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Johnson, Clark (1954–)

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JOHNSON, CLARK (1954–). Actor, director. Johnson played football while attending film school in Canada. He started acting in bit roles on Canadian productions while also serving as camera assistant, special effects, and doing stunts. His Hollywood career began in 1987 with roles in Wild Thing , 1987; Adventures in Babysitting , 1987; and Nowhere to Hide , 1987. He also supplied a voice for the ABC animated children’s adventure and music series, Hammerman , 1991. Since his impressive run as Detective Meldrick Lewis on the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Streets, Johnson has effectively transitioned into directing. His directing efforts began with an episode of Homicide , and he has since helmed shows like HBO’s The Wire . He received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on the pilot for the F/X series The Shield . He landed the directing job on the HBO film Boycott , 2001, about the Montgomery Bus Boycott in the 1960s, and made his theatrical directing debut with the action-packed police drama S. W. A. T. , 2003.

Filmography: Colors , 1988; Personals , 1990; The Finishing Touch , 1992; Final Round , 1993; Soul Survivor , 1995; Rude , 1996; Junior’s Groove , 1997; Blood Brothers , 1997; Love Come Down , 2000; Homicide: The Movie , 2000; Disappearing Acts , 2000; Deliberate Intent , 2001; Boycott , 2002.

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