Paul Johansson

Highest Rated: 71% Kid Cannabis (2014)
Lowest Rated: 0% The River Thief (2016)
Birthday: Jan 26, 1964
Birthplace: Not Available
At 6'2", with a handsomeness best-termed "rugged," the towering and burly Paul Johansson originally developed his ability in sports -- unsurprising, given his physical stature and the fact that he was the child of hockey demigod Ching Johnson, a key player on the 1954 Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings. Born in Spokane, WA, but raised in the Vancouver area, Johansson landed all-Canadian status as a basketball player for the University of British Columbia, where he was, by his own account, ejected from five games against the University of Saskatchewan for overly aggressive behavior (in 1987). Johansson had his eyes on a stint in the Olympics and full-time work in the NBA (and in fact, the Atlanta Hawks offered him a spot on their team) when he suddenly realized that he no longer cared seriously about a sports career. Seeking fulfillment and actualization elsewhere, Johansson planned (with the help of his UBC English degree) to launch himself as a writer, and traveled to Los Angeles with friend Jason Priestley with that goal in mind. Instead, he soon discovered a love of acting, and a recurring role on the soap Santa Barbara (as Greg Hughes) followed. Johansson appeared on the Ferris Bueller-like series Parker Lewis Can't Lose from 1991-1992 (as an impossibly hip counterman) and as Sally Field's husband in the 1991 Soapdish, prior to his portrayal of Austin Peale in the blockbuster Western series Lonesome Dove (1994-1995) and its follow-up, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995-1996). Alongside on-camera appearances in such projects as Highlander: The Raven (1998), Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999), and John Q. (2002), Johansson moved quietly into writing and directing, first with the 1997 short film Conversations in Limbo (based on an Oscar Wilde story), then with the direct-to-video coming-of-age picture The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie, co-starring Gena Rowlands and James Caan. Johansson also starred in the popular teen series drama One Tree Hill, as Dan Scott. He directed and acted in Atlas Shrugged Part 1, a 2011 adaptation of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel of the same name.


Highest Rated Movies



0% The River Thief Saul 2016
No Score Yet The Stepchild John 2016
No Score Yet Dear Eleanor Hugh 2016
No Score Yet Love, Again David Baker 2015
71% Kid Cannabis Detective Morgan 2014
No Score Yet A Daughter's Nightmare Adam 2014
No Score Yet Stonados Joe 2013
12% Atlas Shrugged: Part I John Galt Director $4.6M 2011
No Score Yet Toxic Gus 2009
54% Alpha Dog Peter Johansson $15.2M 2007
No Score Yet Farewell to Raskolnikov's Jake Buckley 2005
No Score Yet Window Theory Stu 2005
No Score Yet The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie Screenwriter Director Jack 2004
No Score Yet Hooded Angels Actor 2002
23% John Q Tuck Lampley $71.1M 2002
No Score Yet Edge of Madness James Mullen 2002
No Score Yet Darkness Falling Sean 2002
No Score Yet Berserker: Hell's Warrior Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Last Dance Charlie Parker 2000
10% Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies Gregory 1999
20% Wes Craven Presents: Carnival of Souls Actor 1998
66% She's So Lovely Intern No. 2 1997
No Score Yet Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice Det. Bert Kling 1996
No Score Yet Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave Det. Bert Kling 1996
No Score Yet Midnight Witness Paul 1993
No Score Yet Martial Law 2: Undercover Spencer Hamilton 1992
No Score Yet When the Party's Over Henry 1991
69% Soapdish Bolt Brennan 1991
No Score Yet Swimsuit Actor 1984


No Score Yet Van Helsing
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
80% Once Upon a Time
The Woodcutter/Gabriel
  • 2016
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Edward Trigg
  • 2013
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
Clark Preston
  • 2012
No Score Yet One Tree Hill
Dan Scott Director
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
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  • 2003
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
Ron Higgins
  • 2001
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
  • 1998
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
Tom Harrison
  • 1997
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
John Sears Sears John
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet One Tree Hill
Dan Scott