Frederick Keith Johnson Biography

Birthday: 1969-03-19
Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Wiki Biography: Born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in the working class city of Racine, Wisconsin; Frederick is an union affiliated actor who has experience in Theater, Television, Film, TV & Internet commercials as well as Commercial Print. He also has worked as a film critic and interviewer for Medium Rare TV & Film, a San Francisco based film review and interviewing on-line program focused on women and people of color in TV & film. Frederick has trained at the prestigious American Conservatory; the Chicago based Second City, studied in a yearlong improvisation program at the Player's Workshop in Chicago, IL and at The Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre.Over the years, he has appeared in various TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Trauma. He has also appeared in several regional and national commercials for organizations like University of Phoenix, Oakland's own Oaks Card Club, Umpqua Bank and the Bernard Law Group. While in college, he majored in Civil Engineering at University the Wisconsin Milwaukee but quickly realized that engineering wasn't his bag after two near fatal accidents, as an intern, working for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. At that point, Frederick decided to change his major by exploring other options at different universities such as Ohio State, Morehouse College and Marquette University.During that same year, Frederick was unexpectedly approached by the United States Marine Corp at a job fair while walking through the student union. The US Marines were looking for young men who interested in aviation. After some serious deliberation, Frederick decided to give it a shot as he passed the avionics test, passed the physical and aced the physical fitness test. Subsequently, he was given an opportunity to become a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corp by completing two summer boot camps. Upon graduation, he would be commissioned as an Officer and sent to flight training school. Frederick would later turned down that opportunity after receiving notice that he been accepted at Marquette University on scholarship.Frederick would go on to earn his BA in Economics from Marquette University and his MS in Instructional Technology from Cardinal Stritch University. While at Marquette University, Frederick was recognized as a McNair Scholar and a student leader through the local student government. He was also seen as one of few prominent Black voices of the student body during that time. Many of within the Marquette University Administration knew of Frederick's success both academic and social. As a result, Frederick and the Dean of Students became very good friends because of the some of the trouble that he had managed to stir up for himself on campus.In the spring of 2002, Frederick announced to the world that he would be an actor. No one took him serious at all, not even his closest friends. It wasn't until his friends and family saw him on TV in a national commercial and in the film "Getting' Grown" in 2004, that anyone thought this to be true. Frederick work in Los Angeles, Sacramento and throughout the San Francisco Bay area, but makes his permanent residence in Santa Ana, CA where he works for an international pharmaceuticals company as a Project Controls Engineer.Occasionally Frederick works live casino events at the Cache Creek Casio located in Brooks, CA. In his free time, Frederick enjoys writing screenplays. Throughout his life, Frederick has always been very athletic and enjoys studying mixed martial arts but is a horrible golfer. Frederick enjoys Salsa dancing and swears by it being the single best way to meet available women. He also dreamed of owning a Porsche as kid but once worked as a valet at a posh athletic club and almost crashed an expensive 911. He now drives a BMW and is very happy.

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Filmography

Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Gettin' Grown Officer Johnson 2004 Drama
Nowhere to Hide Detective 2009 Horror, Thriller