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Henry Arnett
Gender Male
Location Los Angeles
Affiliation(s) Arnett Clothing Emporium
Heather Swanson
Julia Randall
Willy Reade
Jimmy Leblanc
Status Incarcerated
Birth 1920
Weapon(s) Unarmed
Actor Matthew Del Negro

Henry Arnett is a character in L.A. Noire. He is the director of the Arnett Clothing Emporium and a person of interest in the pre-order DLC case, "The Naked City".



Through his fashion business Arnett worked and became involved with Julia Randall. Like many men, Arnett became quickly enamored and involved with Julia. In turn, Julia manipulated Arnett into resorting to crime and robbery to support her materialistic needs. Julia used her doctor, Harold Stoneman, to acquire the names and addresses of wealthy high society members, while Arnett robbed them with the aid of Wilson "Willy the Wolf" Reade and Jimmy Leblanc.

Through Julia, Arnett also met and fell in love with Heather Swanson and ended his relations with Julia but would still continue committing burglaries on her behalf. Arnett and Heather got engaged at some point and gave her a pearl ring as an engagement ring, which was ironically a stolen item. Eventually, Julia's insatiable demand for money and merchandise was too much for Arnett, and his business went broke in order to support her. Arnett confronted Julia, and told her that he wanted out of their relationship. However, Julia laughed back at him, hence Arnett decided to escape his predicament, by having Julia murdered by Willy and Jimmy.

Events of L.A. Noire

Although Julia's death was made to look like suicide, Cole Phelps began to suspect murder, and would question Arnett and his involvement with Julia. Arnett tried to distract Phelps by stating he was in Marines and fought in Okinawa. However, Phelps saw through his lie and strongly suspected his motives. Phelps and Roy Earle followed Arnett, and discovered he had pawned a rare stolen Faberge cigarette case for a mere $600, and brought a one-way ticket to Mexico City. Arnett did so in haste as he realized that the truth of Julia's death would come out, hence wanted to escape the city before he could be arrested, and was prepared to leave his fiancee behind.

At his apartment preparing to leave L.A., he was attacked by Willy who then quickly alluded Phelps' custody. Arnett regained consciousness with Heather at his side, with Phelps ready to question him. Phelps presented plenty of evidence of Arnett's involvement, hence was compelled to admit the truth that he committed the burglaries, and paid Willy and Jimmy to kill Julia to get out of her gang. Arnett then revealed that Henderson was actually an alias for Stoneman, who was also involved with Julia and the robberies. With Willy, Jimmy, and Julia killed and Dr. Stoneman later committing suicide, Arnett was the only survivor of the gang, and was sent to prison.

Case Appearances



  • Even though his war service is proven to be a lie, there is an M1 Garand hanging in his apartment.


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