John Henson

TV host, Comedian, Comedy writer
Smiling, impish-looking host of "Talk Soup" on the E! Entertainment Channel, whose physical presence is distinguished by a natural white patch of hair on the side of his head, John Henson replaced Greg Kinnear on the ... Read more »
Born: 07/11/1967 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Austin & Ally 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Soup 1991 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Wipeout 2003 - 2004, 2011 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

World's Funniest Animal Commercials 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Spike TV Video Game Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The John Henson Project 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Host

The Television Show With John Henson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Cream of Talk Soup 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Remember WENN 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Talk Soup Down Under 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Cream of Talk Soup 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Meet Wally Sparks 1997 (Movie)

Special Guest Appearance (Actor)

Maybe This Time 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Bar Hopping (TV Show)

Actor

Stag (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Smiling, impish-looking host of "Talk Soup" on the E! Entertainment Channel, whose physical presence is distinguished by a natural white patch of hair on the side of his head, John Henson replaced Greg Kinnear on the popular cable show in early 1995 and quickly made it his own. "Talk Soup" was designed to recap the more outrageous moments from daytime tableau of bare-all, tell-all chat programs. While Kinnear had oft been cynical and sneering in his approach, Henson lampooned the shows, but with a boyish exuberance. Henson often pulled stunts and visual gags to drive his humor home, and gained his own claque of fans, with no loss in the ratings. He had won the "Talk Soup" host chair through the regular audition process after several years of performing in Los Angeles comedy clubs without particular attention from casting directors.

Relationships

Jill Benjamin Actor

Wife
Actress married on June 26, 2010 in Malibu, CA

Joe Henson

Father

Barbara Henson

Mother

EDUCATION

School of Fine Arts, Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

2008

Hosted ABC's Japanese-style game show "Wipeout"

2008

Appeared in a recurring role on NBC's "My Name Is Earl" as a reporter

2004

Starred in Spike TV's "The John Henson Project"

1999

In May, announced he was stepping down as host of "Talk Soup" to pursue career opportunities; signed development deal with ABC

1997

Made acting debut in "Stag" (aired on HBO)

1995

Replaced Greg Kinnear as host of "Talk Soup"

Raised in Connecticut

Appeared in numerous Los Angeles comedy clubs

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with Muppeteer John Henson, son of the late Jim Henson.

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