Kenny Johnson

Kenny Johnson

Kenneth Allen "Kenny" Johnson (born 13 July 1963) is an American actor, producer, and model.

In 2013, he played Federal Marshal Max Clayton on Showtime's series, DEXTER.


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Johnson got his start in television commercials, including one of the very first ads for LA Gear. A former champion arm wrestler, he appeared as bit characters in various television programs, such as Family Matters, Grace Under Fire, Caroline in the City, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Sliders, 18 Wheels of Justice, Just Shoot Me!, NCIS: Los Angeles, Lie to Me, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Protector. In 1998, he appeared in the first several minutes of the first Blade. In 2005, he appeared in the Smallville season 5 episode "Mortal" as metahuman Tommy Lee. He also appeared in the 2006 Hallmark Channel original film Desolation Canyon. Johnson then starred in the 2005 film Zzyzx, a thriller. From 2002--2006, Johnson played Curtis Lemansky in The Shield. Then Johnson had recurring roles in Cold Case, He was later cast in the TNT series Saving Grace, as Detective Dewey. Johnson also appeared during the second, third and fourth seasons of Sons of Anarchy as Sgt. At Arms and biker Herman Kozik. He also directed and starred in the short film I Heard the Mermaids Singing. In 2010, Johnson appeared in the Fox series Lie to Me and, In 2011, Johnson appeared in Lifetime's series The Protector. Johnson also appeared as a regular in NBC's crime drama series Prime Suspect, playing the contractor boyfriend of the lead character. Also in 2011, Johnson starred as a convicted drug smuggler who leaves prison after 22 years in Few Options. In 2012, he guest starred in the sixth season of Burn Notice, and in the fourth season of The Mentalist. Johnson had the role of the estranged brother of Norma Bates in the series Bates Motel. He was then a recurring cast member in the fifth season of Covert Affairs, playing a former CIA paramilitary operative. Johnson co-starred in the 2015 thriller film Solace in 2015. He currently portrays Officer Dominique Luca in the CBS drama series S.W.A.T.

Personal Life

Johnson was born in New Haven, Connecticut and was raised on a 30-acre farm in Vermont. He attended Central Connecticut State University, where he played football and basketball. Prior to starting his acting career, Johnson spent approximately four years modelling for agencies. This led to him living for a year in Boston, Massachusetts, before finally settling in Los Angeles, California, where he found acting.

Johnson married Cathleen Oveson in 2005 in Maui, Hawaiian Islands. The couple has one child, a daughter.


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