Jesse Johnson (actor)

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Jesse Johnson
Born Jesse Wayne Johnson
(1982-12-07) December 7, 1982 (age 32)
Occupation Actor, singer, screenwriter
Years active 2001-present
Parents Don Johnson
Patti D'Arbanville

Jesse Wayne Johnson (born December 7, 1982) is an American actor. He is the son of actors Don Johnson and Patti D'Arbanville.


In 2001, Jesse made his acting debut in a guest appearance of the CBS television series Nash Bridges, in the episode "Quack Fever". In 2003, he appeared as Young Lt. Benjamin Tyson in the made-for-television film Word of Honor.

Jesse majored in theater at Occidental College, in Los Angeles, and graduated in 2004.[1]

In 2007, he made his feature film debut as Jason in the 2007 film Redline, starring alongside Nathan Phillips and Eddie Griffin. The film was released April 13, 2007 and debuted at #11 on the US Box Office Chart and earned $6.8 million worldwide. The film's critical reaction was exetremly negative.[citation needed]

Also in 2007, he began filming a low budget independent Australian horror film called Prey. The film, starring Natalie Bassingthwaighte, was released for a limited release in Australia. Labelled a box office bomb, it earned a lifetime gross of only $342.00 and was panned by critics. The DVD was released in October 2009, both in Australia and the US.[citation needed]

Jesse starred as Damon in the Paramount Digital Entertainment-produced Circle of Eight, which aired exclusively on Alongside Rachel Hunter, he appeared in the independent film My Life: Untitled (released in 2010) as Bobby.[dated info] He also starred in the indie comedy Head Over Spurs in Love (2010) as Bubba.

His most recent work was in the National Geographic Channel's airing of Killing Lincoln (2013), in which he portrayed John Wilkes Booth - the actor who assassinated the 16th American President, Abraham Lincoln. His performance has been received with good reviews, with many considering it to be his "breakout role".


  • Killing Lincoln (2013) (TV)... John Wilkes Booth
  • Con el culo al aire (2012) (TV)... Bobby
  • ¿Para qué sirve un oso? (2011)... Vicent
  • Head Over Spurs in Love (2010)... Bubba Weston
  • My Life: Untitled (2010)... Bobby
  • Circle of Eight (2009)... Damon
  • Prey (2009)... Gus
  • Redline (2007)... Jason
  • Word of Honor (2003) (TV)... Young Lt. Benjamin Tyson
  • Nash Bridges (2001) (TV)... Bobby's Son


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