Clark Johnson Biography, Age, Net Worth, Family, Wife, Movies, Interview

Clark Johnson Biography

Clark Johnson is an American actor and director. He has worked in both television and film. He is famously known for his role in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). He attended Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Later on, he attended Eastern Michigan University on a partial athletic scholarship for football. He was however expelled from the institution later on.

This was after he was caught stealing food from the school cafeteria. He attended several other universities later. Among them are Loyola and the University of Ottawa. Finally, he ended up at the Ontario College of Art as a film major. He debuted his career in film doing special effects. Among them include David Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone.
This behind-the-scenes work often served as a “backup” for him during the early stages of his acting career. He made his first film appearance in 1981. He got roles in the films Killing ’em Softly, Colors, Wild Thing, Adventures in Babysitting, and Nowhere to Hide. Early in his career, he also acted in a number of television shows. They include; The Littlest Hobo, Night Heat, Hot Shots and E.N.G.
In 1993, Clark Johnson became part of the original cast of the television series Homicide: Life on the Street. He played the role of Detective Meldrick Lewis for all seven seasons. Johnson regularly improvised during filming and made up his own jokes and dialogue. Johnson reunited with writer David Simon and worked on The Wire.
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He directed the pilot episode “The Target”, second episode, fifth episode and the series finale. He plays Augustus Haynes, the dedicated and principled editor for the Baltimore Sun city desk. In 2013, Johnson starred as Sen. Robert Bettencourt (R-PA) in Amazon’s Alpha House.
The play is a political comedy. Along with John Goodman, Johnson plays one of four Republican senators living together in a house on Capitol Hill. He also directed the season finale for the show’s first season. Among his other directing credits include the big-screen releases The Sentinel (2006) and S.W.A.T. (2003), and episodes of Third Watch.
Clark Johnson has also directed the HBO original production Boycott (2001). Johnson also directed the pilot episode of the FX drama Lights Out.

Clark Johnson Age

Clark Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. He was born on 10th September, 1954. His current age is 64 years old as of 2018.

Clark Johnson Net Worth

Clark has made a huge fortune from his career as an actor. He is famously known for Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Duong Day (2002) and Alpha House (2013). He directed the pilot episode “The Target”, second episode, fifth episode and the series finale.
He plays Augustus Haynes, the dedicated and principled editor for the Baltimore Sun city desk. In 2013, Johnson starred as Sen. Robert Bettencourt (R-PA) in Amazon’s Alpha House. He has also directed the HBO original production Boycott (2001). Johnson also directed the pilot episode of the FX drama Lights Out.
Clark Johnson has an approximated net worth of $1.4 million. He has mainly accumulated his net worth from his career.

Clark Johnson Family

Clark Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents are no really known. There is no information about their names or occupation. His family eventually moved to Canada. He has three siblings including jazz singer Molly Johnson and actress and singer Taborah Johnson.

Clark Johnson Wife

Clark Johnson got married to his wife Heather salmon in 1994. Heather is also an actress. Details about how the two met are not yet known. It is also not known where the couple tied the knot. Four years into their union, things turned sour. Their marriage ship hit the proverbial rock.
They divorced in 1998. They have two children; Michaela Johnson and Casandra Johnson. Reasons for their separation still remain a mystery. It is not clear whether he is currently in a relationship or married.

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Clark Johnson As An Actor

Night Heat TV series as David Jefferson (recurring) (1985–1988)
Adventures in Babysitting (1987) as Black Gang Leader
Deliberate Intent (2000)
The Wire TV series as Gus Haynes (2008)
Nurse.Fighter.Boy as Silence (2008)
The Shield TV series as Handsome Marshal, Episode 7.13 “Family Meeting” (2008)
Magnum Opus as Robert Cochran (2017)
Brawl in Cell Block 99 as Detective Watkins (2017)
Bosch as Howard Elias (2018)
Seven Seconds as KJ’s father (2018)
222 (Short) (completed) as The King of Hearts

Clark Johnson As A Director

Homicide: Life on the Street TV series (1996–98)
NYPD Blue TV series (2000)
The Wire TV series (2002–08)
S.W.A.T. (2003)
The Secret Service (2004)
The Jury (2004)
Memphis Beat TV series (2010–11)
Homeland TV series (2011)
The Walking Dead
Alpha House TV series (2013)
Black Sails TV series (2015)
Luke Cage TV series (2016)
Shut Eye TV series (2016)
Six TV miniseries (2017)
Taken TV series (2017)
The Purge TV series (2018)
Juanita (2019)

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Clark Johnson Interview

Q: King is the ninth series you’ve launched as a director. Does that put any extra pressure on you?
Clark Johnson: Nah, I like doing that. This is my first one up here in Toronto. And King was written by a really good friend of mine, so I can’t let him down.
Q: Do you have pilot directing down to a fine art?
Clark Johnson: The first thing is finding a star. We saw a million actors before we found Amy. I wasn’t quite convinced before the audition, and gradually she just became the character, which is amazing to see when it happens. Now she completely embodies this character. The same thing happened with Michael Chiklis on The Shield.
Q: I hope Michael Chiklis sends you a nice fruit basket each Christmas …
Clark Johnson: [Laughs]Michael and I are still pretty close, so that’s all right.
Q: Do you now consider yourself more a director than an actor?
Clark Johnson: No, I’m an actor who directs. Probably always will be.
Q: In the eighties, you co-starred on the Canadian cop show Night Heat. Did you get to keep the funky outfits?
Clark Johnson: That’s the trouble with playing a cutting-edge narcotics detective – you’ve got to wear what’s topical at the moment. My kids tease me about outfits I was wearing last week, let alone in the eighties.
Q: You cut your director’s teeth on Homicide. Do you still use those lessons today?
Clark Johnson: What I learned on Homicide was that each show deserves its own look. The city of Baltimore was a character in Homicide, and I really picked up on that. So Baltimore was also a character in The Wire, L.A. was a character in The Shield and now Toronto is a character in King. You want to celebrate the city you’re in. I also saw a lot of different directors and a lot of different styles on Homicide. They all inform you, you know?
Q: Besides launching The Wire, you also starred in its last season as city editor Gus Haynes. How did you research the role?
Clark Johnson: It was easy for me because [ The Wire creator]David Simon came from the newspaper world, so he wrote the city editor that everybody wanted. I called myself the patron saint of journalism. After that last season, I got to go to press dinners and hobnob with the superstars of print media, which was really cool. I could have gone another season playing that character.
Q: Are you a rabid fan of The Wire, like everyone else?
Clark Johnson: You know, I haven’t even seen The Wire. I’m going to sit down someday like all The Wire crackheads and watch a bunch of them, but so far I’ve only seen the ones I directed.
Q: Have cable shows like The Wire and The Sopranos erased the status distinction between TV and film?
Clark Johnson: In some ways, and that’s fine, though I take exception to people watching Gone with the Wind or Lawrence of Arabia on their iPhone. I’m happy with kids making YouTube movies, and cinema being diverse, but there’s still that visceral experience of sitting in the dark with 300 other people watching on the big screen.
Q: What other directing projects are you working on?
Clark Johnson: Right now I’m working on a movie about Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Nigerian journalist who took on the Nigerian government over oil in that country. I’m also writing my parents’ life story, which is an ongoing project. My parents were peaceniks and civil-rights activists. We moved to Canada from the U.S. because they were an interracial couple, and that wasn’t easy at the time. It’s a great story, but getting a movie made is so freaking hard.
Q: Have you ever wondered why you’re the go-to guy for so many police dramas?
Clark Johnson: You know that quote from Al Pacino in The Godfather – ‘Every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in…’ I keep trying to get away from cop dramas, and then I get a great script like King. And the drama genre always lends itself to the cop life, because there are so many life stories to be presented that just aren’t about guns and robbers.