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Also Known As: Elden Ratliff, Elden Ryan Ratliff Died:
Born: August 30, 1977 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Rockville, Maryland, USA Profession: actor, model, screenwriter

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A working actor since age three, Elden Henson, who has been variously billed as Elden Ratliff and Elden Ryan Ratliff, spent much of his life in the public eye. Previously a model, he made his film debut as a ring bearer in the romantic comedy "A Little Sex" (1981) and followed with small roles in two Sidney Lumet films, "The Verdict" (1982) and "Daniel" (1983). At age five, already a film veteran, Henson attempted television, with a regular role on the CBS daytime drama "As The World Turns". Guest starring roles on NBC's "Amazing Stories" (1985) and "Highway to Heaven" (1987) followed. He would next be seen on the small screen in the miniseries "Elvis and Me" (ABC, 1988), playing a character at age seven, that his older brother Erick portrayed at age ten.

A working actor since age three, Elden Henson, who has been variously billed as Elden Ratliff and Elden Ryan Ratliff, spent much of his life in the public eye. Previously a model, he made his film debut as a ring bearer in the romantic comedy "A Little Sex" (1981) and followed with small roles in two Sidney Lumet films, "The Verdict" (1982) and "Daniel" (1983). At age five, already a film veteran, Henson attempted television, with a regular role on the CBS daytime drama "As The World Turns". Guest starring roles on NBC's "Amazing Stories" (1985) and "Highway to Heaven" (1987) followed. He would next be seen on the small screen in the miniseries "Elvis and Me" (ABC, 1988), playing a character at age seven, that his older brother Erick portrayed at age ten.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Jobs (2013)
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 Deja Vu (2006)
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 Lords of Dogtown (2005) Cast
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 Amateurs, The (2005)
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 Butterfly Effect, The (2004) Lenny Kagan
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 Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) Author
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 Battle of Shaker Heights, The (2003) Bart Bowland
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Raised in NYC
1980:
Began career as a child model at age two; signed by Eileen Ford (dated by approximate)
1981:
Film debut as a ring bearer in "A Little Sex"
1982:
Had small role in Sidney Lumet's "The Verdict"
1983:
Appeared in bit part in Lumet's "Daniel"
1983:
TV acting debut as a child performer on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns" (date approximate)
1985:
Family moved to Los Angeles (date approximate)
1985:
Appeared in an episode of the anthology series "Amazing Stories"
1987:
Guest starred in a Halloween episode of NBC's family drama "Highway to Heaven"
1988:
TV-movie debut in the ABC miniseries "Elvis and Me"
1989:
First major film role in "Turner & Hooch"
1992:
Appeared in "Radio Flyer"
1992:
Featured in the Showtime original "Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School"
1992:
Created role of Fulton Reed in "The Mighty Ducks"; reprised part in both sequels
1998:
Had co-starring role opposite Kieran Culkin in "The Mighty", billed as Elden Henson
1999:
Appeared in the ensemble film "She's All That"
1999:
Co-starred with Devon Sawa and Seth Green in "Idle Hands"
2001:
Featured in "O" (filmed in 1999), a modern retelling of "Othello" starring Mekhi Phifer and Josh Hartnett
2004:
Cast in the thriller "The Butterfly Effect," which starred Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart
2005:
Cast as Billy Z, co-owner of the Zephyr surf shop in "Lords of Dogtown" a fictionalized take on a group of skateboarders that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's
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Education

Emerson College: Boston , Massachusetts -
John Burroughs High School: Los Angeles , California - 1996

Notes

On growing up as a child actor: "My mom never put any pressure on me in the sense that I needed to do this. I grew up playing baseball and football. I went to public high school, and if it came down to an audition or baseball practice, I went to baseball practice. I never wanted [my career] to be something that controlled my life. I wanted to be able to control it." --quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, October 11, 1998.

Henson on his other movie-related interests: "I'm interested in writing and directing. I've made a ton of short films and written tons of scripts ... I'm not ready to pursue getting them made yet. I'm still way too young. You have to have more life experience than I've had to write a really good script. --quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, October 11, 1998.

Family close complete family listing

brother:
Erick Ratliff. Former actor. Older.
brother:
Garette Ratliff Henson. Actor. Born on January 5, 1980; appeared together in "The Mighty Ducks" and its two sequels.

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