Trent Dawson

Full / Real Name: Trent Ashley Dawson
Born: 04 February 1971 (50 years old)
Gender: Male


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Trent Dawson is an American actor best known for his role as Henry Coleman on the television soap opera As the World Turns, from 1999-2010.

Dawson joined the cast of As the World Turns in the fall of 1999 in the role of Henry Coleman. In 2001, Dawson earned a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Male Scene Stealer. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2006 and 2007 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Dawson was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended Boston University before leaving to spend a year touring Europe. When he returned, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

While attending school, he performed in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and began teaching stage fighting. After graduation, he moved to New York City, got the role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and began touring in Shakespeare companies all over the country.

He has appeared on Broadway in The Herbal Bed. Additional shows in New York City include: As You Like It, Macbeth, Love's Labor's Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, The Way of the World, and the original work, Altitude Sickness.

Regional credits include: Lady Windermere's Fan and Misalliance at Baltimore Center Stage, School for Scandal at The McCarter, The Miser at Geva, and the title role in Pal Joey at Prince Music Theater. In all, he has performed in nearly 20 productions of Shakespeare.

Dawson's film credits include Steel Magnolias and Helen. He has also appeared in television on Guiding Light and The Good Wife.

Dawson is involved with the Humane Society, The Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and working out.

Dawson lives in New York City with his two cats, Samantha and Kaia.

Television Roles



Henry Coleman

Robert James

Kyle Galyean

Norman Dopps / Mike Beers

Dr. Rick Paulson

Edward Yellins


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