Elden Henson

Actor, Model, Screenwriter
A working actor since age three, Elden Henson, who was 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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/30/1977 in Rockville, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

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)

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 was 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. The round-faced, blondish and slightly chubby Henson had his first substantial film role in 1989's cop/dog buddy film "Turner & Hooch." More memorable was his work as Fulton Reed in Disney's "The Mighty Ducks" (1992), a film co-starring his younger brother Garrette. Noticed after a puck he hits breaks the hockey coach's car window, Fulton has to learn to skate to join the Ducks, and then becomes the team's enforcer and protector. He reprised this role for the popular 1994 and 1996 sequels. Big with the small set, "The Mighty Ducks" trilogy won Henson both fans and recognition, and helped to pave the way for larger roles. 1998 saw the young actor take a co-starring role, playing physically oversized but emotionally underdeveloped Max in "The Mighty," opposite Kieran Culkin's thoughtful and disabled Kevin. Henson re-teamed with Culkin in the teen ensemble comedy "She's All That" (1999), featured as the best friend of Rachael Leigh Cook's character Laney, while Culkin played Laney's younger brother. With the onslaught of teen-themed features came more work for Henson, who could next be seen featured alongside Devon Sawa and Seth Green in "Idle Hands," a 1999 horror-comedy. That same year he lensed the "Othello" update "O" (2001), starring Mekhi Phifer as the lead Odin, and Josh Hartnett as his friend and nemesis Hugo. In addition to acting, Henson has shown an interest in writing and directing, having worked on a number of amateur short films and written several scripts. Henson played one of the canny foursome trying to cheat their way through high school in the 2002 comedy "Cheats" and had a small role in the comedy prequel "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd" (2003) before a major appearance in the second "Project Greenlight" feature "The Battle of Shaker Heights" (2003) as Bart, the best friend of Kelly (Shia LaBeouf) who finds their relationship strained when Kelly's goes after Bart's sister (Amy Smart). Henson continued finding work as a character actor as he aged out of his teen years, appearing in Catherine Hardwicke's skateboard drama "Lords of Dogtown" (2005) and the climax of the young adult series "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" (2014) and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" (2015). He next co-starred as Franklin "Foggy" Nelson in the Marvel Comics series "Daredevil" (Netflix 2015- ).

Relationships

Garette Henson

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

Erick Ratliff

Brother
older

EDUCATION

John Burroughs High School

Los Angeles, California 1996

Emerson College

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

Milestones

2015

Reprised the role of Pollux in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2"

2015

Took on the starring role of Foggy on the superhero series "Daredevil"

2014

Played Pollux in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"

2009

Appeared in the romantic drama "Not Since You"

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

Appeared in "Radio Flyer"

1992

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

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

Appeared in bit part in Lumet's "Daniel"

1983

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

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)

Bonus Trivia

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Was raised in New York City.

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Founded the production company Roulette Entertainment with Josh Hartnett.

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Appeared in both the 1990 short film and the 2005 feature film of "Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School"

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Henson got his start in acting by appearing in numerous commercials as a young boy.

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Although he appeared in various high-profile films since, Henson was probably best known for playing Fulton Reed in "The Mighty Ducks" trilogy.

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