Elden Henson (born Elden Ryan Ratliff; August 30, 1977) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Fulton Reed in The Mighty Ducks trilogy (1992–1996), Foggy Nelson in Daredevil (2015–2018), the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe television series, and Pollux in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015).
Henson at Phoenix Comicon 2017
Elden Ryan Ratliff
August 30, 1977
Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
Kira Sternbach (m. 2014)
Elden Ryan Ratliff was born August 30, 1977 in Rockville, Maryland, to a professional photographer mother. His siblings are actors Garette Ratliff Henson (who appeared in The Mighty Ducks with Elden) and Erick Ratliff (who, like Elden, appeared in Elvis & Me). Henson also has a younger half-brother, Ellington Ratliff, who is a member of the band R5. Elden's father George Ratliff was an actor and his mother took her young boys for commercial auditions. They lived for a number of years in Weehawken, New Jersey.
From 1992 to 1996, Henson played Fulton Reed in all three films in The Mighty Ducks trilogy: The Mighty Ducks (1992), D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) and D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996). He told TV Guide that he owes "a lot of [his] career" to those films. "What's funny is I still, more than anything, get recognized for The Mighty Ducks. I love it. When I was younger, I would get embarrassed. I played sports growing up and I'd be playing baseball and the other team would be quacking at me and stuff. I love those movies. I feel like these things come once in a lifetime and to experience this stuff as a kid and as an adult, I just feel really lucky."
Since 2015, Henson has portrayed Foggy Nelson in the Netflix television series Daredevil. Henson spoke of his excitement for Foggy's role in the series, saying "I was really excited as I was getting the scripts and reading that Foggy wasn't just a useless sidekick. He's not just comic relief. I mean, he is some of those things. He does have comic relief, but it was exciting to know that these other characters would have their own path and their own things that they're dealing with." During the audition for the role of Foggy Nelson that was organized as a conference call, Elden Henson held his phone the wrong way, appearing upside down in the video, which convinced the show's executives he was the right man for the part. In addition to Daredevil, Henson has also portrayed Foggy in the crossover miniseries The Defenders and a cameo appearance in season 2 of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
|1987||Jaws: The Revenge||Additional Voices||Short film|
|1988||Elvis & Me||Don Beaulieu (Age 10)|
|1989||Turner & Hooch||Eric Boyett|
|1990||Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School||Steve Mills||Short film|
|1992||Radio Flyer||Fisher Friend #3|
|1992||The Mighty Ducks||Fulton Reed|
|1994||D2: The Mighty Ducks||Fulton Reed|
|1996||D3: The Mighty Ducks||Fulton Reed|
|1998||The Mighty||Maxwell Kane|
|1999||She's All That||Jesse Jackson|
|1999||A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story||Daniel Huffman|
|2000||Cast Away||Elden Madden|
|2002||Pack of Dogs||Sheep|
|2003||Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd||Turk|
|2003||The Battle of Shaker Heights||Bart Bowland|
|2003||Under the Tuscan Sun||Author|
|2003||Evil Alien Conquerors||Ron|
|2004||The Butterfly Effect||Lenny Kagan (Adult)|
|2005||Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School||Young Steve Mills/Sampson|
|2005||The Moguls (aka The Amateurs)||Salesman|
|2005||Lords of Dogtown||Billy Z|
|2007||Rise: Blood Hunter||Taylor|
|2008||Not Since You||Joey "Fudge" Fudgler|
|2014||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1||Pollux|
|2015||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2|
|1984||1st & Ten||1 episode|
|1984–1985||As the World Turns||Paul Ryan||credited as Elden Ratliff|
|1985||Amazing Stories||Freckle-Faced Boy||credited as Elden Ratliff|
|1986||Fame||Matthew||guest, credited as Elden Ratliff|
|1987||Highway To Heaven||Alan Bailey||guest, credited as Elden Ratliff|
|1993||Saved By The Bell: The New Class||Dirk||guest, credited as Elden Ryan Ratliff|
|1993||The Ben Stiller Show||Cub Scout||uncredited|
|2004||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Will Caray||guest|
|2007||Smith||Matthew Marley||4 episodes|
|2015–2018||Daredevil||Foggy Nelson||Series Main (38 episodes)|
|2017||The Defenders||Foggy Nelson||Series Main (6 episodes)|
|2018||Jessica Jones||Guest star; episode "AKA Sole Survivor"|
|2018||Luke Cage||Guest star; episode "All Souled Out"|
- "Elden Henson Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived March 18, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Eng, Joyce (May 14, 2015). "Why Foggy Nelson Is Daredevil's Unsung Hero". TVGuide.com. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
- Cornet, Roth (April 8, 2015). "Daredevil: How the Netflix Series Will Change the Marvel Cinematic Universe". IGN. Archived from the original on April 14, 2015.
- "Elden Henson Joins Marvel's Daredevil For Netflix". Marvel.com. June 26, 2014. Archived from the original on June 26, 2014.
- Barnhardt, Adam (5 May 2020). "Daredevil's Elden Henson Was Cast as Foggy Nelson Because He Accidentally Filmed Audition Upside Down". Comicbook.com. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
- Han, Angie. "'The Defenders': 'Daredevil' Star Elden Henson Says Foggy Nelson Will Report for Duty". /film.
- Cotter, Padraig (7 June 2019). "What Elden Henson Is Doing After Daredevil". Screenrant.com. Retrieved 7 May 2020.