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August 26, 1965 |
Browns Mills, New Jersey, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, singer, songwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Kelley Menighan Hensley (m. 1996)|
Jon Hensley (born August 26, 1965, in Browns Mills, New Jersey) is an American actor, singer and songwriter, who portrayed Dr. Meade on The Bold and the Beautiful from 2012 to 2013. 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. 
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.
Jon Hensley is a graduate of Central Bucks HS West, located in Doylestown, PA.
He met co-star Kelley Menighan, who portrayed the role of Emily Stewart on As the World Turns, and the couple were married on May 25, 1996. Together they have three children: two daughters and a son. He has been a resident of Old Tappan, New Jersey.
- Rohan, Virginia. "Longtime soap As the World Turns comes to a halt this week", The Record (Bergen County), September 15, 2010. Accessed September 15, 2015. "For Kelley Menighan Hensley of Old Tappan, who has played Emily Stewart since 1992, that realism took getting used to. The actress, who'd grown up on ABC soaps and had never seen ATWT, checked it out before testing for the show.... Hensley, who met her husband, actor Jon Hensley (Holden Snyder), on ATWT, came to love being part of the show."
- Wuensch, Chris. "Happy Birthday To Old Tappan's Jon Hensley", Northern Valley Daily Voice, August 26, 2015. Accessed September 15, 2015. "Jon Hensley, an Old Tappan resident, turns 50 on Wednesday.... Hensley is best known for his role as Holden Snyder on the CBS Daytime Soap Opera As the World Turns, a role he held from 1985 until the show’s final episode in 2010."