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David Henrie – Actor, Director and Producer

Brief Profile

Full Name: David Clayton Henrie

Age: 34

Birthday: July 11, 1989

Birthplace: Mission Viejo, California, United States

Height: 5‘ 11"

Net Worth: $6 million

Relationship Status: Married to Maria Cahill

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David Clayton Henrie is an American actor, writer, director and producer best known for playing Ted Mosby‘s future son Luke on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He also starred as Justin Russo on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place.

Early Life and Education

David Henrie was born on July 11, 1989 in Mission Viejo, California to parents Linda (née Finocchiaro), a talent manager, and James Wilson Henrie, a producer. According to sources, David has Italian, Swiss-German and English ancestry.

As a child, David loved performing and started off as a model for various commercials and ads. He attended Mesa Robles Middle School and Tesoro High School where he actively participated in plays and musicals. David was also part of local community theater productions.

After graduating high school in 2007, David was homeschooled for a period and eventually earned his high school equivalency through a GED.

Big Break on Wizards of Waverly Place

In 2007, 14-year old David received his big break when he was cast as Justin Russo on the new Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place starring Selena Gomez. The series revolved around a family of wizards who own a restaurant in New York.

David‘s character Justin was the intelligent, cautious older brother who often helped Selena Gomez‘s character Alex out of difficult situations caused by her spells gone wrong. With his adorable geek-chic appeal, David soon became a fan favorite.

Wizards of Waverly Place ended up running for four highly rated seasons from 2007 to 2012. It received numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Children‘s Program in 2009. David won the 2010 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series for his role.

Memorable Role on How I Met Your Mother

While still working on Wizards of Waverly Place, David landed the recurring guest role of Ted Mosby‘s future son Luke on the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother in 2008.

Though a minor character, David‘s sweet portrayal of Luke in the occasional flash-forwards endeared him to viewers. Fans loved seeing him interact with Josh Radnor‘s character Ted Mosby in the glimpses of Ted‘s idyllic domestic life with the titular Mother.

During his time on the show from Season 3 to the finale, David appeared in a total of 11 episodes. His last appearance was in the emotional series finale when Luke convinces Ted to go after Robin one last time.

Other Notable Acting Roles

Expanding his repertoire, David has taken on a variety of film roles as well. In 2007, he played the son of Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

David acted in the 2010 drama Little Boy starring Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and Kevin James. He played the bully role very well in Grown Ups 2 and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

On television, David has guest starred on shows like Without a Trace, Providence, The Mullets, Judging Amy and Cold Case.

An interesting early role of David‘s was voicing the character of Petros Xanatos in the animated series Gargoyles from 1994 to 1996.

Directing and Producing

In recent years, David has successfully stepped behind the camera as a director and producer. Some of his early directing credits include shorts like Boo! and TMI featuring friend Gregg Sulkin.

In 2017, David wrote, directed and produced GeneriUS, a 16 episode short form comedy series for Facebook Watch. It centered around a group of friends chasing their creative dreams.

David‘s first feature film directorial was 2021 coming-of-age comedy This Is the Year. He also served as a producer on the film which starred his Wizards co-star Selena Gomez.

Through his production company Three Day Henrie Productions, David is developing film and TV projects. He is writing a new TV series awaited by fans.

Personal Life

David dated former beauty queen Maria Cahill for a few years before getting engaged in 2016. The couple tied the knot in April 2017.

In March 2019, David and Maria welcomed their first child, a daughter named Pia Philomena Francesca Henrie. In December 2020, they became parents again to a baby boy named James.

A devout Catholic, David is vocal about his faith. He advocates for pro-life causes and partners with organizations like the Human Rights Education Organization.

Why We Love David Henrie

  • Talented actor with natural comedic skills and timing
  • Adorable smile and sweet demeanor that makes him very likeable
  • Shines in both comedic and dramatic roles
  • Goodhearted guy devoted to his faith and values
  • Passionate about directing and expanding his repertoire
  • Great rapport with fans who find him relatable and humble

5 Interesting Facts About David Henrie

  1. David‘s maternal grandparents are Italian, giving him dual Italian citizenship. He speaks fluent Italian.
  2. He loves outdoor activities like skateboarding and surfing in his free time.
  3. David was roommates and remains best friends with Gregg Sulkin who played Mason on Wizards.
  4. Selena Gomez is one of his closest friends and he considers her like a sister.
  5. If David wasn‘t an actor, he thinks he would probably have become a school teacher.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is David Henrie‘s birthday?

David Henrie was born on July 11, 1989. He is currently 34 years old.

What is David Henrie best known for?

David Henrie is best known for playing Ted Mosby‘s future son Luke on How I Met Your Mother and for starring as Justin Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place.

What other shows has David Henrie been on?

Some other notable shows David has appeared on are Without a Trace, Cold Case, Judging Amy, The Mullets and Providence.

What films has David Henrie acted in?

David Henrie has been in films like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Little Boy, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Grown Ups 2.

Is David Henrie married?

Yes, David Henrie is married to former beauty queen Maria Cahill. They tied the knot in 2017 and have a daughter Pia and a son James together.


David Henrie has certainly made his mark in the world of television comedy and Disney Channel programs. Though still early in his directing career, David has already displayed his talents behind the camera as well.

As an actor, he has portrayed roles ranging from lovable and humorous to intense and dramatic. His comedic timing combined with an inherent likeability makes David a delight to watch on screen.

Fans are eagerly anticipating what this multi-talented artist will create next. With a devotion to his craft and down-to-earth charm, the future certainly looks bright for David Henrie!