J. J. Johnston

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
J. J. Johnston
Born James William Johnston
October 24, 1933 (1933-10-24) (age 84)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Actor, writer, historian
Years active 1972–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.

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

External links[edit]