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Born: October 24, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Tucson, Arizona, USA Profession: actor, model, rodeo rider

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With his solid, All-American good looks and cowboy pedigree, Brad Johnson became a rising young actor in the late 1980s and early 90s in roles with a Western edge, particularly in the short-lived CBS series "Ned Blessing" and "Courthouse". In the former, he had the title role as a bandit-turned-sheriff in the Old West, while in the latter, he was a judge transferred to New York who carried a frontier sense of justice. Johnson, in fact, had been first noticed by a casting director while wrestling steers on the professional rodeo circuit. He earned his SAG card doing a beer commercial. Suggested to Steven Spielberg to play Ted Baker, the slightly dorky aspiring pilot and husband to Holly Hunter in "Always" (1989), Johnson helped snag the role by accidentally spilling his soda on the producer's shoes while auditioning. Feature roles in such films as "Flight of the Intruder" (1991) and "Philadelphia Experiment II" (1993) followed. In 1996, Johnson joined the cast of "Melrose Place" in the recurring role of an expert on child abuse who also romanced Jo (Daphne Zuniga). He returned the following year as the lead in the syndicated series "Soldier of Fortune, Inc." (retitled "S.O.F.: Special Ops Force" in...

With his solid, All-American good looks and cowboy pedigree, Brad Johnson became a rising young actor in the late 1980s and early 90s in roles with a Western edge, particularly in the short-lived CBS series "Ned Blessing" and "Courthouse". In the former, he had the title role as a bandit-turned-sheriff in the Old West, while in the latter, he was a judge transferred to New York who carried a frontier sense of justice. Johnson, in fact, had been first noticed by a casting director while wrestling steers on the professional rodeo circuit. He earned his SAG card doing a beer commercial. Suggested to Steven Spielberg to play Ted Baker, the slightly dorky aspiring pilot and husband to Holly Hunter in "Always" (1989), Johnson helped snag the role by accidentally spilling his soda on the producer's shoes while auditioning. Feature roles in such films as "Flight of the Intruder" (1991) and "Philadelphia Experiment II" (1993) followed. In 1996, Johnson joined the cast of "Melrose Place" in the recurring role of an expert on child abuse who also romanced Jo (Daphne Zuniga). He returned the following year as the lead in the syndicated series "Soldier of Fortune, Inc." (retitled "S.O.F.: Special Ops Force" in 1998).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Copperhead (2008)
2.
 Supergator (2007)
3.
 Alien Siege (2005)
5.
 Riverworld (2003) Jeff Hale
6.
 Blind Obsession (2001) Jack Fletcher
7.
 Crossfire Trail (2001) Bo Dorn
8.
 Left Behind: the Movie (2000) Rayford Steele
9.
 Silk Hope (1999) Ruben Mason
10.
 Across the Line (1999) Actor
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Milestones close milestones

1984:
Tured pro on the rodeo circuit
1985:
Came to Hollywood to do TV commercial
1989:
Feature film debut, "Always"
1993:
TV series debut in title role, "Ned Blessing" (CBS)
1995:
Co-starred as Judge Wyatt Jackson in short-lived "Courthouse" (CBS)
1996:
Played recurring role on "Melrose Place"
1997:
Starred in the syndicated series "Soldier of Fortune, Inc."; retitled "S.O.F.: Special Ops Force" for second season
2000:
Had starring role in the direct-to-video release "Left Behind"; released theatrically in 2001
2001:
Acted in the TNT production "Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail"
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Education

Southern Oregon State College: Ashland , Oregon -
College of Southern Idaho: Twin Falls , Idaho -

Notes

Johnson has his pilot's license.

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wife:
Laurie Johnson. Model. Born c. 1962.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Grove Johnson. Cowboy. Born c. 1920.
mother:
Virginia Johnson.
sister:
Beth Johnson. Artist.
son:
Shane Johnson. Born November 1989.
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