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John Hensley

John Hensley

Highest Rated: 80% Teeth (2007)

Lowest Rated: 11% Shutter (2008)

Birthday: Aug 29, 1977

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Youthful-looking, soulful-eyed actor John Hensley has specialized in playing troubled teen characters such as his breakout roles as Matt McNamara on FX's colorful drama "Nip/Tuck," but his first job was that of a real-life cowboy. Born in Louisville, KY in 1977, Hensley grew up in Kentucky, but followed his dream to Wyoming in order to work on a ranch after graduating high school. Though he always had the acting bug, he decided to pursue ranching at the suggestion of his father after a lifetime of riding. Hensley spent two years being a horse wrangler before attending Ft. Lewis College in Colorado, where he became involved in theatre and started an improv group, Spitting Nonsense. The troupe was well regarded and they were invited to perform with Chicago's famed Second City Theatre. After a week-long trip to New York to test the acting waters, Hensely left college and moved to the Big Apple to pursue acting in 1999. Things started out slowly for Hensley, who first had a bit part in one episode of the improv comedy series "Strangers With Candy" (1999). A guest spot on "The Sopranos" followed in 2000, and in 2002, Hensely landed a starring role as the 16-year-old son of Gabriel Byrne in the short-lived sitcom "Madigan Men." The series received a critical drubbing and only 9 of the original 13 episodes aired. Hensely soon secured a recurring guest role on the Sci-Fi thriller "Witchblade," based on the comic book of the same name. Though an avid comic reader growing up, Hensely admitted that he wasn't familiar with the "Witchblade" series until a viewing of the TV movie that launched the show. The role of Gabriel Bowman, an artifacts dealer that holds clues to the mythology of the title charm, earned him a large online fan base. The character was originally written as a guest starring role, but Hensely was made a regular, credited member of the cast in the second season (2002) though the show was cancelled shortly thereafter. Hensely was then approached for the role of "Nip/Tuck's" Matt. Though a fan of the script, the actor was initially reluctant to take on the role of a teenager again, and executive producer Greer Shepard had to talk him into reading for the part. When not working on "Nip/Tuck," Hensley built his resume with strong indie films. His starring role as a young college dropout in the ensemble drama "Peoples" (2004) received strong reviews. The role had been written for Hensely by director and friend Joseph Ardery, whom Hensley had met working on projects at NYU's film school. He next appeared as the friendly neighborhood drug supplier in the college Ecstasy-dealing film "Fifty Pills" (2005).

Highest rated movies

80% Teeth
67% Hostel Part III
11% Shutter


Longmire, John Hensley, 06/03/2012, ©AETV HOSTEL: PART III, from left: Kip Pardue, John Hensley, Brian Hallisay, Skyler Stone, 2011. ©Sony Pictures Home Entertainment HOSTEL: PART III, John Hensley, 2011. ©Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Longmire, John Hensley, 06/03/2012, ©AETV Longmire, John Hensley (L), Robert Taylor (R), 06/03/2012, ©AETV Longmire, John Hensley, 'Sound and Fury', Season 2, Ep. #7, 07/08/2013, ©AETV Longmire, John Hensley (L), Katee Sackhoff (R), 'Sound and Fury', Season 2, Ep. #7, 07/08/2013, ©AETV John Hensley and Jess Weixler in "Teeth" TEETH, John Hensley, 2007. ©Weinstein Company TEETH, John Hensley, Nicole Swahn, 2007. ©Weinstein Company TEETH, John Hensley, Jess Weixler, 2007. ©Weinstein Company John Hensley in "Teeth"



No Score Yet 86% The Black Emperor of Broadway Eugene O'Neill (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Restraint Rob (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Supermom Father (Character) - 2016
67% 20% Hostel Part III Justin (Character) - 2011
11% 33% Shutter Adam (Character) $25.9M 2008
80% 45% Teeth Brad (Character) $347.6K 2007
No Score Yet 33% Fifty Pills Coleman (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peoples Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 22% Campfire Stories Donny (Character) - 2001


No Score Yet 83% NCIS Phil Hanover (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet 67% The Good Doctor Oscar (Guest Star) 2021
88% 85% How to Get Away With Murder Interim D.A. Ronald Miller (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 62% NCIS: New Orleans Theo Aufiero (Guest Star) 2017
91% 67% Timeless Pat Quinlan (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
88% 92% Longmire Zip (Guest Star) 2013
74% 82% Nip/Tuck Matt McNamara (Character) 2003-2010
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
40% No Score Yet Witchblade Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
45% No Score Yet Madigan Men Luke Madigan (Character) 2000 2002
92% 96% The Sopranos Eric Scatino (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Unknown (Guest Star) 1958