Corey Johnson (actor)

American actor
This article is about the actor. For other persons with the same name, see Corey Johnson.
Corey Johnson
Born John Johnson
(1961-05-17) 17 May 1961 (age 55)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Residence New York City, New York, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present

Corey Johnson (born May 17, 1961) is an American character actor largely active in the UK, best known for his supporting roles in Hellboy, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Captain Philips, The Bourne Ultimatum, Kick-Ass, Ex Machina, the Spooks episode "The Special" and the Doctor Who episode "Dalek".

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Personal lifeEdit

Johnson was born John Johnson in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was one of five children, having two brothers and two sisters. One of his brothers is a sports talk radio personality in New Orleans.[1] He trained professionally at London's Central School of Speech and Drama where he met actress Lucy Cohu.[1] The two married but they later divorced.[2]

CareerEdit

His films include Out for a Kill, The Contract, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Legacy, Saving Private Ryan, Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of Hellboy, the 2005 Ray Bradbury film A Sound of Thunder, and Harrison's Flowers. He also appeared in the award-winning mini series by HBO; Band of Brothers. Johnson had a breakout year in 1999, first playing the wiseguy American tomb-raider Daniels in The Mummy, then the bungling, dim-witted assassin Bruno Decker in Do Not Disturb opposite William Hurt and Michael Chiklis.

Johnson appeared as smug business tycoon Henry van Statten in "Dalek", an episode of the 2005 revival of Doctor Who. Other TV guest spots include Spooks, Foyle's War, Celeb and Nash Bridges. He played the role of Louis Nacke II, a passenger, in United 93. In April 2007 Johnson made his Broadway debut as Nixon's Chief of Staff Jack Brennan in Frost/Nixon.[3]

While appearing on Broadway, Johnson also filmed The Caller starring Elliott Gould and Frank Langella.

In 2004, Johnson was nominated for a Best Actor award at the British TMAs for his portrayal of Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. He has also provided voice acting for several video games including the video game tie-in with the movie Reign of Fire and Constantine.

Johnson then played The Judge/Saint Peter in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the Almeida Theatre in London.[4]

Until 19 September 2014, Johnson played Mitch in Benedict Andrews´ revival of Tennessee Williams´ A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic theatre in London alongside Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster. Johnson´s performance was described as "lovely" and "measured" by The Evening Standard´s theatre critic and the overall production also received considerable critical acclaim. In 2015, he played a helicopter pilot in the science fiction film Ex Machina, starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Roles Notes
1993 The Innocent Lou Film Debut
1994 Under the Hammer Peter Pollack Television
1995 Casualty Ice Hockey Coach Jackson Television
1996 Bud Tucker in Double Trouble Various Video Game (Voice Only)
1996 Over Here Webster TV Movie
1997 Realms of the Haunting Additional Characters Video Game (Voice Only)
1997 Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror Various Video Game (Voice Only) - As John Johnson
1997 Kavanagh QC Eugene Styles TV
1998 Saving Private Ryan Radioman
1999 The Mummy Daniels
1999 Shadow Man Marco Cruz/Milton T. Pike Video Games (Voice Only)
1999 Do Not Disturb Bruno Decker
2000 Harrison's Flowers Peter Francis
2001 Nash Bridges Edward Bender Television
2001 Last Run Jon Neely
2001 Shadow Man: 2econd Coming Thomas Deacon/Gabe/Various Video Game (Voice)
2001 Endgame Max Bergman
2001 Band of Brothers Major Louis Kent Television
2004 Hellboy Agent Clay Film
2005 7 Seconds Tool Film
2005 A Sound of Thunder (film) Christian Middleton Film
2005 Doctor Who Henry van Statten Television
2006 United 93 Louis J. Nacke II Film
2006 The Contract Davis Film
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum Ray Wills Film
2009 The Fourth Kind Tommy Fisher Film
2009 The Last Days of Lehman Brothers Richard "Dick" Fuld BBC television film
2009 Universal Soldier: Regeneration Colonel John Coby Film
2010 Kick-Ass Sporty Goon Film
2010 Pimp Axel Braun Film
2011 Beaver Falls Rick Sr. Television
2011 X-Men: First Class Chief Warden Film
2011 Comedy Showcase Rex Masters Television
2012 The Bourne Legacy Ray Wills Film
2013 Captain Phillips Ken Quinn Film
2013 How I Live Now Consular Official Film
2014 24: Live Another Day Admiral Television
2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service Church Leader Film
2015 Ex Machina Jay Film

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Corey Johnson Biography". IMDB. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "I still pine for my lost love:interview Lucy Cohu : The Secret House of Death", The Mirror, 15 March 1996
  3. ^ "Frost/Nixon". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Cast". Almeida Theatre. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Ex Machina

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