Johannes Brost

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Johannes Brost
Johannes Brost på Guldbaggegalan 2013..jpg
Brost in 2013.
Born Edvard Johannes Brost Forssell
(1946-09-25) 25 September 1946 (age 70)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Actor
Years active 1973–present
Parent(s) Sven Forssell, Gudrun Brost

Edvard Johannes Brost Forssell (born 25 September 1946) is a Swedish actor.

He grew up in the Skåne province in southern Sweden. His mother, actress Gudrun Brost, worked at the Malmö City Theater. He followed in his mother’s footsteps and became a stage actor, working both in Malmö and Stockholm, and later starred in several movies and on TV. He biggest claim to fame in Sweden was the role of Joker, the bartender in the TV soap opera Rederiet, a long running drama show about a shipping company which conducts passenger traffic on the Baltic Sea. Brost has also starred as a villain in two Jönssonligan films. In 1991 he started doing stand-up comedy. Although mostly known as a comedic actor, Brost has been in some more serious dramatic films.[1]

Johannes Brost is sometimes credited as John Frost.

In terms of Johannes Brost's personal life he is a long-time friend with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. In 1965, The Rolling Stones had a gig in Malmö and they didn't have a hotel to stay at. Instead they slept in the home of Radio Syd's owner, Britt Wagner. Wagner's daughter was friends with Brost and convinced The Stones to go to the West End Club which Brost was running at the time.[2] Jagger and Brost immediately became friends and they still meet every time the Stones are on tour and they come to Sweden. He competes in the celebrity dance show Let's Dance 2017 which is broadcast on TV4.


Partial filmography
Year Film Role Notes
1981 Beware of the Johnson Gang Robber
1981 The Fox and the Hound Swedish voice of Copper
1981 Stjärnhuset Astro TV-series
1982 Gräsänklingar Robber
1982 Kalabaliken i Bender Officer
1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol Swedish voice of Ebenezer Scrooge
1983 Den tragiska historien om Hamlet – prins av Danmark Gyldenstern TV-series
1986 Min pappa är Tarzan Curt
1986 The Johnson Gang Resurface The Man with the Iron Arm
1987 Fadern, Sonen och Den Helige Ande... The Seventh Man
1988 The Visitors Allan Svensson
1990 Black Jack Lennart
1992 House of Angels Fanny's American Friend
1992-2000 Rederiet Joker TV-series
1994 Good Night Irene Eddie
2000 102 Dalmatians Swedish voice of Waddlesworth
2009 Bröllopsfotografen Claes
2011 Avalon Janne Won the Guldbagge for best actor
2012 Sean Banan inuti Seanfrika The Ambassador
2012 Wither Gunnar
2013 Death of a Pilgrim Mr. Persson TV-series
2013 Lilyhammer Stanley TV-series
2013 Maria Wern: Först när givaren är död Lennart
2013 Studentfesten Zacke' Father
2013 Inarticulate Speech of the Heart Joe
2014 Min så kallade pappa Frank's dad
2014 Another Time, Another Life Mr. Persson
2015 Beck: The Family Rimfors
2015 Jordskott Koljonen


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