Keenan was born and raised in the small town of Farmington, Missouri.  While growing up, Keenan was in many church and school plays.  His love and talent in basketball allowed for him to play collegiate athletics while also performing on stage.  While in school in St. Louis, he landed an agent and booked some acting work.

Keenan moved to New York in the fall of 2000.  During his time in NY he studied with many talented and respected teachers at T. Schreiber Studios and with acclaimed teacher Anthony Abeson.  While in NY he also shot many student and independent films.  

In Fall of 2004 Keenan made the jump to Los Angeles.  Since being in Los Angeles he has continued to hone his acting with great teachers such as Lesly Kahn and Michelle Danner at The Edgemar Center for the Arts.  He continued to shoot independent films and has received critical acclaims for the plays "All Aboard the Marriage Hearse" and "Angry Young Women in Low Rise Jeans with High-Class Issues".

Most recently Keenan can be seen on Mad Men, True Blood, NCIS, The Mindy Project and in the Sundance Winning Film, Whiplash.  

Keenan is also a professional photographer and director of photography.  To see Keenan's photo work please visit and to view his DP work you can visit

Keenan's Reviews

All Aboard the Marriage Hearse


"Henson as quite likable, fun, and human, and portrayed with a jaw-dropping show of emotional stamina" – June 2009


"Some of the marriage debate seems overly familiar, but the piece is clever, nicely directed, and beautifully played by Henson and Moreno" – LA Weekly, June 2009


"Henson display a wide range of emotion" – Backstage, June 2009


"Keenan Henson as Sean, they almost make you believers – each in his/her own cause." –, June 2009


Angry Young Women...


"Henson is quite good as Brian, burning a hole in the wall with his gaze as he tries to remain calm" – Variety, Fall 2008


"...the hysterical and attractive Keenan Henson" –


"Henson…was truly the highlight of the evening."  – fall 2008