Henry Czerny

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Henry Czerny
Henry Czerny.jpg
Henry Czerny in 2012
Born (1959-02-08) February 8, 1959 (age 55)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Claudine Cassidy (2001–present); 1 child

Henry Czerny (/ˈɛərni/; born February 8, 1959) is a Canadian film, stage and television actor, best known for his role as Conrad Grayson on the ABC primetime soap opera Revenge. He has received Theatre World Award and two Gemini Awards.


Czerny received formal training at the National Theatre School in Montreal. After graduating in 1982, he went on to perform onstage across Canada, from Ottawa's National Arts Centre to Edmonton's Citadel Theatre and the Stratford Festival. By the late 1980s, he had established himself as a seasoned veteran of Canadian theatre—a long way from Lucky Larry, his first role. Czerny got his start acting in musicals at Humberside Collegiate Institute in Toronto, under the direction of Janet Keele. Czerny is friends with Dana Delany and twice played the role of her husband on films Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story and For Hope.[1]

He had prominent roles in The Boys of St. Vincent, Mission: Impossible, Clear and Present Danger, The Ice Storm and The Michelle Apartments. In the 2006 comedy The Pink Panther, he plays the main antagonist "Yuri the Trainer who Trains". He plays Lieutenant Brooks in "Jackpot", a 2005 episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In Conversations with God, about the true story of Neale Donald Walsch, Czerny plays Walsch. In 2007, Czerny appeared in the Showtime series The Tudors, playing the Duke of Norfolk. Czerny also appeared in the Canadian television show Flashpoint in 2008 and the American science fiction drama Falling Skies in 2011. Czerny co-starred with Sigourney Weaver in the 2009 Lifetime movie Prayers for Bobby.

In 2011, Czerny was cast opposite Madeleine Stowe, as the powerful patriarch Conrad Grayson, a series regular role, in ABC soap-type series Revenge.[2][3] His character was stabbed at the end of season 3 and his fate remains unknown.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Czerny was born to Polish parents in Toronto, Ontario.[5] His mother was a bakery worker and his father a welder.[6] Czerny is married to Claudine Cassidy and they have a son, Cameron.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Night Heat David Marks 1 episode
1988 The Taming of the Shrew Lucentio TV Movie
1989 Friday the 13th Joe 1 episode
1991 Katts and Dog Gregory O'Toole 1 episode
1990–1992 Street Legal Christopher Szabo 2 episodes
1992 The Boys of St. Vincent Brother Peter Lavin Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (3rd place)
The Sound and the Silence Casey Baldwin TV Movie
Buried on Sunday Nelson
Deadly Matrimony Rick Peterson TV Movie
A Town Torn Apart Fred Burham TV Movie
1993 Lifeline to Victory Petty Officer Lang TV Movie
The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later Peter Lavin TV Movie
I Love a Man in Uniform Joseph Riggs
1994 Trial at Fortitude Bay Daniel Metz TV Movie
Cold Sweat Sean Mathieson
Ultimate Betrayal Ed Rodgers TV Movie
Clear and Present Danger Robert Ritter
Anchor Zone Lawson Hughes
1995 Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story Bill Sanger TV Movie
When Night Is Falling Martin
The Michelle Apts. Alex
Jenipapo Michael Coleman
Notes from Underground The Underground Man
Johnston... Johnston Johnston
1996 Mission: Impossible Eugene Kittridge
For Hope Ken Altman TV Movie
1997 Promise the Moon Royal Leckner TV Movie
Nominated - Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
The Ice Storm George Clair
1998 The Girl Next Door Arthur Bradley TV Movie
Glory & Honor Robert Peary TV Movie
My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story Sam Reese Sheppard TV Movie
1999 External Affairs Danny Jackman TV Movie
Nominated - Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Kayla Asa Robinson
P.T. Barnum Greenwood TV Movie
2000 Cement Truman
Possessed Fr. Raymond McBride TV Movie
Range of Motion Ted Merrick TV Movie
2001 Haven Ernst TV Movie
Come l'America Steven TV Movie
Further Tales of the City Luke TV miniseries
2002 The Pact Michael TV Movie
Salem Witch Trials Rev. Samuel Parris TV Movie
2003 Klepto Ivan
The Failures Frank Kyle
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lieutenant Alan Brooks 1 episode
2004 The Limit Denny
2005 Chaos Capt. Martin Jenkins
The Eleventh Hour Max Mallett 1 episode
Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series
Kojak Robert Mercher 1 episode
The Circle Rick
The Exorcism of Emily Rose Dr. Briggs
2006 The Oakley Seven Mr. Whitney
The Pink Panther Yuri
Ghost Whisperer Matt Mallinson 1 episode
Conversations with God Neale Donald Walsch / God - voice
Fido Mr. Bottoms
Three Moons Over Milford Carl Davis 2 episodes
2007 The Fifth Patient Gerard Pinker
The Tudors Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk 10 episodes
2008 The Russell Girl Howard Morrisey TV Movie
Mayerthorpe Corporal Alex Stanton TV Movie
Nominated - Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Flashpoint Jack Swanson 1 episode
Monk Aaron Larkin 1 episode
2009 Prayers for Bobby Robert Griffith TV Movie
Christmas Dreams Norman TV Movie
2010 The Cult Nathan TV Movie
Ice Castles Marcus
Less Than Kind David Rosen 4 episodes
The A-Team Director McCready
2011 Falling Skies Lt. Terry Clayton 2 episodes
2011– Revenge Conrad Grayson Series regular, 66 episodes


  1. ^ Intimate Portrait, Lifetime, November 10, 2003
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 15, 2011). "Madeleine Stowe Among Latest Pilot Castings". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ Wieselman, Jarett (November 2, 2012). "'Revenge' Star Previews Worrisome Wedding". TheInsider.com. 
  4. ^ http://www.people.com/article/revenge-shocking-twist-explained-spoiler?xid=rss-fullcontent
  5. ^ Strachan, Alex (September 28, 2007). "Tudors brings sexy back to 16th-century England". Canwest. Archived from the original on December 9, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Henry Czerny Biography (1959-)". Film Reference. 
  7. ^ Debra Eckerling (February 5, 2011). "Actor plays the role of Mar Vista Elementary crossing guard". Venica-Mar Vista Patch. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 

External links[edit]