|Born||Ernest Lamont Johnson, Jr.
September 30, 1922
Stockton, California, U.S.
|Died||October 24, 2010
DGA Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television for: My Sweet Charlie (1970) (TV)
Shared with:Ralph Ferrin (assistant director) (plaque)
Ernest Lamont Johnson, Jr. (September 30, 1922 – October 24, 2010), known as Lamont Johnson, was an American actor and film director who has appeared in and directed many television shows and movies. He won two Emmy Awards.
Life and career
Johnson was born in Stockton, California, the son of Ruth Alice (née Fairchild) and Ernest Lamont Johnson, who was a realtor. Johnson began his career in radio, playing the role of Tarzan in a popular syndicated series in 1951. Johnson was also one of several actors to play Archie Goodwin in The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe, opposite Sydney Greenstreet on NBC Radio. He then turned to films and television, first as an actor, then as a director.
Johnson was nominated for eleven Emmy Awards, winning twice, for Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985) and Lincoln (1988), and for eight Directors Guild of America Awards, winning four times, for Profiles in Courage (1965), My Sweet Charlie (1971), That Certain Summer (1972), and Lincoln.
- Hallmark Hall of Fame
- Goodyear Television Playhouse
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents
- Alcoa Theatre
- Blue Light, episode "Jet Trail" (1966)
- The Big Valley
- Felony Squad
- Please Murder Me
- The Human Jungle (1954)
- Naked City
- Have Gun – Will Travel
- Peter Gunn
- Mr. Lucky
- Dr. Kildare
- The Twilight Zone
- The Name of the Game
- Judd for the Defense
- The McKenzie Break
- The Last American Hero
- The Execution of Private Slovik
- You'll Like My Mother
- Visit to a Chief's Son
- One on One
- Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
- Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase
- Lamont Johnson at Find a Grave
- Lamont Johnson at the Internet Movie Database
- Lamont Johnson at the TV Museum
- New York Times bio
- New York Times obituary, October 27, 2010: Lamont Johnson, Emmy-Winning Director, Dies at 88