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Also Known As: John Whitworth Jr. Died:
Born: October 31, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Charleston, South Carolina, USA Profession: actor

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At the age of 16, Johnny Whitworth won YM MAGAZINE's initial "Young and Modern Man" contest in 1991. Within two years, the Charleston native had begun his showbiz career making a guest appearance in the pilot of the short-lived ABC sitcom "Phenom." After landing a recurring role as a boyfriend of Julia Salinger (Neve Campbell) on Fox's "Party of 5" (1994), Whitworth made his feature film debut as a youth who works at McDonald's in the comedy "Bye Bye, Love" (1995) and that same year brought charm to his role as a would-be artist working at a record store in "Empire Records." Reportedly, the actor turned down a number of roles, attempting to avoid typecasting as the boyfriend or the heartthrob. He chose a grittier role as a brooding teenager who becomes orphaned in Martin Donovan's muddled "Someone Is Waiting" (1997). Whitworth fared better with a breakthrough performance as a leukemia victim whose condition could have been avoided in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of John Grisham's "The Rainmaker" (1997).

At the age of 16, Johnny Whitworth won YM MAGAZINE's initial "Young and Modern Man" contest in 1991. Within two years, the Charleston native had begun his showbiz career making a guest appearance in the pilot of the short-lived ABC sitcom "Phenom." After landing a recurring role as a boyfriend of Julia Salinger (Neve Campbell) on Fox's "Party of 5" (1994), Whitworth made his feature film debut as a youth who works at McDonald's in the comedy "Bye Bye, Love" (1995) and that same year brought charm to his role as a would-be artist working at a record store in "Empire Records." Reportedly, the actor turned down a number of roles, attempting to avoid typecasting as the boyfriend or the heartthrob. He chose a grittier role as a brooding teenager who becomes orphaned in Martin Donovan's muddled "Someone Is Waiting" (1997). Whitworth fared better with a breakthrough performance as a leukemia victim whose condition could have been avoided in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of John Grisham's "The Rainmaker" (1997).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Bad Hurt (2015)
2.
 Zephyr Springs (2013)
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 Deadly Game, A (2013)
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 Limitless (2011)
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 Game (2009)
9.
 Gamer (2009)
10.
 Pathology (2008)
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1997:
Appeared opposite Kirsten Dunst on an episode of the ABC anthology series "Gun," directed by Ted Demme
2006:
Had a recurring role as Jake Berkeley on "CSI: Miami" (CBS)
1995:
Played record store clerk A.J. in "Empire Records" opposite Liv Tyler
1994:
Had recurring role in two episodes of the Fox drama "Party of Five"
1993:
Made TV acting debut on pilot for the ABC sitcom "Phenom"
1995:
Feature acting debut in "Bye Bye, Love"
1997:
Landed pivotal role as a leukemia patient in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Rainmaker," based on the John Grisham novel
1990:
Moved to California to live with his mother
1999:
Co-starred in "Hell's Kitchen" as the leader of an Irish gang in NYC
2007:
Co-starred with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in "3:10 to Yuma," a Western directed by James Mangold
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Raised in Texas; lived with his father and stepmother
1991:
Won <i>YM</i> magazine's first "Young and Modern Man" contest
2009:
Appeared in science fiction thriller "Gamer" with Gerard Butler
2011:
Cast opposite Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in "Limitless"
2012:
Played the villain opposite Nicolas Cage in the sequel "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"
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Notes

Whitworth has a scar on his lip which was the result of a dog attack when he was three years old.

"After my first job, I got a real concept opf what Hollywood is and what the work is about. Really, after the last two years, I've realized just how full of shit everyone is. So I'm definitely not the newest kid on the block, but I tend to be the skeptical one." --Johnny Whitworth in DETOUR, November 1997

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companion:
Gina Phillips. Actor. Together from c. 1996 to 1999.

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father:
John Whitworth. Divorced from Whitworth's mother; remarried.
mother:
Diane Whitworth. Divorced from Whitworth's father.
step-mother:
Millie Whitworth.
brother:
Daniel Whitworth.
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