25 may, 1971
Justin Henry had a dream start in the business, when he was chosen for a pivotal role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) at the age of seven, without any acting experience. He was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), becoming one of the youngest actors ever nominated. During the eighties, he appeared in a handful of films, including Martin's Day (1985) and John Hughes's teen film Sixteen Candles (1984). But after co-starring in Sweet Hearts Dance (1988), he left films to pursue an education, before returning eight years later to star in John Frankenheimer's television film Andersonville (1996) (TV). He has once again been working in front of the camera in independently directed films including Finding Home (2003) and My Dinner with Jimi (2003), and is long away from his film debut as the kid with no acting training. He has made the transformation to a full adult actor and is waiting for what the future has in store for him.