|Birth date||August 31, 1949|
|Birth place||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Role in series||supporting actor|
Stephen McKinley Henderson (born August 31, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American actor, originally part of Group 1 of the Juilliard Drama School, later finishing his degree at the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Henderson is known for his role as Arthur in the acclaimed HBO film, Everyday People.  Other film credits include the role of Bobo in the 1989 version of A Raisin in the Sun, Cooper's husband in the 1985 movie Marie, and roles in the films Keane (2004) and If You Could Say It in Words (2008). In addition to his films, Henderson has been cast as a recurring character Omar York on the FOX series New Amsterdam, which premiered in early 2008.
Henderson is known mostly for his stage work. Most recently, he appeared as Van Helsing in the Broadway production of Dracula, The Musical. On Broadway, he has also performed in Drowning Crow, the revival of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and King Hedley II.
Off-Broadway work includes creating the role of Turnbo in Jitney, for which he won a [[Drama Desk Award. In addition, he appeared in A Raisin in the Sun and Zooman and the Sign. With the LAByrinth Theatre Company, he portrayed Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
Television work includes Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Third Watch.
His work as an actor, director, and educator has been documented in the book, Acting Teachers of America, and also in the Oxford University Press African American National Biography.
Henderson currently lives in Buffalo, NY.