J. J. Johnston

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J. J. Johnston
James William Johnston

October 24, 1933 (1933-10-24) (age 85)
OccupationActor, writer, historian
Years active1972–present

J.J. Johnston (born James William Johnston, October 24, 1933, Chicago, Illinois) is an American theatre and film actor and boxing historian and writer.


Johnston, a former amateur boxer, is the author of several books on the history of boxing.

  • Babyface and Pop, with Nick Beck (2011)
  • Chicago Boxing (Images of Sports), with Sean Curtin and David Mamet (2005) ISBN 978-0-7385-3210-3
  • Chicago Amateur Boxing (Images of Sports), with Sean Curtin (2006) ISBN 978-0-7385-4138-9

Stage work[edit]

Johnston performed in the original 1975 production of David Mamet's American Buffalo in Chicago.[1]

Partial filmography[edit]


  • 1983-84 New York Theatre World Award for Outstanding New Talent in "American Buffalo"
  • 1986 Bay Area Critics Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance by an Actor in the play Glengarry Glen Ross.


  1. ^ Dettmer, Roger. "'Buffalo' only fragments of the intended". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, IL. Retrieved April 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read

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