Henry Czerny

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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.

Career[edit]

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]

Filmography[edit]

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)
1992 The Sound and the Silence Casey Baldwin TV Movie
1992 Buried on Sunday Nelson
1992 Deadly Matrimony Rick Peterson TV Movie
1992 A Town Torn Apart Fred Burham TV Movie
1993 Lifeline to Victory Petty Officer Lang TV Movie
1993 The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later Peter Lavin TV Movie
1993 I Love a Man in Uniform Joseph Riggs
1994 Trial at Fortitude Bay Daniel Metz TV Movie
1994 Cold Sweat Sean Mathieson
1994 Ultimate Betrayal Ed Rodgers TV Movie
1994 Clear and Present Danger Robert Ritter
1994 Anchor Zone Lawson Hughes
1995 Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story Bill Sanger TV Movie
1995 When Night Is Falling Martin
1995 The Michelle Apts. Alex
1995 Jenipapo Michael Coleman
1995 Notes from Underground The Underground Man
1995 Johnston... Johnston Johnston
1996 Mission: Impossible Eugene Kittridge
1996 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
1997 The Ice Storm George Clair
1998 The Girl Next Door Arthur Bradley TV Movie
1998 Glory & Honor Robert Peary TV Movie
1998 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
1999 Kayla Asa Robinson
1999 P.T. Barnum Greenwood TV Movie
2000 Cement Truman
2000 Possessed Fr. Raymond McBride TV Movie
2000 Range of Motion Ted Merrick TV Movie
2001 Haven Ernst TV Movie
2001 Come l'America Steven TV Movie
2001 Further Tales of the City Luke TV miniseries
2002 The Pact Michael TV Movie
2002 Salem Witch Trials Rev. Samuel Parris TV Movie
2003 Klepto Ivan
2003 The Failures Frank Kyle
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lieutenant Alan Brooks 1 episode
2004 The Limit Denny
2005 Chaos Capt. Martin Jenkins
2005 The Eleventh Hour Max Mallett 1 episode
Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series
2005 Kojak Robert Mercher 1 episode
2005 The Circle Rick
2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Dr. Briggs
2006 The Oakley Seven Mr. Whitney
2006 The Pink Panther Yuri
2006 Ghost Whisperer Matt Mallinson 1 episode
2006 Conversations with God Neale Donald Walsch / God - voice
2006 Fido Mr. Bottoms
2006 Three Moons Over Milford Carl Davis 2 episodes
2007 The Fifth Patient Gerard Pinker
2007 The Tudors Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk 10 episodes
2008 The Russell Girl Howard Morrisey TV Movie
2008 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
2008 Flashpoint Jack Swanson 1 episode
2008 Monk Aaron Larkin 1 episode
2009 Prayers for Bobby Robert Griffith TV Movie
2009 Christmas Dreams Norman TV Movie
2010 The Cult Nathan TV Movie
2010 Ice Castles Marcus
2010 Less Than Kind David Rosen 4 episodes
2010 The A-Team Director McCready
2011 Falling Skies Lt. Terry Clayton 2 episodes
2011–2014 Revenge Conrad Grayson Series regular, 66 episodes

References[edit]

  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. 

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