Johnny Pacar

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Johnny Pacar
Born Johnny Edward Pacuraru
(1981-06-06) June 6, 1981 (age 34)
Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.A.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002-present

Johnny Pacar (born Johnny Edward Pacuraru;[1][2] June 6,[3][4] 1981) 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[5][6] and as Damon Young on ABC Family's television series Make It or Break It.[7] He is also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Now You See It..., and a recurring role as Jimmy Francis in American Dreams.


Johnny Pacar was born 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.[8][9][10][11] 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,[1] he moved from Michigan to Los Angeles, California in May 2001.[8][11][12] After two months there, he got an agent[8] and filmed an international commercial for Sprite[8][13][14] and landed a recurring role in Boston Public.[15] Pacar also landed guest roles in Tru Calling, Judging Amy,[16] George Lopez,[17][18] CSI: Miami,[19] Medium, Eli Stone, as well as starring in the Disney Channel movie Now You See It....[20][21][22][23] Pacar is best known for being cast as Jackson, a regular on the series Flight 29 Down for NBC/ Discovery Kids.[5][6][11][15][24][25][26]

Pacar starred as Damon Young on ABC Family's Make It or Break It,[7] a series about teenage gymnasts striving for the 2012 Olympics.

In 2011 he recently guest starred in an episode of Warehouse 13 as Dwayne Maddox.[17][27][28][29] The same year he starred opposite Ving Rhames in syfy's Zombie Apocalypse.[30]

In 2012 he landed a role in the upcoming action thriller "Channeling"[31][32][33] and in the same year his film "Playback" opposite Christian Slater was released.[34][35]

He next starred in the Sony thriller The Remaining who was released 2014.[36][37]

Pacar won the "Best Supporting Actor award" at the Orlando Film Festival for his performance in Love Hurts.[38]

Pacar is pursuing a music career. He released his own solo mini album "Moment of Time"[39] on iTunes,[40] and is in the band "Forever The Day" (formerly "Fairlene"[41]), along with fellow Make it or Break it co-star Cody Longo.[41][42]

"Forever The Day" released their first EP "Under The Afterglow" on August 16, 2010[43][44][45] and released a second part named "Letters of Letting Go" on February 13, 2012.[41][43][46][47][48]

Pacar released a new solo album named "Give It Our Love" on March 11, 2013.[49][50][51]

He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[52]



Year Film Role Notes
2004 Little Black Book Jamal
Purgatory House Sam Main Role
2005 Now You See It... Danny Sinclair TV movie
2007 Flight 29 Down: The Hotel Tango Cody Jackson TV movie
2008 Wild Child Roddy Supporting
2009 Love Hurts Justin Bingham Main Role
Cryptic Damon
2011 Fort McCoy Texas Slim
Zombie Apocalypse Julien TV movie
2012 Playback Julian Miller
Channeling Connor
2014 The Remaining Tommy


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Judging Amy Jason Christopher "Can They Do That with Vegetables?" (Season 3, Episode 15)
Boston Public Boone "Chapter Forty-Nine" (Season 3, Episode 5)
"Chapter Fifty-Five" (Season 3, Episode 11)
"Chapter Fifty-Seven" (Season 3, Episode 13)
2003 The Brothers Garcia Rush Bauer "Moving on Up" (Season 4, Episode 11)
Tru Calling Adam Whitman "Star Crossed" (Season 1, Episode 6)
American Dreams Jimmy Frances 7 episodes; 2003–2004
2004 George Lopez Noah "What George Doesn't Noah..." (Season 3, Episode 27)
2005 Flight 29 Down Cody Jackson 30 episodes; 2005–2007
Medium Intoxicated Boy "When Push Comes to Shove: Part 2" (Season 2, Episode 1)
2006 Cold Case Dayton "Rampage" (Season 4, Episode 1)
2007 CSI: Miami Nathan Atherton "Just Murdered" (Season 5, Episode 21)
Crossing Jordan Ben Kensith "In Sickness & In Health" (Season 6, Episode 14)
2008 Eli Stone Eli Stone (Age 19) "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)
Front of the Class Jeff Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie
2009 Ghost Whisperer Miles Maitland "Stage Fright" (Season 4, Episode 20)
Make It or Break It Damon Young 32 episodes; 2009–2011 (from recurring to regular cast member)
2011 Warehouse 13 Dwayne Maddox "Insatiable" (Season 3, Episode 10)


  1. ^ a b "Johnny Pacar Biography". Retrieved 2015-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Johnny Pacar: Overview". Retrieved 2015-01-19. 
  3. ^ Johnny Pacar (2011-06-06). "Thank you all so much for all the warm Birthday wishes.". Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  4. ^ Johnny Pacar (2012-06-06). "Bday in Catalina.". Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  5. ^ a b "Flight 29 Down TV Show Facts". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  6. ^ a b "Flight 29 Down". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  7. ^ a b April Daley (2012-03-26). "'Make It or Break It' season premiere: A new location, new girls, and a new romance?". Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  8. ^ a b c d Marie Morreale. "Star Spotlight". Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  9. ^ Johnny Pacar (2010-05-20). "Biggest dream as a child. To be a nhl hockey player and a rock star". Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  10. ^ Johnny Pacar (2011-12-16). "watching 24/7 on HBO about Hockey. makes me miss playing the game.". Retrieved 2015-01-23. 
  11. ^ a b c Michael Tsai (2006-02-14). "'Flight 29 Down' actor eager to grow, but not to age". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  12. ^ "Johnny Pacar Interview". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  13. ^ "Other works for Johnny Pacar". Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  14. ^ "7-20-2001 WFLD commercials (Part 4 of 5)". 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  15. ^ a b Michael Tsai (2005-03-29). "Hawaii Film Partners wrap Discovery series". Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  16. ^ "Judging Amy: Can they do that with vegetables? – Full Cast & Crew". Retrieved 2015-01-27. 
  17. ^ a b Johnny Pacar (2011-10-03). "So i have been told that my Warehouse 13 and George Lopez episodes were on tonight. Nice!!!". Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  18. ^ "George Lopez: What George Doesn't Noah". Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  19. ^ Peter Harris (2007-04-23). "CSI: Miami: Just Murdered". Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  20. ^ "Now You See It: TV SHOW". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  21. ^ Johnny Pacar (2014-02-15). "Thanks for all the luv you still give for my @DisneyChannelPR movie #NowYouSeeIt that I was told played last night #tbMovie". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  22. ^ Johnny Pacar (2012-06-28). "hey all my old disney channel movie 'NOW YOU SEE IT' is now on #youtube. #Disney …". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  23. ^ Johnny Pacar (2014-08-08). "#tb Frank Langella and I filming the #Disney channel movie Now you see it. #oldschool #disney #dcom". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  24. ^ "Flight 29 Down". 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  25. ^ "Flight 29 Down: The Hotel Tango". 2008-03-03. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  26. ^ "Flight 29 Down (TV Series)". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  27. ^ Jude Plunkett. "Review - Warehouse 13 S3 Episode 10 - Insatiable". Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  28. ^ Johnny Pacar (2011-06-04). "Bday party for a friend tonight fly to Toronto monday morning to film Warehouse 13.". Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  29. ^ Blair Marnell (2011-09-22). "WAREHOUSE 13 3.10 ‘Insatiable’". Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  30. ^ Johnny Pacar (2011-12-23). "Haha so the syfy movie zombie apocalypse I did was mentioned on the soup tonight on E!". Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  31. ^ Nellie Andreeva (2012-11-19). "Lifetime’s ‘The Client List’ & ‘Stalkers’, MTV’s ‘Hot Mess’ Add To Casts". Retrieved 2015-01-10. 
  32. ^ Johnny Pacar (2013-06-10). "A film of mine called Channeling has won it’s 3rd award. 3 festivals 3 awards.". Retrieved 2015-01-10. 
  33. ^ Johnny Pacar (2013-12-13). "Got word CHANNELING - a film I did awhile back is going to be released soon.". Retrieved 2015-01-10. 
  34. ^ "Playback: Johnny Pacar and Christian Slater". Retrieved 2015-01-10. 
  35. ^ Johnny Pacar (2014-03-31). "my film playback.". Retrieved 2015-01-10. 
  36. ^ Janice Kay. "Exclusive Interview: Johnny Pacar Is One Of ‘The Remaining’". Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  37. ^ The Deadline Team (2013-02-25). "Casting Couch: Johnny Pacar Added To ‘The Remaining’, Kevin Zegers Joins ‘Curse of Downer’s Grove’". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  38. ^ Johnny Pacar (2011-01-19). "for those who want to check out "love hurts" the film i won an award for, its now on dvd.". Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  39. ^ "Johnny Pacar: Moment of Time". Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  40. ^ Johnny Pacar (2010-04-08). "Moment of time now on itunes also review". Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  41. ^ a b c Kayley Guyette (2010-06-03). "Interview: Forever The Day". Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  42. ^ Julie Miller (2010-01-15). "A Whirlwind Conversation with Make It or Break It's Tween Mean Girl, Cassie Scerbo". Retrieved 2015-01-10. 
  43. ^ a b "Forever The Day Biography". Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  44. ^ Johnny Pacar (2010-08-20). "Play it loud!!!! :) :) @Forevertheday's "Under the Afterglow" on itunes!". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  45. ^ Jen Nelson (2011-07-14). "Album Review: Forever The Day – Under The Afterglow EP". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  46. ^ Forever The Day (2012-02-12). "NEW ALBUM OUT NOW.". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  47. ^ Johnny Pacar (2012-02-21). "question @forevertheday fans. what album do you like more. Under the afterglow or letters of letting go?". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  48. ^ "Letters of Letting Go – EP: Forever the Day". 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  49. ^ Johnny Pacar (2013-02-16). "Its coming...My new album drops 3/11/13.". Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  50. ^ Johnny Pacar (2013-03-10). "Tomorrow my new EP "Give it our Love"will be out on iTunes and all other Internet stores. 3/11/13.". Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  51. ^ "Give It Our Love – Single: Johnny Pacar". 2013-03-11. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  52. ^ Johnny Pacar. "Verified Twitter Account". Retrieved 2015-01-09. 

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