C. David Johnson

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C. David Johnson (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian actor.

Born Christopher David Johnson in Montreal, Quebec, Canada he attended Stanstead College, the University of New Brunswick (1977-1979), and the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School and currently lives in Toronto. C. David Johnson - Bio

Canadian actor C. David Johnson became a household name when he landed the leading role of Chuck Tchobanian on the dramatic television series Street Legal. The show went on to become one of the most successful TV series in Canadian history. The series ran for eight years and Johnson received four consecutive Gemini nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role.

In great demand following the success of Street Legal, Johnson was cast as a regular on the family series Mysterious Island. In 1998 he starred alongside Ted Danson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Brian Dennehy in the feature film Thanks of a Grateful Nation, an examination of the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm and its effects on the men and women who served in the Gulf War. Johnson has guest starred on numerous TV series including The Best Years, Zoe Busiek: Wild Card, The Dresden Files and starred in several of television movies including The Julie Posey Story (on Lifetime), The Man Who Saved Christmas with Jason Alexander and Ed Asner (CBS) and Terminal Invasion (Sci-Fi Channel). In 2010, Johnson guest starred on an episode of Spike TV’s comedy Blue Mountain State. He also is an occasional guest host of the current events program As It Happens on CBC Radio One; a Canadian radio institution which is broadcast in the United States through American Public Media.

Johnson made his professional theatre debut with Theatre New Brunswick where he starred in such productions as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Misery, Sleuth and in Peter Pan as Captain Hook. He has continued to perform for over thirty years in theatres across Canada and has appeared on the stages of Canadian theatre companies including Soulpepper in Toronto, the National Arts Centre and North America’s largest classical repertory theatre, the Stratford Festival.

At Soulpepper, Johnson won rave reviews[citation needed] for his performances in such productions as Jitters, Mary Stuart, King Lear, Three Penny Opera, The Real Thing, The Way of the World and The Play's the Thing for which he received a prestigious Dora Award nomination.

At the Stratford Festival, Johnson landed the coveted role of Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and appeared in productions of Inherit the Wind, Henry IV and Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Johnson made his Broadway debut as Bob in the musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.

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