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Henrie in October 2010
David Clayton Henrie

(1989-07-11) July 11, 1989 (age 34)
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 2002–present
Known for
Maria Cahill
(m. 2017)
Children 3
Relatives Lorenzo James Henrie (brother)

David Clayton Henrie (/ˈhɛnri/ HEN-ree; born July 11, 1989) is an American actor, writer, and director. He is noted for playing Ted Mosby's future son Luke on How I Met Your Mother and Justin Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place, as well as starring in the films Little Boy and Walt Before Mickey.

Early life

Henrie was born in Mission Viejo, California, to Linda Henrie (née Finocchiaro), a talent manager, and James Wilson Henrie, a producer formerly in real estate. He is the older brother of actor Lorenzo James Henrie. Henrie is of English, German, Swiss-German and Welsh descent on his father's side, and his maternal grandparents were Italian. Henrie was raised as a Roman Catholic, and, in a video chat, stated that he is "a Christian and always will be". He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. On April 6, 2012, Good Friday, Henrie accompanied Eduardo Verástegui in a speech addressing life issues at the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the city of Piura, Peru.


At age 13, Henrie landed a regular role as Petey Pitt on the Fox sitcom The Pitts. Henrie next landed a leading role in the Hallmark movie, Monster Makers, with Linda Blair and George Kennedy, and was asked to come back for another Hallmark movie, to play a role in Dead Hollywood Moms Society. He also starred as Skylar Blaford in the Fox's sitcom Method & Red.

Henrie guest starred in many shows such as Providence, Without a Trace, The Mullets, Judging Amy, The D.A., Jack & Bobby, NCIS, House, and Cold Case. Before his role on Wizards of Waverly Place, he had a recurring role on That's So Raven as Cory's friend Larry. Henrie also had a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother, where he played Ted's future son.

At the age of 18, Henrie got the role of Justin Russo in the Disney Channel Original Series, Wizards of Waverly Place. The show premiered on October 12, 2007. He was in the movie Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie with the cast of the series. Henrie played Justin Vincenzo Pepé Russo through the whole series. About a year after the finale, a film, The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex premiered on March 15, 2013, without Henrie, but his character was mentioned, and a photo of him is shown. Henrie is credited with writing two episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place, "Alex's Logo" and the series special "Meet the Werewolves".

He had a role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Dadnapped co-starring Emily Osment. Henrie made a guest appearance as himself in 2 episodes of Jonas. According to Reuters, Henrie was officially named the Grand Marshal for the 2009 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.

David Henrie 2012
Henrie in 2012

In 2010, Henrie guest-starred in the web series Easy to Assemble. In 2012, Henrie voiced the character of Shawn in the movie The Secret World of Arrietty.

Henrie appeared in Grown Ups 2 (2013), opposite Taylor Lautner and Adam Sandler. In 2014, Henrie played the lead in 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story, the true story of a young basketball player who suffered a catastrophic stroke as a freshman at Gettysburg College. Later that year, Henrie guest starred in the ABC show Mind Games.

As of 2014, Henrie has directed two short films, Boo! and Catch.

In 2015, Henrie played the role of Lane, a valet who falls for Paul Blart's daughter, in the sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. He also co-starred as London Busbee, older brother of the title character, in the drama Little Boy, and had a role in the indie biographical drama film Walt Before Mickey in which he plays Rudy Ising, who worked for Walt Disney. Henrie had cameo appearances in indie drama Cardboard Boxer and Warrior Road.

In 2018, Henrie directed a coming-of-age film This Is the Year, which he also starred in and co-wrote. In August 2020, Henrie and his Wizards of Waverly Place co-star Selena Gomez, who served as executive producer on the film, announced the virtual movie premiere of This Is the Year.

Personal life

In October 2016, Henrie became engaged to former Miss Delaware 2011, Maria Cahill. They were married on April 21, 2017. They have three children, a girl born in March 2019, a boy born in December 2020, and a girl born in July 2022. He is a practicing Roman Catholic.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Monster Makers Danny Burke
2004 Hollywood Mom's Mystery Oliver Palumbo
Arizona Summer Bad
2012 Secret World of Arrietty, TheThe Secret World of Arrietty Shawn Voice role, US English dub
2013 Grown Ups 2 Frat Boy Zac
2014 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story Cory Weissman
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Lane
Little Boy London Busbee
Walt Before Mickey Rudy Ising
2016 Cardboard Boxer Clean Cut Man
Warrior Road Tom
2020 This Is the Year Sebastian Writer/Director
TBA Boys of SummerFilm has yet to be released Director
2023 ReaganFilm has yet to be released President Ronald Reagan Filming; Shared role with Dennis Quaid
TBA Max & MeFilm has yet to be released D.J. (voice)
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Providence Mark Triedman Episode: "Gotcha"
Without a Trace Gabe Freedman Episode: "Birthday Boy"
2003 Pitts, TheThe Pitts Petey Pitt Main role
Mullets, TheThe Mullets N/A Episode: "Grudge Match"
Judging Amy Jeremy Episode: "... and the Single Mother"
2004 The D.A. Alex Henry Episode: "The People vs. Patricia Henry"
Method & Red Skyler Blaford Recurring role
Jack and Bobby Sniffly Episode: "The Kindness of Strangers"
NCIS Willy Shields Episode: "Terminal Leave"
2004–2007 That's So Raven Larry Recurring role; 12 episodes
2005 House Tommy Episode: "Cursed"
2005–2014 How I Met Your Mother Luke Mosby Recurring role (stock footage used since season 2); 65 episodes
2006 Cold Case Dale Wilson Episode: "Fireflies"
2007 Studio DC: Almost Live Himself Episode: "The Second Show"
2007–2012 Wizards of Waverly Place Justin Russo Main role; 106 episodes
2008 Disney Channel Games Himself Cyclone's Team Captain; Green Team
2009 Suite Life on Deck, TheThe Suite Life on Deck Justin Russo Episode: "Double Crossed"
Disney Channel's 3-Minute Game Show Himself Episodes: "The Cheetah Girls: One World", "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie"
Dadnapped Wheeze Television film
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Justin Russo Television film
2010 Jonas Himself Episodes: "Boat Trip", "On the Radio"
Easy to Assemble Ethan Episode: "Flying Solo"
2011 Disney's Friends for Change Games Himself Green Team
2013 Arrested Development Himself/David Henrie Episode: "It Gets Better"
2014 Mind Games Elliot Episode: "Embodied Cognition"
2021 A Tale Dark & Grimm Handsome Young Man
Year Title Notes
2009 Boo! Short film
2014 Catch Short film; writer/director/producer
2020 This Is the Year Debut feature film

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2003 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Guest Starring Young Actor Without a Trace Nominated
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor Arizona Summer Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor The Pitts Nominated
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated
2011 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Sidekick Wizards of Waverly Place Nominated
2013 Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/Special The Secret World of Arrietty Nominated
2014 Cleveland International Film Festival Best Live Action Short Film Catch Nominated

See also

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