/zOWZzRmliKf9032IOOq0a3jXhVv.jpgHenry Czerny (/ˈtʃɛərni/ CHAIR-nee; born February 8, 1959) is a Canadian film, stage and television actor. He is known for his role as Conrad Grayson on the ABC primetime soap opera Revenge. He has received Theatre World Award and two Gemini Awards.

 

 

Filmography
Year Title Role Notes
 
1986 Night Heat David Marks 1 episode
 
1988 The Taming of the Shrew Lucentio TV Movie
 
1989 Friday the 13th: The Series Joe 1 episode, Season 3: “Hate On Your Dial”
 
1991 Katts and Dog Gregory O’Toole 1 episode
 
1990–1992 Street Legal Christopher Szabo 2 episodes
 
1992 The Boys of St. Vincent Brother Peter Lavin Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
 
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (3rd place)
 
1992 The Sound and the Silence Casey Baldwin TV Movie
 
1992 Buried on Sunday Nelson
 
1992 Deadly Matrimony Rick Peterson TV Movie
 
1992 A Town Torn Apart Fred Burham TV Movie
 
1993 Lifeline to Victory Petty Officer Lang TV Movie
 
1993 The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later Peter Lavin TV Movie
 
1993 I Love a Man in Uniform Joseph Riggs
 
1994 Trial at Fortitude Bay Daniel Metz TV Movie
 
1994 Cold Sweat Sean Mathieson
 
1994 Ultimate Betrayal Ed Rodgers TV Movie
 
1994 Clear and Present Danger Robert Ritter
 
1994 Anchor Zone Lawson Hughes
 
1995 Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story Bill Sanger TV Movie
 
1995 When Night Is Falling Martin
 
1995 The Michelle Apartments Alex
 
1995 Jenipapo Michael Coleman
 
1995 Notes from Underground The Underground Man
 
1995 Johnston… Johnston Johnston
 
1996 Mission: Impossible Eugene Kittridge
 
1996 For Hope Ken Altman TV Movie
 
1997 Promise the Moon Royal Leckner TV Movie
 
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
 
1997 The Ice Storm George Clair
 
1998 The Girl Next Door Arthur Bradley TV Movie
 
1998 Glory & Honor Robert Peary TV Movie
 
1998 My Father’s Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story Sam Reese Sheppard TV Movie
 
1999 External Affairs Danny Jackman TV Movie
 
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
 
1999 Kayla Asa Robinson
 
1999 After Alice Harvey
 
1999 P.T. Barnum Greenwood TV Movie
 
2000 Cement Truman
 
2000 Possessed Fr. Raymond McBride TV Movie
 
2000 Range of Motion Ted Merrick TV Movie
 
2001 Haven Ernst TV Movie
 
2001 Almost America Steven
 
2001 Further Tales of the City Luke TV miniseries
 
2002 The Pact Michael TV Movie
 
2002 Salem Witch Trials Rev. Samuel Parris TV Movie
 
2003 Klepto Ivan
 
2003 The Failures Frank Kyle
 
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lieutenant Alan Brooks 1 episode
 
2004 The Limit Denny
 
2005 Chaos Capt. Martin Jenkins
 
2005 The Eleventh Hour Max Mallett 1 episode
 
Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series
 
2005 Kojak Robert Mercher 1 episode
 
2005 The Circle Rick
 
2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Dr. Briggs
 
2006 The Oakley Seven Mr. Whitney
 
2006 The Pink Panther Yuri the Trainer who Trains
 
2006 Ghost Whisperer Matt Mallinson 1 episode
 
2006 Conversations with God Neale Donald Walsch / God – voice
 
2006 Fido Mr. Bottoms
 
2006 Three Moons Over Milford Carl Davis 2 episodes
 
2007 The Fifth Patient Gerard Pinker
 
2007 Tudorok – The Tudors Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk 10 episodes
 
2008 The Russell Girl Howard Morrisey TV Movie
 
2008 Mayerthorpe Corporal Alex Stanton TV Movie
 
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
 
2008 Flashpoint Jack Swanson 1 episode
 
2008 Monk Aaron Larkin 1 episode
 
2009 Prayers for Bobby Robert Griffith TV Movie
 
2009 Christmas Dreams Norman TV Movie
 
2010 The Cult Nathan TV Movie
 
2010 Ice Castles Marcus Video
 
2010 Less Than Kind David Rosen 4 episodes
 
2010 The A-Team Director McCready
 
2011 Falling Skies Lt. Terry Clayton 2 episodes
 
2011–2014 Revenge Conrad Grayson Season 1–3 (Series regular, 66 episodes)
 
Season 4 (Guest star; 1 episode)
 
2015 Remember Charles Guttman
 
2015 Supergirl Winslow Schott, Sr./Toyman Guest role
 
2016 The Other Half Jacob Nominated—Canadian Screen Award for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role[10]
 
2016–2017 Quantico Matthew Keyes Recurring role
 
2018 Sharp Objects Alan Crellin Main
 
2019 Ready or Not Tony Le Domas Post-production
Career
Early life and education
 
Czerny was born on 8 February 1959 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the youngest of three children to Polish-Canadian parents. The word “czerny” means “black” in several Slavic languages.[His father worked as a welder, and his mother worked in a bakery.
Acting career
 
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 played the role of the husband of the title character in Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story.
 
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 played the main antagonist “Yuri the Trainer who Trains”.
He appeared as 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, he appeared in the Showtime series The Tudors, playing the Duke of Norfolk. He 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.His character was stabbed at the end of season 3 and in the first episode of the fourth season it was revealed he had died. He later returned to the series in unseen flashback sequences in one season 4 episode.In 2016, Czerny was cast in the ABC thriller series Quantico for the recurring role of CIA director Matthew Keyes.
Personal life
 
Czerny is married to Claudine Cassidy and they have a son, Cameron. Before his marriage, he once dated American actress Dana Delany, with whom he had worked on films.
Besides acting, his interests include photography, travel, crafting, and carpentry.

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