Corey Johnson (actor)

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Corey Johnson
John Johnson

(1961-05-17) May 17, 1961 (age 58)
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Lucy Cohu (m. 1994; div. 2005)

Corey Johnson (born May 17, 1961) is an American character actor largely active in the UK, best known for his supporting roles in Hellboy, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Captain Philips, The Bourne Ultimatum, Kick-Ass, Ex Machina, the Spooks episode "The Special" and the Doctor Who episode "Dalek".

Personal life[edit]

Johnson was born John Johnson in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was one of five children, having two brothers and two sisters. One of his brothers is a sports talk radio personality in New Orleans.[1] He trained professionally at London's Central School of Speech and Drama where he met actress Lucy Cohu.[1] The two married but they later divorced.[2]


His films include Out for a Kill, The Contract, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Legacy, Saving Private Ryan, Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of Hellboy, the 2005 Ray Bradbury film A Sound of Thunder, and Harrison's Flowers. He also appeared in the award-winning mini series by HBO; Band of Brothers. Johnson had a breakout year in 1999, first playing the wiseguy American tomb-raider Daniels in The Mummy, then the bungling, dim-witted assassin Bruno Decker in Do Not Disturb opposite William Hurt and Michael Chiklis.

Johnson appeared as smug business tycoon Henry van Statten in "Dalek", an episode of the 2005 revival of Doctor Who. Other TV guest spots include Spooks, Foyle's War, Celeb and Nash Bridges. He played the role of Louis Nacke II, a passenger, in United 93. In April 2007 Johnson made his Broadway debut as Nixon's Chief of Staff Jack Brennan in Frost/Nixon.[3]

While appearing on Broadway, Johnson also filmed The Caller starring Elliott Gould and Frank Langella.

In 2004, Johnson was nominated for a Best Actor award at the British TMAs for his portrayal of Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. He has also provided voice acting for several video games including the video game tie-in with the movie Reign of Fire and Constantine.

Johnson then played The Judge/Saint Peter in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the Almeida Theatre in London.[4]

Until 19 September 2014, Johnson played Mitch in Benedict Andrews´ revival of Tennessee Williams´ A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic theatre in London alongside Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster. Johnson´s performance was described as "lovely" and "measured" by The Evening Standard´s theatre critic and the overall production also received considerable critical acclaim. In 2015, he played a helicopter pilot in the science fiction film Ex Machina, starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Innocent Lou Film Debut
1998 Saving Private Ryan Radioman
1999 The Mummy David Daniels
1999 Do Not Disturb Bruno Decker
2000 Harrison's Flowers Peter Francis
2001 Black Hawk Down U.S. Medic Uncredited
2001 Last Run Jon Neely
2001 Endgame Max Bergman
2003 Out for a Kill Ed Grey Direct-to-video
2004 Hellboy Agent Clay
2005 7 Seconds Tool Direct-to-video
2005 A Sound of Thunder Christian Middleton
2006 United 93 Louis J. Nacke II
2006 Rollin' with the Nines Chronic
2006 The Contract Davis
2007 The All Together Mr. Gaspardi
2007 Davros Connections Henry van Statten Direct-to-video
Archival footage
Documentary film
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum Ray Wills
2008 The Caller Paul Wainsail
2009 Thick as Thieves Voutiritas
2009 Universal Soldier: Regeneration Colonel John Coby Direct-to-video
2009 The Fourth Kind Tommy Fisher
2010 Pimp Axel
2010 Kick-Ass Sporty Goon
2011 X-Men: First Class Chief Warden
2011 Day of the Falcon Thurkettle
2012 The Bourne Legacy Ray Wills
2013 How I Live Now Consular Official
2013 Captain Phillips Ken Quinn
2014 Warhol Dave Dawson Short film
2014 Blood Moon Hank Norton
2014 National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire Harold Mitchell
2014 Kingsman: The Secret Service Church Leader
2015 Ruby Strangelove Young Witch Zebubb
2015 Ex Machina Jay
2016 Jackie Larry O'Brien
2017 Megan Leavey Master Sergeant
2018 The Titan CI Jim Petersen
2018 Hunter Killer Captain
2018 A Private War Norm Coburn
2019 The Coldest Game Donald Novak Post-production
2020 Morbius TBA Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1992 A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia Reporter Uncredited
Television movie
1994 Under the Hammer Peter Pollack Episode: "After Titian"
1995 Casualty Jackson - Ice Hockey Coach Episode: "Exiles"
1996 Over Here Webster Television movie
1997 Kavanagh QC Eugene Styles Episode: "In God We Trust"
2001 Nash Bridges Edward Bender Episode: "The Partner"
2001 Band of Brothers Major Louis Kent Episodes: "Why We Fight" and "Points"
2002 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Gary Hathaway Episode: "Another Country"
2003 Second Nature Bobby Willard Television movie
2005 Doctor Who Henry van Statten Episode: "Dalek"
2006 Foyle's War Sergeant Jack O'Connor Episode: "Invasion"
2007 Sex, the City and Me Jeff Moran Television movie
2009 The Last Days of Lehman Brothers Richard "Dick" Fuld Television movie
2011 Beaver Falls Rick Traviata Episode: "#1.3"
2011-2014 Nova Narrator 5 episodes
2011 Comedy Showcase Rex Masters Episode: "Felix & Murdo"
2012 Playhouse Presents John D. Ehrlichman Episode: "Nixon's the One"
2012 Treasures Decoded Narrator (voice) Episode: "The Vinland Map"
2013 Nazi Mega Weapons Narrator (voice) Episode: "Fortress Berlin"
Television documentary series
2013 Nixon's the One John D. Ehrlichman Episodes: "Pilot" and "Secrets"
2014 24: Live Another Day Admiral Television miniseries
Episodes: "9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m." and "10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m."
2015 The Saboteurs General Pritchard 3 episodes
Television miniseries
2015 Crossing Lines Jay Pemberton Episodes: "Redux" and "Whistleblower"
2017 The Windsors Donald Trump Episode: "#2.6"
2017-2018 Strike Back Colonel Parker 4 episodes
2018 The Alienist Hobart Weaver Episode: "Psychopathia Sexualis"
2018 The City and the City Geary Episodes: "Beszel" and "UI Qoma"
2018 Deep State Burrell 5 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Bud Tucker in Double Trouble Additional Voices (voice)
1997 I-War Additional Voices (voice)
1997 Realms of the Haunting Additional Voices (voice)
1997 Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror Additional Voices (voice) Credited as John Johnson
1999 Shadow Man Marco Cruz, Milton T. Pike (voices)
2001 Shadow Man: 2econd Coming Thomas Deacon, Gabe, Additional Voices (voices)
2001 Wave Rally Additional Voices (voice)
2002 Stuntman Additional Voices (voice)
2002 Reign of Fire' Denton van Zan (voice)
2004 Vietcong: Fist Alpha Additional Voices (voice)
2005 Constantine Additional Voices (voice)
2006 Driver: Parallel Lines Additional Voices (voice)
2009 Killzone 2 Additional ISA Voices (voice)
2011 Kinect Sports Additional Voices (voice)
2013 Killzone: Mercenary Commander Anders Benoit (voice)
2017 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Amalthus (voice)


  1. ^ a b "Corey Johnson Biography". IMDB. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  2. ^ "I still pine for my lost love:interview Lucy Cohu : The Secret House of Death", The Mirror, 15 March 1996
  3. ^ "Frost/Nixon". Playbill Vault. Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  4. ^ "The Cast". Almeida Theatre. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  5. ^ Ex Machina

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