Jim Henshaw

Jim Henshaw (born September 28, 1949 in Bassano, Alberta, Canada) is a professional actor, screenwriter and film and television producer.

The first Actor graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, he began his professional career in 1971. A mainstay of the Canadian theatre scene during the 1970s, he appeared in more than 50 productions of new Canadian plays, including the first performances of several works by playwright George F. Walker. His film career included such films as The Last Detail, Monkeys in the Attic, Lions for Breakfast, The Supreme Kid and A Sweeter Song for which he also wrote the screenplay.

Henshaw was the voice of Daniel Mouse and Beaver Drummer in the animated film The Devil and Daniel Mouse that launched the Nelvana animation studio. In the field of animation, he is best known for playing Bright Heart Raccoon in The Care Bears Movie and The Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation, as well as Tenderheart Bear in The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland and the television series.

He also starred in the Star Wars-inspired animated series, Ewoks, as Wicket W. Warrick and provided voices for the animated feature Heavy Metal.

He also supplied the voice of Zipper Cat in the early version of The Get Along Gang and did voices in two early animated films by including The Magic of Herself the Elf and Easter Fever.

Henshaw has also made a guest appearance in two episodes of The Littlest Hobo.[1]

In 1986, he transitioned his career into writing and producing, serving as a story editor or producer on such series as Adderly, Friday the 13th: The Series, Top Cops, War of the Worlds, Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension and BeastMaster. In addition to creating Top Cops, he has written more than a dozen television pilots, including Secret Service and The Lost World. He was also the creative force behind a successful series of romance films based on Harlequin Romance novels.

In addition to writing and producing, Henshaw is also the author of the Canadian show business and writing blog "The Legion of Decency".[2]


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