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Famous for playing double-crossers and villains, Henry Czerny was born in Toronto, Canada in 1959. He was still a small child when he first began showing an interest in acting, appearing in school plays, as well as in several musicals during his teens. After attending York University, Czerny enrolled at National Theatre School of Canada, where he focused on bettering himself for an already in-progress career acting on stage. After graduating and spending several years in the Canadian theater scene however, Czerny was eventually persuaded to expand into television, making his screen debut on a 1986 episode of the Canadian kids series "The Edison Twins" (CBC, 1982-86). His big break would come in 1992, when he was cast as an abusive priest in the Canadian film "The Boys of St. Vincent" (1992), a drama about the true story of several boys who were abused by the clergy running a Catholic orphanage. The role proved Czerny's range, and he was next seen playing the blustering CIA director in the political thriller "Clear and Present Danger" (1994). He would go on to co-star in "Mission: Impossible" (1996), uttering the franchise's famous catchphrase "This mission, if you choose to accept it." and later appearing in the popular 1999 remake of "The Pink Panther" (1999). Czerny earned a particularly devoted cult following for his portrayal of Conrad Grayson on the series "Revenge" (ABC, 2011-15), which he stuck with from 2011 to 2015. In 2018, he joined Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson on the miniseries "Sharp Objects" (HBO, 2018-), based on the debut novel by thriller writer Gillian Flynn.
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Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Stage debut in the National Arts Center production of "Ce Stazzi" in Ottawa, Canada
American TV debut on CBS' "Night Heat" (filmed in Toronto)
Canadian feature debut, "Buried on Sunday"
Breakthrough Canadian TV role, playing Brother Peter Lavin in in John N. Smith's acclaimed "The Boys of St. Vincent" (A&E)
Primetime U.S. TV debut, the NBC crime drama miniseries "Deadly Matrimony/Shattered Vows"
U.S. feature debut, "Clear and Present Danger," opposite Harrison Ford
Played featured role in "The Ice Storm"
Co-starred with Kiefer Sutherland in the action drama "After Alice"
Featured alongside Natasha Richardson and Colm Feore in the historical TV movie "Haven" (CBS)
Cast as a doctor in the horror feature "The Exorcism of Emily Rose"
Cast opposite Steve Martin in a prequel to the 1964 Peter Sellers original film "The Pink Panther"
Played a down and out man who becomes a best-selling author of spiritual books in "Conversations with God"
Cast as the square-jawed head of Zomcon security in the Canadian zombie film "Fido"
Portrayed the Duke of Norfolk on "The Tudors" (Showtime)
Appeared in the feature adaptation of "The A-Team" with Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper
Played Madeleine Stowe's husband on ABC's mystery drama "Revenge"
Began starring with Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson on the HBO miniseries "Sharp Objects"