Photos with Henry Watkins
A current member of The Groundlings Sunday Company, Henry Watkins was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Andover and Columbia University. Inspired by his first job in show business working for Joan Rivers, he went on to study music, acting, and improv absorbing lessons from such comedy luminaries as Phil Hartman, Jason Alexander, and The Groundlings, as well as graduating from the Second City Conservatory. He performed with a variety of comedy troupes including the musical improv group Second City Sings and the sketch and improv companies at the ACME Comedy Theatre. Read more... the Comedy Store, The Improv and many smellier comedy venues. In addition, he was a principal writer-performer on the sketch comedy pilot Slice, appeared on The Young and The Restless, Tosh.O, Man Up and once died as a guest star on Spike TV's 1000 Ways to Die. Henry was also cast by Christopher Guest in his Census 2010 project. Most recently, Henry co-starred on American Horror Story: Asylum alongside Jessica Lange and appeared as a contestant on Jeopardy. All that aside, he is perhaps most recognizable from acting in more than three dozen commercials, including as a national spokesman for both Pictsweet Farms and Dish Network, where he appears 24/7 on channel 101. For more details, sit next to his mother on an airplane.