Henry Ian Cusick Chávez (born 17 April 1967) is a Scottish-Peruvian stage, television, and film actor.He is well known for his role as Desmond Hume on the U.S. television series Lost, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He starred in the ABC drama Scandal, as Stephen Finch, and is currently starring as Kane In the CW drama The 100.
I swim. I do a little bit of surfing. I would say I’m a beginner at surfing. I run. I cycle. I play a little bit of soccer.
Lives in Hawaii.
Speaks fluent Spanish.
Has three sons: Elias, Lucas and Esau.
Special commendation for the Ian Charleson Award 1994 (Best performance by an actor under 30 in a classical role) for the title role in Torquato Tasso at the Edinburgh International Festival and Creon in Oedipus at the Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre.
He auditioned for Lost (2004) by putting himself on DVD in London and sending it off to LA.
He was kicked out of The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before joining the Glasgow Citizens Theatre where he performed for a number of years. He also performed with The Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, The Almeida, Liverpool Playhouse, Babel Theatre Company, 7:84 Theatre Company (Scotland) to name a few…
His mother is Peruvian and his father is Scottish. He was raised in Peru, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and Scotland.