American actor John Carter Hensley's first major role was playing Luke Madigan on the TV series Madigan Men. Born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 29, 1977, he never aspired for an acting career until he auditioned on a school play. Though he didn’t get a part in the production, he became hooked on the performing arts. Before he became an actor, he had a job at a horse ranch in Wyoming. When he was seven years old, he got involved in an unfortunate kitchen fire accident which resulted in lesions and facial scars. He decided to get skin grafts when he was 14, leading to his very distinguishable features.
Deciding to pursue his dreams of acting, he took a week-long trip to New York and was discovered by his future manager. He didn’t think acting would be his permanent career, and even thought about wrangling horses once again. However, he received a callback and was soon on the road to stardom. After starring on Madigan Men, he was seen on the hit series The Sopranos. There, he was cast as Eric Scatino on the episode “The Happy Wanderer.” Later on, Hensley found his next TV role, playing Gabriel Bowman on the series Witchblade, from 2001 to 2002. His film credits later increased, and hehas appeared in Campfire Stories, Peoples and Fitfy Pills. His next starring role came in 2003, when he was chosen to play the troubled teenager Matt McNamara on the FX drama Nip/Tuck. In 2007, Hensley landed a part in the comic horror film Teeth, written and directed by Michael Lichtenstein. He also appeared on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The next year, he was cast in the thriller movie Shutter, also starring Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, Megumi Okina and David Denman. Hensley is also known for playing on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Beacon House charity.