Fast Facts

  • Played basketball with the Canadian national team.
  • Gave up being a professional athlete to relocate to California with friend Jason Priestly to pursue acting.
  • Began his acting career on the soap Santa Barbara in the 1980s. 
  • Wrote and directed the well-received short film Conversations in Limbo, which opened the Toronto Short Film Festival.
  • Received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Children/Youth/Family Special for his 2003 Showtime film The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie.
  • Considers writing his first career choice.
  • Is a certified scuba diver and an accomplished horseman.


  • Earl "Ching" Johansson — Father


  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (1987)

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  • Birth Name: Paul Joseph Otto Johansson
  • Birth Place: Spokane, WA
  • Birthday: January 26, 1964, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Director
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