Darrin Henson Actor

Darrin Dewitt Henson (born May 5, 1972) is an American choreographer, dancer, actor, director and producer. He is perhaps best known for his instructional dance video Darrin's Dance Grooves (which was heavily marketed in 2001 and 2002), and for his portrayal of ex-convict Lem Van Adams on the Showtime TV series Soul Food (the longest-running drama with a predominantly African American cast in television history). Henson also acted in productions such as the ABC television movie Double Platinum and the motion picture Stomp the Yard. In 2003, Henson directed the film Violation. He has choreographed music videos and concerts for such popular music artists as New Kids on the Block, Jordan Knight, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and 'N Sync. In February 2011, Henson co-starred in the Gospel Music Channel's debut of John Ruffin's stage play The Ideal Hustband, which also stars Jackée Harry, Ginuwine, Clifton Powell, Shirley Murdock, Shanti Lowry and Erica Hubbard. In April 2011, the straight-to-DVD film The Inheritance was released. Henson co-stars in the horror/thriller along with Golden Brooks, D.B.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 5th, 1972
Place of birth
The Bronx
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama115.57
Romance35.83
Comedy24.05

1. The Last Fall (2012)

Drama
played Rell Lee
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
Monica A. Young
,
Nikki Love
,
Scott Hebert
Matthew A. Cherry
Matthew A. Cherry
9 Show list

The Last Fall is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Matthew A. Cherry.

Awards

Top cast

Sydney Bishop
Larry Armstrong
Ron Davis
Mr. Edwards
Marie Bishop
Faith Davis
Chris
Kyle Bishop
Drew Irving
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Tremaine Williams
Richard J. Vialet
Neiman Tate
,
Paige Michelle
English
United States of America

2. The Inheritance (2011)

Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
Robert O'Hara
$500K

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. The Ideal Husband (2011)

Family, Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
John Ruffin
$2M

Awards

Top cast

4. Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)

Drama
played Eddie McCoy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
128.0
,
Mari Stuart
,
Mel Efros
15 Show list

Blood Done Sign My Name is 2010 drama film written and directed by Jeb Stuart.

Awards

Top cast

Golden Frinks
Robert Teel
Isabel Taylor
Defense Attorney Billy Watkins
Herman Cozart
Dr. Samuel Proctor
Larry Teel
Tim Tyson
Ben Chavis
Vernon Tyson
Roseanna Allen
Roger Oakley
Julie Tyson
Boo Chavis
Martha Tyson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
John Leftwich
Steve Mason
English
United States of America

5. Kiss the Bride (2010)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Ibrahim Yilla

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Tekken (2009)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Raven
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
,
Benedict Carver
20 Show list $30M

Tekken is a 2009 American martial arts film directed by Dwight H. Little, based on the fighting game series of the same name. The film follows Jin Kazama in his attempts to enter the Iron Fist Tournament in order to avenge the loss of his mother, Jun Kazama, by confronting his father, Kazuya Mishima and his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima, the latter of who he thought was responsible for her death. On November 5, 2009 Tekken was shown at American Film Market. On January 14, 2010, an international trailer was released, and the film premiered in Japan on March 20, 2010. Tekken is followed by the 2014 prequel Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge.

Awards

Top cast

Heihachi Mishima
Jin Kazama
Tekken Police Officer #2
Kazuya Mishima
Eddy Gordo
Jun Kazama
Steve Fox
Tekken Police Officer #1
Bryan Fury
Marshall Law
Denslow in Anvil Bar
Christie Monteiro
Bonner's Associate
Sapphire
Nina Williams
Hansu in Anvil Bar
Miguel Rojo
Anna Williams
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
John Hunter
Brian J. Reynolds
Shawn Holly Cookson
Japanese, English, Standard Chinese
Japan, United States of America

7. The Express (2008)

Biography, Drama, Sport
played Jim Brown
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
130.0
31 Show list 1 Show list $40M

The Express is a 2008 American sports film produced by John Davis and directed by Gary Fleder. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Charles Leavitt from a book titled Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express, authored by Robert C. Gallagher. The film is based on the life of Syracuse University football player Ernie Davis, the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy, portrayed by actor Rob Brown. The Express explores civil topics, such as racism, discrimination and athletics. The motion picture was a co-production between the film studios of Relativity Media and Davis Entertainment. It was commercially distributed by Universal Pictures theatrically, and by Universal Studios Home Entertainment for home media. Following its cinematic release, it failed to garner any award nominations from mainstream motion picture organizations for its production merits or lead acting. In the film, veteran actors Dennis Quaid and Charles S. Dutton star in principal supporting roles. The original motion picture soundtrack with a musical score composed by Mark Isham, was released by the Lakeshore Records label on October 28, 2008.

Awards

2009 Best Sports Movie ESPY Award

Top cast

Roy Simmons
Ben Schwartzwalder
Willie 'Pops' Davis
Ernie Davis
Lew Andreas
Dan Boyle
Jack Buckley
Dave Sarette
Bill Clark
Bill Bell
Roger 'Hound Dog' Davis
John F. Kennedy
Marie Davis
Reporter #6
Bob Lundy
Dr. Hewlett
Will Davis, Jr.
W. Virginia Booster
Ernie Davis
Robert Field
Gang Leader
Sarah Ward
John F. Kennedy
Cheerleader #1
Floyd Little
Singer
Syracuse Cheerleader
Football Fan #1
PA Announcer
Modell Teen
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
American football
Ernie Davis
Kramer Morgenthau
Abigail Murray
The Express: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
English
Germany, United States of America

8. A Good Man Is Hard to Find (2008)

Drama, Romance
played Clarence
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
Holly Davis Carter
,
Jason Hewitt
,
Jeff Clanagan
Leslie Small
Leslie Small
6 Show list $3M

A Good Man Is Hard to Find is a 2008 romance drama film written and directed by Leslie Small.

Awards

Top cast

Damion Marshall
Rachel
Jasper King
Charlene
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Keith L. Smith
Shawna Tisdale
English
United States of America

9. April Fools (2007)

Horror
played Detective Ward
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0
Nancy Norman
Nancy Norman
Nancy Norman
3 Show list

April Fools is a 2007 horror film written and directed by Nancy Norman.

Awards

Top cast

Detective Combs
Malik Frazier
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Donald Hayes
,
Kenneth Hampton
English
United States of America

10. The Salon (2007)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
3 Show list $1.5M

The Salon is a 2005 comedy-drama film, directed by Mark Brown, executive produced by David Odom, and starring Vivica A. Fox, Kym Whitley, and Monica Calhoun. The movie was filmed in Baltimore, Maryland.

Awards

Top cast

Patrick
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Brandon Trost
English
United States of America

11. Stomp the Yard (2007)

Drama, Music, Romance
played Grant
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
,
Porter Versfelt III
11 Show list 1 Show list $14M

Stomp the Yard is a 2007 drama and dance film produced by Rainforest Films and released through Sony Pictures' Screen Gems division on January 12, 2007. Directed by Sylvain White, Stomp the Yard centers on DJ Williams, a college student at a fictional historically Black university who pledges to join a fictional Greek-letter fraternity. The film's central conflict involves DJ's fraternity competing in various stepping competitions against a rival fraternity from the same school. The film's script was written by Robert Adetuyi, working from an original draft by Gregory Ramon Anderson. The film was originally titled Steppin', but to avoid confusion over the 2006 film Step Up, the title was changed. The film stars Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Darrin Henson, Brian White, Laz Alonso, and Valarie Pettiford, with Harry Lennix, and, in their film debuts, R&B singers Ne-Yo & Chris Brown. Stomp the Yard was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, on the campuses of Morris Brown College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta University, and in the MAK Historic District of Decatur, Georgia.

Awards

2007 BET Hip Hop Award for Best Movie

Top cast

Zeke
April
DJ Williams
Sylvester
Other Crew Dancer
Theta 1
Harold
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Sam Retzer
,
Tim Boland
Scott Kevan
Keith G. Lewis
Stomp the Yard
English
United States of America

12. Darrin's Dance Grooves 2 (2007)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
66.0

Awards

Top cast

13. The Last Stand (2006)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
1 Show list $2M

The Last Stand is a 2006 drama film written and directed by Russ Parr. The film, which marked Parr's debut as a director, was inspired by his experiences a stand-up comic in the 1980s. He had written the script in the late 1990s. It was released directly onto DVD in July 2006, but had received a screening at the Magic Johnson movie theater in Washington DC in June 2007 and had another screening at the Roxbury Film Festival in Boston after its DVD release.

Awards

Top cast

Wesley
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
Australia

14. The Fabric of a Man (2005)

played Joshua King
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
150.0
3 Show list

The Fabric of a Man is a 2005 romance film written and directed by David E. Talbert.

Awards

Top cast

Uncle Ray
Domunique Majors
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Walter Glover Jr.
English
United States of America

15. Darrin's Dance Grooves Part 2: Darrin and Friends (2005)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0

Awards

Top cast

16. Soul Theater Series: The Fabric of a Man (2004)

Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
149.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Soul Food

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Showtime
June 28th, 2000 May 26th, 2004 5 English

2. Gillian in Georgia

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
TBS
April 28th, 2010 1 English

3. Bump & Grind

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
August 15th, 2006

Guest TV appearances

The View

Program genre

Talk show

Official site

External resources

The View is an American talk show and entertainment/infotainment program that has aired on ABC since August 11, 1997, as part of its daytime programming block. The show's concept was conceived by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie, and is executive produced by Walters and Bill Wolff. As of the 2014-15 season, its eighteenth, The View is the fourth-longest running national daytime talk show in history, behind Live! with Kelly and Michael, The Phil Donahue Show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.nThe View focuses on a panel of four female co-hosts, who discuss a variety of social and political issues. The original panel consisted of Walters, Joy Behar, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, and Meredith Vieira; the current panel consists of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez, and Nicolle Wallace. In between said panels, the series has also employed Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Lisa Ling, Sherri Shepherd, and Jenny McCarthy.nThe View airs live from New York City weekdays at 11 a.m./10 a.m. in the Eastern and Central time zones, and is tape-delayed for the rest of the country. International versions of the program are aired in several countries.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E107 June 25th, 2002

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