ratliff and Elden Ryan Ratliff, spent much of his life in the public eye. Previously a model, he made his film debut as a ring bearer ... Read more »
Born: 08/29/1977 in Rockville, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 2015 (Movie)

Pollux (Actor)

Intelligence 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 2014 (Movie)

Pollux (Actor)

jOBS 2013 (Movie)

Andy Hertzfeld (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smith 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Amateurs 2007 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

Deja Vu 2006 (Movie)

Gunnars (Actor)

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

Billy Z (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Butterfly Effect 2004 (Movie)

Lenny Kagan (Actor)

Cheats 2003 (Movie)

Sammy (Actor)

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd 2003 (Movie)

Turk (Actor)

Manic 2003 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 (Movie)

Bart Bowland (Actor)

Under the Tuscan Sun 2003 (Movie)

Author (Actor)

O 2001 (Movie)

Roger Rodriguez (Actor)

Cast Away 2000 (Movie)

Elden Madden (Actor)

Idle Hands 1999 (Movie)

Pnub (Actor)

She's All That 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mighty 1998 (Movie)

Maxwell Kane (Actor)

D3: The Mighty Ducks 1996 (Movie)

Fulton (Actor)

Foxfire 1996 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 (Movie)

Fulton (Actor)

Radio Flyer 1992 (Movie)

3rd Fisher Friend (Actor)

The Mighty Ducks 1992 (Movie)

Fulton Reed (Actor)

Turner & Hooch 1989 (Movie)

Eric Boyett (Actor)

Jaws: The Revenge 1987 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

Elvis and Me (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A working actor since age three, Elden Henson, who has been variously billed as Elden Ratliff and Elden Ryan Ratliff, spent much of his life in the public eye. Previously a model, he made his film debut as a ring bearer in the romantic comedy "A Little Sex" (1981) and followed with small roles in two Sidney Lumet films, "The Verdict" (1982) and "Daniel" (1983). At age five, already a film veteran, Henson attempted television, with a regular role on the CBS daytime drama "As The World Turns". Guest starring roles on NBC's "Amazing Stories" (1985) and "Highway to Heaven" (1987) followed. He would next be seen on the small screen in the miniseries "Elvis and Me" (ABC, 1988), playing a character at age seven, that his older brother Erick portrayed at age ten.

Relationships

Garette Henson

Brother
born on January 5, 1980 appeared together in "The Mighty Ducks" and its two sequels

Erick Ratliff

Brother
older

EDUCATION

Emerson College

Boston , Massachusetts
enrolled in 1996; took leave of absence to film role in "The Mighty"

John Burroughs High School

Los Angeles , California 1996

Milestones

2005

Cast as Billy Z, co-owner of the Zephyr surf shop in "Lords of Dogtown" a fictionalized take on a group of skateboarders that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's

2004

Cast in the thriller "The Butterfly Effect," which starred Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart

2001

Featured in "O" (filmed in 1999), a modern retelling of "Othello" starring Mekhi Phifer and Josh Hartnett

1999

Appeared in the ensemble film "She's All That"

1999

Co-starred with Devon Sawa and Seth Green in "Idle Hands"

1998

Had co-starring role opposite Kieran Culkin in "The Mighty", billed as Elden Henson

1992

Created role of Fulton Reed in "The Mighty Ducks"; reprised part in both sequels

1992

Appeared in "Radio Flyer"

1992

Featured in the Showtime original "Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School"

1989

First major film role in "Turner & Hooch"

1988

TV-movie debut in the ABC miniseries "Elvis and Me"

1987

Guest starred in a Halloween episode of NBC's family drama "Highway to Heaven"

1985

Appeared in an episode of the anthology series "Amazing Stories"

1985

Family moved to Los Angeles (date approximate)

1983

TV acting debut as a child performer on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns" (date approximate)

1983

Appeared in bit part in Lumet's "Daniel"

1982

Had small role in Sidney Lumet's "The Verdict"

1981

Film debut as a ring bearer in "A Little Sex"

1980

Began career as a child model at age two; signed by Eileen Ford (dated by approximate)

Raised in NYC

Bonus Trivia

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On growing up as a child actor: "My mom never put any pressure on me in the sense that I needed to do this. I grew up playing baseball and football. I went to public high school, and if it came down to an audition or baseball practice, I went to baseball practice. I never wanted [my career] to be something that controlled my life. I wanted to be able to control it." --quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, October 11, 1998.

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Henson on his other movie-related interests: "I'm interested in writing and directing. I've made a ton of short films and written tons of scripts ... I'm not ready to pursue getting them made yet. I'm still way too young. You have to have more life experience than I've had to write a really good script. --quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, October 11, 1998.

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