Host of "Wipeout" on the ABC Television Network
An actor, writer, host and producer of over 1,400 hours of television, John Henson is entering his 7th season as co-host and producer of ABC's hit reality series "Wipeout," the no. 1 co-viewing show on television and two time winner of the "Kids Choice Award" for Best Reality Show.
With an impressive 25 years in the business, Henson has established himself as one of entertainment's sought-after players. Having recently expanded his production company, Skunk Boy Inc., he is set to produce the TV drama "Making Jack Falcone," based on the New York Times best-selling book by Joaquin "Jack" Garcia. Produced with Double Feature Films, the project will be executive produced by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner, Steven Soderbergh.
Henson began his professional career as a stand-up comedian, touring the country for several years and enjoying much success. He gained audience attention and critical acclaim when he was selected to replace Greg Kinnear as host of E! Entertainment's Emmy Award-winning "Talk Soup." It was this role as host, writer and co-executive producer of "Talk Soup" that garnered him a cult following, in addition to three Emmy Award nominations and four Cable Ace nominations.
Henson's subsequent projects included the hour-long weekly series "The John Henson Project," which he created for Spike TV, as well as TV Guide Network's longest running series, "Watch This," where he served as host, writer and executive producer. In 2006, he hosted the Creative Arts Technical Emmys opposite Meredith Vieira. In spring 2010, he served as celebrity guest host on the game show sensation, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire." He also continues to appear on truTV, hosting "Funniest Commercials" specials since 2012. Also a pop culture analyst, Henson regularly appears on NBC, CNN and MSNBC, among other networks. Most recently, he served as guest host on the popular entertainment news show "TMZ."
His most recent acting credits include a recurring guest star role as Mike Moon, the father of Austin Moon on Disney's hit show "Austin & Ally," alongside his real-life wife, comedian Jill Benjamin. He was also seen in a recurring role on NBC's "My Name is Earl." Never far from stand-up comedy, Henson tours the country in addition to being a regular at The Laugh Factory and The Improv in Los Angeles. As a writer, he has contributed to US Weekly, TV Guide and George Magazine.
Henson is dedicated to several children's charities, working regularly with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Children's Institute, Inc., a charity benefiting victims of domestic violence for more than 100 years, as well as serving on the board of the Philanthropic Society of Los Angeles.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, son and daughter.
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