Johnny Pacar

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Johnny Pacar
Born (1981-06-06) June 6, 1981 (age 38)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationActor, musician
Years active2002–present

Johnny Edward Pacuraru[1][better source needed] (born June 6,[2][3] 1981), known as Johnny Pacar, is an American film and television actor and musician of partial Romanian descent who is best known for his roles as Cody Jackson in the television series Flight 29 Down[4][5] and as Damon Young on ABC Family's television series Make It or Break It.[6] He also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Now You See It..., and had a recurring role as Jimmy Francis in American Dreams.

Biography[edit]

Johnny Pacar was born on June 6, 1981. As a youth he always wanted to entertain people. He was an avid hockey player and always dreamed about one day playing in the NHL.[7][8][9][10] However, he chose a different path when he started acting in drama and local theatre. In high school he formed a few bands driven by his punk rock influences, also getting into drama at school where he began doing high school and local theatre. After graduating at Wayne Memorial High School, he moved from Michigan to Los Angeles in May 2001.[7][10][11] After two months there, he got an agent[7] and filmed an international commercial for Sprite[7][12] and landed a recurring role in Boston Public.[13] Pacar also landed guest roles in Tru Calling, Judging Amy, George Lopez,[14][15] CSI: Miami, Medium, Eli Stone, and starred in the Disney Channel movie Now You See It....[16][17][18][19] Pacar is best known for being cast as Jackson, a regular on the series Flight 29 Down for NBC/ Discovery Kids.[4][5][10][13][20][21][22]

Pacar starred as Damon Young on ABC Family's Make It or Break It,[6] a series about teenage gymnasts striving for the 2012 Olympics.

In 2011 he guest-starred in an episode of Warehouse 13 as Dwayne Maddox.[14][23][24][25] The same year he starred opposite Ving Rhames in syfy's Zombie Apocalypse.[26]

In 2012 he landed a role in the action thriller Channeling [27][28][29] and in the same year his film Playback opposite Christian Slater was released.[30][31]

He next starred in the Sony thriller The Remaining which was released 2014.[32][33]

Pacar won the "Best Supporting Actor" award at the Orlando Film Festival for his performance in Love Hurts.[34]

Pacar is pursuing a music career. He released his own solo mini album "Moment of Time" on iTunes,[35] and is in the band "Forever The Day" (formerly "Fairlene"[36]), along with fellow Make it or Break it co-star Cody Longo.[36][37]

"Forever The Day" released their first EP "Under The Afterglow" on August 16, 2010[38][39][40] and released a second part named "Letters of Letting Go" on February 13, 2012.[36][38][41][42][43]

Pacar released a new solo album named Give It Our Love on March 11, 2013.[44][45][46]

He currently lives in Los Angeles.[47]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2004 Little Black Book Jamal
2004 Purgatory House Sam
2008 Wild Child Roddy
2009 Love Hurts Justin Bingham
2009 Cryptic Damon
2011 Fort McCoy Texas Slim
2012 Playback Julian Miller
2013 Channeling Connor
2014 The Remaining Tommy

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2002 Judging Amy Jason Christopher Episode: "Can They Do That with Vegetables?"
2002–2003 Boston Public Boone Episodes: "Chapter Forty-Nine", "Chapter Fifty-Five", "Chapter Fifty-Seven"
2003 The Brothers Garcia Rush Bauer Episode: "Moving on Up"
2003 Tru Calling Adam Whitman Episode: "Star Crossed"
2003–2004 American Dreams Jimmy Frances Recurring role, 7 episodes
2004 George Lopez Noah Episode: "What George Doesn't Noah..."
2005 Medium Intoxicated Boy Episode: "When Push Comes to Shove: Part 2"
2005 Now You See It... Danny Sinclair Disney Channel Original Movie
2005–2007 Flight 29 Down Cody Jackson Main role, 30 episodes
2006 Cold Case Dayton Episode: "Rampage"
2007 CSI: Miami Nathan Atherton Episode: "Just Murdered"
2007 Crossing Jordan Ben Kensith Episode: "In Sickness & In Health"
2007 Flight 29 Down: The Hotel Tango Cody Jackson Television movie
2008 Eli Stone Eli Stone (Age 19) Episode: Pilot
2008 Front of the Class Jeff Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie
2009 Ghost Whisperer Miles Maitland Episode: "Stage Fright"
2009–2011 Make It or Break It Damon Young Main role (seasons 1–2), 32 episodes
2011 Warehouse 13 Dwayne Maddox Episode: "Insatiable"
2011 Zombie Apocalypse Julien Television movie
2013 Hot Mess Ben Unsold television pilot (MTV)
2016 10 Year Reunion Shane Conley Television movie
2018 Killer Night Shift David Rosen Television Movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ accessdate=2015-01-19
  2. ^ Johnny Pacar (June 6, 2011). "Thank you all so much for all the warm Birthday wishes". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Johnny Pacar (June 6, 2012). "Bday in Catalina". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Flight 29 Down TV Show Facts". Kidzworld.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Flight 29 Down". Tv.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  6. ^ a b April Daley (March 26, 2012). "'Make It or Break It' season premiere: A new location, new girls, and a new romance?". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c d Marie Morreale. "Star Spotlight". Teacher.scholastic.com. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  8. ^ Johnny Pacar (May 20, 2010). "Biggest dream as a child. To be a nhl hockey player and a rock star". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  9. ^ Johnny Pacar (December 16, 2011). "watching 24/7 on HBO about Hockey. makes me miss playing the game". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  10. ^ a b c Michael Tsai (February 14, 2006). "'Flight 29 Down' actor eager to grow, but not to age". The.honoluluadvertiser.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "Johnny Pacar Interview". YouTube. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  12. ^ "7-20-2001 WFLD commercials (Part 4 of 5)". Youtube.com. July 29, 2009. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  13. ^ a b Michael Tsai (March 29, 2005). "Hawaii Film Partners wrap Discovery series". The.honoluluadvertiser.com. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  14. ^ a b Johnny Pacar (October 3, 2011). "So i have been told that my Warehouse 13 and George Lopez episodes were on tonight. Nice!!!". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  15. ^ "George Lopez: What George Doesn't Noah". Vudu.com. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  16. ^ "Now You See It: TV SHOW". Tvguide.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  17. ^ Johnny Pacar (February 15, 2014). "Thanks for all the luv you still give for my @DisneyChannelPR movie #NowYouSeeIt that I was told played last night #tbMovie". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  18. ^ Johnny Pacar (June 28, 2012). "hey all my old disney channel movie 'NOW YOU SEE IT' is now on #youtube. #Disney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqINaauvaO0 …". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015. External link in |title= (help)
  19. ^ Johnny Pacar (August 8, 2014). "#tb Frank Langella and I filming the #Disney channel movie Now you see it. #oldschool #disney #dcom http://instagram.com/p/rclkbKwQN7/". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015. External link in |title= (help)
  20. ^ "Flight 29 Down". Msn.com. August 25, 2007. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  21. ^ "Flight 29 Down: The Hotel Tango". Commonsensemedia.org. March 3, 2008. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  22. ^ "Flight 29 Down (TV Series)". Filmaffinity.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  23. ^ Jude Plunkett. "Review – Warehouse 13 S3 Episode 10 – Insatiable". Syfy.co.uk. Archived from the original on January 10, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  24. ^ Johnny Pacar (June 4, 2011). "Bday party for a friend tonight fly to Toronto monday morning to film Warehouse 13". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  25. ^ Blair Marnell (September 22, 2011). "WAREHOUSE 13 3.10 'Insatiable'". Craveonline.com. Archived from the original on December 14, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  26. ^ Johnny Pacar (December 23, 2011). "Haha so the syfy movie zombie apocalypse I did was mentioned on the soup tonight on E!". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  27. ^ Nellie Andreeva (November 19, 2012). "Lifetime's 'The Client List' & 'Stalkers', MTV's 'Hot Mess' Add To Casts". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  28. ^ Johnny Pacar (June 10, 2013). "A film of mine called Channeling has won its 3rd award. 3 festivals 3 awards". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  29. ^ Johnny Pacar (December 13, 2013). "Got word CHANNELING – a film I did awhile back is going to be released soon". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  30. ^ "Playback: Johnny Pacar and Christian Slater". Magnetreleasing.com. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  31. ^ Johnny Pacar (March 31, 2014). "my film playback". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  32. ^ Janice Kay. "Exclusive Interview: Johnny Pacar Is One Of 'The Remaining'". Sciencefiction.com. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  33. ^ The Deadline Team (February 25, 2013). "Casting Couch: Johnny Pacar Added To 'The Remaining', Kevin Zegers Joins 'Curse of Downer's Grove'". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  34. ^ Johnny Pacar (January 19, 2011). "for those who want to check out "love hurts" the film i won an award for, its now on dvd". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  35. ^ Johnny Pacar (April 8, 2010). "Moment of time now on itunes also review http://bit.ly/anYqT2". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 13, 2015. External link in |title= (help)
  36. ^ a b c Kayley Guyette (June 3, 2010). "Interview: Forever The Day". Thesoundalarm.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2010. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  37. ^ Julie Miller (January 15, 2010). "A Whirlwind Conversation with Make It or Break It's Tween Mean Girl, Cassie Scerbo". Movieline.com. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  38. ^ a b "Forever The Day Biography". Forevertheday.com. Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  39. ^ Johnny Pacar (August 20, 2010). "Play it loud!!!! :) :) @Forevertheday's "Under the Afterglow" on itunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/under-the-afterglow/id382445133". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015. External link in |title= (help)
  40. ^ Jen Nelson (July 14, 2011). "Album Review: Forever The Day – Under The Afterglow EP". Thesoundalarm.com. Archived from the original on May 26, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  41. ^ Forever The Day (February 12, 2012). "NEW ALBUM OUT NOW". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  42. ^ Johnny Pacar (February 21, 2012). "question @forevertheday fans. what album do you like more. Under the afterglow or letters of letting go?". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  43. ^ "Letters of Letting Go – EP: Forever the Day". Itunes.apple.com. February 13, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  44. ^ Johnny Pacar (February 16, 2013). "Its coming...My new album drops 3/11/13". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  45. ^ Johnny Pacar (March 10, 2013). "Tomorrow my new EP "Give it our Love"will be out on iTunes and all other Internet stores. 3/11/13". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  46. ^ "Give It Our Love – Single: Johnny Pacar". Itunes.apple.com. March 11, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  47. ^ Johnny Pacar. "Verified Twitter Account". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 9, 2015.

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