Czerny, Henry 1959–

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CZERNY, Henry 1959


Surname is pronounced "Chairnee"; born February, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; father, a welder; mother, a bakery worker; married Dana Delaney (marriage ended); married Claudine Cassidy, 2001. Education: Attended Banff School of Fine Arts and York University; National Theatre School, Montreal, Quebec, graduated, 1982. Avocational Interests: Carpentry.

Addresses: Agent IFA Talent Agency, 8730 Sunset Blvd., Suite 490, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager Perry Zimel, Oscars Abrams Zimel and Associates, 438 Queen St. E., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 1T4.

Career: Actor. Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, resident member of company, c. 198688.

Awards, Honors: Best Actor Award, Cannes Festival of International Audiovisual Productions, 1993, and Gemini Award, best performance by an actor in a drama or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1994, both for The Boys of St. Vincent; Gemini Award nominations, best lead actor in a dramatic program or miniseries, 1998, for Promise the Moon, and 1999, for The Girl Next Door; Gemini Award nomination, best supporting actor in a dramatic program or miniseries, 2000, for External Affairs; Theatre World Award, 2000, for Arms and the Man; Dora Mavor Moore Award, Toronto Theatre Alliance, for Romeo and Juliet; Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations, for Arabs Mouth and Glenn; Tyrone Guthrie Award, best actor, for Not about Heroes.


Film Appearances:

Nelson, Buried on Sunday (also known as Northern Extremes ), Falter Street Productions, 1992.

Sean Mathieson, Cold Sweat, Norstar Entertainment, 1993.

Joseph Riggs, A Man in Uniform (also known as I Love a Man in Uniform ), Miracle Pictures, 1993.

Johnson ... Johnson (short film), 1993.

CIA Deputy Director of Operations Robert Ritter, Clear and Present Danger, Paramount, 1994.

Michael Coleman, Jenipapo (also known as The Interview ), Boku Films/Ravina Films, 1995.

Martin, When Night Is Falling, October Films, 1995.

Lawson Hughes, Anchor Zone, Norstar Entertainment, 1995.

Alex, The Michelle Apartments, Alliance, 1995.

The underground man, Notes from the Underground,

Renegade Films, 1995.

Eugene Kittridge, Mission: Impossible, Paramount, 1996.

Asa Robinson, Kayla (also known as KaylaMein Freund aus der Wildnis ), CineAction, 1997.

George Clair, The Ice Storm, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1997.

Truman Rickhart, Cement, Keystone Film Partners/Cargo Films, 1999.

Dog Park, 1999.

Danny Jackman, External Affairs, Alliance Atlantis Motion Picture Distribution, 1999.

Love Machine 4.0, 2001.

Ivan, Klepto, Nucleus Films, 2003.

Denny, The Limit, Alliance Atlantis Communications, 2003.

Frank Kyle, The Failures, Werner Film, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Fred Burham, A Town Torn Apart (also known as The Dennis Littky Story and Doc: The Dennis Littky Story ), NBC, 1992.

Brother Peter Lavin, The Boys of St. Vincent (also known as Le College St. Vincent ), CBC (Canada), 1993, later released theatrically in the United States.

Ed Rodgers, Ultimate Betrayal (also known as The Rodgers Sisters Story ), CBS, 1994.

Bill Sanger, Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (also known as Crusade: The Margaret Sanger Story ), Lifetime, 1995.

Daniel Metz, Trial at Fortitude Bay, CBC, 1995, Lifetime, 1996.

Royal Leckner, Promise the Moon, CBC, 1997.

Ken, For Hope, ABC, 1997.

Robert Peary, Glory & Honor, TNT, 1998.

Sam Reese Sheppard, My Father's Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story (also known as Death in the Shadows ), CBS, 1998.

Harvey, After Alice (also known as Eye of the Killer and Visions of Death ), HBO, 1999.

Father Raymond McBride, Possessed, Showtime, 2000.

Ted Merrick (some sources cite role of Jay), Range of Motion, Lifetime, 2000.

Come l'America (also known as Almost America ), 2001.

Mitchell Gold, The Pact, Lifetime, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Rick Peterson, Deadly Matrimony (also known as Shattered Promises and Shattered Vows ), NBC, 1992.

Casey Baldwin, The Sound and the Silence, 1993.

Greenwood, P. T. Barnum, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Ernst Breuer, Haven, CBS, 2001.

Luke, Further Tales of the City (also known as Armistead Maupin's Further Tales of the City ), Showtime, 2001.

Reverend Samuel Parris, Salem Witch Trials, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Night Heat, CBS, 1986.

Hot Shots, CBS, 1986.

Joe, "Hate on Your Dial," Friday the 13th, 1989.

John Connors, "Wedding," Street Legal, 1990.

Gregory O'Toole, "Fink," Katts and Dog, 1991.

Top Cops, 1992.

Christopher Szabo, Street Legal, 1992.

Blade, Secret Service, NBC, 1992.

Agent Martel, Secret Service, NBC, 1992.

Oliver Montcalm, "Peacemaker," Counterstrike, 1993.

David Dawson, "May I Ride with You," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, 1994.

Ludwig von Beethoven, "A Ninth of Beethoven," Mentors, 1998.

Sheriff, "Jackpot," C.S.I., 2003.

Television Appearances; Other:

Lucentio, The Taming of the Shrew, 1988.

Second officer, Lifeline to Victory, 1993.

Arthur Bradley, The Girl Next Door, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Ce Stazzi, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, 1982.

Captain Bluntshli, Arms and the Man, Roundabout Theatre Company, Gramercy Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Appeared as Victor, Arabs Mouth, Factory Theatre, Toronto, Ontario; as Antipholus, Comedy of Errors, Canadian Stage Company; as Glenn Gould, Glenn, Du Maurier Theatre, Toronto; and as Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet, Toronto Free Theatre, Toronto; appeared in The Cherry Orchard, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Not about Heroes, Romeo and Juliet, and Taming of the Shrew, all Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, and in Trafford Tanzi, produced in England; also performed at Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, and Theatre Terra Nova.



Calgary Sun, February 9, 2001, p. G15.

Edmonton Sun, November 22, 1998, p. TV55; July 21, 1999, p. 27; July 30, 1999, p. WE23.

Maclean's, July 19, 1994, p. 53; May 20, 1996, p. 66.

Saturday Night, March, 1995, pp. 7982.

Time, November 7, 1994, p. 72.

Toronto Star, December 18, 1998.

Toronto Sun, January 10, 1996; November 16, 1998.