Henry Lan Cusick is a Scottish Peruvian actor. He was born on 17th April 1967 in Trujillo, Peru. He is famous for his characters in the TV serials Lost, Scandal and The 100. Henry is the son of Peruvian Esperanza Chàvez and Scottish Henry Joseph Ian. His family moved from Peru to Madrid to Glasgow then Trinidad and Tobago where they resided for ten years where Henry went to the Presentation College.
When he was 14, his family shifted to Paisley, Scotland. Henry studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama but had to dropout the next year. He joined the Citizen’s Theatre as an understudy where he played the role of a polar bear in Christmas Panto. He also acted in many productions in Glasgow’s Strathclyde Theatre Group. In 2006, Henry married Annie Cusick Wood with whom he has three sons name Elias, Lucas and Esau with whom he lives in Kailua, Hawaii.
Henry’s first lead roles as a classical theatre actor include Horner for The Country Wife, Dorian Gray for The Picture Of Dorian Gray and Hamlet for The Marovitz Hamlet. He won a commendation for Outstanding Performance by a Young Actor in Theatre at the Ian Charleson Awards. In 2003, Henry made his feature film debut as Jesus Christ in The Visual Bible: The Gospel Of John. In 2002, he made an uncredited appearance as Tony Byng in Possession.
He also acted in television movies like Richard II and The Dinosaur Hunters, and in TV serials like Taggart, Casualty and Two Thousand Acres Of Sky. Henry entered the limelight for his role as Desmond Hume in the series Lost from 2005 to 2010. For playing the role, he won two Golden Derby TV Awards for the Ensemble of the Year in 2008 and Best Supporting Actor in 2006, and the Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series award at OFTA Television Award in 2006. Henry’s latest release was 2017 flick Rememory where he played the role of Lawton.
The production of his next film Chimera, where he stars as Quint, is complete. His movie Horse, where he stars as Jesse, is in the pre-production stage. He will also act as Travis in the upcoming flick When We Were Pirates. In 2013,
Henry co-wrote, directed and acted in the short film Dress for which he won the Audience Award for the Best Short Film at the Hawaii International Film Festival 2013. He starred in the 2016 short flick Visible for which he won the North Film Festival Award for Best Actor in a Short Film.