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.
Johnny Whitworth at the Chiller Theatre Expo in 2017
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. 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.
He is a lifetime member of the prestigious Actors Studio .
|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|
|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|
|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"|
|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"|
- Kevin Jagernauth (17 March 2011). "Johnny Whitworth Confirms He'll Play Blackout In 'Ghost R - The Playlist". The Playlist. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- "Overview for Johnny Whitworth". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- "'The 100' Boss Breaks Down the Shocking Finale Twists and Teases Season 3 Plans!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 12 March 2015.