Herman Johansen

Herman Johansen

Actor, director and playwright in Los Angeles, California

About Herman

Originally from a town of only 602 people, Herman Johansen is now a Los Angeles actor, director and writer. He earned his Equity card (after moving to Kansas City in his mid-40s) during an 88-performance run of Fiddler on the Roof and continued to work across seven states. Since moving to LA, he has enjoyed success in a variety of short films (one of which has played festivals in three countries so far), indie features and television. His training, intensity and dry humor have led to highly praised performances of richly flawed and complex characters. His personal interests include reading paperbacks, cooking, hiking (including several of Colorado’s Fourteeners), cigars and travel. Herman is a sucker for anything that flies and has been airborne in everything from a vintage open-cockpit canvas plane to hot air balloons and a glider over the Pacific. In addition to acting, Herman has extensive theatre directing and casting credits and is a writer (one of his plays was selected for the 2015 NY International Fringe Festival). And he's always ready to show you pictures of his grandchildren...


Name: Herman Johansen

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Actor, Director, Playwright, Casting Director and Screenwriter

Projects

  • Terminal

    Terminal (2015)
    Film by Stephen Wallace Pruitt (Drama and Mystery) Actor A merciless district attorney, sentenced to death, meets a desperate young woman on the run from the law who changes everything.

  • In the Basement

    In the Basement (2015)
    Film (short) by Matthew McGregor (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actor 'In The Basement' is the story of Cassandra, a seemingly naive and innocent girl who is kidnapped and brought to the house of a crazy man named Peter. Peter locks her in his basement along with two other women who he had kidnapped years ago. But little does Peter know that Cassandra holds a dark, supernatural power that just might be the key to her escape.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash (2014)
    Film by Damien Chazelle (Drama and Music) Actor A young and talented drummer attending a prestigious music academy finds himself under the wing of the most respected professor at the school, one who does not hold back on abuse towards his students. The two form an odd relationship as the student wants to achieve greatness, and the professor pushes him. Written by andrewhodkinson

  • 42

    42 (2013)
    Film by Brian Helgeland (Biography, Drama and Sport) Actor In 1946, Jackie Robinson is a Negro League baseball player who never takes racism lying down. Branch Rickey is a Major League team executive with a bold idea. To that end, Rickey recruits Robinson to break the unspoken color line as the first modern African American Major League player. As both anticipate, this proves a major challenge for Robinson and his family as they endure unrelenting racist hostility on and off the field, from player and fan alike. As Jackie struggles against his nature to endure such abuse without complaint, he finds allies and hope where he least expects it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Barbara Johns: The Making of an Icon

    Barbara Johns: The Making of an Icon (2012)
    Video by Fabrice Chiambretto (Documentary, Biography and History) Casting director From the genesis of a quiet revolution which changed the American Constitution to the genesis of a masterpiece, created by sculptor Stanley Bleifeld.

  • Rook

    Rook (2011)
    Film (short) by Brian Reece (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor A grieving detective bent on revenge must break all the rules to make an elusive serial killer a victim of his own sadistic game.

  • Unsolved Mysteries

    Unsolved Mysteries (1996)
    Television Actor

Education

  • Missouri State
    (1980)

Herman's Profile Statistics

  • Since: February 2013
  • Last online: > 2 weeks ago
  • Invites sent: 14

Herman's Résumé / CV

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