Bjørn discusses one of his most recent projects, "Parallel Chords" and goes into fine detail on the inner workings of a wonderful actor's mind.
Bjørn Johnson has accrued over 30 years professional experience as a working actor of stage and screen since receiving his BA in Dramatic Literature from George Williams College, Ill. Starring in countless theater productions, highlights include: the critically acclaimed US Premiere of Trio in Los Angeles, Cyrano: The Musical w/ Robert Guillaume on Broadway, and being cast in the 1st national tour of Les Misérables - which had Bjørn on the road for a colossal 22 months!
Bjørn has been a guest star on such hit TV shows as Dexter, Madmen, ER, Sopranos, Nip/Tuck, Law and Order, Criminal Minds, and CHUCK, among others. His principle film credits range in tone from the psychologically twisted horror/thriller The Hunger, to the cult-comedy favorite Beerfest, for which Bjørn immortalized the role of Herr Schniedelwichsen. He has also appeared in countless memorable national TV commercials for GEICO, Castrol, Nature Made, and Budweiser, just to mention a few.
A singer with a tenor voice, Bjørn trained with V. William Reed, and was now-and-again employed as a stage combat/fight choreographer for the Metropolitan Opera and The Boston Opera, singing and slugging his way to fame!
Bjørn learned stage fighting as a 6-year apprentice to B.H. Barry, the preeminent fight choreographer in the country. During his time under B.H. Barry's wing, Bjørn attended a master class with Coleen Dewhurst, a huge Broadway actress at the time. Dewhurst made a lasting impression on the actor when she said, "Do something for your craft every day. Do something for your business, your show business, every single day."
Bjørn spent 15 years in NYC, furthering his study at Circle-In-The-Square Conservatory, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Juilliard School of Drama and Opera Programs.
Opening Bjørn Johnson Acting Studio in Los Angeles in 2001, Bjørn continues to push himself and his students to tackle the projects that are challenging and scary - the projects that force self-discovery and growth. As his friends, colleagues, students, and those who've worked with him can attest, Bjørn approaches every role, and his life, with an unmistakable joie de vivre!
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hijinx PR