Johnny Whitworth

Johnny Whitworth (born October 31, 1975) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as A.J. in Empire Records (1995), as Donny Ray Black in Francis Ford Coppola's The Rainmaker (1997), as Vernon Gant in Limitless (2011), as Blackout in the Marvel superhero film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011), and as Cage Wallace in The CW's series The 100.[1]

Johnny Whitworth
Johnny Whitworth at the Chiller Theatre Expo 2017.jpg
Whitworth in October 2017
Born (1975-10-31) October 31, 1975 (age 45)
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's 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 .



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Bye Bye Love Max Cooper
1995 Empire Records A.J.
1996 Somebody Is Waiting Leon
1997 The Rainmaker Donny Ray Black
1998 Can't Hardly Wait Gum Boy (voice) Uncredited
1998 Hell's Kitchen Patty
1999 Out in Fifty Whitey
1999 Me and Will Fred
2000 Shadow Hours Tron
2000 Bullslingers
2001 Valentine Max Raimi
2002 The Anarchist Cookbook Sweeney
2002 Birdseye Trent Boone
2002 Kiss the Bride Marty
2006 Factory Girl Silver George
2007 3:10 to Yuma Darden
2008 Pathology Griffin Cavenaugh
2008 Reach for Me Kevin
2009 Gamer Scotch
2009 The Things We Carry Jeremiah
2010 Locked In Nathan
2011 Limitless Vernon
2011 Valley of the Sun Andy Taggert / Vick Velour
2011 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Ray Carrigan / Blackout
2013 Zephyr Springs David James
2015 Bad Hurt Kent Kendall
2016 Inwards Joe Short film
2019 Carte Blanche Steve Walker Short film
TBA Still Here   Christian Baker Post-production
TBA The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer   Dr. Robinson
TBA The Darkness of the Road Clerk Post-production
  Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Birdland Episode: "Sons and Mudders"
1994 Party of Five P.K. Strickler 2 episodes
1997 Gun James Munday Episode: "The Hole"
2001 NYPD Blue Jason Bazedon Episode: "Dying to Testify"
2001 Providence Jason Zeller Episode: "Home Sweet Home"
2002 The Shield Effi Montecito Episode: "Cupid & Psycho"
2003 Wuthering Heights Hendrix Television film
2003 The Handler Denver Episode: "Homewrecker's Ball"
2005 Cold Case Maurice Warfield 1978 Episode: "Blank Generation"
2005 Numbers Dante Baker Episode: "Obsession"
2006 Without a Trace Miles Sussmann Episode: "White Balance"
2006–2010 CSI: Miami Jake Berkeley 11 episodes
2012 Outlaw Country Ajax Television film
2014–2015 The 100 Cage Wallace 10 episodes
2015–2016 Blindspot Markos (Ruggedly Handsome Man) 6 episodes
2017 Colony Solomon Episode: "Somewhere Out There"


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

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