Henry Czerny
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Character Conrad Grayson
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Date of Birth February 8, 1959
Birthplace Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Henry Czerny born February 8, 1959 is a Canadian actor.

Life and Career

Czerny was born to Polish parents in Toronto, Ontario. His mother was a bakery worker and his father a welder. His surname is of Polish origin and comes from a root meaning "black". Czerny received formal training at the National Theatre School in Montreal. After graduating in 1982, he went on to perform onstage across Canada, 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, his first role. Czerny got his start acting in musicals at Humberside Collegiate Institute in Toronto, under the direction of Janet Keele.

He had prominent roles in The Boys of St. Vincent, Mission: Impossible, Clear and Present Danger, The Ice Storm. In the 2006 comedy The Pink Panther, he plays the main antagonist "Yuri the Trainer who Trains". He plays Lieutenant Brooks in "Jackpot", a 2005 episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In Conversations with God, about the true story of Neale Donald Walsch, Czerny plays Walsch. In 2007, he appeared in the Showtime series The Tudors, playing the Duke of Norfolk. He also appeared as a subject in the Canadian television show Flashpoint. Czerny co-stars with Sigourney Weaver in the 2009 Lifetime TV movie Prayers for Bobby.

In 2011, he was cast in ABC's television drama Revenge. Cznery left the show as a main cast member in 2014 when his character was killed off, but he returned for one episode of the fourth season.

In 2016, Czerny was cast in ABC's television thriller series Quantico for the recurring role of Matthew Keyes, a high level CIA agent.


Czerny previously worked with Courtney Ford (Katherine Black) on the TV show Monk.