Jon Hensley

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This article is about the American actor. For the radio personality, see Jon Hensley (radio personality). For the similarly named actor who plays Matt McNamara on the show Nip/Tuck], see John Hensley.
Jon Hensley
Jon Hensley 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards.jpg
Born (1965-08-26) August 26, 1965 (age 48)
Browns Mills, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer, songwriter
Years active 1985 - present
Spouse(s) Kelley Menighan Hensley (1996 - present)
Children Sophie May (b.1998)
Spencer James (b.2002)
Georgia "Gigi" Grace (b.2007)

Jon Hensley (born August 26, 1965 in Browns Mills, New Jersey) is an American actor, singer and songwriter, currently portraying Dr. Meade on The Bold and the Beautiful. He is best recognized for his portrayal of Holden Snyder on the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns, a role he held from 1985 until the series finale on September 17, 2010.


Hensley's first television role was in 1985 on the daytime drama One Life to Live as Brody Price. That role was short-term, but led to Hensley being cast in the role for which he is best known, the role of rebellious farmhand Holden Snyder on As the World Turns.

Hensley started on the series in 1985, and became a popular player when the character of Holden and his "wrong side of the tracks" love affair with rich Lily Walsh (Martha Byrne) set the stage for much story in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Hensley ended his first stint in 1988. During his first break from the show, Hensley lived in London and studied at the Shakespeare Academy of Music, Drama, and Art. [1]

Hensley returned to the series in 1990 and continued on until 1995. He returned again in 1997, where his character eventually resumed his relationship with Lily. The couple is considered to have reached "supercouple" status and are recognized as one of the serial's most recognized supercouples.

Outside of daytime, Hensley has starred in the USA Network television movie Wounded Heart, and made appearances on Beverly Hills, 90210, and Almost Perfect.

Hensley returned to daytime in May 2012 in the recurring role of Dr. Meade on the CBS daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

Personal life[edit]

Hensley dated several actresses in the daytime industry, including a relationship with actress Renee Props, who played his sister Ellie Snyder on "ATWT", Hunter Tylo, and Melissa Reeves.

He met costar Kelley Menighan, who played Emily Stewart, and the couple were married on May 25, 1996. They have three children, a daughter Sophie May Hensley (born December 23, 1998), a son Spencer James Hensley (born January 31, 2002) and another daughter Georgia "Gigi" Grace Hensley (born June 28, 2007).


  • Hensley's 1997 return to "ATWT" was in part the result of a bidding war for his services; the show All My Children was interested in him coming aboard as Jake Martin.
  • He is well known for being an avid golfer.

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