Brad Johnson Biography

Birthday: 1959-10-24
Place of Birth: Tucson, Arizona
Height: 6' 3" (1.91 m)
Wiki Biography: When someone tells Brad Johnson he's come a long way, his usual response is, "Well, I had a long way to come." Born on a small ranch in Tucson, Johnson, the son of a horse trainer/used car salesman, has done everything from shoeing horses to repossessing cars to serving as a hunting and fishing guide. His humble beginnings nurtured his modesty and quiet strength and has critics comparing him to John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and James Stewart. Brad's route to stardom was speedy, dramatic and somewhat circuitous. He joined the Pro Rodeo circuit in 1984 and was spotted wrestling steers in Wyoming by a casting director looking for cowboys to use as extras in a beer commercial. After this first break came a three-year run as the Marlboro Man, then numerous Calvin Klein print ads and more commercials. After a serious knee injury sidelined his rodeo career, Johnson headed for Hollywood. Within five months of his arrival, Roger Corman cast him to star in Nam Angels (1989). Soon after, Steven Spielberg discovered Johnson and offered him the coveted role of Ted Baker, Holly Hunter's love interest in Always (1989). When asked about her co-star, Holly described Brad as "all twisted steel and sex appeal." The Spielberg film led Johnson to Paramount for John Milius' Flight of the Intruder (1991). An exclusive three-picture deal at Paramount followed. With 60 hours of television, 11 pilots and over 25 films to his credit, there's no slowing down in Johnson's future. Writing and producing can now be added to his resume. Johnson's Los Angeles-based High Lonesome Productions and is producing partner Lou Pitt have several projects in different stages of production. One of them, "The Daybreakers," a rodeo tale, Johnson penned himself. Known by his friends as "The working man's renaissance man," Johnson has three projects slated for release in 2007. Brad lives with his wife Laurie and their eight children on a ranch in the mountains of Colorado.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times Ned Blessing 1993 Action
Courthouse Judge Wyatt E. Jackson 1995 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Nam Angels Calhoun 1989 Action, Adventure
Flight of the Intruder 1991 0, Game Show, 0, Biography
Philadelphia Experiment II David Herdeg 1993 Sport
The Birds II: Land's End Ted 1994
Stockholm Marathon Manager 2 1994 Crime, Thriller
Dominion Harris 1995 Adventure, Drama
Rough Riders 1997 Action, Drama, History
Left Behind Rayford Steele 2000 0, 0, Sport
Across the Line Grant Johnson 2000
Left Behind: The Movie Rayford Steele 2001
Blind Obsession Jack Fletcher 2002 Drama, Thriller
No Regrets The Actor Playing Phil 2004 Drama, Romance
Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough 2005 Comedy, 0
Truce Duane Edwards 2005 Drama
Left Behind: World at War Rayford Steele 2005 Action, Drama, Fantasy
Happy Valley Brad 2007 Drama
Supergator Scott Kinney 2007 Sci Fi
No Regret Phil Welch 2008
Dragon Hunter Hunter 2008 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Always Ted Baker 2011 Biography, 0
Scents and Sensibility Edward Farris 2011 Drama
Orcs! Ezekiel Crawford 2011 Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Changing Hearts James 2012 Family
The Last Passage Tom Murfin 2013 Thriller
16 Stones Joseph 2014
Waffle Street Phillip Bricks 2015 0
Nail 32 Buck Livingston 2015 Drama