John Henson Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Career, TV Shows, Twitter

John Henson Bio


John Henson Biography

John Henson (John Morris Henson) is an American comedian, actor and talk show host, who has been hosting Halloween Baking Championship on Food Network since 2007. He was ABC’s Wipeout co-host with John Anderson, a seven-season prime-time game show.

John Henson Age

Henson was born on July 11, 1967, in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S. He is 52 years of age.

John Henson Family

Henson is a son of Joe Henson and Barbara (née Wright) Henson, and a brother to Dan Henson, the President and CEO of GE Capital, Americas and Frank (Bubba) Henson, a teacher at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Connecticut.

John Henson Spouse and Children

Henson was first married to Corie Hirschtick a TV producer from 2000 to 2006. He later married Jill Benjamin an actress in 2010. They have two children.

John Henson Education

Henson attended St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Connecticut, and studied acting at Boston University, Circle in the Square, Playwrights Horizons, and Three of Us Studios in New York City.

John Henson Career

Henson started his career as a stand-up comic and appeared in films in the mid to late 1990s. He was Talk Soup’s longest-running host (4 years) on the E! Entertainment Network, which has presented well over 1,000 shows in the four and a half years that he has been with the network.

In 2004, he was the host of a short-lived comedy-reality show John Henson Project on Spike TV and hosted several broadcast specials including ABC’s Best Commercials You’ve Never Seen, ABC’s Best TV You’ve Never Seen and, most recently, the 33rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

He was the co-host of Watch This!, a regular television show on the TV Guide Channel from 2005 to 2007. He also created numerous field reports for MSNBC and CNN on the entertainment industry and had a small recurring role as a local newscaster on My Name Is Earl, in addition.

He co-hosted the ABC obstacle course game-show, Wipeout, from 2008 to 2014 and always ended the show with the catch phrase, “Good Night, and Big Balls,” a reference to the signature obstacle in the show.

He has been hosting Halloween Baking Championship on Food Network since 2017.

First Lady Melania Trump chastised Henson in June 2020 for making an offensive and insulting remark, challenging the parentage of the 14-year-old son Barron of the President.

John Henson Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to around $81 million.

John Henson TV Shows

  • Halloween Baking Challenge (Host) – 2018-present
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender (voice of Bob) – 2018
  • iWitness – 2017
  • Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition – 2016
  • Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero – 2015
  • Anger Management – 2014
  • The Funniest Commercials of The Year: 2012 – 2012
  • Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (voice) – 2012
  • Austin & Ally – (2012)
  • WordGirl (voice of Captain Tangent) – (2010–present)
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Host) – 2010
  • My Name Is Earl – 2009
  • Wipeout – (2008–2014)
  • Watch This! – (2006)
  • The John Henson Project – (2004)
  • The Best Commercials You’ve Never Seen – (1998)
  • Talk Soup – 1995–1999
  • 2006 LA Area Emmy Awards
  • Caroline’s Comedy Hour
  • Two Drink Minimum
  • Stand Up, Stand Up
  • Remember WENN
  • Politically Incorrect
  • The View
  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast – (1997–1998)

John Henson Movies

  • 2002: Life Without Dick as Dash Davis
  • 2002: Bar Hopping as Roger
  • 1999: Blink 182: The Urethra Chronicles –
  • 1997: Stag as Timan Bernard
  • 1997: Meet Wally Sparks

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