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Paul Johansson Biography

Birth Name:
Paul Joseph Otto Johansson
Birth Place:
Spokane, Washington, United States
Actor, writer, director

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