Eric Johnson (actor)

Eric Johann Johnson (born August 7, 1979) is a Canadian actor known for playing Flash Gordon on the eponymous 2007-2008 TV series, Whitney Fordman on the science-fiction TV series Smallville, Detective Luke Callaghan on the police drama Rookie Blue, and Jack Hyde in the Fifty Shades film series.

Eric Johnson
Johnson in 2011
Born
Eric Johann Johnson

(1979-08-07) August 7, 1979
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)
Adria Budd (m. 2004)
Children1

Career

Johnson began his career acting at age nine, when his parents enrolled him in Stage Polaris, a theater company in Edmonton.[1][2]

Johnson played the younger version of Brad Pitt's character in Legends of the Fall. In Canada, Johnson was the lead in an award-winning film titled Scorn. His breakout role came in 2001 as football jock and Clark Kent rival Whitney Fordman in Smallville.

In 2004, Johnson played the anti-Mormon son, Joshua Steed, in The Work and the Glory and later its sequels.

Johnson played the lead role in the Flash Gordon TV series that debuted on Sci Fi in August 2007. The show was canceled after one season. On November 27, 2010 he starred as Jake Finley in the Hallmark movie, Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle.[3] He portrays Luke Callahan on the Canadian police drama Rookie Blue and inmate Cal Sweeney, a bank robber, on the Fox series Alcatraz. In 2012, Johnson was cast as the voice actor and physical actor of Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell: Blacklist, replacing Michael Ironside, who voiced the character in previous installments.

In 2013, Johnson was cast in Cinemax's original medical drama The Knick as a racist, but talented, young medic who is Clive Owen's protege; the series was directed by Steven Soderbergh.[4][5]

Johnson played villain Jack Hyde in the drama sequels Fifty Shades Darker (2017) and Fifty Shades Freed (2018).[6][7]

Personal life

Johnson was born in Edmonton, Alberta, to a father, Fred, who managed a binding corporation, and a mother, Jane, who is a librarian, massage therapist, and music teacher.[8][9] In 2004, Johnson married writer-producer Adria Budd, whom he met on the set of Smallville, as she was Annette O'Toole's and John Glover's personal assistant.[1] They have a daughter, Calla Prairie Johnson, who was born in 2007.[10]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Road to Saddle River Lance
Legends of the FallTeen Tristan
1998Oklahoma City: A Survivor's StoryJasonTelevision film
Heart of the SunJack
1999Question of PrivilegeJoel Aldridge
Atomic TrainDannyTelevision film
2000Borderline NormalRocco
Bear With MeScott Robinson
ScornDarren HuenemannTelevision film
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Children of FortuneAndrew BastTelevision film
2001Texas RangersRollins
2002Bang Bang You're DeadMark KenworthTelevision film
Beauty ShotChad Johnson
2003Stealing SinatraDean Torrence
Hollywood Wives: The New GenerationBrian RichterTelevision film
2004A Friend of the FamilyDarris Shaw
Ginger Snaps 2: UnleashedTyler
A Clown's GiftSam the Clown
BlindedJohn
Anonymous RexRhysTelevision film
The Work and the GloryJoshua Steed
2005Falcon BeachLane BradshawTelevision film
MarkerRoddy Dutch
The Work and the Glory: American ZionJoshua Steed
2006Expiration DateAnimal Control Officer #2
The Work and the Glory: A House DividedJoshua Steed
Honeymoon with MomAdam
2009My Nanny's SecretDrewTelevision film
2010Meteor StormKyle Pember
Call Me Mrs. MiracleJake Finley
2013Oh Christmas Tree!Darren
Meteor StormKyle Pember
Fir CrazyDarren
2015Flash Gordon ClassicFlash GordonAnimated fan film
2016Valentine Ever AfterBenHallmark Channel TV movie
2017Fifty Shades DarkerJack Hyde
2018Fifty Shades FreedJack Hyde
A Simple FavorDavis
2019Clifton Hill (film)Charlie Lake

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1992The Ray Bradbury TheaterEpisode: "The Utterly Perfect Murder"
1999Night ManAlexEpisode: "Blader"
2001MythQuestTelemachusEpisode: "The Oracle"
SmallvilleWhitney Fordman24 episodes;
Main Cast (Season 1)
Special Guest (Seasons 2, 4)
2004The CollectorNickEpisode: "The Yogi"
2006Criminal MindsSean Hotchner2 episodes
The Dead ZoneYoung Gene PurdyEpisode: "Revelations"
2007Ghost WhispererGordon PikeEpisode: "Speed Demon"
The UnitEthan McNealEpisode: "Games of Chance"
Everest '82Laurie SkresletMini-series; 4 episodes
Flash GordonSteven "Flash" GordonLead Role; 21 episodes
2010Rookie BlueDet. Luke Callaghan35 episodes;
Main cast (Seasons 1–2)
Recurring (Seasons 3–4)
SupernaturalBradyEpisode: "The Devil You Know"
2012AlcatrazCal SweeneyEpisode: "Cal Sweeny"
2013, 2017Orphan BlackChad3 episodes
2014Saving HopeDr. Jason Kalfis3 episodes
The KnickDr. Everett GallingerMain cast;
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series (2015)
2018CaughtBrian HearnMain role
2018The AlienistCaptain MillerEpisode: Psychopathia Sexualis
2019Hudson & Rex Darryl PerthEpisode: Trial and Error
2019Vikings (2013 TV series)Erik14 episodes
2019Condor (TV series)Tracy Crane7 episodes
2020American Gods (TV series)Chad MulliganEpisode: #3.1

Video Games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013Splinter Cell: BlacklistSamuel "Sam" FisherVoice, likeness, and motion-capture performance

References

  1. TV.com. "Eric Johnson". TV.com.
  2. "Eric Johnson". TVGuide.com.
  3. "Call Me Mrs. Miracle". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  4. Bobbin, Jay (August 21, 2013). "'Rookie Blue's' Eric Johnson checks into Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax hospital drama". zap2it. Archived from the original on October 21, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  5. Andreeva, Nellie (21 August 2013). "Trio Join HBO's Salahuddin-Riddle Pilot, Cinemax's 'Knick' Series Adds 3 To Cast".
  6. Justin Kroll (February 12, 2016). "'Fifty Shades Darker' Adds 'The Knick's' Eric Johnson as Christian Grey's Rival (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  7. Mia Galuppo (February 12, 2016). "'Knick' Actor Eric Johnson Joins 'Fifty Shades Darker'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  8. "Eric Johnson Biography (1979-)". www.filmreference.com.
  9. "Knick actor Eric Johnson returns home to Edmonton for holidays". 23 December 2014.
  10. "Eric Johnson Biography". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2009-06-22.
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