Elden Henson

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Elden Henson
Elden Henson.jpg
Henson at the New York Comic Con 2015
Born Elden Ryan Ratliff
(1977-08-30) August 30, 1977 (age 39)
Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Kira Sternbach

Elden Henson (born Elden Ryan Ratliff; August 30, 1977) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Fulton Reed in The Mighty Ducks trilogy, Foggy Nelson in Daredevil and Pollux in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Part 2.

Early life[edit]

Elden Ryan Ratliff was born August 30, 1977 in Rockville, Maryland, to a professional photographer mother.[1] His siblings are actors Garette Ratliff Henson (who appeared in The Mighty Ducks with Elden) and Erick Ratliff (who, like Elden, appeared in Elvis & Me). Henson also has a younger half-brother, Ellington Ratliff, who is a member of the band R5. Elden's father George Ratliff was an actor and his mother took her young boys for commercial auditions. They lived for a number of years in Weehawken, New Jersey, where he attended Gary Golombek High School until its closure.[citation needed]

Henson attended Emerson College.[2]

Career[edit]

From 1992 to 1996, Henson played Fulton Reed in all three films in The Mighty Ducks trilogy: The Mighty Ducks (1992), D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) and D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996). He told TV Guide that he owes "a lot of [his] career" to those films. "What's funny is I still, more than anything, get recognized for The Mighty Ducks. I love it. When I was younger, I would get embarrassed. I played sports growing up and I'd be playing baseball and the other team would be quacking at me and stuff. I love those movies. I feel like these things come once in a lifetime and to experience this stuff as a kid and as an adult, I just feel really lucky."[3]

In April 2015, Henson was cast as Foggy Nelson in the Netflix Web TV series Daredevil. Henson spoke of his excitement for the character's role in the series, saying "I was really excited as I was getting the scripts and reading that Foggy wasn't just a useless sidekick. He's not just comic relief. I mean, he is some of those things. He does have comic relief, but it was exciting to know that these other characters would have their own path and their own things that they're dealing with."[4][5]

Henson is set to reprise the role of Foggy in the crossover miniseries The Defenders.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Jaws: The Revenge Additional Voices Short film
1988 Elvis & Me Don Beaulieu (Age 10)
1989 Turner & Hooch Eric Boyett
1990 Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (short film) Steve Mills Short Film
1992 Radio Flyer Fisher Friend #3
1992 The Mighty Ducks Fulton Reed
1994 D2: The Mighty Ducks Fulton Reed
1996 Foxfire Bobby
1996 D3: The Mighty Ducks Fulton Reed
1998 The Mighty Maxwell Kane
1999 She's All That Jesse Jackson
1999 Idle Hands Pnub
1999 A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story Daniel Huffman
2000 Cast Away Elden Madden
2001 Manic Michael
2001 O Roger Rodriguez
2002 Pack Of Dogs Sheep
2002 Cheats Sammy Green
2003 Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Turk
2003 The Battle of Shaker Heights Bart Bowland
2003 Under The Tuscan Sun Author
2003 Evil Alien Conquerors Ron
2004 The Butterfly Effect Lenny Kagan (Adult)
2005 Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Young Steve Mills/Sampson
2005 The Moguls (aka The Amateurs) Salesman
2005 Lords of Dogtown Billy Z
2006 Déjà Vu Gunnars
2007 Rise: Blood Hunter Taylor
2008 Not Since You Joey "Fudge" Fudgler
2009 El Dorado Unknown Citation Needed.
2013 Jobs Andy Hertzfeld
2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Pollux
2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Pollux

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 1st & Ten 1 episode
1984–1985 As the World Turns Paul Ryan credited as Elden Ratliff
1985 Amazing Stories Freckle-Faced Boy credited as Elden Ratliff
1986 Fame Matthew guest, credited as Elden Ratliff
1987 Highway To Heaven Alan Bailey guest, credited as Elden Ratliff
1993 Saved By The Bell: The New Class Dirk guest, credited as Elden Ryan Ratliff
1993 The Ben Stiller Show Cub Scout uncredited
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Will Caray guest
2007 Smith Matthew Marley 4 episodes
2007 ER Fingerless Guy guest
2007 Private Practice Damon guest
2009 Psych Clive guest
2009 Grey's Anatomy Matt guest
2014 Intelligence
2015-present Daredevil Franklin "Foggy" Nelson Series Main
2017 The Defenders Franklin "Foggy" Nelson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elden Henson Biography (1977–)". Film Reference. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Elden Henson Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived March 18, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Eng, Joyce (May 14, 2015). "Why Foggy Nelson Is Daredevil's Unsung Hero". TVGuide.com. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ Cornet, Roth (April 8, 2015). "Daredevil: How the Netflix Series Will Change the Marvel Cinematic Universe". IGN. Archived from the original on April 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Elden Henson Joins Marvel's Daredevil For Netflix". Marvel.com. June 26, 2014. Archived from the original on June 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ Han, Angie. "'The Defenders': 'Daredevil' Star Elden Henson Says Foggy Nelson Will Report for Duty". /film. 

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