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Johnny Whitworth (born October 31, 1975) is an American actor. Whitworth is best known for his performance's as AJ the lovestruck artist in the cult classic Empire Records, as Donny Ray Black a young man dying of cancer in Francis Ford Coppola's The Rainmaker, shady Vernon Gant in Limitless, the villain Blackout in the Marvel superhero film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and as Cage Wallace in the CW series The 100.[1]

Johnny Whitworth
Johnny Whitworth at the Chiller Theatre Expo 2017.jpg
Johnny Whitworth at the Chiller Theatre Expo in 2017
Born (1975-10-31) October 31, 1975 (age 43)
Years active1994–present

Life and careerEdit

Whitworth's early years were spent in his birthplace, Charleston, South Carolina, with his mother. As his parents were divorced, he eventually chose to live with his father in Plano, Texas. But following that he moved to Los Angeles with his mother and at the age of 15 started his acting career with a guest appearance on Party of Five in 1994. His debut in movies was with Bye Bye Love in 1995.[2] That same year, he played A.J. in the film Empire Records.

Whitworth quit acting after his first few movies but then made a comeback in 1997's The Rainmaker He had a recurring role on the CBS crime drama CSI: Miami, where he played bad-boy Detective Jake Berkeley, a love interest of Calleigh Duquesne. The story line swiftly made Whitworth's character a controversial one, as his competition for Duquesne was long-time CSI agent Eric Delko. From the end of Season 5 and throughout Season 6, Berkeley was no longer an ATF agent but a Miami-Dade homicide detective working with the CSI team. Whitworth returned in the first episode of Season 7 and again in the 21st episode of Season 8. This was his last appearance.

In 2003 he costarred in MTV's musical adaptation of Wuthering Heights, which was a modern take on the classic novel. In 2007, Whitworth appeared in the film 3:10 to Yuma, and in 2009 appeared in Gamer. He later appeared in the films Locked In and Limitless. He also played the villain Blackout in the 2011 film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Griffin Cavenaugh in the thriller Pathology.

From 2014 to 2015, Whitworth had the recurring role of Cage Wallace in the CW series The 100.[3] In 2015, Whitworth had a recurring role in NBC series Blindspot.

He is a lifetime member of the prestigious Actors Studio .


Film roles
Year Title Role Director Notes
1995 Bye Bye Love Max Cooper Sam Weisman
Empire Records A.J. Allan Moyle
1996 Somebody Is Waiting Leon Martin Donovan
1997 The Rainmaker Donny Ray Black Francis Ford Coppola
1998 Can't Hardly Wait Gum Boy (voice) Harry Elfont / Deborah Kaplan Uncredited
Hell's Kitchen Patty Tony Cinciripini
1999 Out in Fifty Whitey Bojesse Christopher / Scott Anthony Leet
Me and Will Fred Melissa Behr / Sherrie Rose
2000 Shadow Hours Tron Isaac H. Eaton
2001 Valentine Max Raimi Jamie Blanks
2002 The Anarchist Cookbook Sweeney Jordan Susman
Birdseye Trent Boone Stephen Beckner / Michael C. Huber
Kiss the Bride Marty Vanessa Parise
2006 Factory Girl Silver George George Hickenlooper
2007 3:10 to Yuma Darden James Mangold
2008 Pathology Griffin Cavenaugh Marc Shölermann
Reach for Me Kevin LeVar Burton
2009 Gamer Scotch Mark Neveldine / Brian Taylor
The Things We Carry Jeremiah Ian McCrudden
2010 Locked In Nathan Suri Krishnamma
2011 Limitless Vernon Neil Burger
Valley of the Sun Andy Taggert / Vick Velour Stokes McIntyre
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Ray Carrigan / Blackout Mark Neveldine / Brian Taylor
2013 Zephyr Springs David James Marita Gabriak
2015 Bad Hurt Kent Kendall Mark Kemble
2016 Inwards Joe Eduardo Rodriguez Short film
2018 The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer Dr. Robinson Jennifer Frazin / Jordan Litt
2019 Carte Blanche Steve Walker Eva Dolezalova Short film
TBA Still Here   Christian Baker Vlad Feier Post-Production
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Birdland Episode: "Sons and Mudders"
Party of Five P.K. Strickler 2 episodes
1997 Gun James Munday Episode: "The Hole"
2001 NYPD Blue Jason Bazedon Episode: "Dying to Testify"
Providence Jason Zeller Episode: "Home Sweet Home"
2002 The Shield Effi Montecito Episode: "Cupid & Psycho"
2003 Wuthering Heights Hendrix TV Movie
The Handler Denver Episode: "Homewrecker's Ball"
2005 Cold Case Maurice Warfield 1978 Episode: "Blank Generation"
Numb3rs Dante Baker Episode: "Obsession"
2006 Without a Trace Miles Sussmann Episode: "White Balance"
2008 Ny-Lon TV Pilot
2006-2010 CSI: Miami Jake Berkeley Recurring
2012 Outlaw Country Ajax TV Movie
2014-2015 The 100 Cage Wallace Recurring
2015-2016 Blindspot Markos (Ruggedly Handsome Man) Recurring
2017 Colony Solomon Episode: "Somewhere Out There"


  1. ^ Kevin Jagernauth (17 March 2011). "Johnny Whitworth Confirms He'll Play Blackout In 'Ghost R - The Playlist". The Playlist. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Overview for Johnny Whitworth". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  3. ^ "'The 100' Boss Breaks Down the Shocking Finale Twists and Teases Season 3 Plans!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 12 March 2015.

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