William L. Johnson

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William L. Johnson is an American actor and musician who has held starring and prominent roles in many theatrically released projects, including Blue Hill Avenue, Motives 1, Motives 2, Mannsfield 12, Crossover, Doing Hard Time and Tears of a Clown.

Johnson has also acted in several independent short films and features. He also performed in Showtime's A Spider's Web with Stephen Baldwin and Carrie Weir.

As a musician, Johnson has released an album under the persona of "Brotha Bill" called "BrothaBill- Underground Funky Street Soul Brotha". The music falls under the Neo soul, R&B and funk categories.

Soon after graduation from Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High School, he formed a group "Black to Black", supported by manager Jimmy Newton. In 1999, Johnson and producer/engineer Booker T. Jones conceived "BaldHeadDread", which garnered significant exposure when they scored the movie soundtrack for Ragdoll.


Year Film Role
1999 Ragdoll Jean
2000 The Playaz Court Lorenzo
2000 Killjoy Lorenzo
2001 Two Degrees Terry
2001 Room for Seven Gabe Ashe
2001 Nakita Blues J-Smooth
2001 Blue Hill Avenue E. Bone
2001 Sacred is the Flesh Unknown
2002 A Spider's Web Conman Jerry
2003 Cradle 2 the Grave Uncredited
2003 Sweet Oranges Jamal Jenkins
2004 Motives Ray
2004 Doing Hard Time Clever
2005 View in Black & White James
2005 Tears of a Clown Kenny Lang
2006 Restraining Order Thug
2006 Crossover Aub
2007 Motives 2 Ray
2007 Traci Townsend Singer
2007 The Mannsfield 12 Gutta
2008 Marco Polo Jared
2010 Trapped: Haitian Nights Blazi
2010 The Confidant Detective Moore
2010 Ex$pendable Arnold
2013 Dolls of Voodoo Blazi


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