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Paul Johansson



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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
10% Atlas Shrugged: Part I
  • John Galt
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Toxic
  • Gus
2009
55% Alpha Dog
  • Peter Johansson
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
  • Jack
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet Hooded Angels
  • Actor
2002
23% John Q
  • Tuck Lampley
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
0% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet One Tree Hill
2003-2012
  • Dan Scott
  • Director
81% Once Upon a Time
2011
  • The Woodcutter/Gabriel
One Tree Hill
  • Dan Scott
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Clark Preston
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Edward Trigg
82% Van Helsing
2016
  • Dmitri

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