Justin Henry Biography
Justin Henry is an American actor best known for playing the object of the titular custody battle in the 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer. It is a debut role that earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, when he was eight years old and becoming one of the youngest actors ever nominated.
That performance later earned him a spot (No. 80) on VH1’s list of 100 Greatest Kid Stars. His most film and television credits came as a child or teenager, although he continued acting as an adult.
Justin Henry Age
Justin was born on May 25 in Rye, New York, U.S. He is 47 years old as of 2018.
Justin Henry Family
He was born to Michele (née Andrews), a real estate agent, and Clifford Henry, an investment adviser. Henry was educated at Brunswick School which is an all-boys college-preparatory private day school located in Greenwich, Connecticut, followed by Skidmore College, a private liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York. There, he earned a B.A. in psychology in 1993.
Justin Henry Married
There is no available information on his marriage or dating life.
Justin Henry Actor
Justin Henry Kramer Vs Kramer
He began his acting career in Kramer vs. Kramer. For his performance in that particular film, Henry became the youngest person to ever be nominated for an Oscar or Golden Globe. His following role was in a 1983 episode of the American television series Fantasy Island.
Justin Henry Sixteen Candles | Justin Henry 16 Candles
On the big screen, he appeared in the Brat Pack film Sixteen Candles (1984), as Mike Baker, one of Samantha Baker’s siblings. He also played the son of a married couple played by Don Johnson and Susan Sarandon in the film Sweet Hearts Dance (1988). In that role, critic Janet Maslin called him a “large and amusingly sullen teenager”.
After his graduation, Henry’s next widely seen performance was in 1997. In the role of a medical student in a two-episode role during the fourth season of ER. Henry starred opposite Ally Sheedy, Jason David Frank and also Brian O’Halloran in the mockumentary The Junior Defenders, which was filmed that same year but then released direct-to-video in 2007.
Justin Henry Now
Justin co-founded the Slamdunk Film Festival in 1998. Although he continues to make occasional appearances in film and television, he has also been a Regional Director of Sales at Veoh since 2009. He is also a platform director for AOL.
Justin Henry Movies
The Junior Defenders
Med Student James Sasser
Sweet Hearts Dance
Kramer vs. Kramer
Justin Henry Nominations
- Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1980 · Kramer vs. Kramer
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1980 · Kramer vs. Kramer
- Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor