David Henrie

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David Henrie
David Henrie 2010 alt.jpg
Born David Clayton Henrie
(1989-07-11) July 11, 1989 (age 25)
Mission Viejo, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, film producer, director and television writer
Years active 2002-Present
Religion Roman Catholicism

David Clayton Henrie[1] (born July 11, 1989) is an American actor, television writer, director and producer. He is noted for playing Ted Mosby's future son Luke Mosby on How I Met Your Mother, Justin Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place and Larry on That's So Raven along with Rudy Ising in Walt Before Mickey.

Personal life[edit]

Henrie was born in Mission Viejo, California, the son of Linda Finocchiaro, a talent manager, and James Wilson Henrie, a producer formerly in real estate.[2][3] He is the brother of actor Lorenzo Henrie. His maternal grandparents were Italian[4][5] and his father has French and English ancestry.[6] Henrie was raised as a Roman Catholic,[7] and, in a video chat, stated that he is "a Christian and always will be."[8] He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona.[9][10]


By age 13, Henrie got his first big break, landing a regular role as Petey Pitt on the Fox sitcom The Pitts. Henrie next landed a leading role in the Hallmark movie, Monster Makers, with Linda Blair and George Kennedy, and was asked to come back for another Hallmark movie, to play a role in Dead Hollywood Moms Society.

Due to his involvement with Disney Channel, Henrie competed in the 2008 Disney Channel Games. He was team captain of the Green Team, also known as the Cyclones. He has a role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Dadnapped. Before his role on Wizards of Waverly Place, he had a recurring role on That's So Raven as Cory's friend Larry. Henrie also has a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother, and made a guest appearance as himself in 2 episodes of Jonas L.A.. According to Reuters, Henrie was officially named the Grand Marshal for the 2009 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.[11]

Henrie is credited with writing the special, Meet The Werewolves.[12] Henrie has also directed a short film titled "Boo!" and another one called "Catch", scheduled to debut in this summer.

Henrie shot a movie called Little Boy and plays the role of London Busbee.[13] He also appeared in Grown Ups 2 (2013), opposite Taylor Lautner and Adam Sandler.[14]

On April 6, 2012, which coincides with Good Friday, Henrie accompanied Eduardo Verástegui in a speech addressing life issues at the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the city of Piura.[citation needed]

Henrie is set to play a younger version of Ronald Reagan in the upcoming biopic Reagan.[15]

Wizards of Waverly Place[edit]

At the age of 18, Henrie got the role of Justin Russo in the Disney Channel Original Series, Wizards of Waverly Place. The show premiered on October 12, 2007. He was in the movie Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie with the cast of the series. Henrie played Justin Russo through the whole series. About a year after the finale a film, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex premiered on March 15, 2013 without Henrie, but his character was mentioned, and a photo of him is shown.

Henrie is credited with writing two episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place, Alex's Logo and Meet the Werewolves.[16]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Monster Makers Danny Burke Minor Role
2004 The Hollywood Mom's Mystery Oliver Palumbo Minor Role
2004 Arizona Summer Bad Minor Role
2009 Dadnapped Wheeze Main Role; Disney Channel Original Movie
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Justin Russo Main Role; Disney Channel Original Movie
2012 The Secret World of Arrietty Shawn (Voice)
2013 1000 to 1 Cory Weissman Main role
2013 Grown Ups 2 Frat Boy Zac Minor role
2013 Catch Short film - Writer/director/producer[17]
2015 Walt Before Mickey Rudy Ising Main Role
2015 Little Boy London Busbee
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Lane Filming
 ???? Reagan Young Ronald Reagan[15] Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Providence Mark Triedman (1 episode) "Gotcha"
2002 Without a Trace Gabe Freedman (1 episode) "Birthday Boy"
2003 The Pitts Petey Pitt Main Role
2003 The Mullets (1 episode) Grudge Match
2003 Judging Amy Jeremy (1 episode) "Sex and the Single Mother"
2004 The D.A. Alex Henry (1 episode) "The People vs. Patricia Henry"
2004 Method & Red Skyler Blaford Recurring
2004 Jack and Bobby Sniffly (1 episode) "The Kindness of Strangers"
2004 NCIS Willy Shields (1 episode) "Terminal Leave"
2004–2007 That's So Raven Larry Recurring; 12 episodes
2005 House Tommy (1 episode) "Cursed"
2005–2014 How I Met Your Mother Luke Mosby Recurring (stock footage used since Season 2), 64 episodes
2006 Cold Case Dale Wilson (1 episode) "Fireflies"
2007 Studio DC: Almost Live Himself Second Show
2007–2012 Wizards of Waverly Place Justin Russo Main Role
2008 Disney Channel Games Himself (Cyclone's Team Captain) Green Team
2009 The Suite Life on Deck Justin Russo (1 episode) "Double Crossed"
2009 Disney Channel's 3 Minute Game Show Himself (2 episodes) "The Cheetah Girls: One World" and "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie"
2010 JONAS L.A. Himself (2 episodes) "Boat Trip" and "On the Radio"
2010 Easy to Assemble Ethan (1 episode) "Flying Solo"
2011 Disney's Friends for Change Games Himself Green Team
2013 Arrested Development Himself TV Series
2014 Mind Games Unknown Role TV Series

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2003 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actor Without a Trace Nominated
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Arizona Summer Nominated
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor The Pitts Nominated
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated
2011 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Sidekick Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated[18]


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461
  2. ^ http://weatherforddemocrat.com/top-news/x175565901/Weatherford-sixth-grader-stars-in-Hollywood-role/print
  3. ^ Twitter / David Henrie: @IanJSLover as in my nonno. Twitter.com (2010-05-21). Retrieved 2011-12-03.
  4. ^ http://oceanup.com/2008/12/david-henrie-italian-stallion.html
  5. ^ Henrie, David. "About Me" (official website). Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "David Henrie Interview — JJJ Exclusive!". Just Jared Jr. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2009-02-19. I went to Catholic school ... I still try to go to church ... I'm still definitely religious. 
  8. ^ David Henrie Live Chat – 2011-07-01. YouTube (2011-07-01). Retrieved 2011-12-03.
  9. ^ Black, Rosemary (2009-05-07). "Disney Channel's rising stars whip up a feast for Mother's Day". Daily News (New York). 
  10. ^ "David Henrie". Disney Channel Medianet. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  11. ^ "Disney Sensation David Henrie Named Grand Marshal for 2009 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race". Reuters. 2009-04-17. 
  12. ^ Wizards of Waverly Place – 'Meet the Werewolves' Episode Info – MSN TV. Tv.msn.com (2011-06-17). Retrieved 2011-12-03.
  13. ^ Little Boy (2012). IMDB.com
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ a b "Ex-Disney star to play Ronald Reagan in biopic". USA Today.com. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  16. ^ David Henrie – IMDb
  17. ^ http://catchtheshortfilm.com/
  18. ^ Nominees 2011. Nick.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03.

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