Henry Czerny

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Henry Czerny
Henry Czerny.jpg
Henry Czerny in 2012
Born(1959-02-08) February 8, 1959 (age 54)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Claudine Cassidy (2001–present); 1 child
 
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Henry Czerny
Henry Czerny.jpg
Henry Czerny in 2012
Born(1959-02-08) February 8, 1959 (age 54)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Claudine Cassidy (2001–present); 1 child

Henry Czerny (/ˈɛərni/; born February 8, 1959) is a Canadian film, stage and television actor, best known for his role as Conrad Grayson on the ABC primetime soap opera Revenge. He has received Theatre World Award and two Gemini Awards.

Career[edit]

Czerny received formal training at the National Theatre School in Montreal. After graduating in 1982, he went on to perform onstage across Canada, from Ottawa's National Arts Centre to Edmonton's Citadel Theatre and the Stratford Festival. By the late 1980s, he had established himself as a seasoned veteran of Canadian theatre—a long way from Lucky Larry, his first role. Czerny got his start acting in musicals at Humberside Collegiate Institute in Toronto, under the direction of Janet Keele. Czerny is friends with Dana Delany and twice played the role of her husband on films Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story and For Hope.[1]

He had prominent roles in The Boys of St. Vincent, Mission: Impossible, Clear and Present Danger, The Ice Storm and The Michelle Apartments. In the 2006 comedy The Pink Panther, he plays the main antagonist "Yuri the Trainer who Trains". He plays Lieutenant Brooks in "Jackpot", a 2005 episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In Conversations with God, about the true story of Neale Donald Walsch, Czerny plays Walsch. In 2007, Czerny appeared in the Showtime series The Tudors, playing the Duke of Norfolk. Czerny also appeared in the Canadian television show Flashpoint in 2008 and the American science fiction drama Falling Skies in 2011. Czerny co-starred with Sigourney Weaver in the 2009 Lifetime movie Prayers for Bobby.

In 2011, Czerny was cast opposite Madeleine Stowe, as the powerful patriarch Conrad Grayson, a series regular role, in ABC soap-type series Revenge.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Czerny was born to Polish parents in Toronto, Ontario.[4] His mother was a bakery worker and his father a welder.[5] His surname is of Polish origin and comes from the word czarny ("black") - most likely it is a translation of Austrian name Schwarzenberg.[citation needed] Famous Polish pianist Halina Czerny-Stefanska's father had changed his name at the end of the 19th century. Czerny is married to Claudine Cassidy and they have a son, Cameron.[6]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1986Night HeatDavid Marks1 episode
1988The Taming of the ShrewLucentioTV Movie
1989Friday the 13thJoe1 episode
1991Katts and DogGregory O'Toole1 episode
1990-1992Street LegalChristopher Szabo2 episodes
1992The Boys of St. VincentBrother Peter LavinGemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (3rd place)
The Sound and the SilenceCasey BaldwinTV Movie
Buried on SundayNelson
Deadly MatrimonyRick PetersonTV Movie
A Town Torn ApartFred BurhamTV Movie
1993Lifeline to VictoryPetty Officer LangTV Movie
The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years LaterPeter LavinTV Movie
I Love a Man in UniformJoseph Riggs
1994Trial at Fortitude BayDaniel MetzTV Movie
Cold SweatSean Mathieson
Ultimate BetrayalEd RodgersTV Movie
Clear and Present DangerRobert Ritter
Anchor ZoneLawson Hughes
1995Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger StoryBill SangerTV Movie
When Night Is FallingMartin
The Michelle Apts.Alex
JenipapoMichael Coleman
Notes from UndergroundThe Underground Man
Johnston... JohnstonJohnston
1996Mission: ImpossibleEugene Kittridge
For HopeKen AltmanTV Movie
1997Promise the MoonRoyal LecknerTV Movie
Nominated - Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
The Ice StormGeorge Clair
1998The Girl Next DoorArthur BradleyTV Movie
Glory & HonorRobert PearyTV Movie
My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard StorySam Reese SheppardTV Movie
1999External AffairsDanny JackmanTV Movie
Nominated - Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
KaylaAsa Robinson
P.T. BarnumGreenwoodTV Movie
2000CementTruman
PossessedFr. Raymond McBrideTV Movie
Range of MotionTed MerrickTV Movie
2001HavenErnstTV Movie
Come l'AmericaStevenTV Movie
Further Tales of the CityLukeTV miniseries
2002The PactMichaelTV Movie
Salem Witch TrialsRev. Samuel ParrisTV Movie
2003KleptoIvan
The FailuresFrank Kyle
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationLieutenant Alan Brooks1 episode
2004The LimitDenny
2005ChaosCapt. Martin Jenkins
The Eleventh HourMax Mallett1 episode
Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series
KojakRobert Mercher1 episode
The CircleRick
The Exorcism of Emily RoseDr. Briggs
2006The Oakley SevenMr. Whitney
The Pink PantherYuri
Ghost WhispererMatt Mallinson1 episode
Conversations with GodNeale Donald Walsch / God - voice
FidoMr. Bottoms
Three Moons Over MilfordCarl Davis2 episodes
2007The Fifth PatientGerard Pinker
The TudorsThomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk10 episodes
2008The Russell GirlHoward MorriseyTV Movie
MayerthorpeCorporal Alex StantonTV Movie
Nominated - Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
FlashpointJack Swanson1 episode
MonkAaron Larkin1 episode
2009Prayers for BobbyRobert GriffithTV Movie
Christmas DreamsNormanTV Movie
2010The CultNathanTV Movie
Ice CastlesMarcus
Less Than KindDavid Rosen4 episodes
The A-TeamDirector McCready
2011Falling SkiesLt. Terry Clayton2 episodes
2011–presentRevengeConrad GraysonSeries regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ Intimate Portrait, Lifetime, November 10, 2003
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 15, 2011). "Madeleine Stowe Among Latest Pilot Castings". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ Wieselman, Jarett (November 2, 2012). "'Revenge' Star Previews Worrisome Wedding". TheInsider.com. 
  4. ^ Strachan, Alex (September 28, 2007). "Tudors brings sexy back to 16th-century England". Canwest. Archived from the original on December 9, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Henry Czerny Biography (1959-)". Film Reference. 
  6. ^ Debra Eckerling (February 5, 2011). "Actor plays the role of Mar Vista Elementary crossing guard". Venica-Mar Vista Patch. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 

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