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Henry Thomas is a recurring character on Beverly Hills, 90210. He is portrayed by James Pickens Jr..

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Henry works as the summer season general manager of the Beverly Hills Beach Club. He is a tough, no-nonsense boss, who likes and gets on well with Brandon Walsh. Henry admits that as a teenager he had been partying with kids who later committed a robbery and left him as the fall guy, resulting in him getting arrested. He attempted to amend for the bad reputation that unfairly followed by enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps, which he later said gave him a sense of honor and balance to his life. Sometime between when his enlistment was over and the show's timeline he began working for the beach club, eventually getting promoted to manager.

Henry is also a sports fan and has encouraged the athletic ability of others by volunteering at the YMCA. He is also a fan of the TV show The Young & the Restless.

Henry attempted to parlay his love of sports into opening a sporting goods store. However, it had been destroyed in 1992 during the Los Angeles riots. Henry took it hard, but rebounded. When he gets the chance he continues spending time and investing his money into once again making the sporting goods store open for business.

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