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MarkDeep voice
FactHas twin sons, Jameson West Messner and Rocco McQueen Messner, born on August 21, 2013. Children's mother is his girlfriend, Kathryn Morris.

Johnny Messner was born on April 11, 1970 in Syracuse, New York. His parents were both Italian immigrants. He has two older sisters and one younger brother. He attended public schools in Syracuse and was a good student. He was also an athlete, playing football and baseball. After high school, he attended the University of Buffalo on a football scholarship. He played for the Buffalo Bulls for four years and was a two-time All-American. He graduated with a degree in business administration in 1992.

Messner began his acting career in the early 1990s. He had roles in several television shows and movies, including “Baywatch” and “Melrose Place.” He also had a recurring role on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” In 2000, he starred in the action movie “The Substitute.” The following year, he had a lead role in the film “Ticker.” In 2002, he starred in the action movie “Collateral Damage.”

Messner has also had roles in several made-for-television movies. In 2003, he starred in “The Hunt for the BTK Killer.” The following year, he starred in “10.5.” In 2006, he starred in “Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid.”

Messner has been married twice. His first marriage was to actress Krista Allen. They were married from 2001 to 2002. His second marriage is to actress Jennifer Messner. They have two children together.

Messner is six feet tall and has brown hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameJohnny Messner
Height1.85 m
ProfessionActor, Bartender


ChildrenJameson Messner, Rocco Messner
PartnerKathryn Morris, Kathryn Morris


MoviesAnacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Tears of the Sun, Running Scared, The Good, the Bad and the Dead, The Whole Ten Yards, Weaponized, Kill 'em All, Meet My Mom, The Sweetest Thing, The Equalizer, Hostage, Wrong Turn at Tahoe, The Art of Travel, Spartan, Ring of Death, The Perfect Weapon, Offi...
TV ShowsG.I. Joe: Renegades, Killer Instinct, Tarzan

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#Marks / Signs
1Muscular physique
2Deep voice


1Has twin sons, Jameson West Messner and Rocco McQueen Messner, born on August 21, 2013. Children's mother is his girlfriend, Kathryn Morris.
2Has been in a relationship with Kathryn Morris since 2010. They have twin sons together.
3He was originally cast as ''Thor'' in Vikingdom (2013), but for unknown reasons dropped out and was replaced by Conan Stevens.
4Auditioning for the role of Solid Snake for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid film adaptation. [December 2008]
5Is expecting twin boys with girlfriend, Kathryn Morris, whom he met while guest starring on her show, Cold Case (2003).
6Was originally up for the part of 'Chris Redfield' in Resident Evil: Afterlife before Wentworth Miller was cast.
7His likeness from the film Tears of the Sun (2003), was the inspiration for the character Thomas 'Sev' Sevchenko in the video game Killzone 2 (2009).
8Has starred in three movies with Bruce Willis: Tears of the Sun (2003), The Whole Ten Yards (2004), and Hostage (2005).
9Turned to acting after initially planning to be a sportscaster
10Spent a year as a personal assistant to movie producer Andrew Stevens.
11Developed love for sports while playing on teams at military bases
12Attended college in San Diego, where he studied communications.
131 Brother, 1 sister
14Born in New York but raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
15Worked for years as a bartender/struggling actor
16Lived in Europe for 13 years while his father served in the U.S. Air Force.




Amaranth2017pre-productionWill Ott
American Violence2017post-productionPaul
The Girl Who Invented Kissing2016post-productionFreddy
The Perfect Weapon2016Condor
WEAPONiZED2016/IDetective Walker
Decommissioned2016John Niles
4Got102015Brian Barns
The Outsider2014Ricky
The Equalizer2014P&E Worker
Kill 'em All2013Gabriel
Caught on Tape2013Tito
Officer Down2013/IIMcCallister
She Wants Me2012John McCartney (as John Messner)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000-2011TV SeriesFrank Cafferty / Ted Sallanger
G.I. Joe: Renegades2010-2011TV SeriesFlint Dashiell Faireborn Teen Flint
Dark Blue2010TV SeriesDanny
Bad Ass2010Corrado
The Gates2010TV SeriesMark Woodbury
Meet My Mom2010TV MovieSgt. Vince Carerra
Cold Case2010TV SeriesRyan Cavanaugh
Chuck2010TV SeriesRafe Gruber
Wrong Turn at Tahoe2009Mickey
CSI: Miami2009TV SeriesKen Vogel
The Poker Club2008Bill Doyle
Knight Rider2008TV SeriesSean Owens
Ring of Death2008TV MovieBurke Wyatt
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008TV SeriesLowell Harris
Remarkable Power2008Doug Wade
The Art of Travel2008Christopher Loren
Judy's Got a Gun2007TV MovieGavin Lynch
Burn Notice2007TV SeriesGlenn Harrick
Believers2007VideoDavid Vaughn
Bottoms Up2006VideoLimo Driver (as Jonny Messner)
Killer Instinct2005-2006TV SeriesDetective Jack Hale
Running Scared2006Tommy 'Tombs' Perello
One Last Thing...2005Jason O'Malley
The O.C.2005TV SeriesLance Baldwin
Hostage2005Mr. Jones
Our Time Is Up2004ShortPlayboy
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid2004Bill Johnson
The Whole Ten Yards2004Zevo
DKNY Road Stories2004Short
Finding Home2003Nick
Tarzan2003TV SeriesDetective Michael Foster
Tears of the Sun2003Kelly Lake
The Sweetest Thing2002Todd
Men, Women & Dogs2001TV SeriesJim
Friends2001TV SeriesKash Ford
Son of the Beach2001TV SeriesHandsome Guy
Danny2001TV Series
Dancing in September2000Officer Jenkins
Operation Delta Force 4: Deep Fault1999Vickers
Angel1999TV SeriesKevin
Rude Awakening1999TV SeriesCute Podiatrist
Guiding Light1998TV SeriesRob Layne Rob Layne #1


Closing Time2010/IShort special thanks


Crime Stoppers Case Files: Southern California Counterfeiting2013TV MovieHimself - Host
Hub Exclusive: G.I. Joe Renegades & Transformers Prime2010TV Short documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The Art of Travel: Production Webisodes2007Video shortHimself
Running Scared: Through the Looking Glass2006Video documentary shortHimself
Miami Ink2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Journey to Safety: Making 'Tears of the Sun'2003Video documentary shortHimself


Nominated Awards

2012BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Cast in a Television SeriesG.I. Joe: Renegades (2010)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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