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John Henson Biography

Birth Place:
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Comedian, actor, TV host

Fast Facts

  • Has four older brothers
  • Has a spot of white hair on the right side of his head from a skin condition called vitiligo, which he hides from the camera, and which earned him the nickname "Skunk Boy
  • " Left Boston University, where he was studying drama, to pursue a career as a stand-up comic
  • Replaced Greg Kinnear as the host of Talk Soup in 1995
  • His signature closing line on Wipeout is "Good night and big balls," after his favorite obstacle in the show's obstacle course


  • Corie Henson -- Ex-wife
  • Joe Henson -- Father
  • Barbara -- Mother
  • Jackson Wright Henson -- Son
  • Jill Benjamin -- Wife