Hollywood character player Stephen Henderson first gained national attention in the mid- to late '90s, when he portrayed a couple of different judges -- Judge Gerald Mowat and trial judge Marc Kramer -- on the blockbuster series Law & Order. He also portrayed Judge Bernard in a couple episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the mid-2000s. On the big screen, Henderson appeared in bit parts in such films as the indie drama Keane (2004) and Doug Bollinger's comedy drama Waltzing Anna (2006). In 2008, Henderson scored a regular role on the prime-time drama New Amsterdam, playing Omar York.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Originated the role of Turnbo in August Wilson's off-Broadway play Jitney.
- Has made TV appearances on Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Third Watch.
- Received a nomination for a Black Reel Award as Best Supporting Actor for the 2004 HBO film Everyday People.
- Teaches acting as a tenured faculty member at SUNY Buffalo.