Johnny Strong

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Johnny Strong
GenresAlternative rock
Hard rock
Alternative metal
OccupationsMusician, Songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass, drums, piano
Years active1997-present (music career)
LabelsAtlantic
Associated actsOperator, Fly
 
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Johnny Strong
GenresAlternative rock
Hard rock
Alternative metal
OccupationsMusician, Songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass, drums, piano
Years active1997-present (music career)
LabelsAtlantic
Associated actsOperator, Fly

Johnny Strong is an American actor, musician and martial artist. He is best known for his roles in Black Hawk Down (as Medal of Honor recipient Randy Shughart) and The Fast and the Furious as Leon. Aside from acting, Strong is also the founder of the band Operator.

Biography[edit]

Strong was born in Los Angeles. At 7 began studying martial arts, taking Judo in the San Fernando Valley. He went on to learn Kickboxing, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Boxing, and eventually earned a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Chris Lisciandro. At 12, he began to play guitar and taught himself to play drums, bass, and piano. He was signed to two major labels RCA and Atlantic Records. He has released six albums, Bombthreat: Before She Blows with his former band "Fly", Lick My Neck Good Sleep, Can You Hear Me Now?, Soulcrusher, The War of Art, and Close to Extinction with his current band "Operator".

Film career[edit]

Strong has had various roles in television, and landed a role in the Steven Seagal film The Glimmer Man. He then worked on Sylvester Stallone's Get Carter, The Fast and The Furious, and Black Hawk Down. Strong stars in Sinners & Saints, a New Orleans-based police thriller featuring Sean Patrick Flanery and Tom Berenger released in 2012.

2013 marks his return to the screen, starring in Daylight's End, an apocalyptic thriller, with Lance Henriksen.

Filmography[edit]

External links[edit]

Film
YearFilmRole
1996Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt StoryTim
The Glimmer ManJohnny Deverell
1997On the Edge of InnocenceSqueamich
Don't Eat the Chili at the Detour DinerGavin
1998Bury Me in Kern CountyOldie
2000Get CarterEddie
2001The Fast and the FuriousLeon
Black Hawk DownRandall Shughart
2010Sinners and SaintsSean Riley