Henry Simmons is an American actor best known for his role as Detective Baldwin Jones in the television crime series NYPD Blue, from 2000-2005.
He is also known for his starring role as Isaac Wright in the legal drama television series Shark, from 2006-2008. He became a regular cast member on Shark in January 2007, after having a recurring role since his character was first introduced in the series' second episode in 2006.
He also starred as Grant in the short-lived sitcom Man Up!, in 2011.
Simmons' television credits include a lead role in the series NYPD Blue, starring roles in the mini-series Spartacus and the movie Lackawanna Blues, and guest-starring roles in the series New York Undercover, Swift Justice and The Cosby Mysteries.
Among his feature film credits are Madea's Family Reunion, Something New, Taxi, Are We There Yet?, The Insurgents, South of Pico and Above the Rim.
His theatre credits include Off Broadway productions of Boys in the Basement and Geranos, and a Los Angeles-based production of Sure.
Simmons earned a basketball scholarship and a degree in business from Franklin Pierce College, where he also experimented in theatre. The positive feedback he received onstage later fueled his desire to pursue an acting career.
Simmons was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut and currently lives in Los Angeles.