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Justin Henry (born May 25, 1971 in Rye, New York) is a former child actor, who since 2000 has been a new media business professional. He appeared in the 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer, his first role, in a performance that earned him a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, the youngest actor to ever be nominated. The performance later earned him a spot (#80) on VH1's 100 Greatest Kid Stars.

Acting career

After his acting debut Kramer vs. Kramer, Henry's next role was in a 1983 episode of Fantasy Island.

On the big screen, Henry appeared in the 1984 Brat Pack film Sixteen Candles, playing younger brother to the protagonist played by Molly Ringwald. He played the son of a married couple played by Don Johnson and Susan Sarandon in the 1988 film Sweet Hearts Dance; Janet Maslin called him a "large and amusingly sullen teen-ager" in the role.

Henry then attended Skidmore Collegemarker, earning a B.A. in psychology in 1993.

After graduation, his next widely-seen performance was in 1997, as a medical student in a two-episode role during the fourth season of ER. He also starred opposite Ally Sheedy and Brian O'Halloran in the mockumentary The Junior Defenders, which was filmed that same year but released direct-to-video in 2007

Business career

In 1998, Henry cofounded the Slamdunk Film Festival. Although he continues to make occasional appearances in film and television, since 2000 he has identified himself as a digital media business professional and as of 2009, he is a Regional Director of Sales at Veoh.

Henry finished 235th in the Main Event of the 2009 World Series of Poker. The $32,963 prize was the largest of his poker career.

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