Kenny Johnson

Actor
As the corrupt cop with the soft heart, Kenneth "Kenny" Johnson brought the only real sense of humanity and morality to the Strike Team with his character of Det. Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemansky on FX's Emmy-winning police ... Read more »
Born: 07/12/1963 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (47)

Bates Motel 1997 - 2000, 2002 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Caroline in the City 1994 - 2000, 2002 - 2006, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Fire 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Grace Under Fire 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2000, 2002 - 2006, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Pensacola: Wings of Gold 1997 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Prime Suspect 1997 - 2000, 2002 - 2006, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Sons of Anarchy 1997 - 2000, 2002 - 2006, 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Shield 1997 - 2000, 2002 - 2006, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Castle 2014 (Tv Show)

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Covert Affairs 2014 (Tv Show)

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Run the Tide 2014 (Movie)

Bo (Actor)

Zzyzx 2014 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Dexter 2013 (Tv Show)

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Burn Notice 2012 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2012 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Protector 2011 (Tv Show)

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Lie to Me 2010 (Tv Show)

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NCIS: Los Angeles 2010 (Tv Show)

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Saving Grace 2006 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The Tony Rock Project 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

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Smallville 2005 (Tv Show)

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Under Heavy Fire 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Boomtown 2003 (Tv Show)

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Baby Bob 2002 (Tv Show)

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One on One 2002 (Tv Show)

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Spy TV 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Ryan Caulfield: Year One 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries 1991 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Just Shoot Me 1999 (Tv Show)

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Archibald The Rainbow Painter 1998 (Movie)

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Blade 1998 (Movie)

Heatseeking Dennis (Actor)

Buffalo Soldiers (TNT) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Major League: Back to the Minors 1998 (Movie)

Lance Pere (Actor)

Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island 1997 (Movie)

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Nine Ball 1997 (Movie)

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The Burning Zone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Bushwhacked 1995 (Movie)

State Patrolman (Actor)

Something Wilder 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Under Suspicion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Forbidden Dance 1990 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Pedro Arrupe: A Man For Others 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Desolation Canyon (TV Show)

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Sins of the Mind (TV Show)

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Biography

As the corrupt cop with the soft heart, Kenneth "Kenny" Johnson brought the only real sense of humanity and morality to the Strike Team with his character of Det. Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemansky on FX's Emmy-winning police drama, "The Shield" (2002- ). The 6'1", blond-haired actor effortlessly conveyed a sense of uneasy intensity - while at the same time, an innate vulnerability - that belied his classic "surfer boy" good looks and strapping physique. Such was his appeal to fans of the show, that when his character was killed off in a shocking and gut-wrenching manner, Johnson learned overnight how much of an impact his initially small role had made with fans - many of whom were so outraged at the character's horrifying end, they let the network and all involved know their displeasure. A year later, Johnson parlayed that visibility into another cop role opposite Oscar-winner Holly Hunter on the highly successful TNT series, "Saving Grace" (2007- ), proving that his charm and talent could survive and thrive beyond even the most popular of roles.

Relationships

Angelica Johnson

Daughter
Born May 6, 2009 mother, Cathleen Oveson

Cathleen Oveson

Wife
Married December 21, 2005

Milestones

2007

Cast in the TNT series "Saving Grace," as Det. Ham Dewey

2006

Played a drug counselor on the season finale of "Cold Case" (CBS); returned the following season to romance Det. Rush (Katherine Morris)

2006

Starred in the western "Desolation Canyon" (The Hallmark Channel)

2005

Played the lead in the indie thriller, "Zzyzx"

2002

Cast as Det. Curtis ‘Lemonhead’ Lemansky on the FX crime drama, "The Shield"; character was killed off in the season five finale

2001

Co-starred with Casper Van Dien in the Vietnam war film "Going Back"

1999

Cast as a regular in the short-lived FOX series, "Ryan Caulfield: Year One"

1998

Starred as Lt. Butch ‘Burner’ Barnes on "Pensacola: Wings of Gold" (CBS)

1998

Appeared in "Major League III: Back to the Minors"

1998

Played a club-goer showered with vampire blood in the opening scene of "Blade" starring Wesley Snipes

1995

Had a small part as a state patrolman in "Bushwhacked" with Daniel Stern

1992

Cast in an episode of the erotic series, "The Red Shoe Diaries" (Showtime)

1990

Film debut in the teen thriller "Mirage"

Began acting in television commercials

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