Daniel Croix Henderson is an American actor.

He’s a series regular on the White House drama, Tyler Perry’s THE OVAL on BET. He plays Jason Franklin, the 18-year-old deviant first son.

His debut was the New York Times Critic Pick: Kenny Leon's 'Much Ado About Nothing' alongside Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black) and Jeremie Harris (Legion, Fargo). This groundbreaking production was the first entirely African-American cast at The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park.


Daniel became immersed in acting in high school, at the Buffalo Academy for Visual & Performing Arts. He volunteered as a theatrical peer-educator at Planned Parenthood, produced his own plays, and acted in regional theatre - all while working as a busboy to save for college.

He attended the Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film at SUNY Purchase and graduated in 2017. He joins the ranks of other notable Purchase alumni such as Parker Posey, Edie Falco, Sherry Stringfield and Hal Hartley.

After graduating he trained in apprenticeships with The American Theatre Wing, National Black Theatre, and Moises Kaufman’s Tectonic Theater Project.