Henry W. Laster

Henry W. Laster

Actor, crew and voice artist in Jacksonville, Florida

About Henry

Henry W. Laster is best known for doing the voice-over for L.E.S in Small Wonder: Love at First Byte (1988) and as Kent Flankman in Salute Your Shorts (1991).

Born on December 12, 1978 in Miami, Florida, Laster's first experience was in elementary school singing the song Fifty Nifty United States. His love and respect for theatre deepened as his love for theatre from that day going forward.

Before Henry became an actor, he was involved in LGBT rights, anti-racism campaigns, and anti-bullying campaigns, all for which he held a great passion.

What people don't know is that he didn't love being a kid. Racing toward adulthood to escape bullying, he began writing jokes for stand up. Getting picked on and feeling disenfranchised is a subject that's very near to Henry's heart. This experience was a traumatic one because it kept bringing up unresolved feelings left over from childhood.

He was so obsessive in his goal to try to be what he thought others wanted.

He was always pushed on matter what his circumstances were.

He is incredibly active in anti-racism, anti-bullying and gay rights campaigns, and never has been recognized for his unwavering dedication.

He has participated in many LGBT organizations all across the US of A. He has even marched in LGBT pride parades to show his dedication to this matter as it is close to his heart. He has even showed his support by doing the movies Milk (2008) and Pedro (2008).

Through his hard work, Henry has had the opportunity to be heard, to extend his point of view and become regarded as a true pioneer in his field. He takes none of it for granted.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Henry spent whatever free time he had working on finding his next gig.

Laster can also be seen in Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story (1986), Christmas Angel (2012), and Tammy (2014).

As of this writing Henry has been diagnosed as being legally blind. He was involved with the Braille Institute in Rancho Mirage and Los Angeles, California locations.

He is involved with the Jacksonville Council of the Blind in Jacksonville, Florida. He devotes his time as their webmaster.


Name: Henry W. Laster

Lives in: Jacksonville, Florida

Occupation: Actor, Crew and Voice Artist

Unique traits: Down Syndrome, Gay Male, Visually Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Drag queen, MS

Credits

  • Captive

    Captive (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • God's Compass

    God's Compass (2016)
    Film (Drama) Actor On the night Suzanne Waters celebrates her retirement, she is faced with a series of crisis she could not have imagined.

  • Modernism Today

    Modernism Today (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Modernism, with a start in the early 20th century, took the world by storm. What remains are cities draped in the spirit of modernism, our very existence surrounded it. In this film we take a look at the modernism today.

  • Caeli Auxilium

    Caeli Auxilium (2015)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew At a moment's notice Caius becomes one of the country's most important airmen. He comes from from the civilian world where things work much differently than the military in Lithuania. The year, 2029.

  • Still Chicago

    Still Chicago (2014)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew An architect comes home to Chicago, from overseas, to find his old neighborhood unchanged, a new love and his family in jeopardy.

  • The Power of Self

    The Power of Self (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer A poetic lesson of internal harmony and finding the power that often lies dormant within us.

  • Tammy

    Tammy (2014)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Actor Tammy, who was recently fired from a Topper Jack's fast food restaurant, returns home only to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbor. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parent's home. Upon denied use of her mom's car to drive to Niagara Falls, she quickly resorts to an "ailing" grandmother, who also lives in the home...Only instead of traveling alone, Grandma Pearl wants in on the road trip. After realizing Grandma Pearl has the funds, they hit the road. Pearl soon proves to be quite the alcoholic despite her diabetes, and Tammy quickly turns into the "baby-sitter." From finding love in a bar to robbing a Topper Jack's in order to bail Pearl out of jail,the quirky adventure will have you finding yourself riding along for the misadventures of Tammy. Written by Mayor_G

  • Where's My Wallet?

    Where's My Wallet? (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew When a frantic office manager cannot find his wallet, he accuses two of his employees.

  • Geography Club

    Geography Club (2013)
    Film (Comedy) Actor "GEOGRAPHY CLUB" is based on Brent Hartinger's best-selling critically acclaimed novel: "What am I looking for?" asks 16-year old Russell Middlebrook of himself as he heads off on his newest adventure. Russell is still going on dates with girls, while Kevin will do anything to prevent his football teammates from finding out what he is concealing, Min and Terese tell everyone they're really just good friends, and Ike can't figure out who he is or what he wants to be. But the truth is too hard to hide - at least from each other - so they form the Geography Club. Nobody else will discover the truth about them as no other students in their right minds would ever join a club that sounds so boring. Their secrets will be safe from classmates. But are they? "Geography Club" is a smart, fast, moving and funny account of contemporary teenagers as they discover their own sexual identities, dreams and values and not merely live out their parents' desires and ambitions. Russell, Kevin, Min, Terese... Written by Edmund Entin

  • Up in the Stars

    Up in the Stars (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • The Nature of Business

    The Nature of Business (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Tossing us like waves on a tall cliff, blind to our thoughts and desires, we all are subject to the nature of business.

  • Las Vegas PC

    Las Vegas PC (2013)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Las Vegas PC is a tale of two life long friends having technology fail them as they attempt to change their lives forever to free them for their mundane existence, once and for all.

  • The Business Mindset

    The Business Mindset (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Whatever our passion, product or art, the mindset we harness is often most important.

  • Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

    Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Christmas Angel

    Christmas Angel (2012)
    TV Movie (Drama and Family) Actor From grade school class oral reports on one's most improbable Christmas wish, student Olivia begins to notice a few coming true. She and friend Lucas believe it's the long-abandoned house next door to her that grants the wishes (if made while throwing a rock at it). Olivia soon meets a reclusive old woman living inside and, together, they begin reviewing the wishes left at the gate (in a wish box built in front to stop folks from damaging the property). As Olivia wishes a new husband for her single mom, the landlord of the abandoned house (a doctor) comes into their lives, but Olivia would rather her mom had the peppy new substitute teacher. Some things must be left in God's hands. Written by statmanjeff

  • Jayne Mansfield's Car

    Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)
    Film (Drama) Actor A young man in the 1940s raises a family in Alabama after his wife leaves him for an Englishman and moves to England. When the wife dies, she leaves a request to be brought back to Alabama to be buried, and at that point the man hasn't seen her in nearly 30 years. The two families - her original family she abandoned and her English family - meet and make an attempt to adjust to each other, with uneven results. Written by alfiehitchie

  • The Perspective of Love

    The Perspective of Love (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Written, directed, acted, and produced entirely by students in Rochester, MN, this 15-minute narrative combines a captivating story with honest observations and meaningful questions. Wandering alone on Valentine's Day while contemplating the world's confusing definition of 'love', a reclusive teenager is forever changed by an accidental discovery. Through a surprising turn of events, Pete finds a new perspective on the mystery only defined as love. Written by Anonymous

  • The Glades

    The Glades (2011)
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor A former Chicago cop moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police.

  • Stella and the Dog

    Stella and the Dog (2010)
    Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew A strange world ahead, when two friends wake up to encounter one mishap after the other on the long road home.

  • Little *ucker

    Little *ucker (2010)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Actor Meet Chuck and Lloyd, best of friends and hopeless stoners. They share an apartment and work together at an exterminating company. While conducting their daily duties, these best buds discover a small ominous creature in a warehouse. After overcoming their initial fear, they embrace the lovable misfit and decide to bring him home. Chuck and Lloyd quickly learn that their little buddy is a true party animal who shares their deep love for weed. What they dont know is that the creatures need for weed keeps his savage instincts at bay! After a few wild days in their apartment, it is clear that their new roommate can not be domesticated. Sadly, they realize with broken hearts and a broken home that he must be released back into the wild. The next night, they are invited to a costume party by Molly, an old flame of Lloyd's. Knowing they will have to part ways with their little friend, the boys decide to take him out for one last hurrah, to the only place he wont need a costume! At first, ...

  • Pedro

    Pedro (2008)
    Film (Drama) Actor In 1994 Pedro Zamora was the first HIV-positive homosexual to appear in a reality show on MTV. The audience of 'The Real World: San Francisco' identified easily with this intelligent, good-looking Latino. His presence on the show also meant that audiences in the United States and abroad had to engage with the topic of AIDS. A screen adaptation of Pedro Zamora's life: his childhood in Havana as the youngest of eight children, his immigration to the United States, his hard work as an AIDS activist, his appearance on 'The Real World' as well as the short time that was left to him subsequently. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

  • Milk

    Milk (2008)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Actor Using flashbacks from a statement recorded late in life and archival footage for atmosphere, this film traces Harvey Milk's career from his 40th birthday to his death. He leaves the closet and New York, opens a camera shop that becomes the salon for San Francisco's growing gay community, and organizes gays' purchasing power to build political alliances. He runs for office with lover Scott Smith as his campaign manager. Victory finally comes on the same day Dan White wins in the city's conservative district. The rest of the film sketches Milk's relationship with White and the 1978 fight against a statewide initiative to bar gays and their supporters from public school jobs. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Hairspray

    Hairspray (2007)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Family, Music and 2 More) Costume and Wardrobe Department Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larkin, much to Tracy's mother Edna's dismay. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next teen regular. With the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy is chosen, angering evil dance queen Amber Von Tussle and her mother Velma. Tracy then decides that it's not fair that black kids can only dance on the show once a month (on "Negro Day"), and with the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, her father, and Edna, she's going to integrate the show.....without denting her 'do. Written by leoprez1030

  • Malcolm in the Middle

    Malcolm in the Middle (2006)
    Television (Comedy and Family) Actor An offbeat, laugh track-lacking sitcom about a bizarrely dysfunctional family, the center of which is Malcolm, the middle of the two brothers who still live at home. His eldest (and favorite) sibling, Francis, boards at military school because his parents believe it will reform him and keep him out of trouble. Malcolm often has a hard time coping with his family life, but he has more troubles to contend with when he starts receiving special treatment at school after being diagnosed as an intellectually advanced genius. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.dialup.cyberverse.com>

  • Seed of Chucky

    Seed of Chucky (2004)
    Film (Comedy, Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Actor The killer doll is back! Glen, the orphan doll offspring of the irrepressible devilish-doll-come-to-life Chucky and his equally twisted bride Tiffany. When production starts on a movie detailing the urban legend of his parents' lethal exploits, Glen heads for Hollywood where he brings his bloodthirsty parents back from the dead. The family dynamics are far from perfect as Chucky and Tiffany go Hollywood and get rolling on a new spree of murderous mayhem; much to gentle Glen's horror. Chucky can't believe that his child doesn't want to walk in his murdering footsteps, and star-struck Tiffany can't believe that the movie will star her favorite actress, Jennifer Tilly, who soon becomes an unwitting hostess to this new family in more ways than one... Written by nathan bradley

  • Pecker

    Pecker (1998)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when a photographer's photos he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. Written by Joe Blevins <joeblev@concentric.net>

  • Family Matters

    Family Matters (1996)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Family) Actor The Winslow family is a pretty normal family except for one thing, their neighbor Stephen Urkel. A genius and klutz Steve makes some really weird inventions while driving the Winslows insane. Written by Katie <Katie185@aol.com>

  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete

    The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1994 - 1996)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Actor Pete and Pete are two red-headed brothers living in the somewhat surreal town of Wellsville. Pete, the older of the two, narrates the stories about their adventures in everyday life. Will Artie, the Strongest Man in the World, have to leave town? Why does X=Y? Can Pete ever rediscover the Perfect Song? Tune in and find out! Written by Mike Konczewski

  • Step by Step

    Step by Step (1993)
    Television (Comedy, Family and Romance) Actor Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and Carol run into each other on vacation and spontaneously get married, they and their children (who appeared to have known and hated each other) have to learn to live together and love each other. It's not easy, but they are trying to do this step by step. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

  • Parker Lewis Can't Lose

    Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1992 - 1993)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Trendy high school student Parker Lewis (a character similar to Ferris Bueller), for whom, as suggested by his motto, "Not a problem," nothing is impossible. Like his best buds Mikey Randall and Jerry Steiner, and his girlfriend Annie Sloane, his prime concern is achieving and maintaining coolness during the turbulent years of puberty. However, their efforts keep being thwarted by Parker's little sister, Shelly, and principal Grace Musso. Apart from various aspects of teenage life, embedded in a wealth of cartoon-like special effects and camera trickery, an episode regularly contains more or less subtle references to movies, politics, and celebrities. Written by Peter Zweers <peterz@pi.net>

  • Salute Your Shorts

    Salute Your Shorts (1991 - 1992)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor It's about seven kids at summer camp and all the things they do and about friends sticking with each other. While they try to out smart the counselor. Written by Angela Crawford

  • Hey Dude

    Hey Dude (1990)
    Television (Adventure, Comedy and Family) Actor The antics of a colorful group working at the Bar None, a dude ranch. It is owned by Mr. Ernst, a sometimes-too-enthusiastic, but well meaning boss. The staff include sweet Melody, the lifeguard, Brad, the rich horse instructor, Danny, a Native American, Ted, the good-looking but always into trouble Zack Morris type, and Mr. Ernst's young son Buddy. There's also a wise ranchhand named Lucy and later the group expands to include Jake and Kyle. Written by <PartyGrl162@hotmail.com>

  • Street Asylum

    Street Asylum (1990)
    Film (Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Life Goes On

    Life Goes On (1989)
    Television (Drama) Actor A TV-series about the life of the Thatchers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming). We get into their problems and joys. Drew Thatcher's dream comes true when he is able to open his own restaurant, but it's a hard business, and he often run into problems. Becca has a constant crush on Tyler, but he's not available. He and his girlfriend, Rona, break up and get together all the time. Libby Thatcher hates her boss, and quits her job. After a while she finds out that she's pregnant, and that her boss is desperate to get her back. She starts working for him again, after getting better paid, among other things. Meanwhile, "Corky" has problems with keeping up at school and accepting who he is. He fights his battles, and wins. Written by Eva Kristin Berntzen <eva@himolde.no>

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy, Family and Sci-Fi) Actor Wayne Szalinski is your average "nutty scientist", working on a top secret machine that shrinks objects. When it unexpectedly starts working, he's so amazed he forgets to tell his family to be careful. And when they wander into his lab... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

  • Mississippi Burning

    Mississippi Burning (1988)
    Film (Crime, Drama, History, Mystery and 1 More) Actor Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his former Sheriff partner. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

  • Small Wonder

    Small Wonder (1988)
    Television (Comedy, Family and Sci-Fi) Actor Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their nosy and annoying neighbor, has a crush on Jamie and plans to marry him. Her dad, Brandon Brindle, is Ted's boss; Brandon stole credit for Ted's ideas. Written by James H. Vipond <arlateo@itctel.com>

  • A Smoky Mountain Christmas

    A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986)
    TV Movie (Fantasy and Music) Actor A country/western singer on a trip through the Tennessee mountains runs into a reclusive backwoodsman--and a witch.

  • Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story

    Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story (1986)
    TV Movie (Drama) Actor A fictionalized tale of a young man who ends up in Boy's Town in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. A kind priest helps the troubled boy find his way out of a life of trouble.

Awards

  • Best Friend Award
    (1991)

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