Justin Henry

Actor
Justin Henry was eight years old when he earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role as the adorable son of Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep in the 1979 drama "Kramer vs. Kramer" ... Read more »
Born: 05/24/1971 in Rye, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

Don't You Forget About Me 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Groupies (The Weston Group) 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Dinner With Jimi 2014 (Movie)

Howard Kaylan (Actor)

Slaughter Creek 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Brothers & Sisters 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Own Worst Enemy 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Finding Home 2005 (Movie)

Prescott (Actor)

Lost 2005 (Movie)

Chester Gould (Actor)

Dustin Hoffman: First in His Class 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing Destiny 2000 (Movie)

Eddie McDermot (Actor)

Not Afraid To Say 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

ER 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sweet Hearts Dance 1988 (Movie)

Kyle Boon (Actor)

Martin's Day 1985 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Sixteen Candles 1984 (Movie)

Mike Baker (Actor)

Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 (Movie)

Billy Kramer (Actor)

Andersonville (TV Show)

Actor

Tiger Town (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Justin Henry was eight years old when he earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role as the adorable son of Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep in the 1979 drama "Kramer vs. Kramer". "Discovered" by a neighbor who was a casting director, Henry had never acted before, but his big eyes produced big tears as his mother and father fought for his custody, and although he was paid a mere $5,000 for his efforts in the film, Hollywood would have made him THE kid actor of the 80s, if only he had wanted it. But Justin Henry did not then want to be a star. Instead, he returned to his family's Westchester County, NY, home and acted only occasionally during the 80s. He was Molly Ringwald's obnoxious younger brother in John Hughes' "Sixteen Candles" (1984), was kidnapped by and ultimately befriends Richard Harris in "Martin's Day" (1984) and played Don Johnson's troubled teenaged son in "Sweet Hearts Dance" (1988). On TV, Henry was a youth who helps the Detroit baseball team win its pennant in "Tiger Town", a 1986 Disney/ABC TV-movie.

Relationships

Cliff Henry

Father
works as an investment counselor on Wall Street

Michele Henry

Mother

EDUCATION

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs , New York 1993

Milestones

1996

Returned to acting as an adult in "Andersonville" (TNT)

1988

Played Don Johnson's son in "Sweet Hearts Dance"

1986

Starred in TV-movie, "Tiger Town"

1979

Made auspicious feature film debut in "Kramer vs. Kramer"

Bonus Trivia

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"I could have been a child star, but I wasn't keen--and my parents certainly weren't. I went back to being a normal kid. I am so grateful to my mom and dad for keeping me away from Hollywood. I worry about kids like Macauley Culkin."-- Justin Henry in Daily News, February 25, 1996.

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