Kenny Johnson


Date Of Birth

July 13 1963


Born on July 13, 1963 in Vermont, Kenny Johnson is an actor best known for his role of Detective Curtis Lemansky on the drama series The Shield. Also raised in Vermont, Johnson attended Central Connecticut State University. Johnson is a sports aficionado, and he participated in several sports teams when he was in college. Johnson’s first glimpse to show business came when he first got his start doing television commercials, including one of the very first ads for LA Gear. He is also a former army wrestling champion, appearing as bit characters in various television programs, including the TV series Family Matters, Grace Under Fire, Caroline in the City, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Sliders, 18 Wheels of Justice, and Just Shoot Me!.

In 1998, Johnson appeared during the first few minutes of the first Blade movie, playing the role of Heatseeking Dennis who was eventually saved by Blade from a vampire played by Traci Lords. In 2005, he landed a role on a Smallville Season 5 episode called Mortal. He played a metahuman called Tommy Lee. What followed was a Hallmark Channel production, the 2006 original movie called Desolation Canyon, where he shared the screen with Stacey Keach and Patrick Duffy. His next project was the indie film Zzyzx, a Las Vegas-based thriller.

As for his most renowned role, Kenny Johnson first auditioned for the character of Terry Crowley on The Shield. This role eventually went to Reed Diamond. However, series creator Shawn Ryan was reportedly so impressed with Johnson’s audition that he created a new character just for him. After several episodes, however, his character Lem was killed off in March 21, 2006, in an episode called Postpartum. After The Shield, he was cast in another series TNT’s Saving Grace as Det. Ham Dewey. He also had a recurring role on Cold Case. Later, he landed recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy, Prime Suspect, Dexter, Covert Affairs and Chicago Fire. He also became part of the cast of Bates Motel and Secrets and Lies. At present, he plays Dominique Luca on the CBS series SWAT.

Place of Birth

New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Birth Name

Kenny Johnson




2017 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
2016 No Stranger Pilgrims (Short)
2014-2017 Bates Motel (TV Series)
2017 Check Point
2016 Secrets and Lies (TV Series)
2016 Run the Tide
2015/I Blue
2015/II Solace
2014-2015 Chicago Fire (TV Series)
2014 Covert Affairs (TV Series)
2014 Motive (TV Series)
2014 Castle (TV Series)
2013 Dexter (TV Series)
2013 Timmy Muldoon and the Search for the Shadoweyes Bandit (Video short)
2012 Burn Notice (TV Series)
2012 The Mentalist (TV Series)
2011-2012 Prime Suspect (TV Series)
2009-2011 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series)
2011 Few Options, All Bad
2011 The Protector (TV Series)
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
2010 Lie to Me (TV Series)
2007-2010 Saving Grace (TV Series)
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
2008 I Heard the Mermaids Singing (Short)
2007 The Ungodly
2007 The Shield (Video Game)
2006 Cold Case (TV Series)
2006 Aquaman (TV Short)
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
2002-2006 The Shield (TV Series)
2006 Burned (Video)
2006 Desolation Canyon (TV Movie)
2005 Smallville (TV Series)
2003 Boomtown (TV Series)
2002 One on One (TV Series)
2001/II Going Back
2001 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series)
2001 The Huntress (TV Series)
1998-2000 Pensacola: Wings of Gold (TV Series)
1999 Ryan Caulfield: Year One (TV Series)
1999 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
1998 Blade
1998 Archibald the Rainbow Painter
1998 Major League: Back to the Minors
1997 Sins of the Mind (TV Movie)
1996 Nineball
1996 The Burning Zone (TV Series)
1996 Sliders (TV Series)
1996 The Big Easy (TV Series)
1996 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
1996 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
1995 Bushwhacked
1994 Something Wilder (TV Series)
1994 Grace Under Fire (TV Series)
1994 Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica (Video)
1993 At Home with the Webbers (TV Movie)
1993 Family Matters (TV Series)
1992 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series)
1990 Mirage
1990 The Forbidden Dance



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