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Shaun Johnston

Born and raised in Ponoka, Alberta, Johnston has lived in Edmonton since he attended the University of Alberta, where he took the renowned acting program there, graduating with a BFA.

The first film he was the lead character in was William Hornecker's 1993 feature Two Brothers, a Girl and a Gun, which garnered him an Alberta Film & Television Award for Best Actor. He recently won the award again this year, for his portrayal of Captain Fancher – the leader of the wagon train - in Christopher Cain's theatrical feature September Dawn.

On television Johnston has appeared in an array of roles, including the series lead, Jake Trumper, in Jake and the Kid, opposite Christopher Plumber is both television movies Agent of Influence and Dinosaur Hunter, as well as in the recent multiple Emmy winning Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

Among his many other television appearances he was a series regular on Traders and had a recurring role as Sid Flemming on Da Vinci's Inquest.

Shaun was honoured to receive a Gemini nomination this summer for his portrayal as Jack in the first season of Heartland. He is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series category, for his work in the episodes Rising from the Ashes (aka Nothing Endures) and Coming Together.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Shaun Johnston Facts

BirthdayNovember 5, 1958 (64)
BirthplacePanoka, Alberta, Canada

Selected Filmography

Not available.