Canadian actor Lamar Johnson is portraying Henry in The Last of Us TV show. He is best known for his roles as Kofi Jones in Your Honor and West in The Next Step.

Lamar Johnson has been in 26 different projects, including TV series, short films, critically acclaimed films, and even a Marvel movie.

Johnson spends his few episodes acting alongside the rising star portraying Ellie, who has previously been in Game of Thrones and His Dark Materials.

Born18 July 1994
BirthplaceToronto, Canada
Height1.73 m / 5 ft 8
Social Media LinksTwitter – @LamarJohnsonn
Instagram – lamarjohnson
Lamar Johnson as Henry in The Last of Us TV show
Credit – HBO

Who Is Lamar Johnson From The Last of Us?

Lamar Johnson is a Canadian actor and professional dancer who rose to fame thanks to his role as West in the young adult drama series The Next Step.

While he has managed to combine his dance and acting talents in shows like The Next Step, he has also appeared in big blockbuster flicks such as X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Lamar Johnson is joining the absolutely star-studded cast of The Last of Us, which features famous sitcom actors, prestigious sci-fi stars, and rising talent.

Lamar Johnson as Henry talking to Sam in The Last of Us TV show
Credit – HBO

Who Is Henry in The Last of Us?

Henry in The Last of Us is a survivor from Hartford, Connecticut. He is the older brother to Sam, another supporting character in both the series and the game.

After escaping from the Hartford QZ, he and a group of survivors, including Sam, head to Pittsburgh to find supplies. Unfortunately, they’re ambushed by the ruthless Hunters.

Upon escaping the Hunters, Henry and Sam meet Joel, the protagonist of The Last of Us, who is played by a famous and beloved actor who has starred in both Game of Thrones and a Star Wars series!

In the 2013 The Last of Us video game, Henry is portrayed by actor Brandon Scott. Unfortunately, Brandon Scott is one of the few actors who is not returning for the series.

Lamar Johnson as Henry hugging Sam in The Last of Us TV show
Credit – HBO

What Happens to Henry in The Last of Us?

Unfortunately, Henry dies during the events of The Last of Us. After escaping from Pittsburgh, Henry, his younger brother Sam, Joel, and Ellie find refuge in an abandoned house.

However, Sam, having been bitten earlier, becomes Infected. Henry shoots his younger brother to prevent him from hurting Joel and Ellie, then shoots himself out of rage and grief.

His suicide is one in a long line of unfortunate deaths in The Last of Us. In fact, another beloved character has a similar fate not long before in one of the best episodes in the series.

All Lamar Johnson Movies, TV Shows & More

  • All I Wanna Do Is Just Have Some Fun (Short) 2003 – Dancer
  • Pop It! (TV Series) 2008 – ???
  • Covert Affairs (TV Series) 2011 – Kid #1 (1 episode)
  • Parkdale (Short) 2011 – Isaac
  • The Firm (TV Series) 2012 – Donnell Heywood (1 episode)
  • Liar (Short) 2012 – Nick
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation (TV Series) 2012 – Niner (1 episode)
  • Rookie Blue (TV Series) 2012 – Tyler Markes (1 episode)
  • Home Again (Film) 2012 – Young Dunston
  • Cuffed (Short) 2013 – D’Wan
  • Apple Mortgage Cake (TV Movie) 2014 – Nicholas Logan
  • Saving Hope (TV Series) 2015 – Harry (1 episode)
  • Full Out (Film) 2015 – Twist
Lamar Johnson in Your Honor
Lamar Johnson as Kofi Jones in Your Honor (Credit – CBS Studios)
  • Mary Kills People (TV Series) 2017 – Ethan Grant (1 episode)
  • Filth City (Film) 2017 – Smush
  • Kings (Film) 2017 – Jesse Cooper
  • Filth City (TV Series) 2017 – Smush Montgomery (1 episode)
  • The Hate U Give (Film) 2018 – Seven Carter
  • Native Son (Film) 2019 – Jackson
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Film) 2019 – Match
  • The Next Step (TV Series) 2013 – 2019 – West (115 episodes)
  • Run Sweetheart Run (Film) 2020 – Norlon
  • All the Bright Places (Film) 2020 – Charlie
  • Your Honor (TV Series) 2020 – 2021 – Kofi Jones (5 episodes)
  • Brother (Film) 2022 – Michael
  • The Last of Us (TV Series) 2023 – Henry (2 episodes)

FAQs About Lamar Johnson

Does Lamar Johnson Have Any Children?

No, Lamar Johnson does not have children at this time.

Is Lamar Johnson in a Relationship?

No, Lamar Johnson is not in a relationship.

Does Lamar Johnson Use Social Media?

Yes, Lamar Johnson uses both Twitter and Instagram. He can be found at @LamarJohnson on Twitter and lamarjohnson on Instagram.

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