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Also Known As: Died:
Born: September 10, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor, director

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Solid-looking African-American character player, known mostly for his work on TV. Born in Philadelphia, Johnson moved to Toronto when he was a teenager and he has returned regularly to Canada to appear in features including "Iron Eagle II" (1988) and "Soul Survivor" (1994). Work in Hollywood began in the early 1980s with a few small roles in features and TV. Things began to improve in mid-decade with a regular role in the Canadian-produced CBS crime series, "Hot Shots" (1986), as the smart staff researcher for CrimeWorld magazine. Feature work began to pick up, too, as with his gang leader in "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987) and other modest but noticeable roles in "Wild Thing" (1987) and "Colors" (1988).

Solid-looking African-American character player, known mostly for his work on TV. Born in Philadelphia, Johnson moved to Toronto when he was a teenager and he has returned regularly to Canada to appear in features including "Iron Eagle II" (1988) and "Soul Survivor" (1994). Work in Hollywood began in the early 1980s with a few small roles in features and TV. Things began to improve in mid-decade with a regular role in the Canadian-produced CBS crime series, "Hot Shots" (1986), as the smart staff researcher for CrimeWorld magazine. Feature work began to pick up, too, as with his gang leader in "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987) and other modest but noticeable roles in "Wild Thing" (1987) and "Colors" (1988).

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DIRECTOR:

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  S.W.A.T. (2003) Director
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  Boycott (2001) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Bird People (2014)
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 Defendor (2009)
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 Tripping Wire (2005)
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 S.W.A.T. (2003) Deke'S Handsome Partner
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 Boycott (2001) Emory Jackson
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 Disappearing Acts (2000) Jimmy
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 Homicide: The Movie (2000) Detective Meldrick Lewis
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 Planet of Junior Brown, The (1999) Mr Pool
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Milestones close milestones

1972:
Family moved to Toronto
1981:
Earliest feature film work included a role in the film, "Killing 'em Softly"
1982:
Earliest US TV appearances included a role in the CBS TV-movie, "Rona Jaffe's Mazes and Monsters"
1986:
First role as TV series regular: played supporting role of Al Pendleton on the CBS crime drama, "Hot Shots"
1987:
Began acting regularly in Hollywood features with his roles in three films, "Wild Thing", "Adventures in Babysitting" and "Nowhere to Hide"
1991:
Supplied a voice for the ABC animated children's adventure and music series, "Hammerman"
1993:
Played detective Meldrick Lewis on the NBC police drama series, "Homicide: Life on the Street"
1996:
Directed episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street"
2001:
Helmed the HBO original "Boycott"
2002:
Directed several episodes of "The Shield" (FX)
2003:
Directed and appeared in the feature adaption of the TV series, "S.W.A.T."
2006:
Directed and appeared in "The Sentinel" starring Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland
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wife:
Heather Salmon. Special events coordinator, former model. Married on November 26, 1994; Johnson's second wife; met summer 1993 at an aerobics class in Toronto; works for the pro basketball team the Toronto Raptors.

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daughter:
Casandra Johnson. Born c. 1983; from Johnson's first marriage.
daughter:
Michaela Johnson. Born c. 1985; from Johnson's first marriage.

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