Henry Ian Cusick Henry Ian Cusick, actor of stage, television, and motion pictures, was born in Trujillo, Peru on April 17, 1969. The son of a Peruvian mother and an Irish-Scots father, Henry Ian Cusick is fluent in both English and Spanish. He grew up in Trinidad and Tobago and Scotland, moving to the latter at the age of fifteen. He was raised Roman Catholic.
He and wife Annie are parents to three sons, Elias, Lucas and Esau.
Cusick trained at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before joining the Citizens' Theatre. His first leading roles there included Dorian Gray in The Picture of Dorian Gray with Rupert Everett, Hamlet in The Marovitz Hamlet with Helen Baxendale, and Horner in The Country Wife.
His performances as Torquato Tasso in the Edinburgh International Festival production of Torquato Tasso, and Creon in the Citizens' Theatre production of Oedipus earned him a special commendation for the Ian Charleson Award 1995 for outstanding performance by a young actor in a classical theatre role.
He has a recurring role as Desmond on the TV show Lost and has appeared a couple times in season 5 of 24.