Jason Johnson (actor)

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Jason Johnson
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Born (1974-11-30) November 30, 1974 (age 42)
Janesville, Wisconsin
Residence Los Angeles, California
Other names Jason Scott Johnson, J. Scott Johnson
Occupation Kickboxer, Fitness Professional and Actor
Known for Professional Kickboxing Record

Jason Johnson (born November 30, 1974) is a professional kickboxer, US Marine, fitness professional, and actor.[1][2][3][4] He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Early Life and Education[edit]

Johnson was in born Janesville, Wisconsin on November 30, 1974.[1][5] Jason Scott Johnson graduated from Martin Luther High School in Greendale, Wisconsin in 1993. That year he was the Wisconsin State Wrestling Champion at 189 lbs (86 kg).[1][5]

US Marines Career[edit]

Johnson was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps and served from 1993 to 1997.[1] He was deployed to Port au Prince, Haiti, where he oversaw peacekeeping efforts.[1] Johnson worked with the US Border Patrol in Joint Task Force Operations in Mexico, and he trained with the British Royal Marines in the United Kingdom.[1] In 1994 Johnson’s platoon named him the "Iron Man” of boot camp.[5] That year he also qualified for the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team in Norfolk, VA, and he remained a member of that team until 1996.[1][5] Johnson graduated from "Airborne" School at Ft. Benning, GA in 1996. He was a member of the Marine Corps’ 2nd Force Reconnaissance unit.[1][5]

Kickboxing career[edit]

Johnson began his training in Muay Thai kickboxing with fighter Duke Roufus.[1] Johnson won his first fight on September 6, 1998 against Jack Lagrange.[1] Johnson beat experienced opponents, and earned himself the nickname "The Gladiator".[1] In 1999, he became the IKF USA National Amateur MuayThai Rules Heavyweight Champion.[1][3][5] He also won the World International Federation Muay Thai Amateur (IFMA) Super Heavyweight Championship in Bangkok, Thailand.[1][3][5] He was ranked 7th in the world as a professional kickboxer.[1] His record is 15 wins, 1 loss, and 11 KOs.[1][5]

Fitness career[edit]

Jason Scott Johnson is a certified personal trainer and performance enhancement specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.[2][3][5] Johnson founded Go Beyond Fitness.[5] Johnson is a sports and fitness model.[3][5] In 2010, he was a sports model champion at MuscleMania in Orange County.[3] Johnson appeared in Bowflex training DVDs and in an 8-volume Muay Thai video series with Duke Roufus.[3] Johnson authored the 2011 fitness book Recreate Yourself: Simple Steps To Rapidly Burn Fat and Sculpt Your Body.[6] Johnson was also a member of Team USA in Bodybuilding in 2009.[6]

Acting career[edit]

Jason Johnson is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA.[3][4] He starred as Ryan Kristoff in Magma: Earth's Molten Core, a 2005 movie directed by Dom Magwili.[7] In 2006, he co-starred as Spry in Reptilicant, a film directed by Desi Singh. Johnson has appeared in US television programs including Passions, General Hospital, Covert Action, and Days of Our Lives.[4] he was also a character in a DC Comics comic book, and worked as a stunt performer at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.[1][4]

Accreditations and Achievements[edit]

Johnson is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a certified CrossFit Endurance Specialist.[5] He is a certified Personal Trainer. In 2010 Johnson became a Corrective Exercise Specialist. Johnson is a competitive Ironman triathlete.[8] He has appeared in - or written for - Men’s Fitness, Ironman, Physical, Muscle and Fitness, and Exercise for Men.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Jason Johnson". IKF Kickboxing. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Ben. "How to Stick to Your Resolutions by Hacking Your Brain". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Jason Scott Johnson's Page". Fitness Star Network. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Jason Scott Johnson". IMDB. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Go Beyond fitness". Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Recreate Yourself". 
  7. ^ "Magma: Earth's Molten Core". IMDB UK. Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ "2011 Results: Louisville". Ironman. Retrieved February 1, 2013.