Known for movies

Short Info

MarkQuirky facial features
FactAttended Los Angeles Pierce College for 2 years, then the American Theater Arts, a combined conservatory and theater company in Los Angeles.

Martin Johnson was born in 1970 in Solihull, England. His father was a professional rugby player and his mother was a schoolteacher. He has two older sisters. He was educated at Solihull School and then at the University of Leicester, where he studied economics.

Johnson began his rugby career playing for Leicester Tigers in 1987. He quickly established himself as a key player for the team, and was part of the side that won the Premiership title in 1995 and 1997. He also played for England at international level, and was part of the team that won the Rugby World Cup in 2003.

After retiring from playing rugby in 2011, Johnson took up a role as director of rugby at Leicester Tigers. He left the club in 2017, and is currently working as a television pundit.

Johnson has been married twice. His first marriage, to Kay Newcombe, ended in divorce. He has three children from his second marriage, to Elizabeth Johnson.

Johnson is 6ft 6in tall and weighs 18st. He has dark hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameMartin Johnson
Height1.88 m
ProfessionSinger, Music Producer, Songwriter, Activist
EducationAndover High School

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#Marks / Signs
1Blue eyes
2Quirky facial features


1I'm a sucker for entertainment and escapism as much as the next person. I like silly and lowbrow stuff, but I get nervous when I indulge in that too often. I want to know what's going on in the world. I have a morbid fear of being surprised by bad news. I want to anticipate everything.
2[on reality TV] Those shows could have the potential of drawing out the human condition, but they are shallow and have no interest in that. It's all about self-aggrandizement and people who are hopelessly self-centered.They make no attempt to connect with other people. They just proclaim and glorify the self.
3I love watching Marty Scorsese's films, but they always make me feel terrible about being a man.
4I'm always looking for something that tells me a little bit about what it means to be human. That's how I measure the success of any artistic endeavor.
5When you are raised Catholic there is one thing that you are confronted with at a young age, and that's death. You're confronted with all the big issues - and that sparks deep questions, like what the hell are we doing here anyway?
6Hal and I are close friends. I understand his language, his humor, his film language, what he is trying to say. I tell actors who are new to Hal--this is more like dance. It's not acting naturalistically, it's carefully choreographed. Gestures are important and specific gestures are very important. -- On Writer/Director Hal Hartley


1Born Martin Paul Smith, one of four children, in Reseda, California. He was raised Catholic, and has Irish and German ancestry.
2Attended Los Angeles Pierce College for 2 years, then the American Theater Arts, a combined conservatory and theater company in Los Angeles.
3Has two sons with actress/wife Vivian Lanko. They lived in New York City for many years before relocating to Vancouver, Canada.
4Has enjoyed a long, valued association with writer/director Hal Hartley, starring in several of his films including Simple Men (1992) and Amateur (1994), both of which were selected for the Cannes Film Festivals, Trust (1990), Surviving Desire (1992), Flirt (1995) and The Book of Life (1998), the last mentioned being shown at the New York Film Festival.
5Is an accomplished stage actor.




Insomnia2002Hap Eckhart
Pipe Dream2002David Kulovic
Amy & Isabelle2001TV MoviePeter Robertson
Custody of the Heart2000TV MovieDennis Raphael
The Great Gatsby2000TV MovieTom Buchanan
Wonderland2000TV SeriesDr. Neil Harrison
In a Savage Land1999Dr. Phillip Spence
Onegin1999Prince Nikitin
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer1999TV MovieRichard DiBenedetto
Living Out Loud1998Robert Nelson
Spanish Fly1998Carl
Heaven1998Robert Marling
When Trumpets Fade1998TV MovieCaptain Pritchett
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples1998TV MovieAart Vos (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
The Book of Life1998Jesus Christ
The Opposite of Sex1998Bill Truitt
Night Sins1997TV MoviePaul Garrison
The Portrait of a Lady1996Ralph Touchett
Hollow Reed1996Martyn Wyatt
The Rook1994John Abbott
Amateur1994Thomas Ludens
Quick1993Herschel Brewer
South Beach1993TV SeriesSpencer Robinson
Scam1993TV MovieGordon Wexler
Malcolm X1992FBI Agent
Simple Men1992Martin
Surviving Desire1992Jude
The Adventures of Pete & Pete1992TV SeriesCrossing Guard
Crack Me Up1991Dr. orilla bastilla
Trust1990Matthew Slaughter
At Mother's Request1987TV Mini-SeriesDetective Rogen
Hard Choices1985Josh
King's Crossing1982TV SeriesJeff Newman
Rememory2016post-productionGordon Dunn
Two for One2016/Ipost-productionGiovanni Sacco
Legends of Tomorrow2016TV SeriesZaman Druce
Second Chance2016TV SeriesDuke Davis
Unforgettable2016TV SeriesWilliam Houston
Rogue2013-2015TV SeriesCampbell
Ant-Man2015Mitchell Carson
Inherent Vice2014Crocker Fenway
The Lottery2014TV SeriesDarius Hayes
Ned Rifle2014Rev. Daniel Gardner
Sabotage2014Floyd Demel
Motive2014TV SeriesMiles Balfour
Hannibal2014TV SeriesCrawford's Therapist
Homeland2013TV SeriesLeland Bennett
Nurse 3D2013Larry Cook
King & Maxwell2013TV SeriesBob Scott / Robert Q. Scott
The Selection2012TV MovieKing Clarkson
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D2012Douglas
Boss2011-2012TV SeriesEzra Stone
The Reluctant Fundamentalist2012Ludlow Cooper
The Listener2012TV SeriesMichael Morrissey
The Firm2012TV SeriesKevin Stack
Collaborator2011Robert Longfellow
Unnatural History2010TV SeriesBryan Bartlett
Unthinkable2010Assistant Director Jack Saunders
Shadows & Lies2010Victor
Everything She Ever Wanted2009TV Mini-SeriesCharles
Duress2009Richard Barnett
The Haunting in Connecticut2009Peter Campbell
Fear Itself2009TV SeriesOfficer Dan Johnson
The Alphabet Killer2008Jim Walsh
Ghost Whisperer2007-2008TV SeriesTom Gordon
Remember Back, Remember When2008ShortDad
The Dead Zone2005-2007TV SeriesMalcolm Janus
Wind Chill2007Highway Patrolman
Masters of Horror2007TV SeriesCliff Addison
Weeds2005-2006TV SeriesPeter Scottson
Day on Fire2006Walter Evering
The Sentinel2006William Montrose
Law & Order2006TV SeriesRobert White
The Visitation2006Travis Jordan
The Garage2006Adult Matt
The Quiet2005Paul Deer
Dark Shadows2005TV MovieRoger Collins
At Last2005Mark Singleton
The Pornographer: A Love Story2004Michael
White Like Me2004ShortGus
Traffic2004TV Mini-SeriesBrent Delaney
Saved!2004Pastor Skip
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV SeriesHoward Delhomme
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2003TV SeriesDr. Archibald Newlands
Agent Cody Banks2003Dr. Connors
The United States of Leland2003Harry Pollard
RFK2002TV MovieJohn F. Kennedy
Pasadena2001-2002TV SeriesWill McAllister


Rogue2014-2015TV Series 2 episodes


Collaborator2011written by


Corazón iluminado1998thanks
The Whole Wide World1996special thanks


Years Later: The Unbelievable Truth and its Consequences2010Video documentary shortHimself
A Frozen Set: The Making of 'Wind Chill'2007Video shortHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2004TV Series documentaryHimself
F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby': The Making of a Classic2000TV Movie documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2015Robert Altman AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsInherent Vice (2014)
2011FIPRESCI PrizeKarlovy Vary International Film FestivalCollaborator (2011)
1997NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorThe Portrait of a Lady (1996)

Nominated Awards

2011Crystal GlobeKarlovy Vary International Film FestivalCollaborator (2011)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesWeeds (2005)
1998Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorHollow Reed (1996)
1997Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Portrait of a Lady (1996)
1996Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorAmateur (1994)

2nd Place Awards

1996NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Portrait of a Lady (1996)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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