Michael Johnston (actor)

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Michael Johnston
Michael Johnston by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Johnston at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1996-02-22) February 22, 1996 (age 22)
North Carolina, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2012-present

Michael Johnston (born February 22, 1996) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Corey in MTV's supernatural drama series, Teen Wolf.[1] Johnston is also a voice actor for animations and video games and starred in the 2016 comedy-drama indie film Slash.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Johnston grew up in North Carolina where at the age of 12 he started auditioning for voiceovers in commercials and animations in a recording studio he had set up in his bedroom.[3][4] After graduating from high school early, he moved to Chicago where he studied acting at The Second City.[1][4] Johnston was only in Chicago for six months before moving to Los Angeles.[4]

Career[edit]

Voiceover roles[edit]

Johnston has voiced characters for video games including: Dust: An Elysian Tail,[5] Bee Wars[5] and Tales of Zestiria.[6] Johnston has also done voice work for TV series including: A Lull in the Sea,[citation needed] TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise[5] and voiced the lead role for Zak Storm.[4][6]

TV and movie roles[edit]

Johnston appeared in the MTV series Awkward[1] and played Corey, a recurring character in the last 2 seasons of MTV's Teen Wolf.[6][7]

Johnston has the lead role as Neil in the comedy-drama film Slash, where he plays a 15-year-old high school student who writes slash fiction.[8] He also appeared in the indie horror film Bornless Ones.[6][9][10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Bee Wars Buzzalot
2012 Totes Burgers Evan Short film
2016 Slash Neil
2016 Bornless Ones Zach
2018 Crazy for the Boys Chad Post-production
2018 The Maestro Pietro Castelnuovo-Tedesco Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012–2014 TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise Bubb / additional voices Guest role; 3 episodes
2015 Tales of Zestiria: Dawn of the Shepherd Mikleo (voice) Television film
2015 Awkward. Senior Episode: "The Graduates"
2015–2017 Teen Wolf Corey Bryant Recurring role; 25 episodes
2016–present Zak Storm Zak Storm Main role
2016 Pure Genius Luke Wallace Episode: "It's Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider Silk Surgery"
2017 Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Keanu Episode: "Tip's Deep Dish/Garbage Day"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Dust: An Elysian Tail Reed [5]
2015 Tales of Zestiria Mikleo [6]
2017 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Ephemer Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover movie[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hinzmann, Dennis (May 11, 2015). "Hot List: Teen Wolf's Michael Johnston". Out. Retrieved August 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ Leydon, Joe (March 14, 2016). "SXSW Film Review: Slash". Variety. 
  3. ^ a b Oebel, Nicole (September 10, 2015). "Teen Wolf interview with Michael Johnston". myFanbase. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Slash" (PDF) (Press release). The Film Collaborative. p. 7. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Colton Haynes returns to Teen Wolf Season 5? Hot new guy cast to play Mason's new love interest". Venture Capital Post. May 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Michael Johnston, Actor (Zach)". Bornless Ones official site. 
  7. ^ Love, Ryan (May 16, 2015). "Teen Wolf newcomer Michael Johnston teases gay romance in fifth series". Attitude. 
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (May 29, 2015). "Necessary Roughness actress nabs female lead in indie comedy Slash". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  9. ^ "Bornless Ones". The Film Catalogue. 
  10. ^ "Bornless Ones". High Octane Pictures. 

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