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Justin Henry
Born May 25, 1971 (1971-05-25) (age 38)
Rye, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979–present

Justin Henry (born May 25, 1971; Rye, New York) is a former child actor, who since 2000[1] has been a new media business professional.[2] He appeared in the 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer, his first role, in a performance that earned him a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the youngest actor to ever be nominated. The performance later earned him a spot (#80) on VH1's 100 Greatest Kid Stars.[3]


Acting career

After his acting debut Kramer vs. Kramer, Henry's next role was in a 1983 episode of Fantasy Island.[4]

On the big screen, Henry appeared in the 1984 Brat Pack film Sixteen Candles, playing younger brother to the protagonist played by Molly Ringwald.[5] He played the son of a married couple played by Don Johnson and Susan Sarandon in the 1988 film Sweet Hearts Dance; Janet Maslin called him a "large and amusingly sullen teen-ager" in the role.[6]

Henry then attended Skidmore College, earning a B.A. in psychology in 1993.[1][7]

After graduation, his next widely-seen performance was in 1997, as a medical student in a two-episode role during the fourth season of ER.[4] He also starred opposite Ally Sheedy and Brian O'Halloran in the mockumentary The Junior Defenders, which was filmed that same year but released direct-to-video in 2007[8]

Business career

In 1998[1], Henry cofounded the Slamdunk Film Festival.[9] Although he continues to make occasional appearances in film and television[4][5], since 2000 he has identified himself as a digital media business professional and as of 2009, he is a Regional Director of Sales at Veoh.[1]

Henry finished 235th in the Main Event of the 2009 World Series of Poker. The $32,963 prize was the largest of his poker career.

Partial filmography

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