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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson stars in the title role of SCI FI's newest original action-adventure series, Flash Gordon — a modern-day retelling of the classic comic strip franchise.

Johnson is most recognized for his role as Whitney Fordman on Smallville, a character he portrayed for three years (2001–2004). His career began more than a decade ago, when he landed the role of teen Tristan, the younger counterpart to Brad Pitt in the film Legends of the Fall.

Prior to and following Smallville, Johnson has enjoyed a successful career, in both the United States and his native Canada, working on a number of films and television shows, including Texas Rangers, Question of Privilege, Stealing Sinatra and Bang Bang You're Dead. Most recently, Johnson made guest appearances on several television series, including Criminal Minds, The Dead Zone, Ghost Whisperer and The Unit.

At the age of 9, to further his desire to be the center of attention, Johnson enrolled in theater school, a far more appropriate venue for his little performances than the hockey arena or dinner table. His passion for an audience was undeniable, and he soon began performing in professional theater as well as landing film and television roles. It was after appearing in the epic Western drama Legends of the Fall that he realized film and television was the best way to act out his imagination without people looking at him funny.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Johnson and his wife, Adria Budd Johnson, are involved in the social- and ecological-change organization The Hollywood Hill.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Eric Johnson Facts

BirthdayAugust 7, 1979 (43)
BirthplaceEdmonton, Alberta, Canada

Selected Filmography

Not available.