Bryce Johnson

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Bryce Johnson
BornBryce Owen Johnson
(1977-04-18) April 18, 1977 (age 37)
Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Dawn Joanne Shand (m. 2003)
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Bryce Johnson
BornBryce Owen Johnson
(1977-04-18) April 18, 1977 (age 37)
Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Dawn Joanne Shand (m. 2003)

Bryce Owen Johnson (born April 18, 1977)[1][2] is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Johnson was raised in Reno, Nevada before moving to Denver, Colorado at 5 with his newly divorced mother along with his two brothers where he graduated from high school in 1995. Afterwards, the family relocated to Sioux City, Iowa where Bryce attended acting classes at the local community college before deciding to embark on his acting career.


He headed for Hollywood at 19 after his mother encouraged him not to join the navy. While working odd-jobs to pay the bills he searched around looking for auditions and enrolled at Pasadena's American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was receiving minor work until his big break came in 1999 when he was cast as Josh Ford in The WB's Popular. Also in that year he was part of the cast of MTV series Undressed.

After the show ended in 2001, he continued on the platform of more teen-oriented projects with minor guest roles on Dawson's Creek, Gilmore Girls and other teenage shows.

By the time he approached his mid 20s, he said he wanted to branch into more adult and challenging roles trying to stay clear of the teen genre.[3] 2004 saw him playing a gay cheerleader in Bring It On Again and starring in two films screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Home of Phobia and the Harry + Max. In 2003 he returned to television in an unaired series, Still Life, and made appearances on What I Like About You, Nip/Tuck, and House while doing voice-over work for video games.

In 2006 he starred in another controversial film, Sleeping Dogs Lie, with Melinda Page Hamilton which also screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

He is a series regular on Lone Star portraying Drew Thatcher, and also had a recurring role as Detective Darren Wilden on Pretty Little Liars.

In 2011, Johnson starred in MTV's Death Valley as UTF police officer Billy Pierce. That same year, he played a supporting role as Chad in the dark romantic comedy Hit List. He guest-starred in the Glee episode "Previously Unaired Christmas" in December 2013, playing Cody Tolentino.


2003Chasing PapiBellboy
2004Bring It On AgainGregDirect-to-video
2004Harry + MaxHarry
2004Home of PhobiaTazwell
2004Skulls III, TheThe Skulls IIIRoger LloydDirect-to-video
2006Sleeping Dogs LieJohn
2006Becoming BardoShucksShort film
2007Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer SupremeDoctor Strange (voice)Direct-to-video
2008Man MaidBobby "Big Time" Billings
2008Blue Tooth Virgin, TheThe Blue Tooth VirginDavid
2008Private Valentine: Blonde & DangerousDerek O'Grady
2009Hulk VsBruce Banner (voice)Direct-to-video
2011God Bless AmericaCo-worker
2011Hit ListChad
2013Willow CreekJim
2014Something, AnythingMark
2014North of HellLanny Kelso
2014Lucky DogTravis
2014BroadtripCopShort film
2014Deadly DaycareDaniel
2015Home Sweet HellLanny Kelso
2015Darkness RisingJakeFilming
1999UndressedCliff5 episodes
1999–2001PopularJosh FordMain cast; 43 episodes
2001Gilmore GirlsPaulEpisode: "Run Away, Little Boy"
2001Dawson's CreekLibrary guyEpisode: "Four Scary Stories"
2005What I Like About YouChrisEpisode: "Girls Gone Wild"
2005HouseJamesEpisode: "Acceptance"
2005Nip/TuckCorporal Oliver BrandtEpisode: "Abby Mays"
2006StandoffKrista's boyfriendEpisode: "Pilot"
2006SharkJosh CarpenterEpisode: "In the Grasp"
2007Without a TraceNick EdbergEpisode: "Desert Springs"
2007Side Order of LifeAdamEpisode: "What Price Truth?"
2008Mentalist, TheThe MentalistRanger KyleEpisode: "Redwood"
2009Drop Dead DivaEric HayesEpisode: "Grayson's Anatomy"
2009CSI: NYNick "Cool" EmersonEpisode: "Battle Scars"
2009CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMark BakerEpisode: "Death and the Maiden"
2010NCISNavy Lieutenant David ShanktonEpisode: "Mother's Day"
2010–13Pretty Little LiarsDetective Darren Wilden21 episodes
2010Lone StarDrew ThatcherMain cast; 2 episodes
2011Death ValleyOfficer Billy PierceMain cast; 12 episodes
2013Client List, TheThe Client ListDetective Dunbar2 episodes
2013Anger ManagementMikeEpisode: "Charlie Dates Crazy, Sexy, Angry"
2013GleeCody TolentinoEpisode: "Previously Unaired Christmas"
2013NCISEddie MacklinEpisode: "Devil's Triad"
2014SupernaturalSal LassiterEpisode: "Bloodlines"
2014Hot in ClevelandDylanEpisode: "Naked and Afraid"
2011–12Simian Undercover Detective SquadVarious5 episodes
2012Dating Rules from My Future SelfBrendan5 episodes
2012Hi-Life, TheThe Hi-LifeThe customer2 episodes
Video games
2005Call of Duty 2N/AVoice
2005Call of Duty 2: Big Red OneN/AVoice
2005GunPort, additional voicesVoice
2006Justice League HeroesAquamanVoice
2009Transformers: Revenge of the FallenN/AVoice
2012Resistance: Burning SkiesTom RileyVoice


  1. ^ Johnson, Bryce (June 14, 2013). ""@rach92g: What does the "O" stand for in @BryceOJohnson?" My middle name is #Owen". Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Bryce (June 16, 2013). "Yup, it's my #Birthday!!". Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bryce Johnson Thrives on Challenges". Interview with MovieInsider 9 July 2004. Retrieved August 27, 2006. 

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