Henry Czerny (/?t???rni/; born February 8, 1959) is a Canadian film, stage and television actor, best known for his role as Conrad Grayson on the ABC primetime soap opera Revenge. He has received Theatre World Award and two Gemini Awards. Wikipedia
Received formal training at the National Theatre School in Montreal. After graduating in 1982, he went on to perform onstage across the country, 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.
Henry's first role: second shillelagh to Lucky Larry Leprechaun in a kindergarten play.
Henry is the famous voice behind the crucial line, "Your mission, should you choose to accept it..." in the film, Mission Impossible.
Henry and friend, actor Michael Riley, drove cross-country with a three-foot-tall Barbie doll that they posed in different settings to create an 80-page "book".
Got his start acting in musicals at Humberside collegiate in Toronto, under the direction of Janet Keele.
Henry Czerny Quotes
[When asked if Czerny is drawn to playing very damaged characters]: Yes, I am. I always have been. I'm drawn to the layers underneath the facade. And this [Hollywood] is a great town to be in if you're after that, because we have people mutilating themselves beautifully to appear as though they've never had a difficult moment in their lives. And yet it's only when you explore those difficult moments that you actually get over the hurt. And so that's what fascinates me, is people who haven't dealt with their hurt.
I wasn't one of those people who went to see a play and said, 'I want to be an actor.' I fell into it.
I've refused roles because they're too simplistic.
My dad thought I'd end up in the poorhouse or in doughnut shops with a bag full of reviews.
The bad guys I play don't want to be bad. It's the struggle between the part of them that's an animal and the part that's the intellect that's interesting.