David Henrie

David Henrie

Henrie in October 2010
Born (1989-04-11) April 11, 1989
Mission Viejo, California, United States
Occupation Actor, producer, director, screenwriter
Years active 2002–present
Relatives Lorenzo James Henrie (brother)
Website http://www.davidhenrie.com

David Clayton Henrie (/ˈhɛnri/ HEN-ree; born July 11, 1989) is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.[1] He is noted for playing Ted Mosby's future son Luke Mosby on How I Met Your Mother, Justin Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place, Larry on That's So Raven, London Busbee in Little Boy, and Rudy Ising in Walt Before Mickey.

Early life

Henrie was born in Mission Viejo, California, the son of Linda (née Finocchiaro), a talent manager, and James Wilson Henrie, a producer formerly in real estate.[2][3] He is the older brother of actor Lorenzo James Henrie. His maternal grandparents were Italian.[4][5] Henrie was raised as a Roman Catholic,[6][7] and, in a video chat, stated that he is "a Christian and always will be".[8] He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona.[9][10] On April 6, 2012, Good Friday, Henrie accompanied Eduardo Verástegui in a speech addressing life issues at the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the city of Piura, Peru.[11]


By age 13, Henrie got his first big break, landing a regular role as Petey Pitt on the Fox sitcom The Pitts.[12] Henrie next landed a leading role in the Hallmark movie, Monster Makers, with Linda Blair and George Kennedy, and was asked to come back for another Hallmark movie, to play a role in Dead Hollywood Moms Society.[13] He also starred as Skylar Blaford in the Fox's sitcom Method & Red.[14]

Henrie guest starred in many shows such as Providence, Without a Trace, The Mullets, Judging Amy, The D.A., Jack & Bobby, NCIS, House, and Cold Case.[15] Before his role on Wizards of Waverly Place, he had a recurring role on That's So Raven as Cory's friend Larry.[16] Henrie also had a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother, where he played Ted's future son.[17]

At the age of 18, Henrie got the role of Justin Russo in the Disney Channel Original Series, Wizards of Waverly Place.[18] The show premiered on October 12, 2007. He was in the movie Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie with the cast of the series.[19] Henrie played Justin Russo through the whole series. About a year after the finale a film, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex premiered on March 15, 2013 without Henrie, but his character was mentioned, and a photo of him is shown. Henrie is credited with writing two episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place, "Alex's Logo" and the series special "Meet the Werewolves".[20][21]

During his involvement with Disney Channel, Henrie competed in the 2008 Disney Channel Games. He was team captain of the Green Team, also known as the Cyclones. He had a role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Dadnapped co-starring Emily Osment.[22] Henrie made a guest appearance as himself in 2 episodes of Jonas. According to Reuters, Henrie was officially named the Grand Marshal for the 2009 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.[23]

In 2010, Henrie guest-starred in the web series Easy to Assemble.[24] In 2012, Henrie voiced the character of Shawn in the movie The secret World of Arrietty.[25] Henrie has also directed a short film titled "Boo!" and another one called "Catch", which debuted in the summer of 2014.[26][27]

Henrie appeared in Grown Ups 2 (2013), opposite Taylor Lautner and Adam Sandler.[28] In 2014, Henrie played the lead in 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story, the true story of a young basketball player who suffered a catastrophic stroke as a freshman at Gettysburg College but, through determination and an indomitable spirit, returned to the court for one remarkable moment in the last game of his senior year.[29] Later that year, Henrie guest starred in the ABC show Mind Games.[30]

In 2015, he played the role of Lane, who is a valet and falls for Paul Blart's daughter, in the sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, co-starred as London Busbee, older brother of the title character in the drama Little Boy, and he had a role in the indie biographical drama film Walt Before Mickey in which he plays Rudy Ising, who worked for Walt Disney.[31][32][33] In 2016, he had a cameo appearances in indie drama Cardboard Boxer and Warrior Road.[34] In January 2015, Henrie was cast to play a young Ronald Reagan in an upcoming biopic titled Reagan.[35]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Monster Makers Danny Burke Minor Role
2004 Hollywood Mom's Mystery Oliver Palumbo Minor Role
2004 Arizona Summer Bad Minor Role
2009 Dadnapped Wheeze Main Role; Disney Channel Original Movie
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Justin Russo Main Role; Disney Channel Original Movie
2012 Secret World of Arrietty, TheThe Secret World of Arrietty Shawn (Voice)
2013 Grown Ups 2 Frat Boy Zac Cameo
2014 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story Cory Weissman Main role
2014 Catch Short film - Writer/director/producer[36]
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Lane
2015 Little Boy London Busbee
2015 Walt Before Mickey Rudy Ising
2016 Cardboard Boxer Clean Cut Man Cameo
2016 Warrior Road Tom Cameo
2017 Max & Me D.J. Post-Production
TBA Reagan Young Ronald Reagan[35]
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Providence Mark Triedman (1 episode) "Gotcha"
2002 Without a Trace Gabe Freedman (1 episode) "Birthday Boy"
2003 Pitts, TheThe Pitts Petey Pitt Main Role
2003 Mullets, TheThe Mullets (1 episode) Grudge Match
2003 Judging Amy Jeremy (1 episode) "Sex and the Single Mother"
2004 The D.A. Alex Henry (1 episode) "The People vs. Patricia Henry"
2004 Method & Red Skyler Blaford Recurring
2004 Jack and Bobby Sniffly (1 episode) "The Kindness of Strangers"
2004 NCIS Willy Shields (1 episode) "Terminal Leave"
2004–2007 That's So Raven Larry Recurring; 12 episodes
2005 House Tommy (1 episode) "Cursed"
2005–2014 How I Met Your Mother Luke Mosby Recurring (stock footage used since Season 2), 65 episodes
2006 Cold Case Dale Wilson (1 episode) "Fireflies"
2007 Studio DC: Almost Live Himself Second Show
2007–2012 Wizards of Waverly Place Justin Russo Main Role; 106 episodes
2008 Disney Channel Games Himself (Cyclone's Team Captain) Green Team
2009 Suite Life on Deck, TheThe Suite Life on Deck Justin Russo (1 episode) "Double Crossed"
2009 Disney Channel's 3 Minute Game Show Himself (2 episodes) "The Cheetah Girls: One World" and "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie"
2010 Jonas Himself (2 episodes) "Boat Trip" and "On the Radio"
2010 Easy to Assemble Ethan (1 episode) "Flying Solo"
2011 Disney's Friends for Change Games Himself Green Team
2013 Arrested Development Himself TV Series
2014 Mind Games Unknown Role TV Series

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2003 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young ActorWithout a Trace Nominated
2004 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorArizona Summer
Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young ActorThe Pitts
2008 Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV SeriesWizards of Waverly Place
2011 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Sidekick [37]
2013 Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/SpecialThe Secret World of Arrietty
2014 Cleveland International Film Festival Best Live Action Short Film Catch


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  2. "Weatherford sixth-grader stars in Hollywood role". Weatherford Democrat.
  3. David_Henrie (2010-05-21). "@IanJSLover as in my nonno Salvatore Finocchiaro and my godson sal :)" (Tweet). Retrieved 2011-12-03 via Twitter.
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  6. "David Henrie Interview — JJJ Exclusive!". Just Jared Jr. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2009-02-19. I went to Catholic school ... I still try to go to church ... I'm still definitely religious.
  7. "Selena Gomez's former Disney co-star says Catholic faith keeps him from falling into Hollywood's wildness". Christian Post. 2014-07-24. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  8. David Henrie Live Chat – 2011-07-01. YouTube (2011-07-01). Retrieved 2011-12-03.
  9. Black, Rosemary (2009-05-07). "Disney Channel's rising stars whip up a feast for Mother's Day". Daily News. New York.
  10. "David Henrie". Disney Channel Medianet. Retrieved 2009-07-29.
  11. "Eduardo Verastegui plays Jesus in Peru's Way of the Cross". Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  12. "The Pitts". tvtropes.org. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  13. "Monster Makers | TV Series". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  14. "Method & Red". Variety. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
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  19. Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie, 2009-08-28, retrieved 2015-09-27
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  21. "Wizards of Waverly Place: Meet the Werewolves". TV.com. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  22. Dadnapped, retrieved 2015-09-27
  23. "Disney Sensation David Henrie Named Grand Marshal for 2009 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race". Reuters. 2009-04-17.
  24. "Easy to Assemble: Flying Solo (Part 2)". Funny Or Die. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  25. "Disney's "The Secret World Of Arrietty" Movie Trailer With David Henrie And Bridgit Mendler | Disney Dreaming". disneydreaming.com. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  26. BOO!. YouTube. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  27. "Catch". iTunes. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  28. "GROWN UPS 2 Casts David Henrie, PERCY JACKSON 2 Adds Leven Rambin". Collider.
  29. "1000 to 1, the Cory Weissman Story". www.1000to1movie.com. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
  30. David Henrie on "Mind Games" - Season 1 Episode 13., retrieved 2015-12-04
  31. "'Mall Cop 2' Adds David Henrie - Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-08-10.
  32. Farber, Stephen, 'Little Boy': Film Review, retrieved 2015-08-10
  33. The Team. "David Henrie Back In Disney Mode For Indie 'Walt Before Mickey', Aml Ameen Joins Viola Davis-Starrer 'Lila And Eve'". Retrieved 2015-07-14.
  34. "Cardboard Boxer | Well Go USA Entertainment". wellgousa.com. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  35. 1 2 "Former Disney star David Henrie cast as Ronald Reagan in new biopic". Fox News. January 22, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  36. "Catch the Short Film - David Henrie". Catch the Short Film - David Henrie.
  37. Nominees 2011. Nick.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03.

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