Justin Henry Poster


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Overview (1)

Born in Rye, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Justin Henry had a dream start in the business, when he was chosen for a pivotal role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) at the age of seven, without any acting experience. He was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), becoming one of the youngest actors ever nominated. During the eighties, he appeared in a handful of films, including Martin's Day (1985) and John Hughes's teen film Sixteen Candles (1984). But after co-starring in Sweet Hearts Dance (1988), he left films to pursue an education, before returning eight years later to star in John Frankenheimer's television film Andersonville (1996). He has once again been working in front of the camera in independently directed films including Finding Home (2003) and My Dinner with Jimi (2003), and is long away from his film debut as the kid with no acting training. He has made the transformation to a full adult actor and is waiting for what the future has in store for him.

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Trivia (6)

Youngest person ever nominated for an Oscar (Supporting Actor, Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
"Discovered" by his neighbor, who happened to be a casting director and won the role of the young boy in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) with no prior acting experience.
Retired from films to attend Skidmore College, then returned in the mid-90s upon his graduation, earning a BA in Psychology in 1993.
At the end of auditions for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), he was the last of two little boys. They had a very hard time deciding who to choose and decided to go with Henry because he looked more like Meryl Streep than the other little actor.
Was number 80 on vh1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005)
In 1998 he cofounded Slamdunk Film Festival, which was held during the Sundance Film Festival from 1998 to 2003.

Salary (1)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) $US 5000

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