Henry Ian Cusick

Henry Ian Cusick

actor, producer, director

Henry Ian Cusick was born on Apr 17, 1967 in Peru. Henry Ian Cusick's big-screen debut came with Two Thousand Acres of Sky - Season 1 directed by Dermot Boyd in 2001, strarring Dr. Ewan Talbot. Henry Ian Cusick is known for The Wingfeather Saga directed by John Sanford, Jodi Benson stars as Nia and Kevin McNally as Podo Helmer. Henry Ian Cusick has got 6 awards and 9 nominations so far. The most recent award Henry Ian Cusick achieved is PDXtreme: Portland Underground Film Fest. The upcoming new tvshow Henry Ian Cusick plays is The Wingfeather Saga - Season 1 which will be released on Dec 02, 2022.

Henry Ian Cusick is a Peruvian actor and director. He is best known for his role as Desmond Hume in the U.S. television series Lost - Les disparus (2004), for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He also starred as Stephen Finch in the ABC drama Scandal (2012), as Marcus Kane in the CW drama Les 100 (2014), as Dr. Jonas Lear in the Fox drama The Passage (2019), and as Russ Taylor in the CBS drama MacGyver (2016). Cusick was born in Trujillo, Peru, to a Peruvian mother, Esperanza Rodriguez Chávez, and a Scottish father, Henry Joseph Cusick. When he was two, his family moved to Madrid, Spain, before moving to Trinidad and Tobago, where they lived for 10 years. There, Cusick attended Presentation College, San Fernando. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. Cusick's first leading roles on stage were at Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. They included Dorian Gray in 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' with Rupert Everett, Hamlet in 'The Marovitz Hamlet,' and Horner in 'The Country Wife.' His 1994 performances as Torquato Tasso in the Edinburgh International Festival production of 'Torquato Tasso' and as Creon in the Citizens Theatre production of 'Oedipus' earned him a special commendation at the 1995 Ian Charleson Awards for outstanding performance by a young actor in a classical theatre role. After appearing in recurring roles in television series such as Casualty (1986) and The Book Group (2002), he starred as Jesus Christ in the 2003 film The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003). His largest role to date came in 2005, when he was cast as Desmond Hume in the ABC series Lost - Les disparus (2004). Cusick won the role when, while staying at the home of his friend Brian Cox, he met Cox's next-door neighbor, Carlton Cuse, the executive producer of Lost - Les disparus (2004). Cusick stated he believes "a seed (was) planted, because they had been looking for either a Scottish or Irish character." Cusick also directed a short film dress (2013), which won the Best Short Film award at the 2013 Hawaii International Film Festival.

  • Birthday

    Apr 17, 1967
  • Place of Birth

    Trujillo, Peru
  • Also known

    Χένρι Ίαν Κάσικ

Known For


6 wins & 9 nominations

PDXtreme: Portland Underground Film Fest
Best Actor
Winner - Jury Award
Northeast Film Festival, US
Best Actor in a Short Film
Winner - Festival Award
Visible (2016)
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