Chris Henchy

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Chris Henchy
Born Christopher Thomas Henchy
(1964-03-23) March 23, 1964 (age 54)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater University of New Mexico
Occupation Screenwriter, producer
Brooke Shields (m. 2001)
Children 2

Christopher Thomas Henchy (born March 23, 1964) is an American screenwriter and producer. He is best known for being a creative collaborator with Will Ferrell, including co-creating the website Funny or Die and writing several Ferrell films, including Land of the Lost, The Other Guys and The Campaign.

Early life[edit]

Henchy was born in New York City, to Patricia Henchy.[1][2] He was raised in Augusta, Georgia and attended Saint Mary on the Hill Catholic School.[3][4] He graduated from Friendswood High School in 1982, where he was active in journalism and was a member of the yearbook staff.[5] He attended the University of New Mexico, where he received a B.S. degree in finance[5][6] and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter.


After graduation, Henchy moved to New York City and worked on Wall Street.[citation needed] He later left his job and decided to work in comedy.[citation needed] He was hired by MTV and later wrote monologue jokes for Garry Shandling's The Larry Sanders Show.[citation needed]

Henchy went on to write for Campus Cops in 1996.[citation needed] After writing for a few television specials and some guest-writing stints on series, Henchy created and produced television series Battery Park in 2000, which starred Elizabeth Perkins.[citation needed]

Henchy was a writer and producer for television sitcoms Spin City and Life With Bonnie.[7] He created the sitcom I'm with Her with Marco Pennette, which was loosely based on Henchy's relationship with wife Brooke Shields.[8][9] The show was cancelled by ABC after one season. Henchy later became the co-executive producer of Entourage[10] and a producer on HBO's Eastbound & Down. He, along with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, created the website Funny or Die.[11][12] Henchy produced The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.[4] He is credited as a writer of the 2009 film Land of the Lost,[4] The Other Guys and The Campaign which he also co-produced. In March 2018 it was announced that Henchy will direct a feature-length movie for the Impractical Jokers television series. The film will be produced by Funny or Die. The film is set to go into production in Spring 2018. [13]

Personal life[edit]

Henchy met actress, author and model Brooke Shields in 1999 on the Warner Bros lot.[8] They became engaged in July 2000 while on vacation in Mexico and married on April 4, 2001.[2] They have two daughters:

They reside in Manhattan, New York City.[14]

Henchy serves on the Creative Council of Represent.Us, a nonpartisan anti-corruption organization.[15]


  1. ^ Labrecque, Jeff (December 13, 2010). "'The Other Guys' mothers take over in special Mom-entary". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Tresniowski, Alex (April 23, 2001). "She Did What?". People. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "ON SCREEN/OFF SCREEN". Augusta Magazine. November 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Pop Rocks". The Augusta Chronicle. August 13, 2009. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Henchy comes home from Hollywood as distinguished alum". The Journal Friendswood. January 18, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "News: Producer and 1982 Grad Chris Henchy chosen as Distinguished Alum". Friendswood ISD. January 14, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ Kiesewetter, John (September 7, 2003). "'I'm With Her' writer really is". Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Pierce, Scott D. (September 19, 2003). "Scott Pierce: Brooke's husband says 'I'm With Her'". Deseret News. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ Armstrong, Jennifer (September 12, 2003). "I'm With Her". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ [1] Archived September 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Greg Sandoval (May 4, 2007). "No joke: Will Ferrell is serious about the Web". CNET News. Retrieved October 6, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy, Adam McKay". Vanity Fair. October 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
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  14. ^ Thurman, Judith (2012). "AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT BROOKE SHIELDS'S MANHATTAN HOME". Architectural Digest. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  15. ^ "End corruption. Defend the Republic. - Represent.Us". End corruption. Defend the Republic. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 

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