Nicholas D. Johnson
Nicholas was born the second son to Ron and Betty Johnson, growing up in Manhattan, Kansas. After discovering performing in junior college, he attended Indiana University studying English Literature and Theatre Studies, Acting Emphasis. At school, he appeared onstage in “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Waiting for Lefty,” as well as a handful of original plays at the Bloomington Playwrights Project.
After school, After school, in Lawrence,Kansas, Nick starred in two independent features: “god, grant me,” and “The Hardest Thing to Earn,” helping to produce both. He also appeared in the indie feature “Dreams of Rene Sendam,” produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. While in Lawrence, he also acted onstage in “Other Desert Cities,” “Clybourne Park,” and “Deathtrap,” for Theatre Lawrence, working with Kevin Willmott.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2016, Nick has performed onstage with Edward Asner and June Squibb for Theatre 40’s “Whatever Your Heart Desires.” He was a principal character for “Hermione Granger & the Quarter Life Crisis,” where the series paneled at 2017 San Diego ComicCon and LeakyCon in Ireland. During this time, Nick studied Improvisation at Upright Citizens Brigade, in addition to the multiple short films and music videos that he has acted on-screen in since arriving. This was followed by the title role in “Is He Dead?”, produced by Conejo Players Theatre. Nick was nominated by Broadway World for “Best Lead Actor, Play” in Los Angeles for “Is He Dead?” for the 2018 season.
Recently, Nick has performed in “The Wonderful World of Dissocia,” a West Coast debut of the absurdist comedy. His most project was an indie feature titled “No Offense,” a satire about the Trump administration. Currently, he is working on a dark comedy series called “Suicide Pact,” of which he is starring.
Nicholas is theatrically and commercially represented by Hayes Talent.