Henry Ian Cusick
This Peruvian-born actor quickly became one of our prime time favorites - not just for his portrayal of Scotsman Desmond Hume on "Lost," but also for his smoldering good looks.
Henry Ian Cusick trained at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before joining the Citizens Theatre, where he played his first leading roles, including Dorian Gray in "The Picture of Dorian Gray"; Hamlet in "The Marowitz Hamlet"; and Horner in "The Country Wife." While at the Edinburgh International Festival, he appeared as Stolzius in "The Soldiers," and as Tasso in "Torquato Tasso," for which he received a special commendation for the Ian Charleson Award.
Other theatrical credits include roles as Cassio in "Othello," Demetrius in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and Pompey in "Antony and Cleopatra" for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Green in "Richard II," Arthur in "The Machine Wreckers" and Dollabella in "Antony and Cleopatra" for the Royal National Theatre; Nick in "The LA Plays" for The Almedia; and Le Vicomte De Valmont in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" for the Liverpool Playhouse.
On television, Cusick appeared in numerous British productions, including starring roles in the series "Casualty," "The Book Group," and "Two Thousand Acres of Sky"; a recurring role in "Waking the Dead"; guest starring roles in "Happiness and Midsomer Murders"; and leading roles in the telefilms "Murder Rooms: The White Knight Stratagem," "Dinosaur Hunters," and "Carla." He also starred in Scottish Television's "Taggart." In the U.S., he had a recurring role on "24," and appeared in the Lifetime movie "Perfect Romance." He can also be seen in the direct-to-DVD comedy "Dead Like Me." On the big screen, Cusick recently starred in "Hitman," opposite Timothy Olyphant and Dougray Scott. His other credits include "Possession," as well as the independent films "Half Light," "9/Tenths," "The Gospel of John," "Richard II," and "The Contract."
Cusick was born in Peru and raised in Trinidad and Scotland. He currently lives in Hawaii with his wife Annie, and their three boys, Elias, Lucas and Esau.