Photos with Henry Gagliardi
By the time he was 18-months old, Henry was speaking in complete sentences and had a verbal acuity well beyond his years, though his parents were uncertain about how best to "funnel" the ability. He also had an over-abundance of energy, so his parents enrolled him in gymnastics once he turned 3. The sport is a passion of his and he has continued with it since then. From his earliest years, Henry was always very comfortable in the company of adults and loved being the center of attention. Read more... allowing him to pursue acting as they had no knowledge of the business and weren't sure that others would see in Henry what they did. That all changed at Philadelphia Comic Con in June 2012. While at a Q&A attended by hundreds, on his own, then 6-year-old Henry stood up and asked a question of Chris Hemsworth (Thor (2011)), and in the process of speaking with him, won over Mr. Hemsworth and the audience with his personality. As a result, Henry was told he should submit his information to a local Philadelphia agent and was promptly signed. Not sure if much would actually come of it, Henry's parents were surprised when he booked jobs off his first 3 auditions (Principal in a Six Flags Safari commercial, Photo Double for the NBC show Do No Harm (2013), and Principal in a Radio Shack commercial). Since then, Henry has been signed by a New York City agency and has had many great experiences working in various student films, short films, local and national commercials, television series, including featured roles in Royal Pains (2009) and The Knick (2014), and his first two feature films, The Grief of Others (2015) and Trainwreck (2015).