Barry Shabaka Henley

15 Sep 1954


Barry Shabaka Henley (born Barry Joseph Henley; September 15, 1954) is an American character actor. Henley is a fixture in many films, most often the films of director Michael Mann, having worked with the director four times.

Henley played Herbert Muhammad in Ali. In Collateral he made an impression as a sensitive jazz musician living on borrowed time. He also starred in Steven Spielberg's The Terminal. In Miami Vice, Henley succeeded Edward James Olmos as superior officer, Lt. Martin Castillo. He also appeared in the short-lived television series, Robbery Homicide Division and Barbershop. From 2009, he has played the recurring character of FBI Agent Vreede in FlashForward, an ABC television series. He also played Buddy in How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

It was announced that Henley will have a role on Heroes as Detective Fuller. In 1999 Henley supplied the role of Pokerface in the Eddie Murphy/Martin Lawrence film Life.

As a stage actor, Henley's honors include the Drama Desk, Obie, and Olivier Awards. He was also a member of the West Coast Black Repertory Theatre and the San Francisco Mime Troupe.


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Filmography (22 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···A Star Is Born
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Role: Actor (as Little Feet)
(movie, 2018)
···Office Uprising
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Clarence)
(movie, 2017)
···Mad Families
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Pops)
(movie, 2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Doc)
(movie, 2014)
···Water & Power
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Preacher Broyard)
(movie, 2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Role: Actor (as Principal Henry Morton)
(movie, 2013)
···Remember Sunday
Genre: Drama, Romance, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Baptiste)
(movie, 2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Reginald)
(movie, 2009)
···Streets of Blood
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Captain Friendly)
(movie, 2009)
···State of Play
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor (as Gene Stavitz)
(movie, 2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Tuck)
(movie, 2005)
···Four Brothers
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Councilman Douglas)
(mini-series, 2005)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Eddie)
(movie, 2005)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Virgil)
(movie, 2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Daniel)
(movie, 2004)
7.0The Terminal
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Thurman)
(movie, 2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Lieutenant Marks)
(movie, 2001)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Herbert Muhammad)
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Pokerface)
(movie, 1998)
···Patch Adams
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Emmet)
(movie, 1998)
···Rush Hour
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Bobby)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Buddy)