Eric Johnson (actor)

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Eric Johnson
BornEric Johann Johnson
(1979-08-07) August 7, 1979 (age 35)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Adria Budd (2004–present)
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Eric Johnson
BornEric Johann Johnson
(1979-08-07) August 7, 1979 (age 35)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Adria Budd (2004–present)

Eric Johann Johnson (born August 7, 1979) is a Canadian actor known for playing Flash Gordon on the eponymous 2007-2008 TV series, Whitney Fordman on the likewise science-fiction TV series Smallville, and for portraying Detective Luke Callaghan on the police drama Rookie Blue.


Johnson began his career acting at age nine, when his parents enrolled him in Stage Polaris, a theater company in Edmonton.[1][2]

Johnson played the younger version of Brad Pitt's character in Legends of the Fall. In Canada, Johnson was the lead in an award-winning film titled Scorn. He got his breakout the next year in 2001 as football jock in Smallville.

Johnson played the lead role in a new Flash Gordon TV series that debuted on Sci Fi in August, 2007. The show was canceled after one season in April 2008. On November 27, 2010 he starred as Jake Finley in the Hallmark movie, Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle. He portrays Luke Callahan on the Canadian drama, Rookie Blue and inmate Cal Sweeney, a bank robber, on the Fox television series Alcatraz. In 2012, Johnson was cast as the voice actor and physical actor of Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell: Blacklist, replacing Michael Ironside, who voiced the character in previous installments.

In 2013, Johnson was cast in Cinemax's original medical drama The Knick as a talented, young medic who is Clive Owen's protege; the series is being executive produced by Steven Soderbergh.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

In 2004, Johnson married writer-producer Adria Budd, whom he met on the set of "Smallville", as she was Annette O'Toole's personal assistant.[5] They have a daughter, Calla Prairie Johnson, who was born in 2007.[6]


1994Road to Saddle RiverLance
Legends of the Fallteen Tristan
1998Oklahoma City: A Survivor's StoryJasonTelevision Film
Heart of the SunJack
1999Question of PrivilegeJoel Aldridge
Atomic TrainDannyTelevision Film
2000Borderline NormalRocco
Bear With MeScott Robinson
ScornDarren HuenemannTelevision Film;
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Children of FortuneAndrew BastTelevision Film
2001Texas RangersRollins
2002Bang Bang You're DeadMark KenworthTelevision Film
Beauty ShotChad Johnson
2003Stealing SinatraDean Torrence
Hollywood Wives: The New GenerationBrian RichterTelevision Film
2004A Friend of the FamilyDarris Shaw
Ginger Snaps 2: UnleashedTyler
A Clown's GiftSam the Clown
Anonymous RexRhysTelevision Film
The Work and the GloryJoshua Steed
2005Falcon BeachLane BradshawTelevision Film
MarkerRoddy Dutch
The Work and the Glory: American ZionJoshua Steed
2006Expiration DateAnimal Control Officer #2
The Work and the Glory: A House DividedJoshua Steed
Honeymoon with MomAdam
2009My Nanny's SecretDrewTelevision Film
2010Meteor StormKyle Pember
Call Me Mrs. MiracleJake Finley
2013Meteor StormKyle Pember
Fir CrazyDarren
1992The Ray Bradbury TheaterEpisode: "The Utterly Perfect Murder"
1999Night ManAlexEpisode: "Blader"
2001MythQuestTelemachusEpisode: "The Oracle"
2004The CollectorNickEpisode: "The Yogi"
2001–2004SmallvilleWhitney Fordman24 episodes;
Main Cast (Season 1)
Special Guest (Seasons 2–4)
2006–2013Criminal MindsSean Hotchner2 episodes
2006The Dead ZoneYoung Gene PurdyEpisode: "Revelations"
2007Ghost WhispererGordon PikeEpisode: "Speed Demon"
The UnitEthan McNealEpisode: "Games of Chance"
Everest '82Laurie SkresletMini-series; 4 episodes
2007–2008Flash GordonSteven "Flash" GordonLead Role; 21 episodes
2010–2013Rookie BlueDet. Luke Callaghan35 episodes;
Main Cast (Seasons 1–2)
Recurring (Seasons 3–4)
2010SupernaturalBradyEpisode: "The Devil You Know"
2012AlcatrazCal SweeneyEpisode: "Cal Sweeny"
2013Orphan BlackChad2 episodes
2014Saving HopeDr. Jason Kalfis3 episodes
2014–presentThe KnickDr. Everett GallingerMain Cast; Completed
Video Games
2013Splinter Cell BlacklistSamuel "Sam" FisherVoice, Likeness, and motion-capture performance


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