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Barry Shabaka Henley (born Barry Joseph Henley; September 15, 1954) is an American character actor. Henley is a fixture in many films, most often the films of director Michael Mann, having worked with the director four times.

Henley played Herbert Muhammad in Ali. In Collateral he made an impression as a sensitive jazz musician living on borrowed time. He also starred in Steven Spielberg's The Terminal. In Miami Vice, Henley succeeded Edward James Olmos as superior officer, Lt. Martin Castillo. He also appeared in the short-lived television series, Robbery Homicide Division and Barbershop. From 2009, he has played the recurring character of FBI Agent Vreede in FlashForward, an ABC television series. He also played Buddy in How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

It was announced that Henley will have a role on Heroes as Detective Fuller. In 1999 Henley supplied the role of Pokerface in the Eddie Murphy/Martin Lawrence film Life.

As a stage actor, Henley's honors include the Drama Desk, Obie, and Olivier Awards. He was also a member of the West Coast Black Repertory Theatre and the San Francisco Mime Troupe.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Barry Shabaka Henley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Barry Shabaka Henley (born Barry Joseph Henley; September 15, 1954) is an American character actor. Henley is a fixture in many films, most often the films of director Michael Mann, having worked with the director four times.

Henley played Herbert Muhammad in Ali. In Collateral he made an impression as a sensitive jazz musician living on borrowed time. He also starred in Steven Spielberg's The Terminal. In Miami Vice, Henley succeeded Edward James Olmos as superior officer, Lt. Martin Castillo. He also appeared in the short-lived television series, Robbery Homicide Division and Barbershop. From 2009, he has played the recurring character of FBI Agent Vreede in FlashForward, an ABC television series. He also played Buddy in How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

It was announced that Henley will have a role on Heroes as Detective Fuller. In 1999 Henley supplied the role of Pokerface in the Eddie Murphy/Martin Lawrence film Life.

As a stage actor, Henley's honors include the Drama Desk, Obie, and Olivier Awards. He was also a member of the West Coast Black Repertory Theatre and the San Francisco Mime Troupe.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Barry Shabaka Henley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 49

Birthday 1954-09-15

Place of Birth New Orleans - Louisiana - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Origami
2018 Office Uprising as Clarence
2017 Lucky as Joe
2017 Chasing Titles Vol. 1 as Luke Parker
2017 Mad Families as Pops
2016 Paterson as Doc
2014 Water & Power as Preacher Broyard
2013 Carrie as Principal Henry Morton
2013 Remember Sunday as Baptiste
2012 Stolen as Reginald
2010 The Dry Land as Colonel Stephen Evans
2009 FlashForward(13 episodes) as Agent Shelly Vreede
2009 Streets of Blood as Captain Friendly
2009 State of Play as Gene Stavitz
2009 Horsemen as Tuck
2006 Heroes(5 episodes) as Detective Bryan Fuller
2006 Miami Vice as Castillo
2006 Numb3rs(1 episode)
2005 Close to Home(7 episodes)
2005 Shackles as Virgil
2005 Barbershop(10 episodes) as Eddie
2005 Four Brothers as Councilman Douglas
2005 Grey's Anatomy(1 episode) as Mr. Patterson
2004 Collateral as Daniel Baker
2004 The Terminal as Thurman
2002 Pavement as Lieutenant Marks
2002 Robbery Homicide Division(13 episodes)
2001 Ali as Herbert Muhammad
2001 Crossing Jordan(1 episode)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode)
1999 Life as Pokerface
1999 Providence(1 episode)
1998 Patch Adams as Emmet
1998 Rush Hour as Bobby
1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back as Buddy
1998 Bulworth as Bartender
1997 Brooklyn South(1 episode)
1997 Oz(1 episode)
1997 Die Gang(1 episode) as Sam Otero
1996 Malcolm & Eddie(1 episode)
1994 The Scout as McDermott
1994 ER(1 episode)
1994 Duckman(1 episode)
1993 The Thing Called Love as Reverend Raymond
1993 Johnny Bago(2 episodes)
1993 What's Love Got to Do with It as El Paso Doctor
1992 Till Death Us Do Part as Judge Barton
1991 The Royal Family(15 episodes) as Willis Tillis
1991 Roc(1 episode)

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