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