Stephen Henderson

Stephen Henderson

Active - 1984 - 2016  |   Born - Aug 31, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States  |   Genres - Family & Personal Relationships, Drama, Culture & Society

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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.

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  • 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.