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John Henson

Best known as the former host of the Emmy Award-winning Talk Soup on E! Entertainment Television, John Henson is an actor, writer, host and producer of over 1,400 hours of television.

After eight successful years touring the country as a stand-up comedian, making multiple national television appearances, Henson was selected out of 3,000 hopefuls to replace Greg Kinnear as host of Talk Soup. During his four and a half years as host and executive producer at E! Entertainment Television, he received three Emmy nominations, four Cable Ace nominations, performed over 1,200 episodes and sold out the Chicago Theater. He is the highest rated and longest tenured host in the 11-year run of Talk Soup.

Leaving E!, Henson went on to host several primetime specials for the network, including The Best Commercials You've Never Seen, The Best Television You've Never Seen and The Television Show with John Henson, an original hourlong special he wrote, produced and hosted. From there he went to Spike TV, where hosted the live GQ Awards pre-show and created his own hourlong weekly series, The John Henson Project. Most recently Henson ended a three-year run on TV Guide Network as host, writer and executive producer of Watch This, the longest running series on the network.

As a writer, Henson has been a contributor to US Weekly, TV Guide Magazine and George, as well as co-authoring a screenplay for Revolution Studios and Adam Sandler. As an actor, he has appeared in the feature films Life Without Dick, with Sarah Jessica Parker and Harry Connick Jr., Stag, with Kevin Dillon, and Bar Hopping, with Kelly Preston and Kevin Nealon. He can also been seen as the reporter in a recurring guest star role on My Name Is Earl.

Henson was the host of the Creative Arts Technical Emmys in Los Angeles, opposite Meredith Vieira in 2006, and is a regular pop culture analyst for channels CNN and MSNBC, among others. Recently he has expanded his production company, Skunk Boy Inc., selling a feature film to Paramount, where he is set to produce for Double Feature Films and Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

John Henson Facts

OccupationTV Host, Actor
BirthdayJuly 11, 1967 (55)
BirthplaceStamford, Connecticut, USA
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is John Henson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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